Archive for June, 2013

Pictures are Cool

Posted: June 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

I really love photography. I love taking pictures of people mostly.


Two things I generally avoid when taking pictures:

1. Flash

Call me a purist, hater, loser, etc, etc, so on and so forth, but I don’t like it. You can get some really awesome pictures using flash, but I just really enjoying working manual mode to get the lighting I need. I’d probably like it a lot more if I was doing a photoshoot that was pre-planned and I had an off camera flash, but for now, I like keeping it simple. *flame suit on*

2. Posing

To me, a picture is supposed to capture a real moment in someone’s life. Whether it be mine or the person whose picture I’m taking. There is so much raw emotion in natural settings and expressions. Telling someone to stand a certain way makes pictures look cheesy and lame.

Here’s a few pictures I’ve taken recently, I’m still an amateur, but I could do it for the rest of my life and be happy.

My beautiful wife.


My Dad (left) and Uncle Don (Middle) and Uncle Dan (right). They wanted to get photos together, and despite the posing I think it came out well.


Some Kois in my dads bird bath.


My badass daughter getting a medal for completing Little Gym. She was sooo happy. She loves medals lol


My daughter again, I was going for a vintage look:


Some BJJ photos I took at my gym, Fairfax Jiu Jitsu:

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