Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jack in the Box Summer Shootout

Starting off the race!
Alright, so this post is way, way overdue. I've just been extremely busy these past few months and haven't had time to do much blogging. But as they say "Better late than never." Right?... right?....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kron House

First of all, I'd like to thank everybody for the emails I received. I'm glad you were able to get something out of this blog. To be honest, I started this as a way to push me to go out and do more, to take more photos of the exciting things around Cabarrus County that some people might not be aware of and to share what's out there. But on to what this post is about:

The Kron House "you've probably never heard of it, and that's alright".

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lightning Photography

I'm a huge lover of storms and anything storm related. So obviously, I love lightning! From a distance of course... No self barbeque here, thank you! The other night there was a pretty big storm passing through here in Concord, and the lightning was just spectacular. So, me being a lover of both photography and lightning, I just had to combine them both! It was a great experience, and I plan on doing it again very soon. I think it's probably been the most enjoyable form of photography I've tried yet!

Lightning streaks

Want to take some lightning shots of your own?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Morrow Mountain in March

First People of Morrow Mountain
One of my favorite places to visit nearby that a lot of people don't even know exists.. Morrow Mountain. It's only about 40 miles from Concord, in an area you'd never expect a mountain to be, but it's there! If you haven't been there, head on over to Google or whatever you use, and look it up. Or.. just keep reading ;)

A little history "right from Wikipedia": Morrow Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina. At one time they rose to nearly 20,000 feet (6,100 m) above sea level, but erosion has gradually worn them down to little more than high hills. Although the park contains several peaks, Morrow Mountain is a high point at 936 feet (285 m). However, the mountain still rises some 400 feet (120 m) above the surrounding lower terrain, and offers superb views of the surrounding countryside on a clear day. In addition to

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Photos Aren't Good Enough!

Is It Good Enough?
As photographers, we all come to a point where we just don't think our work is good enough anymore. This isn't because our shots suck "usually", it's because we've just become so critical of our own work that we aren't pleased with the results we're seeing. This is a very crucial point for any photographer. This is the point where some just give up and put their camera down; whether it be for months, years, or even for good. But this is also when it's most important to go out and keep shooting, to keep pushing yourself to reach that next level. This is that moment when a photographer begins to define themselves and their style. It's the moment when you begin to set yourself apart from all the other people out there walking around with a camera.

Zack Arias is a role model of mine. He's an amazing photographer and an inspiration with portrait lighting. But even

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cabarrus Pets Society

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to volunteer my photography services to Cabarrus Pets Society, a great local animal shelter. These people are huge animal lovers and I couldn't think of anyone better to trust the care of these dogs to.

Bernard - Full of energy! Definitely a hassle to photograph lol
While I was there, they seemed to be pretty busy. As it turns out, it was actually one of their slow days. Their kennels are usually packed on Saturdays, with everybody running around like crazy. All of the dogs are kept in foster homes during the week and brought in on Saturdays for their weekly Adoption Event, where they'll hopefully be paired up with a permanent home. Sadly, a lot of the full grown dogs don't get adopted, because everybody wants a puppy instead. So if you're looking for a dog and don't mind one that's already grown, pay these guys a visit. But they've got plenty of

Monday, January 30, 2012

North Cabarrus Park

I decided to take a trip to a nearby park today. I've actually been planning on making a visit out there for the past few days now. It's only about 2 miles from where I live, but I didn't find out about it until about a week ago. So, here's a little about my trip to North Cabarrus Park.

The plan was to get up early and get to the park to try to get some shots in the soft morning light. Well, that didn't happen. I rolled out of bed at about 7am and stuck my head outside. Just as quick as my head was out the door, I came to