Work Retreat to California

This past Thursday and Friday, the staff at my church and I had the pleasure of going to the Catalyst Conference in Irvine, California. It was an incredible conference with awesome speakers and worship. Here's a few pictures I took during the trip on my Nikon F3 and Nikkor 20mm f2.8 AIS and Ilford HP5 pushed 1 stop.

Thanksgiving 2015

I'm making this post to more or less show a candid outlook at my family's Thanksgiving. Every other year, my mom's side of the family gets together in California (where all of them but us live) to have a fairly big and crowded get together. This year it was in my grandparents mobile home, if that gives you an idea of how crowded it was. 

Taken with a Konica Hexar AF and Arista Premium 400

ASU Homecoming 2015

So I didn't go to college, but I live nearly walking distance from ASU, so on occasion, I like to pretend I go there since they're kind of like my hometown school. My great friend Brandon is in the marching band and before home games, the band runs around Mill Ave, and I'm usually running after them with camera in tow.

Photos taken with my Sony A7II and Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 M42 mount.

Coronado High School Marching Band Competition

Marching band folk are usually dorks. (I know, I was in marching band for 4 years.) But what "band geeks" do is actually pretty hard work, especially in the Arizona heat. 

Taken on a Hasselblad 501C with a Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 C T* and a 150mm f4 CF T* lenses, and Fuji 160 NS Film.

Ecuador Mission Trip

(Originally published on August 21st, 2015)

I was given the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Santo Domingo, Ecuador with a few people I worked with at the summer camp I was at. We worked with a church in one of the barrios as well as worked on a farm being set up by a few missionaries to provide housing and jobs for people of the local church.

This trip was certainly interesting, and the pictures mean more to me for one specific, and unfortunate reason.

While on this trip, my Leica apparently had shutter curtain problems due to film getting stuck on the 2nd day. I was able to get the film out, and I thought that solved the problem, but only about 30 of the 300 pictures I took on 35mm film while on this trip turned out. So what I do have in picture form means even more now. I hope you enjoy!