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My favorite Rush

So, on Pundit Kitchen today I saw this picture of Rush, and Rush.

Leading up to Rush’s birth, we weren’t sure about the name. It is a little different and aside from its use as a verb, the proper nouns that represent it are awesome on one side, there is much to be desired on the other.

So, for people that know him now, Rush is a pretty awesome kid. I can’t believe that he will be two in a week. Better image below:

Rush, Rush Limbaugh, and Rush Spurlock

PhotoCamp Utah WrapUp

I have to give a major digital pat on the back to all of those great people that put on PhotoCamp Utah this last weekend. The event was huge, exceeding my expectations with membership, the quality and caliber of speakers, and the interaction with fellow photographers. Well done all.

With that great event, I had the great pleasure of sharing some thoughts in a presentation that I called PhotoBlogging with WordPress. From the course description:

Do you take awesome pictures and want to show the whole world? Learn more about how to showcase your photos with using blogging software by WordPress.

This will showcase tips for anyone from beginner to advanced. No need to understand photography, just a basic knowledge of web tools. General overview of topic will be presented, with a few ‘hands on’ examples.

With this topic of blogging, I was a little nervous that: 1. a lot of people might be blogging, but not using a hosted version of WordPress making themes and plugins difficult. 2. Might be using other software like TypePad/Blogger/Tumblr.

So, with that being said, at 9:30 Friday night I started to build a new site that would remedy both of those problems. I built a custom tailored WordPressMU/BuddyPress/bbPress site that had themes and plugins that would appeal to a photographers that were looking to get into blogging.

So, here I am announcing Photo-Bloggers.com. If you have wanted to get a rich, photoblog, and wanted to tie into a network of other photographers, now you can. There is a rich gallery of themes, some premium photo themes, and plugins to improve the experience. If you have  a theme or a plugin that you would like to see added, let me know and I will toss it in the pot.

If you are interested in WordPress development, integration, or have other questions, feel free to contact me through the comments here, email (whyisjake {at} gmail dot com) or through Twitter.

Once again, thanks to all of the conference organizers, volunteers and sponsors for making this a great event.

Mini Photo Walking…

There was a mini-photowalk the other day down in Lehi. Based on my proximity, I couldn’t pass it up. Plus, being able to shoot with Rich Legg, Kim Guanzon, Scott Jarvie, David Daniels, Jeremy Hall, and a few others too is something that you just don’t say no too.

Had a fun time, it was cool to see some tricks that people are using. Great time to learn when you can watch and follow others.

Barking at the Moon

Barking at the Moon, originally uploaded by JeremyHall.

I set up the tripod and my 40D mounted on a Sigma 50-500 and a lens doubler, both not high end options, but they are adequate for what I typically use them for. I sighted in the moon and then turned on the Live View function of the 40D to make the minor focal adjustment.

What an awesome picture, I was so ticked trying to take pictures of the moon the other day. I am glad that someone figured out how to do it…

Nick…

I stumbled onto this picture and just had to post it…

Peace, love and happiness.
Peace, love and happiness.

Nick Spurlock

The Strobist Shoot…

Would it sound weird if I said that I went into a dimly lit parking garage and shot some models?

I feel fortunate to have gone the Utah Strobist shoot last night up in Salt Lake. There were 30-40 photographers that all convened at the Walker Building for some night strobe shooting. I was really interested in going because I have done a ton of movie/set lighting but feel kind of dumb when it comes to flash/strobe photography. It was a great learning experience, and I think the pics turned out really well too.

Melissa Has Been Busy…

From her blog

I thought I should just mention that this has been a BIG week for me – Monday I went grocery shopping for the first time in a LONG time (2 hours and $200 later… yipee); yesterday I cleaned the kitchen, made dinner, baked 5 batches of cookies, AND folded 2 large loads of laundry; and today I blogged.  Watch out, productive world out there, here I come!

You go girl.

Phlogging Day 10: Basement Studio Shoot…

Well, look what we did here. We got some drywall up, and turned the basement into a photo studio. Nick brought some lights courtesy of SLCC, and we set up shop. Here is a few, enjoy the full thing after the break.

More after the break, but you need to click on that continue link…

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