Ma-le’l Dunes Photoshoot

Just a short practice session with my favorite model talent. The Ma-le’l Dunes are a beautiful location to take a walk in between lightly forested wetlands and sand dunes stretching to the ocean. For this session I used the Nikon D5100 with both kit lenses. (18-55 VR, 55-300 VR)  My photography style varies quite a bit, but I feel that I am limited at times with lens options. I would really enjoy some public input on which lens I should invest in next.  Perhaps something geared for macro close-ups?  Tell me in the comments section below.





Thanks for viewing my portfolio and remember; to arrange for your own photo shoot!  Otherwise, go ahead and critique my work in the comments section below. I thrive on constructive criticism!


Wedding Cake

I recently had the pleasure of being best man to my friend’s wedding in East Texas.  It was a lovely yet small and simple affair; complete with a homemade cake and DIY reception. I was able to snap a few photos,  between doing my duties as ring-bearer and best man; to try and capture the magic of the moment.  Many good photos came out; however the one that is my personal favorite from an artistic point of view is this; the “cake reaction shot”

Family and friends react to cake antics at the wedding reception.

At first glance it is an adorable photo of the newlywed couple; however the facial expressions and fixation of the people gathered in the background make this shot truly special to me.  Congratulations to my best friend and his wife!


Pompeii Frescos

One year has elapsed since the inception of this blog.  My decision to take my photography hobby public has been one of the biggest motivating factors that keeps me going.  I appreciate wholeheartedly all commentary on my work over this past year, and I look forward to meeting new people and hearing new voices.

With that being said, I have not forgotten my promise to show you the photos of my travels in Italia in 2012.  One of my favorite excursions of the trip was Pompeii; with the amazingly well-preserved ancient city.  Here we will begin to examine the many frescos painted on walls around the city, both on interior and exterior surfaces.

This first photograph is of a particularly sharp interior carving along the edge of an arched ceiling.  The vividly contrasting rich red and gold colors of the wall suggest royalty or wealth; perhaps even a government building.

Intricate carvings and vivid color yields a glimpse of the glamor and glitz of Pompeii
Curved wall of a public bath interior shows the faded and chipped remnants of a beautiful landscape fresco.
A worker sweeps dust from intricate floor tile patterns in a restricted area of Pompeii. More frescoes are visible, although incomplete.
Cauponae (small restaurants) around Pompeii often contain frescoes as well.

Much of the art at Pompeii has been deemed too explicit throughout history; and most of it has been removed and stored at the University of Naples.  While I did not have the opportunity to visit the university, I did find that plenty of sexual-themed art remains at the ancient city site.  Next time, we go inside the brothels of Pompeii!