New Petography photos added!

My very first SLR camera was a Canon Rebel T1i that I had received as a birthday gift back in 2009. I had always be an avid photographer prior but had fallen off shooting after graduating college, that is, until I was reintroduced to it again. At the time, I was running my own pet care company, so naturally I thought why not do photoshoots of these fur balls for their owners? I honestly couldn’t have picked better subjects to practice my skills on. After all, I saw them in their natural surroundings every day, and on top of that, you can guarantee that these guys will always show the kind of raw emotion that can be difficult when it comes to photographing people. Those are just some of┬áthe many reasons why I love and admire animals so much, aside from being so full of energy and so damn squishable.

So these photographs have a special meaning to me as it was a time of my life where I had my first “aha” moment in my budding photography career. My first realization was I knew I loved photography but I didn’t always know why. The second, the closest thing to stopping time is behind a camera. A photograph keeps that moment living on for as long as you want it to. It was this realization that made me truly fall in love the work that I do, the art of it, and the process of growing and mastering your craft. Once you find that, it’s an incredible feeling, a feeling so fulfilling and right that you’ll never want to stop.

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Danger Zone

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I’ve always been a sucker for planes and helicopters. So much so that I have the occasional dreams of going Maverick style crazy on an F16, like a scene out of Top Gun (one of my favorite movies…… surprise!). I’ve convinced myself that I was a pilot of some sort in my past life and that maybe that’s where my obsession for fast machines comes from.

There’s a heliport conveniently docked a few blocks down from my neighborhood and I always make it a point to take the longer route on my runs for the view. While my fellow neighbors aren’t always to keen about the constant buzzing of air traffic, I am always in awe at the sight of these passing helicopters. Most people’s idea of zen time usually consists of activities a little more quiet than whirling choppers, but my “quiet” spot is right here in the, wait for it…… DANGER ZONE!!! Hah! I will see myself out now.