DSLR video

Cutting through the competition

Cutting through the competition

Competition draws crowd to see who is the fastest tobacco cutter September 3, 2009 – Lancaster, Kentucky, USA. Alvin Stamper, 26, defends his title as the tobacco cutting champion at the Garrard County Tobacco Cutting Competition. At the end of every summer during the tobacco harvest, men gather to compete against each other to see […]


The 675-mile-long Yard Sale

The 675-mile-long Yard Sale

The World’s Longest Yard Sale, now in it’s ump-teenth year, wound it’s way through central Kentucky last weekend. I’ve shot it a good many times for the Herald-Leader in years past and am never disappointed at the visuals that can be found in addition to some killer bargains. So this year, I covered the sale […]


Siena Farm

Siena Farm

This is a video I shot and produced for Siena Farm in Paris, Ky. They are a new broodmare operation and used the video on their innovative website.


The General

The General

I spent the day at Keeneland focusing on the favorites for the Blue Grass Stakes. Naturally, they didn’t win. An underdog named General Quarters, owned and trained by Tom McCarthy, won the Blue Grass Stakes and was headed for the Kentucky Derby.


Keeneland blossoms into spring

Keeneland blossoms into spring

This video was shot with the Canon 5D Mark II on a beautiful morning before the Keeneland Race Track 2009 spring meet was to open in Lexington.


The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

In February, reporter Amy Wilson and I took a day-long road trip into Western Kentucky to see how folks were coping two weeks after what was perhaps the worst ice storm in modern history.


Santa Train

Santa Train

This is the 67th year that the Santa Train has ridden a 110-mile route through Appalachian towns in eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia handing out toys and gifts to thousands of rural families before culminating in a parade in Kingsport, Tennessee. The Santa Train was originally created as a means for the Kingsport and tri-state […]


Canon 5D Mark II tip sheet

Canon 5D Mark II tip sheet

In this pdf you will find tips and do’s and don’ts based on my experience with the Canon 5D Mark II. It is current with the most recent firmware upgrade, 1.1.0.


Review: First take on the Canon 5D Mark II

Review: First take on the Canon 5D Mark II

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: This is not a video camera. So don’t expect it to do the same things your video camera does. It is, however, one killer full-frame DSLR that shoots some spectacular hi-def video. And that’s enough for me.