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Night Photography

Written on June 15, 2013 at 11:43 am, by

Night Photography

I’m a little obsessed with nighttime photography right now. I recently shared my nighttime photo of the Kit Bond Bridge with you and I wanted to share a few more of the nighttime photos I’ve been taking. Our new camera has helped me to fall back in love with photography … Continue

Looking Through the Lens

Written on May 29, 2013 at 12:00 am, by


I’ve been having a lot of fun learning new photography techniques in my spare time, and one of the interesting things I did recently was take a picture through a second lens not attached to the camera. I’ve seen this technique online and thought it would be fun to try! … Continue

Kit Bond Bridge

Written on May 16, 2013 at 9:57 am, by

Kit Bond Bridge by Jake Anderson

It’s no secret I love a good photo walk, and most of the time my goal with them is to get several interesting photos. I wanted to get to play with my new camera last week without sacrificing too much of my limited alone time with Megan after the … Continue

Hello, Canon 7D

Written on May 2, 2013 at 8:31 am, by

Canon 7D

Yesterday, the most exciting box that’s ever come to the Nerd Nest arrived. It contained Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, camera bag, 580ex flash, flash umbrella and stand, various filters for the lenses, and wireless remote triggers for the flash. All of that is camera … Continue

Senior Photos for Savannah

Written on April 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm, by


Last autumn I took senior photos for my sister, Savanna, who is graduating so soon! I can’t believe that, after this year, all of our siblings will be adults. (My little brother is graduating too.) That feels weird.

Since her graduation is so close, my mom finally got me to … Continue

7 Inspiration Sites for Photography

Written on July 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm, by

7 Inspiration Sites for Photography

While I think it is important to develop your own style of photography, I also recognize that not everyone is in it for that. Sometimes, people just want great looking photos… In fact, I think more often than not, that’s what photographers are after: great looking photos.

Looking at great … Continue

City Walks

Written on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 am, by

Kansas City

We love taking long city walks when the weather is nice. Kansas City has beautiful and inspiring architecture; we’ll never get board with it! Here’s the photos from our last city walk:

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Renting a Camera Lens

Written on April 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm, by


Last September, my best friend Harvey got married to lovely and perfect for him Lisa. I was a groomswoman and they wanted Jake to be a groomsman too, but they needed a photographer more.

Knowing he’s awesomesauce, Harvey and Lisa asked if Jake could do the photography. Of course, he … Continue

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Written on April 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm, by


For a while now Megan has been asking me to write about our lens. I’ve been extremely busy lately, and regretfully haven’t got around to it until now. Below I’ll discuss the pros and cons of the lens from my point of view.


First off, it’s a Canon EF 50mm Continue

Reflecting without a Reflector

Written on September 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm, by

Reflectors, which allow you to bounce light onto your subject, are an often overlooked photography tool. Reflectors allow you to use the light already present to better illuminate your subject instead of adding light with a flash. Using a reflector eliminates harsh shadows without resorting to using your flash (flash … Continue