Star trail photo of cabin at Bear Lake

How to Capture, Compile and Create Amazing Star Trail Photos

I’ve always been amazed with photos of star trails, more specifically circumpolar ones. Up until now, I always took one long exposure photo to capture the nightly movement in the … Continue reading How to Capture, Compile and Create Amazing Star Trail Photos

Panoramic Photo of Parley’s Canyon Entrance

While working on a project in South Salt Lake for work, I continued up I-215 toward Parley’s Canyon for my lunch break to grab a few photos of what turned … Continue reading Panoramic Photo of Parley’s Canyon Entrance

A Beacon of Light and Hope in a Busy World

While serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in southern France, I recall one Sunday at church when chatting with some of the members in … Continue reading A Beacon of Light and Hope in a Busy World

Lights of Love in Many Languages at Temple Square

If you’ve ever been to Temple Square around Christmas time, you’ll see many of the walks lined with lights. From hanging snowflake lanterns to illuminated pin-pricked bags. While standing on … Continue reading Lights of Love in Many Languages at Temple Square

Tips to photograph lightning in the daytime

It’s that time of year when afternoon thunderstorms are filling almost every day. I’ve usually been bummed out, wishing the lightning would wait a few more hours so it was … Continue reading Tips to photograph lightning in the daytime

Reflections of the Holy War: Red v. Blue

Utah is known for the Holy War – Red v. Blue. Utes v. Cougars. Right v. Wrong. I stand on the correct side of this epic battle. Originally, I began … Continue reading Reflections of the Holy War: Red v. Blue

Macro Photography: A flower as seen through a water droplet

I’ve seen this type of photo circulating online for a while and have always wanted to try and capture it myself. Since I didn’t get a decent macro lens until … Continue reading Macro Photography: A flower as seen through a water droplet

Capturing wise words from a Goldfish cracker

Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish crackers have become one of my favorite snacks, especially when riding on an airplane (which I’ve been doing a lot lately). When I purchased the mega-mondo package … Continue reading Capturing wise words from a Goldfish cracker

Red Strawberry Splashing into Goblet

I put a photo challenge out to some friends to capture something red. So I took the challenge upon myself and pulled some strawberries out of the fridge. I grabbed … Continue reading Red Strawberry Splashing into Goblet

Capturing Ice and Fire in Photographs

My kids looked at me like I was crazy when I poured nearly boiling water into an ice cube tray, gently placed 10 candle wicks into the water and ever … Continue reading Capturing Ice and Fire in Photographs

Capturing my first photo of 2013

Last night, as the ball was making its way to the bottom in Times Square, I threw out a photo challenge to a photography group I belong to on Facebook … Continue reading Capturing my first photo of 2013

Christmas Tree and the Kids: Believe

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we dedicated Saturday to decorating our home for Christmas. After hauling boxes of decoration up from the basement, we went to work. Of course, we … Continue reading Christmas Tree and the Kids: Believe