The Sheep at Sawkill Farm

Amanda and I spent the weekend exploring the Hudson Valley. On our way back today we stopped at the Sawkill Farm store. I had my camera gear in tow and they graciously allowed me to take some photos of their sheep. It was a drizzly day, but I had a wonderful time. The sheep have so much character and personality!

Point Reyes National Seashore

Amanda and I spent a few days in California wine country at the end of March before we drove over to Yosemite. We were kind of disappointed in wine country because we expected to learn a lot more than any of the tour guides seemed to be interested in teaching us, so we took one of the days and drove over to the Point Reyes National Seashore. That turned out to be a great idea.

Yosemite National Park

We love going to national parks in the spring. The weather is cool, the parks aren’t crowded, and the waterfalls are spectacular due to snowmelt. Here is a small collection of photos I shot in Yosemite at the end of March 2016.

Glacier National Park

Last year Amanda and I visited Glacier for a couple days before the official start of the summer season. Going to the Sun Road was still closed, but we avoided the crowds, explored the park in solitude, took in the wonderful scenery, and ran into some incredible wildlife. Here is the best of what I shot over three days in Glacier.

Textures and Colors of Yellowstone

Last year Amanda and I visited Yellowstone for a couple days before the official start of the summer season. It was chilly and some roads were closed due to snow, but we avoided the crowds and got to explore the park in relative solitude. Here are the best photos I shot over two days. I took a few landscapes, but I mostly focused on the colors and textures I encountered.

Photo Credit at The Daily Caller

Last week I had a photo credit at The Daily Caller. The photo I took at Hillsdale to illustrate a story on medical marijuana was picked up by The Daily Caller to illustrate a story on Chicago’s decriminalization decision. See the original photo.

Photo Credit at Huffington Post College

Back in March, I had a photo of a Hillsdale College Center for Constructive Alternatives lecture picked up by Huffington Post College in an article entitled, “The 13 Most Conservative Colleges.” You can check out the original photo in this post or read the article over at the Huffington Post.


At the beginning of the semester, I got to spend some time down at the pool shooting some fun photos for the Hillsdale Collegian. The sports editor wanted to run a profile on the swim team’s new diver, Gretchen. She is the first diver Hillsdale has had since the 2008 season. Gretchen Whenever the Collegian … Continue reading Diving

National Review Online

One of my photos was on National Review Online today! The photo was of the recently dedicated statue of Former President Reagan that was dedicated here at Hillsdale College last week. The Reagan statue is Hillsdale’s most recent addition to the Liberty Walk. Here is a larger version:

Canna Leaf

I am home for a week and my Mom has some Canna plants in both our back and front yards. The leaves look absolutely brilliant when the sun shines through them. ISO 100; f/13; 1/60. Only natural light on this shot. I am going to experiment with some strobist tricks on the leaves soon. Stay … Continue reading Canna Leaf

Hillsdale Tower Dancers

I shot these photos of the Tower Dancers for the Hillsdale Collegian and the arts department last semester. This shot (above) ran on A1 in the March 31 edition. Coming up next: Photos of Meghan Haines, Rocker Chic. Check back soon!

Josh Taccolini

Josh Taccolini is a very talented musician with a passion for helping others. I shot these photos for an article on Josh’s fundraiser for his Detroit missions work last semester for the Collegian. Check out the article to see what he is doing for Youthworks Detroit this summer. Strobist info for above: SB-24 in a … Continue reading Josh Taccolini