Sunday, November 15, 2009

Reid Park Pictures

I was recently at Reid Park, and I thought I'd post a few pictures from that trip here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Desert Landscape

It's been a while since I've shown any real number of desert photos, and I figured it was about time to start again. Here's some shots of cool desert scenery, taken today. Hope you enjoy!

Remote-controlled Car Racing

I was coming back from taking some desert landscape shots, and saw a guy racing his remote-controlled car. I had fun taking a few pictures of it, here's the best of them.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mesa Temple

I had an opportunity to take pictures last night of the Mesa, AZ LDS temple. Here's some of the best. If you would like to know more about these buildings, see this link. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More lightning shots

I just can't get enough of taking pictures of lightning. It's an amazingly relaxing photographic subject, you just point in the right direction, set the camera for a 30 second exposure, and sit back and relax. Here's some more shots, including my newest favorite.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Photography equipment and wishlist

Just thought I'd let you all know what I use to take my pictures, and what I'd like to get in the near future if I can afford it.

My current gear consists of:
1) Canon 20d
2) Canon 50mm 1.8f
3) Canon 28-135mm 3.5/5.6 IS
4) Canon 70-200mm 4.0L (My best lens)
5) Canon "Delux" tripod

I've occasionally borrowed the following lenses from a friend.
1) Canon 100mm Macro
2) Canon 200mm 2.8L
3) Canon 24-70mm 2.8L

My wish list right now is as follows, in the order that I'd like them. Note the list gets alot less sure the further I get down...
1) Canon 580EX II Flash
2) Canon 100mm macro lens
3) Some new tripod, of which I haven't figured out yet...
4) Canon 17-40mm 4.0L, or if I can afford it, 16-35mm 2.8L.
5) Upgrade my Canon 70-200mm to maybe a 2.8 or 2.8 IS.
6) Canon 50mm 1.4, or maybe a 1.2L if I can afford it.
7) Probably a Canon 65mm MP-E.

Somewhere along the way I'll also by Photoshop and probably lightroom, while I'm still a student and I can get the discounts... I would also like to get a new computer sometime, with lots of storage space, but that can wait for a bit... Hmmm... Someday I'll get it all figured out...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lightning shots

Here's a few shots of lightning I took tonight. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Park Pictures

I was at Reid Park to take the pictures of my cousin and her family in Tucson, and I took a few extras while I was at it. Here they are, I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Photography podcasts

From time to time I listen to several photography podcasts. In particular are two, a new one called Photo Focus and a older one called Tips from the Top Floor (

Photo Focus first runs entirely on questions about photography presented from users, done by a person who is well known for sharing his tips and an excellent photographer, Scott Borne. I follow him on twitter, and have learned tons from him, he is @ScottBorne. I've learned a great deal from him already, and I highly encourage you to follow him if you are interested in photography.

The second, Tips from the Top Floor, is more geared to the higher end photographer, perhaps the prosumer level. Still, it has many tips, including things to increase creativity and improve your photography. You can follow the main producer, Chris Marquardt, at @chrismarqardt on twitter.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lisa, Daniel, and Family

Here's a few pictures from a recent photoshoot with my cousin. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Phoenix Zoo

Just thought I'd break my long quiet with some recent pictures I've been taking, namely from the Phoenix zoo

Friday, May 29, 2009

Stock Photography

I occasionally post some of my images to stock photo sites, as a way to improve my photography, get more pictures out there, and just to see how it works. Well, I wanted to gather some statistics about that, so here it goes!

First of all, I'm currently working with 3 sites.
Shutterstock -I've been accepted for about a week or two. It took me 2 tries to get accepted, and I had to wait 1 month between tries.
Bigstock I've been posting images for about 2 months or so.
Fotolia I've been there for about a month.

Total accepted for each site:
Shutterstock- 26
Bigstock - 43
Fotolia- 10

Total Submited
Shutterstock- 59
Bigstock- 111
Fotolia- 88

Total downloads
Shutterstock 1
Bigstock 3
Fotolia 0

Total combined acceptance
Shutterstock Only - 7
Bigstock Only - 24
Fotolia Only - 5
Shutterstock and Bigstock Only -15
Shutterstock and Fotolia Only -1
Bigstock and Fotolia Only -1
All 3- 3

Also, as I've posted referral links to everything else, here's my smugmug coupon code, which will save you $5 if you sign up! Smugmug -> Enter coupon code cTxVErGafqbBk

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tucson Zoo

Every now and then I make it to the Tucson zoo, and I always get some good shots when I go. This was the first time that I went with my 28x135mm lens, so I was able to get alot of cool shots I couldn't last time. It really makes a difference when you can zoom! Anyways, hope you enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Daily Photography in the Desert

As a bit of stress relief, excuse to get some exercise, and to work on my photography, I've been forcing myself to take a picture every day for the last week, and will continue this tradition. I'm posting the pictures at my album here. It's been an interesting adventure, and especially last night, I decided I just couldn't decide which picture to use. So, I'm going to post all of the pictures that would have made it, if I had used it another day. So, here's my "Almost Daylies". Oh, if you want quicker updates, follow @pearsonartphoto on twitter.

Oh, and if you like these pictures, please click on the picture, bring your mouse over the picture on the right and give it a thumbs up. Thanks!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


For a while now, I've been trying to find a good banner to connect the blog and website together. After some consideration, I decided to go with a collage, as done by Shape Collage. I've also made a few other ones, here they are. Clicking on the picture will let you see it in higher resolution. For more, please click on one of the pictures, it'll take you to a gallery of all of the ones I've done so far. Hope you enjoy!