Phoenix Track 2016

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Entertainment, Video

Christmas Eve 2015 at Applegate Christian Fellowship

Posted on Dec 25, 2015 in Video

I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

DIY Photo Frame for Poster Print

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in DIY, Hobbies

Costco has 20x30in poster prints for under $10 and in the past I’ve used cheap $25 frames from Amazon, but even at that price it adds up quick. I figured it wouldn’t be too much work to make my own homemade frames since I now have the tools and shop to do so. I already had three prints lying around so this afternoon I made three frames.

DIY Poster Photo Frame

For my first attempt I think they turned out nice. The frame is made from pre-primered trim boars from Home Depot; they cost around $3.50 for an 8 footer. I then used a plastic board (its similar to cardboard in build) to support the poster in the frame.

DIY Poster Photo Frame

I used a jig to make the frames square. They are held together with wood glue, brad nails and staples.

DIY Poster Photo Frame

DIY Poster Photo Frame

DIY Poster Photo Frame

Photography Advice for Aspiring Photographer

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 in Inspiration, Tips

Today someone asked me:

I have been looking into becoming a professional photographer and was wondering if you had any advice for someone who has an interest in photography. What helped you become what you are today? Are there any specific degrees I should look out for?

My response was longer that I originally intended so I figured I’d post it for the whole world…


For me, photography is something I fell in to. I’ve always enjoyed taking photos and growing up I took every chance I could to document my activities.

I’d say over the years the biggest thing that’s worked for me is: try, try, and try again. Get out there an shoot. Use whatever camera you have and always try new things. When you see photos you like, think about why you like them. What makes them stand out to you? Then try to recreate that. Sometimes you’ll be limited from your equipment: low light, not enough zoom, or limited depth of field, but in time you’ll be able to make upgrades when necessary.

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Jumping in Lake Notasha

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 in Adventure, Photo of the Day


This lake looked too inviting to not jump in, and the weather was perfect for it! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover this place. It’s practically in my back door. Sky Lakes Wilderness – I’ll be back for sure.

Backpacking Tip

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 in DIY, Gear

Always bring a little bit of duct tape with you; you never know when you might need it.

On my last trip I discovered this small leak on the bottom of my pad. Taping it up kept me from sleeping on the hard rocks. The tape on the bottom of the pad was from a few years go when a spark landed on it while snow camping.

Duct tape patch thermarest pad

What works well for me is wrapping some duct tape around my lip balm.


Marble Mountain Wilderness on Labor Day Weekend 2015

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 in Adventure, GoPro, Video

Spent the weekend exploring the Marble Mountain Wilderness with my brother. We started at Shackleford Creek trailhead making our way past Campbell Lake to spend the night at Summit Lake. The next day we moved on to Sky High Lakes before settling down at Shadow Lake overlooking them all. Finally, we hiked the 10 mile trek back to Shackleford Creek Trailhead, this time passing by Log Lake. Overall we covered around 22 miles over the weekend.

Photos from the trip

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