I always like a challenge and photographing fireworks can be challenging. The standard, common fireworks photo isn't so hard to achieve, but the more creative and interesting approach is much more difficult. For one, I only see fireworks once a year really so there's not a lot of practice to be had. And the ones I see aren't even the biggest shows around. In any case, it's always fun to try to guess where the firework will explode since it's always dark and there's not way to really predict where the next firework will explode. That's the fun part, all of the calculating, focusing, settings and adjustments have to be done instantaneously. And you only get 10 minutes or so, time to get on your game!
I've been helping out at camps for the past ten years or so and always have a great time capturing candid moments and the spirit of youth camps. I figured it was time to create a portfolio. I'll be adding more photos from previous years soon! Check out my new portfolio here. I've photographed paint wars, water wars, smoke wars, and games where flour, oatmeal, and jello was thrown around. With my special protective camera case -that also allows me to do underwater photos- I'm able to be right in the middle of all the action. I love those shots! I also have a drone for aerial videography and photos, as well as a collection of GoPro cameras for amazing group selfies, photos and video on rollercoasters, and unique angles where GoPros can be mounted. I love making short video recaps with all these cool angles. Contact me if you have a camp where you'd like some super fun and
Some photos of the Fischoff 2017 competition. I'll continue to upload photos from various years. If you'd like to order some photos I may re upload past full galleries, depending on requests. Thanks!
Congratulations to all the graduates, I wish you the best on all your future endeavors! This week has been quite busy week and thankfully we had great weather every day. I've created a new graduation portfolio where I'll soon be adding more graduation photos and portraits. You can view it here.
Since launching my new website, I have thousands of photos to process and upload still. From events, professional headshots, weddings and years of photographing competitions like The Fischoff Competition held at the University of Notre Dame and adding new products to my store, it's a bit overwhelming but slowly and surely everything will get sorted and uploaded.
Bethel University hired me to take photos of a very exciting event: the announcement of a new building for the nursing department. My congratulations to the staff and team on this big project!
This event was held in Fort Wayne, Indiana and featured speakers from all around the world. They spoke about several projects in Africa, India, the Middle East and more. I knew several of the speakers from having volunteered in Africa and the Middle East and met them in a similar conference in Cameroon. It was such a great time!
I had a great time photographing this tail gate party for the alumni of Vanderbilt University hosted at the University of Notre Dame. It was quite an event! There were even some television stars present who were graduates from Vanderbilt. In any case, it was a fun time taking candid and group photos of the guests. These photos were used for the fall issue of Vanderbilt Magazine.
Since I have a new website now, I'm transferring all the data from my old website to this one. One great thing about it is re-living all the cool memories like the Fischoff Competition 2016! I'll be transferring all the Fischoff Competitions to this brand new section dedicated to all the Fischoff work I've done!
I'm building an Instagram account that has photos of weddings exclusively from Notre Dame that I've taken over the years and contain wedding ideas, decorations, cakes, and more helpful ideas for brides and grooms who are planning on getting married there. The Basilica at Notre Dame is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, what an amazing place! Follow my account at @ndweddings