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Friday, January 29, 2010
I absolutely cannot stand Self Portraits... There is a reason I stay behind the camera rather than in front of it. But for certain projects and specific instances, it becomes necessary to capture that dreaded image.
For Photocamp Utah 2010, I am excited and honored to be teaching a workshop on utilizing a Strobist approach to obtaining studio quality lighting from using nothing but flashes. This image is an example of just that, a self portrait using 4 off-camera flashes. Photocamp here we come!
Friday, January 22, 2010
May I introduce Booger, one of the few fortunate animals that was rescued and adopted to a good home. Booger had been in an abusive home where he was beaten and permanently scarred. His adopted and loving owner wanted some portraits taken of him while he could still get around on his own four paws.
Monday, January 11, 2010
On January 2, 2010 my father and hero, Norman R. Sant passed away. While this has been a trying time on myself and my family, life goes on and the "one day at time" saying tends to hold true to assist in my grieving and healing. My father was a great man who loved family and serving his fellow man. He served in local government as a mayor, city councilman, as well as chairman of county and state committees. He always took time to teach, give advice, and share how he learned from life's mistakes. He taught me my work ethic, how to be responsible, accountable, and to do what is right regardless if it is the popular thing to do or not. In general, I am the man I am today because of him. Although I am 27 years old and have sustained to bury both my parents, I am strong because of their lessons, sacrifices, and eduring love. Despite a void or emptiness that cannot be mended or filled, I will press on and continue to remain true to their lessons. I would ask anyone that reads this to give your parents or guardian a big hug, and thank them for all they have done and continue to do.