Tag: personal

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

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

Abroad in Prague: Week Four

Letna Park by night

Prague from Letna Park at night.

I spending the month of July in Prague, Czech Republic studying abroad. My goal is to write one of these a week for the month that I’m here, but if you want a better day-to-day look at our time in Prague, check out Claire’s blog. She’s way better about keeping up with blogging than I am.

If you just want to see all the pretty pictures I take on my trip, check out my Prague Flickr set.

My month-long adventure abroad has come to an end. My trip to the Czech Republic was an unbelievable experience. Not only did I get to live in and see a unique corner of the world and absorb it’s culture, but I also got valuable real-world experience and some incredible new friends to boot.

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.

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.