My 2017 Nagano Japan Ski Film

24 Dec

I’m happy to announce that I’ve finally finished editing my 2017 ski film featuring my trip earlier this year when a few buddies and I traveled to Japan for the weekend in search of an adventure. The film features our trip to Hakuba, site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, as well as adventures with some local restaurants and a visit to the Japanese snow monkeys.

Yellowstone Round 1

10 Dec

I spent some time this summer visiting America’s national parks. One of my favorite parks is Yellowstone – it’s so expansive and diverse, I loved just driving around looking for animals or beautiful landscapes. There was no shortage of either.


(Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 800 mm, 1/800, f/5.6, ISO 1600)


(Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 50 mm, 1/320, f/7.1, ISO 200)


(Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 50 mm, 1/100, f/13, ISO 640)


(Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 20 mm, 1/50, f/8, ISO 400)

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The Last of the 747s

1 Nov

I spent the past weekend doing something most people think is a bit crazy: I flew from Chicago to South Korea and back in 48 hours.

Why? Primarily two reasons: (1) why not? I’ve always wanted to check out Seoul and (2) this was the last (real) time United was flying “The Queen of the Skies”, the Boeing 747.

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NYC Summer Helicopter

7 Oct

I’ve been trying out my luck this summer with helicopter tours of NYC, courtesy of FlyNYON. Regardless of photography, it’s a great experience overall. The pilots are generally well experienced and you can get so close to some of the buildings that you feel like you can touch them!

We played around with different angles and different focal lengths to come up with a few different image styles below. Let me know which you like! You’ll find the full album here.


(Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 20 mm, 1/1600, f/4, ISO 640)


(Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 20 mm, 1/2500, f/4, ISO 640)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/4000, f/5.6, ISO 640)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/2500, f/4, ISO 640)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/1600, f/4, ISO 250)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/1250, f/4, ISO 250)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/2000, f/4, ISO 500)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/800, f/4, ISO 500)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/1000, f/4, ISO 500)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/4000, f/2.8, ISO 500)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/4000, f/3.2, ISO 500)


(Canon EOS 6D, 50 mm, 1/4000, f/6.3, ISO 500)

NYC Helicopter Photos

12 Mar

Recently had the opportunity to photograph New York City out of a doors-free helicopter. Freezing cold, we shot all around the city with our extremely skilled pilot, Chris, from FlyNYON. It was a great experience – will be back soon!

Take a look at the full album here!


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/100, f/1.4, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/640, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/500, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/160, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/250, f/1.4, ISO 6400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/160, f/1.6, ISO 6400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/500, f/1.4, ISO 6400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/125, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/320, f/1.4, ISO 5000)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/160, f/1.4, ISO 5000)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/250, f/1.4, ISO 5000)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 85 mm, 1/500, f/1.2, ISO 1000)

Behind the scenes video:

A glorious sundown

29 Jan

A short film produced with my new DJI Mavic Pro quadcopter (drone.)

Sample Drone Footage

3 Jan

I’ve been getting back into shooting video, particularly with drones. With the latest drones, it’s relatively simple to get high quality footage. I’ve been shooting with a DJI Phantom, but just received my long-back-ordered DJI Mavic Pro that I’m super excited to get into the sky.

I put together some sample footage from my drone as I test out different settings. Have a few projects in the hopper I’m shooting – stay tuned!

2015-2016 Ski Film

28 Dec

I recently edited together some footage from last year’s ski season. Enjoy!