Dan Bailey and the heavy pull ups

posted on 2012.02.28, under Black and White Photo, Photos, portraits

Dan Bailey won the 2011 CrossFit Open and took 6th place in the 2011 CrossFit Games.  This year Dan has been training with the 3 best CrossFitters in the world (Mikko Salo (Right), Graham Holmberg, Rich Froning).

ISO 500
Canon 50mm

Scottsdale insect in December

posted on 2012.02.20, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark II, insects, Photos

Canon 5D
Canon MP-E 65mm
Canon Macro Flash MT 24 EX

Dan Bailey

posted on 2012.02.17, under Canon 5D Mark II, HDR Photos, Lens, portraits

Dan Bailey swings a bat and gets a direct hit on a small bag of flower.

Rich Froning and Giligan

posted on 2012.02.15, under Canon 7D, Photos

The camera gear was in the back of the SUV, just in case an opportunity was to present itself, and it did.  While visiting Froning, the worlds fittest man, in Tennessee, it started to snow and made for a perfect picture.

It is so great to work with Rich.  Everything with Rich feels natural; even the staged shots feel natural.  Rich keeps his days full, and there is no shortage of opportunities for great shots

Canon 7D
Canon 70-200
ISO 1250, 75mm, f/5.6, 1/250

Scottsdale at 6AM

posted on 2012.02.11, under Photos

Canon 5D
200mm, f11, 2.5 second

Bob Harper, Miranda Oldroyd, Katie Hogan

posted on 2012.02.08, under Lens, Photos, portraits

I shot this using the Canon 7d and the 8-15mm lens.  I was not happy with the sharpness of the lens.  It did not even compare with the shots take with the 50mm 1.2 .  I also used the Elinchrom Ranger flash and the Canon 580 EXII.

The photo shoot was quick, maybe 30 minutes long, before these fitness giants had to catch a plane back to their California homeland.