Downfall

I’ve been working on a project in my spare time for the last month or two, called Downfall. It’s a podcast, similar to Serial, about the Hamilton High School hazing scandal. In a nutshell, it started when six current and former players were arrested for their part in hazing underclassmen. But they weren’t charged with…

Drone greatest hits!

We’ve been flying the drone for a few months now and I’m finally starting to see it pay off the way I want it to. I wasn’t looking for run of the mill shots, I wanted EPICNESS, great lighting, amazing angles, things you couldn’t see any other way. After a few months of practice, I…

Common Ground

I started working on a project back in December called Common Ground. I had no idea what it would eventually become, just a general idea of the concept, and a due date. That project finally aired last week. It’s taken five months for it to finally see the light of day and I think it’s…

My birthday girl!

This week is my daughter’s 3rd birthday and she spent the entire day waiting for cake.It was the second thing she said this morning (“I have cake today?”) and the first thing she said when I got home (“It’s my birthday…I have cake?”) until we finally got to the cake part! And yet, somehow, she…

Senior Session – Kendon

I met Kendon downtown for his senior session a few weeks ago and was a little nervous about how it would turn out. It was the end of the school year, I hadn’t had a lot of time to talk to him and his mom about what kind of photos they were looking for, and…

Arizona Sunsets

The other day I headed up to South Mountain on what might not have been the best day for sunset photos. It was a little breezy, but more than that…it was hazy. So hazy and dusty I could barely see the mountains in the distance. These weren’t the nice, dramatic clouds you look for in…

Drone Flying!

After a few months of studying, a few weeks of waiting and a day of training, I finally got to fly the new drone today! You can probably imagine we have a lot of checklists and procedures before we fly. We don’t just launch the thing whenever we want, and it takes at least two…

Desert Bloom

Took a trip to Prescott today and with all the rain we’ve had over the winter, the desert exploded in color over the past few weeks. This is the area from Black Canyon City (North of Phoenix) to Prescott Valley, and believe me when I tell you the entire drive looks like this. Get out…

Breaking news and glass

“Hey I know this is short notice, but would you like to come meet me in a junk yard south of town in an hour?” I should say, I have never met this person before. And yet, it’s still probably not the weirdest thing I’ve ever said to someone in this job. The story was…

Aloha!

We spent most of last week in Hawaii, a place where I had never been, but my wife had gone a couple times. It was a surprise trip for her, and I didn’t even tell her where we were going until she got her boarding pass. I only told her to pack for warm temperatures…