Arizona: Tuzigoot National Monument (2017)

When the temperatures start soaring in the Phoenix area during the summer, residents flee north towards cooler climates like Camp Verde, Flagstaff, and Sedona. In June 2017, we drove the RV to an RV park in Cottonwood. This was the first time we encountered an RV space that was hard to level and back into. … Continue reading Arizona: Tuzigoot National Monument (2017)

Arizona: Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show (2018)

One of the events that jams up traffic in the north Phoenix and Scottsdale area is the annual Arabian horse show. This event is held in mid-February over several days. It was also a bucket list item for me to photograph. I at least wanted to do it once, but my work schedule interfered until … Continue reading Arizona: Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show (2018)

Arizona: Blue Angels at Luke Days (2018)

Every 2 years, in the even years, the Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona hosts an airshow called Luke Days. In March 2018, we attended Luke Days on St Patrick's Day weekend. Luke Days, like any airshow, had static displays and other airshow performers, but we really went there for the Blue Angels. It … Continue reading Arizona: Blue Angels at Luke Days (2018)

Arizona: Model Happy Hour

The same group of people that I've gone on previous photowalks with also have a studio. Once a month, they'd have a Happy Hour Model Shoot. If you paid to attend the shoot, you shot the paid models with strobe lighting setups. If you attended the free happy hour to network, you shot the models … Continue reading Arizona: Model Happy Hour

Arizona: Photowalk with Project 52

In 2015 and 2016, I did a year long photography workshop with a mentor and several photographers from all over the world called Project 52 Pros. Though it was mostly focused on commercial and editorial photography, I learned a lot. In February 2016, there was a meetup of my classmates in Phoenix. We met at … Continue reading Arizona: Photowalk with Project 52

Arizona: Phoenix Zoo (2016)

In January, 2016, Bob and I attended a photowalk at the Phoenix Zoo with some local photographers. Bob went with me on this photowalk, as neither of us had been to the zoo yet since moving to Arizona. The entrance area was pretty cool. Shade sails are pretty common in the desert Southwest. Farm animals … Continue reading Arizona: Phoenix Zoo (2016)

Arizona: Birds at the Desert Botanical Garden

When we went with our xScapers friend to the Desert Botanical Garden last week, we knew we wanted to come back for the Sunday member hour. Bob saw my photos from the Fine Family Contemplation Garden and wanted to spend some time there. While Bob did his video thing, I stayed out of the way … Continue reading Arizona: Birds at the Desert Botanical Garden