Food, Photos and Travel

Friday, December 29, 2006


Anyone who has been to my house knows how much I love glass objects to hang in my windows. My kitchen window (which I'll have to photograph someday) is filled with handblown and stained glass glass pieces. Tonight, I got photograph some really great glass stars from my good friends at Windrow and Main Soap Co.

I love these stars!

Check out more of my commercial and advertising photography here!

Monday, December 25, 2006

"Santa is Magic"

That's what Quentin said as he opened his presents.

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Recent Stuff

Here's a shot from Vietnam that I recently uploaded (yes, I'm still going through my shots from Vietnam)

I recently donated my commercial photography services for a charity auction. Here are some of the shots the winner received:

I also had a recent shoot where the client just wanted simple shots on a white background. This style is not only economical, it is very versatile and works with many designed. I highly recommend this sytle if you have a large catalog of products, and need a fast turnaround time.

You can see more of my commercial and advertising photography here.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Want your own travel blog?

Are you going on your own adventure and want to document it online? Try RealTravel, an online community where you can write a travel log of your journey, write reviews, make hotel and restaurant recommendations and more. Check out the page I made for myself today here.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A Letter to Santa

This is neither photo or travel related, but it was just so damn cute I had to share.

Santa is going to make him very happy this year :)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Since my parents don't have regular internet access, I wanted to put together a book of my travel photos for them. There are several options for self-publishing on the market, and I think I looked into just about all of them.
Based on reviews I read online, I went with a company called Blurb who seems to be growing in popularity every day. I downloaded their software, and in within an evening I created a 110 page book featuring photos from my last 2 years of traveling. The software is incredibly easy to use. It has over a dozen different page templates, and all you have do is drag and drop your photos into place. They even have options for cookbooks, poetry books, baby books and more. The best part is that you can create a book that is up to 440 pages long! Most of the books on the market don't even allow for 1/10th of that.

I ordered three books... one for me, one for my dad and one for my mom. They took about 2-3 weeks to be delivered. This must be their busiest time of year, so I am more then satisified with that time frame. Though there are a few minor flaws, the print quality is very good. The color is accurate and vibrant. The cover is black linen with a custom printed dust cover, which I designed myself using their software, and the pages are a nice weight with kind of a semi-gloss finish. Sure, it's not of the same quality as an expensive coffee table book... if you want that you'll have to go through a company like Asuka, however the cost is very high and they only deal with professional photographers. For the price, however, the overall quality is excellent. My 110 page books cost $38 each, which is very reasonable for a custom printed, professionally bound book. My parents will be thrilled!

To view more of my travel photography, visit my gallery!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Farmers' Market

We had our annual farmers' market meeting last week, and guess who got elected Secretary again?

I wasn't even going to do the market next year.

Oh well. I do love our market, and I'm glad to help out. I'll probably just sign up for a half season though... selling greeting cards is not exactly a profitable venture. So if you happen to be in Brattleboro next summer stop by and check us out!

Friday, December 15, 2006

What the Duck

I love this cartoon. This particular one made me laugh out loud: