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22
Feb
11

Breaking in the New D7000

Earlier this month, I made a much-needed update to my arsenal of photographic equipment by purchasing a D7000. I’ve yet to try shooting video, but I am extremely impressed with the quiet shutter and minimal noise at high ISO. Also: Twin card slots!!!!! The actual grip and feel of the camera will take some getting used to…

On Sunday, I broke in the new camera the proper way: With a dash of urban exploration.

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urban exploration abandoned building

Ubran Exploration Abandoned Plant

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20
Jan
11

Miami Metro Zoo – January 15, 2011

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31
Oct
10

Happy Halloween!

15
Oct
10

The Flaming Lips – Work by Nick Masuda

Since I’m not allowed to post photos from the Stone Temple Pilots show on October 9 (legal agreements are exactly that), I thought I’d share some recent work by Nick Masuda over at the Orlando Sentinel. Masuda was my Page Design professor in the journalism department during fall 2008. Since I graduated, we occasionally run into each other at shows and shoot side-by-side.

Check out his gallery of The Flaming Lips @ House of Blues, and marvel at Wayne Coyne’s genius!

26
Sep
10

Miracle Miles 15K – September 25, 2010

Earlier this week, my sister invited me to come see her and her husband participate in the Miracle Miles 15K near downtown Orlando. In its 12th year, Miracle Miles dedicated all proceeds to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Having never attended a race before, I said yes!

I am extremely proud of Shannon and Chase for their dedication to running, for all those times they’ve had to wake up at 4 a.m. to train, and for each of those runner’s toes (yeeeech) they’ve endured, and for saving tiny babies (as opposed to gargantuan babies)! Great job, guys!

08
Sep
10

Paramore, September 5, 2010

Fall usually marks the onset of touring season, and the crowd at the arena Sunday night gave irrefutable proof. This was quite possibly the most widely attended show I’ve shot since DJ Tiesto last year.

Kadawatha opened, and I believe Daniel said it was their first (U.S.?) tour. If so, their stage presence was pretty impressive for newcomers! I was pretty surprised to see New Found Glory on the roster; The band was popular when I was in middle school! Tegan and Sara’s set –or at least the first three songs of it– completely blew me away. I only knew a single song of theirs, “Walking With a Ghost”, which was later covered by The White Stripes, but their performance convinced me they they should have headlined the tour. Paramore can be easily summarized: Nouvelle No Doubt with a really, reaaaaally energetic leading lady. I’m not sure Hayley stood still for more than a few brief moments. It sucks for me as a photographer, but she knows how to cover the stage and work the crowd! 😛

Here we go, in reverse chronological order:

11
Apr
10

A Looming Graduation

Four years have gone by far too quickly, and I remember this feeling all too well. It seems as if only yesterday I was completing applications to colleges and frantically reading all of the Survive-Life-With-A-Roommate-type books that I could muster. In case you’re wondering, yes, I survived life with several roommates. Unfortunately, there’s no how-to guide for this next chapter of my life. The possibilities are endless, and that is exactly what scares me. There is no “next step.”

Armed with a list of family addresses and overpriced -though seductively foiled and embossed- stationery, I set out to assemble, fold, stuff, seal and stamp my graduation announcements. For me, this chore symbolized something much more than the hope that a relative would be so gracious as to send me a check in the mail.  It was a reminder with tangible evidence that I had arrived, but where?