Friday, September 26, 2008


Tyler is heading to the Goshutes tomorrow for the day. This year the scouts don't get to go. Most of the scouts in these pictures were 11 when they went, and 12 now.
Check out Hawkwatch website

This slide show is from Sept 22, 2007

Friday, September 12, 2008

Family Circle

We got messing around with this picture and felt we needed to get Sammy out of bed (wake him up) to include him. He's always up for a picture, bless his heart.
family circle

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Have to share this website... The Big Picture. This is a great site for pictures of current events. They have done a great job with their 9/11 pictures for the memorial today.

kids, strobes, and sunsets

well, here are the results... I used two SB-600 flashes (camera right 45 degrees and camera left 45 degrees) shot through umbrellas. The one on the left was set at full power and the one on the right was set at 1/2 power. On Spencer's shots, only 1 fired (camera left) and on Camille's silhouette, neither fired. It was a fun experiment... but I think I wore Spencer out... that's a lot of jumping.
From Aug 08

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My name is Tyler and I'm...

so i am totally hooked. I really enjoy photography. It's probably hard to tell. When you see this guy running down the soccer field, his wife running in front of him holding a flash with a large white umbrella in front of it, looking for the right shot of a young red-head on the team, you'll know I've gone completely mad.

Here is my current take on photography...
photography is to write light (or my take - light painting)
There is so much to know about light, exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, strobes, and now the post-processing. But it's not just about knowledge. This is about experience, taste, composition, delivery, and composure.

For me, photography is like bird watching... no matter who you are or what camera you own (or borrow), anyone can have fun taking pictures...
I guess what makes a good photographer better is whether people have fun looking at those pictures you had so much fun taking. And probably what makes an even better photographer is whether people have fun being in the picture (or with the photog while photographing)

I am fascinated by light. My favorite scene is this... (and I have yet to capture this in picture form) is after a big rain storm... the air is crisp and the mountains are sharp... there is a large gray comforter suspended in the sky above and the sun is 1/2 hour away from sleeping behind the mountains... the comforter exposes the Western sky as the sunshine charges across the valley against mountains to the East like the light from the hallway when you were six years old and your mom left the door open just a crack. The room is lit, but only by the reflection of the sun from the mountains around me.

I guess that's what photography is about... painting the world around me the way I see it. It's an expression, a communion.

Having said all that, I am glad I don't have to make a living as a photographer...
I just have to figure out where to hang all of these photos I am dying to send to the printer... oh, and get another external hard drive.

Here is an off-camera flash picture taken at 1/40 sec at f4. The flash was set to rear (which fires at the end of the exposure -to avoid motion blur). I just picked up an additional flash, so I must try this with 2 off-camera flashes. More on this later.
night light

And one shot for the road...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Zion in morning (sunrise behind me)
6am in Zion National Park before a lovely hike through mystery canyon... more pics to come - funny how many people call it ZionS... that's the bank, not the national park.

Paul descending to those of us already down (you can barely see us). This photo compliments of John, a fellow canyoneer from New York whom we met that day.