I’ve had my 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata (ND) for nearly eight months now, but until now, I haven’t taken it out for a proper photoshoot.
In February I attended the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Missouri. I’m a huge motorsports fan, but this year was the first year I was able to get to Salem for the annual Rally America rally down there. The rally was an absolute blast (and totally free to attend!). I brought my camera along and shot some of the action.
A shot of AT&T Cowboys Stadium I took back in December during the Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys game in Dallas, Texas. Here’s how I created this photo.
My favorite photo from my Prague study abroad experience last summer, Prague from Letna Hill, was chosen for the “People’s Choice Award” in the 2013 University of Missouri International Center photo contest. I entered this photo to the contest last semester, and it was selected out of hundreds of entries to make it into the select top 25 finalists. The top 25 were then put up for a public vote online. My photo won the vote!
Jack needed some basic portrait shots for his social media profiles. Like Marissa and Tommy’s portrait shoots, we started at Peace Park in Columbia, MO. After gathering the standard outdoor pictures we moved to another location on the other end of the University of Missouri campus.
In September I had the opportunity to shoot an air show in Warrensburg, Missouri. The air show was a small community show put on by the University of Central Missouri. Because of the show’s small size I was able to get up close and personal to the performing aircraft. As an added bonus the weather cooperated this time, and I didn’t have to worry about heavy cloud cover complicating things like at last year’s Alliance Air Show in Dallas.
A few weeks back I did a short portrait shoot with Tommy, a good friend of mine. Tommy needed some decent head shots that he could use on his social media profiles. As with Marissa’s shoot we headed out to Peace Park in Columbia, Missouri for another simple single-speedlight portrait session.
High-speed water droplet photography is a widely sought after photographic technique, and it is one that is surprisingly easy to accomplish, even on a budget. I attempted this technique as an experiment with my new Speedlite, and I was thrilled with the results.
In October I had the opportunity to see the Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas. The show had a number of great aircraft performers from various time periods, and featured the USAF Thunderbirds for the finale. I was excited to take my DSLR along to snag some photos of the show. Unfortunately, an unexpected cold front the night before created awful weather conditions for the show.