Thursday, March 19, 2009


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Yesterday was a fun day, I took Kate and Mike's engagement photos which was fun and I got a lot of photos I like! I also hung out with my friend Matt, we went to the Portage junk Yard and took some photos there, I got a lot of sweet pics which I will put on my blog soon!
I can't put into works how much I enjoy being home! I don't want to go back to MA : (

This photo was taken with a Nikon D3/14-24mm lens by Matt Bowley in the Portage junk yard.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


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I am really enjoying being home! Today I took photos for the wrestling team since they placed 6th in the state, I also took photos of the state qualifiers, and 4 year seniors. ...I wasn't supposed to take the team photo b/c Bill Smith has a contract with Elmwood but he didn't show up, so I took all the photos.
I really enjoyed seeing all the wrestlers, I helped coach the past 3 years and I have became good friends with a lot of them and I look forward to being home the next wrestling season!
Being the wrestling room brings back a lot of good memories, I really miss competing! I was around wrestling since I was 3 years old, I started wrestling when I was 5 and this is the 1st year I haven't wrestled or coached and it feels weird. I hated missing the state tournament, we had four qualifiers, the team took 6th, Alex Betts took 2nd and Nick Goeble was a undefeated state champ, 1st ever in Elmwood history!! Elwood has a great wrestling tradition and I am proud to be part of it!!
I was a 3 time state qualifier, 1 time placer. 163 career high school wins and 104 of those were pins! If you wrestled I'd love to here about it!! let me know : )

This image was taken with a Nikon D3/14-24mm by my Dad....who is the Elmwood Head Coach.

Monday, March 16, 2009


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I cannot believe it has been over 7 years since I started driving! And here are the 2 cars I've drove over the years. The white car was my 1st car, it's a 1992 Mercury Topaz with 280,000 miles! lol and it's still running. It wasn't the nicest car but it was always reliable and I have a lot of good memories with it : ) The red car is what I own now, I got it my freshman year of college. It's a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS with 82,000 miles. Other than replacing the transmission I have loved this car, it's bigger and fast than my old car and gets pretty good mpg. I've put 60,000 miles on it in the past 3 years!! Yesterday I saw the 1st rust spot on it : ( but hopefully it'll last another 80,000 miles! As of right now, if I could buy a new car I would get a Subaru Outback 3.0R : )

This photo was taken with a Nikon D3/14-16mm/speedlight.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


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Today was my grandparents 50th anniversary and we had a big party for them! it was a lot of fun!! This a family photo of my dad's side of the family/Lee side...the only person missing is my cousin Katy.
Today was my 1st full day back and I really enjoy hanging out with my family! I know this week is going to fly by and I wish I had 2 weeks off.

thanks for all of the comments of my self portrait time lapse video yesterday!! : )

this photo was taken with a Nikon D3/24-70mm and a flash.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


This is my 68th self portrait!

It's a time lapse of Me and Jamie driving home from Massachusetts to Ohio. It's a 12 hrs trip/750miles....taken with a Nikon D3/14-24mm.

I have made this trip 6 times and this was defiantly the funnest! Me and Jamie talked, sang, and laughed the whole time : ) it was a lot of fun : ) and I am so happy to be home!!!!

let me know what you guys think?
SONG BY DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE-I Will Possoss Your Heart.


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Today was a fuuuun day! I turned in my my last phase 3 assignment!, hung out with Jamie, got all the gear I wanted for break, and am going out to eat with friends tonight! Tomorrow me and Jamie are driving home to Ohio, which is a 12 hr drive! I am going to do a time lapse of me and Jamie driving home...with a Nikon D3 and a 14mm lens, it'll be sweet!!

This photo was taken with a Nikon D3/16mm by Jamie aka Prairie Girl...her new nickname : )
and ues, I am wearing a Aqua Teen Hunger Force T-shirt! I love it!


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Today me and Jamie went to Northampton, Ma...we ate at Fitzwilly's, got coffe, and went to Urban Outfitters. It was a lot of fun : ) This week has been a lot of fun and its flown by!

This photo was taken in The Yellow Sofa...a coffee shop in Mass. It was taken with a Nikon D3 by jamie


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Back lit window light photo! I was taking photos of Jamie here so I decided to take a self pic too. Today I had to give a 16min speech with Mike Tessier, Sarah Averill, and Michael Bretz. It was a speach about Robert Capa, a war photographer who took photos on D-day. He was in the water with all the soldiers, bullets would have been flyin by...that'd be scary! He died in Vietnam by stepping on a land mine and he still managed to take a photo while the explosion happen....his last photo was his leg being blown off! Crazy!!

this photo was taken with a canon 5D/135 f2, by jamie.


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This is a re-edited shot. I was messing around with blending layers in Photoshop. I have been busy with school and hanging out with Jamie so I haven't been putting to much effort into my self portraits lately....but don't worry they'll get better!

