Monday, March 29, 2010

Photo Shoot

Over the weekend, I drove up to North Salt Lake to take some pictures of a couple of Mustangs. One is a 2003 Mach 1 with some tasteful mods while the other is an ex-Champ Car pace car with a fuel cell, roll cage, radio communications, etc. A pretty cool combo. Here are a couple sample shots from that shoot. I'm working on editing them. Both shots were with the 85mm f/1.2L lens I recently rented.


Thursday, March 25, 2010


Ideas happen fast...too fast sometimes. My basement as it sat yesterday, was a disaster. Not exaggerating in the slightest. Well, I am renting a Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens starting today for the next week. It's considered to be one of the best portrait lenses. My wife heard this and decided she wanted to use this lens in a studio setting. Only place we have for a studio in our house is...the basement. Time to start cleaning. Spent some time destroying what was at one-time going to be a home theater room and starting to turn it into a studio of sorts. It won't be traditional, it won't have backdrops, it'll look more like a living room. Today, it's time to paint and clean some more. I'll try and post some pics next week.


Sunday, March 21, 2010


My mind is always full of ideas. It's always running at full speed. Sometimes the ideas are good, sometimes...not so much. Turning ideas into projects is always more difficult than I remember so consequently some ideas sit on the back burner for awhile. Worst case scenario, the idea fails, life moves on. Two such ideas are starting to see daylight. One involves a website that I have in testing phase right now and the other involves actual product. It might actually go somewhere this time around, so keep reading.


Sunday, March 14, 2010


It's been awhile while since I've been taking a lot of pictures. It's really only been family pictures and vacation pictures I've been taking. Recently I got to borrow a Canon 5D so I went to my sister's studio and shot some pictures. I've now convinced myself I need a new flash as hers is much nicer than mine, but my pictures weren't where I wanted them to be. Granted I've spent very little time in a studio so that's a little different, but I definitely need to brush up on my photog 'skills'. It's always good to re-analyze how you do things every once in awhile though. More time behind the camera and less in front of the computer will be a good thing.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Re-design wonder

I've been busy designing and re-designing sites and at my full time job I've been experimenting with how Content Management Systems can help that company. Between all this, I haven't been promoting things as hard as I usually do. Blogging has slacked a bit too. During this time though, my main site has had a huge surge in traffic. It's amazing what a little site re-design with better SEO tied in will do. How the sites have ranked for the last little while in total views is 1. Fail Hard 2. This Blog 3. FNM Site and so on. The FNM site has never been the most visited site since I started this blog or even back when Would You Rather was going. Now it sits at 1. FNM Site 2. This blog and Fail Hard(same amount of views oddly enough). A little SEO goes a long way apparently.