UNC Campus at Night

I have this thing for night photography and black + white photos.  I have always enjoyed the moody look to them.  This weekend I joined to of my photographer friends Will and Kevin and went out on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at 10pm …

My Favorite Photos from the Kellie Harper Story

As I mentioned earlier on this site, I was commissioned by the NC State alumni associated to do the photography for a story they are doing on Kellie Harper, NCSU’s new women’s basketball coach. They asked me to pick my favorite photos from the story. Easier said than done though …

First impressions on the Canon 5D Mark II

Well I made the jump and bought a Canon 5D Mark II. For those who don’t know (and if you don’t know, I can’t imagine you’ll be interested enough to read this post) the 5D is Canon’s first digital SLR camera that is a hybrid, capable of shooting both a …

The Perfect Light.

Whoever said “timing is everything” in sports photography left out the other important part: lighting. This post will be of little interest to most people, but for students of photography or those looking to learn more about sports photography, I hope you find it of interest. One aim of sports …

The best kind of photography

I’m fairly fortunate to photograph and have access to sports that fans could only dream of. On the sidelines for NFL football games. Sitting on the floor of the Dean Dome or Cameroon Indoor Stadium for a UNC/Duke basketball game. All is a day’s work for a sports photographer. As …

Need a photo? Just steal one!

Given that I cover ACC sports in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, and that there is an immense amout of interest in those sports by those who blog, I frequently find my photos being ripped off and used in blog entries. For the most part I have not really …

Cheating with HDR

High Dynamic Range Imaging, or HDR, is an interesting concept that has come with the advent of Photoshop and digital imaging, specifically when Adobe released it’s built in “merge to HDR” function in 2005 with Photoshop CS2. Explaining what Dynamic Range is would take a long time. But basically, it …