Monday, March 9, 2009


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This is a penguin that my mom got me a couple of years ago, Penguins are my favorite animals!
I went to Lady Killgrew(a coffee shop) with Jamie this evening and it was good to ust sit and talk: ) I am really enjoying my time with her. Tomorrow I will be shooting her in the studio for a high key shot.

this photo was taken with a Canon 5D/50mm 1.2 by Jamie.


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Today me and Jamie drove to Fitchberg, MA and took a train from there to Boston, MA. I like Boston a lot, way more than New York. Boston isn't as busy and crowded, it's really spread out. I love how historical the city is, all of the buildings are cool. Me and Jame walked around and just explored the was a lot of fun, except when I got us lost and we ended up walking like a mile or so in the wrong direction : /...sorry Jame.
This photo was taken in the North Station which is under the Garden, where the Boston Celtics play.
Photo was taken with a Canon 5d/16mm by Jamie!


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I love her : )
This day was a very fun day. Sarah Averill took photos of us for some engagements photos for a school project and it went very well. The weather was great and she got some great photos! After shooting me, Jamie, Sarah, and Tyler went to Amherst, MA to get some food and walk around town.
I really like this photo because of the perspective, it makes us look very small. It was taken with a Nikon D3 by Sarah Averill and Tyler Sharpe was the assistant/reflector boy check out more photos she took of us and her other work go here.


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SORRY It's taken soo long for me to get these up the past couple days. But here they are!!

As you can tell I am kinda sick, well just a sore I'll take some Vicks NyQuil, makes my throat feel better and puts me to sleep : )

But this was the day that Jamie arrived in Mass!!!! I picked her up from the airport late Friday night : ) SO excited that's she's here!

Jamie took this photo with a Canon 5d.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


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This is the last photo in this album, album has 252 comments, which is defiantly the most I have ever had on a photo album! Thanks for all of the feed back, i really enjoy it!
As of right now I have a really bad headache but I'm gonna take a nap and hopefully it goes away : ) I am really excited for tomorrow, Jamie is flying in and will be here for 7 days! I am really excited for to meat everyone at Hallmark : )

This photo was taken with a Canon 5d/50mm f/1.2...window light. I really like the Canon 50mm 1.2 and 85mm 1.2, I wish hallmark had more lenses for the D3!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


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Yeah I used a filter, but I thought this looked kinda cool....I'm running out of ideas and motivation : / ....if you guys have any ideas let me know!

Other than boring web design class today was pretty fun : ) and only 2 more days and Jamie will be here : )

This photo was taken with a Canon 5D/70-200mm/speedlight, shot into a mirror.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


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Today was pretty boring....this is my bored face. I went grocery shopping and cleaned by room. I can't wait to be home with family, friends, and Jamie!

Hopefully tomorrow is more exciting : )
taken with a Mamiya 645/aptus 22

Monday, March 2, 2009


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Last night when I went to bed there was hardly any snow and when I woke up there was like 10 or so inches!! lol could barely get out of my driveway. So me, Tyler, and Chris decided we wanted to go sledding but we didn't have sleds so me used one of my air mattresses. The only problem is we could find a good sledding hill...all the hills in MA have tress on them. There's more sledding hills back home in Bowling Green Ohio. If any of you guys know of a really good/high/steep sledding hill in MA let me know.
This photo was taken with a Canon 5D and a 1.8 85mm lens. I get this effect by taking off the lens and tilting it to change the focal's a lot like a tilt shift lens or a view camera. I really like the effect and I want to do some portraits like this.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


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I like to go stand on the bridge in Millers Falls and watch the sun set. I am going to start doing portraits on the MF bridge b/c I really like the natural/warm light. This photo was taken with a Sony a700.

I am starting to get really excited b/c this friday my girlfriend Jamie is going to be in town! I can't wait to see her : )


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Soorry it took me so long to get this up, I did take it yesterday. At the end of every month me and all the other students who are doing the 365 self portrait do a group self portrait....we're missing 3 people in this pic... This photo was taken with a Canon 5D mark 2, in turners Falls, MA.

Saturday was an awesome day! The Elmwood wrestling team(which I wrestled for and coached at) qualified 4 kids to state, Nick Goeble(103lb) 1st, Westley(119lb) by brother took 2nd, Cody Alexander(140lb) took 2nd, and Alex Betts(145lb) took 1st, and the team placed 3rd over all! Great job guys! I wish I could have been there so much, I was on the phone getting updates from Jamie and my brother Dexter the whole day and on multiple websites/blogs looking at updates. I think I was more nervous being 12 hrs away than being there I was pacing all around the house while Jamie talks me through the matches and when one of them would win I'd be jumping around and excited! lol It's great to see all the Elmwood wrestlers hard work pay off! and I know we'll get even more to state next year!