Thursday, May 22, 2014

This past week I shot some portraits of retiring professor Jan Dauve. For more than 25 years he has taught Agricultural Economics to thousands of students at the University of Missouri. I even had him in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006.

Jan was great to work with, but it was one of the first portraits that I had to shoot without much of a story or direction. I came up with the idea to shoot the photos in the classroom Jan taught most of career — Waters Auditorium.

I lit these with two Canon Speedlights mounted with an Impact Quickbox I fired the flashes with a Pocketwizard.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner | Columbia, MO

Last weekend I was quite the busy photographer in Columbia. From shooting a story at a Mizzou softball game to covering the dinner I am sharing below, it was great to be outside all day shooting things for the University of Missouri.

This dinner was the first time for the folks at Bradford Research Center and a collection of student groups on campus. They wanted to highlight local farmers and showcase the great food they all produce. And what an event it was!

For several weeks I worked to help promote the event and luckily the dinner sold out at just over 100 guests. The four-course meal featured salads with greens grown at Bradford, shrimp raised at Bradford, local beef raised by Legacy Beef, amazing pork tenderloins from Patchwork Farms and cheesecake from Goatsbeard Farms. All the food was incredible.

Thanks to Leslie Touzeau and Lebo Moore for setting up the dinner and dozens of MU students that helped out. I hope this event becomes a regular thing.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lee's Bluff | Fredericktown, Missouri

Thanks to a fellow photographer friend, I heard about Lee's Bluff. The 300-ft high cliff provides panoramic views of the St. Francis River in the Mark Twain National Forest outside of Fredericktown. This place is an amazing view, probably one of the more incredible ones in the state. There are no cell/radio towers in site. No buildings or really any human visual impact.

Really excited to shoot some photos of this in some nicer light. Planning a campout on the bluff sometime later this month. Excited to see what I get.