Wednesday, April 30, 2008



So I have a fascination with old things. Old houses, old barns, old rusty vehicles.... so this past weekend I decided to have fun with it! My supportive father and mother helped me out by brainstorming of a few places near home (their home, my old home, home, you know what I mean!) to shoot around at. This is my first experience of shooting structures and not people, so go easy on me, I'm still learning. :)


Thursday, April 17, 2008


Mile High City - Day 3

Yesterday was the last day of the workshop. We spent the day inside, discussing Photoshop techniques and tips, as well an inspirational discussion about why TriCoast does what they do. It was very moving and excited me to be the best photographer I can be.

When we wrapped up at about 5:30 after a lot of goodbyes, it was snowing! Luckily the snow wasn't falling once I got about 30 miles out of Denver, unfortunately it took almost an hour to get out of Denver thanks to an accident. I thought it would be smooth sailing from there on, but I didn't realize Kansas was overrun with thunderstorms, so I had the pleasure of driving through lighting and rain. :) I was thankful to be back in good ol' Hays, America in one piece!

I truly enjoyed the workshop and feel I learned alot, and solidified some knowledge I already had. It was also fabulous to be able to work with and meet so many talented people. Jordan of TriCoast blogged about our workshop on the TriCoast blog.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Mile High City - Day 2

Well, I just finished up the second day of the workshop. Today was a little more shooting and discussion of marketing, among other things. We talked the gorgeous Suzy into a wedding dress and had a good time shooting. We also were able to experiment with different gear, from camera straps to wireless transmitters.

A few images from the day...


Monday, April 14, 2008


Mile High City - Day 1

Today has been a BUSY day! I was VERY excited to meet the people of TriCoast in the flesh. The day started with my leaving Hays around 7:45 a.m. to make the somewhat boring drive out West. Upon arrival, I was maybe just a bit nervous, having never driven in Denver, but it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. Actually, I didn't have any trouble navigating! (Thank goodness for Google Maps, ya know?) We started out the afternoon going over some basics, then split up in 4 groups and got to shooting. A few shots from the afternoon:

We took a short dinner break at Patrick Carroll's, a cute little place with a pub-like atmosphere, then we headed out to do some video light shooting, which was a first for me:

I must say I'm exhausted as I post this, but this day has been totally worth the sunburn I've acquired! :)


Friday, April 11, 2008


Off to the Mile High City!

I am so just a few days I will be headed off to Denver for a workshop with the fab people from TriCoast Photography. We will be learning new wireless flash techniques...I will be sure to post some shots!



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