December 27, 2018

ASU Now photographer and videographer shares the lessons learned — and photos taken — this year

I'm fortunate that I'm assigned a review of my work for ASU Now each year. It gives me a perspective on what I've accomplished and probably more importantly the takeaways of what I've learned.

I shoot both photo and video; the line is drawn somewhere down the middle, though it varies from month to month. For those who are into the technical details, I have two Canon 5D Mark III bodies with great lenses, and I use these to shoot both my photo and video.

Some of the things I've learned:

  • Always ask for an early portrait time, a unique location or silly questions since most times they'll agree, they'll go and they'll answer.
  • Hard drives, hard drives, hard drives — I have two LaCie Rugged drives for traveling with me and two on my desktop for backup.
  • Sometimes the phone will work just fine — I use an iPhone X, but I think the newest Pixel is pretty amazing.
  • If you teach your dog to sit, you can also test out portrait locations on him and he's easier to wrangle than a person or a cat.
  • I don't understand how to use it, but the em dash seems to be useful in all sorts of ways.

I've rounded up some of my favorite photos from the year below, and I hope you have a wonderful 2019!