atlanta backyard, fall

It was a beautiful weekend, so I mucked around in Trav’s folks’ backyard playing with the macro function on my Sigma 70-300mm. Getting my chops back.

i had a minor triumph over white balance

White balance — the process of correcting for color in your light, basically — is something I’ve struggled with the whole time I’ve been shooting. I understand the concept of it, but it was rare that I could actually make it work. Sometimes I could sort of maybe get some red out of my shots…

concerts: rhett miller @ cat’s cradle backroom

In one of the most hilarious, slightly obscene, and totally unplanned live music moments I have ever experienced Saturday night when Rhett Miller walked onto the stage, before he’d even played a note, you could — audibly — hear every woman in the Cradle sigh out loud. Like, this perfect moment of oh holy God…

promo photos: slingshot cash

Did some promos for the Cowboy and the current configuration of Slingshot Cash last night. Did I rig up an outdoor light for that porch shot with medical tape and a slightly busted floor lamp? You bet your ass I did.

review: epiphanie bags “sydney”

I have been engaged in a long battle to find the perfect camera bag / purse — and over the winter, I finally resigned myself to the fact that I really needed a camera bag, and I needed a purse, and those were separate things. A purse I could still shove my camera into if…

the first album i ever bought: michael jackson – bad

The First Album I Ever Bought is an occasional guest post series where friends, family, and strangers talk about, well, the first album they ever bought. A new piece runs (almost) every Wednesday, and sometimes more often. If you’d like to submit, please see the guidelines here. My friends at This Is American Music are…

these girls

Finished up my photo shoot with A & B on Sunday. If I’d been half as awesome as them when I was 15, my life would have been way easier.

why you don’t want to go to a festival with a photographer

Music festivals are awesome. But as music festival season comes upon us, I have realized: if you like music, you probably don’t want to go to a music festival with a working photographer, because going to a music festival with a working photographer is no fun. There’s some festivals that are exceptions — like Hopscotch,…

concert: texoma @ motorco music hall

The Cowboy is playing in yet another band, and as he and I had a bit of business to settle yesterday, I headed over to Durham to check out Texoma, the latest project fronted by Zach Terry, late of various Triangle projects like the Whiskey Smugglers and Gambling the Muse. Despite being only a few…