2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata (ND) Photoshoot in Kansas City

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.

Portrait Shoot: Jack


Headshot of Jack. 50mm f/2.8 1/100 ISO200. OCF: Speedlight. 2’x3′ Softbox. CL.

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.

View the full portrait shoot on Flickr

Warrensburg Air Show

Too Close

Two planes fly in close formation at the Warrensburg air show.

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.

Portrait Shoot: Tommy

Tommy at the Mizzou Columns

Tommy in front of the Columns. 65mm f/4.5 1/100 ISO200. OCF: Speedlight, Shoot-through Umbrella, CR.

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.


Portrait Shoot: Marissa


Headshot of Marissa. 50mm f/2.8 1/60 ISO100. OCF: White Umbrella, Camera Right.

A few months back, I did a short photoshoot with Marissa in Peace Park in Columbia, Missouri. The goal of the shoot was to get Marissa some nice images and to test out some new off camera flash techniques for my portrait work.

Check out the full shoot on Flickr

My Work: ReAuthored iPad 3 Video

Reauthored YouTube Video

The iPad 3 Case video I produced for ReAuthored.

Last year I started an internship at a local business, ReAuthored. ReAuthored hand makes cases for digital devices, like iPads and Kindles, out of recycled hardback books. The owners of ReAuthored brought me on to assist them with digital marketing.

High Speed Water Droplet Photography on a Budget

Cylinder Splash

“Cylinder Splash” – One of the photos I took using my water droplet photography technique.

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.

Alliance Air Show 2012 Photography


An F-18 fighter jet making a high speed turn at the 2012 Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas.

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.

My First Attempt at Action Sports Photography

ATV Racing at the Missouri State Fair

ATV Racing at the 2012 Missouri State Fair.

Photography has developed into a small hobby of mine since taking a multimedia journalism class at Mizzou. That class inspired me to purchase a Canon T2i DSLR for personal use. So far, I’ve loved it.