Saturday, December 12, 2009

Vail Katal Shoot

Just got back from shooting up at Vail with Katal Innovations. They make the airbag landing pad that's used in a ton of Olympic and contest training.

The idea behind it is genius. The Katal pad provides a super mellow landing so riders can practice for big hits, and get more comfortable in the air.

Adam Kirk boosting out of the frame.

Thanks for reading, more to come soon.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Staying on track...

Just wrapped up a website for a friend. We put together some sweet ideas, and his artwork is amazing. Here's the layout I came up with:

We did a shoot for the 'My Story' page, we're just getting it all put together. This artwork is a whole different form of artwork that has purpose and medicinal purpose. Check soon for the website to be finished. I'll post a link when it's all done.

It's been snowing hard in Colorado, and we've been taking advantage of it. Lots of shooting. More photos to come. Busy next few weeks to come.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Back on the blogwagon.

It's been nearly 6 months since my last post. Depressing, I know. But I'm finally settled in Boulder, and have been shooting a ton since I've been down here. The primary reason for the relocation to Boulder was to focus a lot more on my photography on the snowboard side of things. So far, this place has given me the some amazing results behind the lens.

I post pretty frequently to my Facebook page, but I'm definitely getting back into the writing part of things. I have a year of journalism background under my belt, and I want to utilize it. After all, "if you don't use it, you lose it."

Although I don't plan on writing a novel every week, I do plan on having a new photo that you haven't seen with a story to go along with it. Every week. I know I've promised before, but this time it's serious. It's winter time in Boulder, and I'm in the most beautiful place on earth.

This week's photo is pulled from the archives. I got the privilege to be the photographer for a friend's wedding (Nick and Ashlee Gregory) and all night I was looking to get a shot of these precious eyes that I had seen wandering the whole time. One of my favorite photos I've taken, this one captures a beautiful moment in time. Enjoy.

I still miss a ton of things back home: friends, family, memories, and a lot more. It's great here in Boulder, and I'm absolutely in love with it here, but Dorothy really nailed it on the head - "There's no place like home."

Thanks so much for reading, and check back next week for a new post.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer time.

Spent the day in Sandpoint by the beach with Natalie. Hot summer days bring beautiful summer lighting. iPhone's got summer photo lighting dialed as well. Check this edit, straight from CameraBag (iPhone app)

Weekend winding down and the week about to start up. Slammed busy, but watch for more posts. Thanks to all who followed the weeklong photo project. Having more time dedicated to photos has definitely sparked some new creativity. Just as planned.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Day of Independence (and Day 7)

First try at a fireworks photo, and pleased with the results.

[My very first attempt, no tripod]

[After tinkering with it for a few shots.]

Definitely had a sweet 4th. Friend of a friend invited us out to a party out on Lake Pend Oreille, who made some arrangements to have one of the most legit fireworks displays in the area. Huge barge with some big money invested in pyrotechnics.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday (Day 6)

Went out to Ben's house for a day on the lake. Had to pull a few logs downwind so the girls chose to go log-riding.

Can't beat a day out on the lake. BBQ and burgers to follow. Yum.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday (Day 5)

Quick shot from the iPhone crossing the bridge entering into Sandpoint.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Playing with flashes.

Thanks Glenn and Nik for letting me borrow your flashes. Had some fun with them and added some good stuff to the photo project portfolio.

Realized tonight that I really haven't shot my car with any sort of creative photographic intention. Tonight I did.

Results from the real intention of tonight's flash shoot coming soon. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Photo Project

It's still in the works, but here's a teaser. I won't tell you what it's about, or what it's for. Yet. Just wait for the finished product.

Stay tuned. Should be complete in a week or so. Until then, keep a look out for my other project, Photo-a-Day for which I've got three days under my belt.

Here's one I got from the iPhone from the same morning as this one of Stapleton.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Setting up a stable tripod in the back of the car has potential. Vehicle ideas are fun, and the possibilities are coming to me. Stay tuned; for now, check this out. It's rough but try to imagine potential. The possibilities are going crazy in my head.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Photo(s)-A-Day Project

Today marks my Photo-A-Day blog project beginning. I'm behind the camera a lot more lately, so I'm gonna try this project out.

Wakeboarding today, Shea snapped his deck landing heavy on a scarecrow. Take a look.

Had to get Cali a frogskin shot too. Enjoy.

Stay tuned for the PaD proj.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Rough week.

Last weekend I headed over to Seattle to see my dad for Father's Day. First solo trip in a while, and although different, I kinda liked it; I had a lot of thinking time to myself.

Recently I came across an app for iPhone called DSLR Remote. Much like iPhone's Remote app for iTunes, the DSLR Remote is a wireless shutter button. Check out their website for more info. Basically you hook up your camera to your computer via USB cable and establish a network from your computer. Connect your iPhone (or iPod touch) to the network and open the app. You can manage all of your camera settings including shutter speed, ISO, aperture, exporting, etc.

On the way back from Seattle, I set up the tripod in the back seat of my car and tethered the camera to my laptop in the front seat. Just like that, I was snapping shots with a preview sent right to my phone. Here's what turned out.

Sunday (Father's Day) had an ending nobody saw coming. We lost one of our friends, a member of our family, Hunter Graham (story here). We're heading to his memorial service now. We will miss you dearly Hunter. Prayers and tears today.

- [T.S]

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's been too long.

So it has been more than two months since my last post, but now that I have steady internet and I'm all settled, I'll be posting more.

Little preview for the summer. Let the season begin!

I'm really anxious to get into wakeboard photography this summer. I've got plans to be at a ton of events and functions, so stay posted for my summer journey.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Utah State Capitol Building

Quick shot I got of the Utah State Capitol Building here in Salt Lake City.
[f/2.8, 1/5 sec, 17mm, ISO 400, no tripod)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

There's No Place Like Home.

"There's no place like home. There's no place like home..."

We went over to the Beta house (Dan and Nate's frat) and smoked some hookah (its only tobacco folks). Grabbed this shot of Nikhil blowing a ring. Leave for home tomorrow. Surprise in store for the flight blog home.

Thanks for reading.