Baby Autumn

For those of you who don't know, my wife and I had a new baby girl a few weeks ago. She was actually due on September 25th, but she decided to go ahead and show up 4 weeks early. Since she was a few weeks premature, she spent 10 days in the NICU, but her lungs eventually developed completely and we got to take our beautiful little girl home. I'm planning on doing a bigger photo shoot with her once she gets a little bit bigger, but here are just a few photos I've shot around the house.

A Conversation With AD

A couple of months ago, I went to New York to shoot photos and footage of a faith-based basketball camp being held in Long Island. Although I love New York and was excited about going back, I was a little worried about this particular trip seeing as how I know almost nothing about basketball. In addition to my lack on knowledge about the game, I wasn't sure that I would be able to come up with anything unique since there's only so much footage and so many photos you can get of kids playing basketball.

Fortunately, I was wrong. During the first day of the basketball camp, there was one coach who really stuck out. While all of the coaches were working hard trying to help these kids develop their basketball skills, there was one guy who had the amazing ability to perfectly merge lessons about faith and living the life that God intended with basketball. His name is AD and I was so happy to sit down with him and talk.

 

iPhone 5S Slow-Mo Drumming Test

Here's a quick test I did using the Slow-Mo feature on the iPhone 5S. I recorded the audio at 60BPM, then recorded the same beat at 240BPM with the iPhone Slow-Mo setting(120FPS). I loaded the original audio video files into Premiere Pro and slowed the video down to 30FPS. The result is pretty Interesting. I know the lighting stinks and the compression definitely caused some artifacts, but the whole point of this was proof of concept, and I'm pretty happy with it. So there you go.

Yellow House Coffee BTL Competition

Last year, I had the honor of shooting some video work for the Barista Throwdown League (@BThrowdown) during one of their competitions here in Lubbock. As a former barista, I've always loved being around coffee and I absolutely love what the BTL is doing to help promote coffee culture and educate more and more people in the area about good coffee.

After my favorite local coffee shop, GoodBrews shut down a year or so ago, I was bummed out about having to find a new place to go . . . but fortunately, Yellow House Coffee (@YellowHouseCoff) was in the making. Yellow House opened their doors a few months ago, and I am proud to call it my new home. As much as I love visiting Palace Coffee (@palacecoffee) in Canyon every time my wife and I visit family in Amarillo, it's nice having a place closer than an hour and a half away.

Anyhow, I've been wanting to check out another BTL competition for a while now so I was definitely excited when Lance, the owner of Yellow House, asked if I would be willing to shoot the competition. Below are a handful of my favorites from the competition. I had a great time shooting it and I had a hard time falling asleep after all of the free lattes. Big congrats to Katie Houlette (@klhoulette) for winning the competition!