shooting an ultra marathon

November 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
http://ardee.zenfolio.com/p101448644 Fathom running 50 miles... Before the November 1 st, I thought the longest foot race would be a 26 mile marathon. I didn’t know for some folks, that would be just the halfway mark (and I learned there are races out there that pass 100 miles). This past Saturday, I documented a 50 mile ultra-marathon. It starte...
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Photos at the funeral

July 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This past Tuesday, I photographed a dear friend's husband's funeral. I can write about the technical aspects of the shoot (no flash, high ISO, wide apertures, photo-journalistic approach, etc.) but instead I will write about how I feel. In planning this with my friend - our discussion revolved around the taboo of photography during funerals, respe...
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the move to full frame

July 06, 2014  •  2 Comments
I had a Canon Rebel (XS) for several years. It captured Kylee's first day at school, girl scout days and the few and far between vacations we were able to enjoy. When I finally learned how to use a camera, my wife gave me a Canon 60D (Christmas 2013). It was like getting that first car that you picked out yourself. I loved it and once coupled to n...
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Hello World

May 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
When most folks see me with a camera, the most common comment is, "Oh, you're a photographer!" I don't think of myself as one... not yet anyway so I usually respond with, "I'm just a dad with a camera." Which is true. I've always enjoyed taking pictures. Ever since my daughter Kylee was born, I knew life would speed up. Her first steps, a toddle...
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