4x5x365 - Day 36

4x5x365 – Day 36

3 weeks ago James Pratt
Feast your eyes on one of my favorite photos so far from my 4x5x365 series. I went down to Brass Ball Bobbers in Oklahoma City and took this shot of master moto…
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3 weeks ago4x5x365 – Day 36
Buffington Hotel - Westville, Oklahoma

Buffington Hotel – Westville, Oklahoma

1 month ago James Pratt
Bill and Susan Dragoo and I had just started on our trip to drive the Trans-America Trail for our story in Oklahoma Today Magazine when we ran across the Buffin…
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1 month agoBuffington Hotel – Westville, Oklahoma
Bass Fishing at McGee Creek Lake

Bass Fishing at McGee Creek Lake

1 month ago James Pratt
During a story last year about Oklahoma Highway 3, Nathan Gunter and I spent the night at McGee Creek Lake in far southeastern Oklahoma. We were invited to go o…
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1 month agoBass Fishing at McGee Creek Lake
Downtown Oklahoma City Panorama

Downtown Oklahoma City Panorama

1 month ago James Pratt
Last year I photographed downtown Oklahoma City from atop a local parking garage, and stitched the images together to create this sunset panorama. I shot the pi…
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1 month agoDowntown Oklahoma City Panorama
Choctaw Indian Stickball

Choctaw Indian Stickball

1 month ago James Pratt
In 2014 I was assigned to do a portrait of Choctaw Indian stickball players in Durant, Oklahoma. When I got there for the portrait I found out the field they us…
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1 month agoChoctaw Indian Stickball

My Photography

Bass Fishing at McGee Creek in Oklahoma

Bass Fishing at McGee Creek Lake

During a story last year about Oklahoma Highway 3, Nathan Gunter and I spent the night at McGee Creek Lake in far southeastern Oklahoma. We were invited to go out on the lake and do some fishing with the park ranger. I grabbed my camera and got a few photos of him fishing at sunset. […]

My Video

This video of dual sport riding in Clayton, OK was produced way back in 2005 - before HD video, before GoPro's.

Ride Oklahoma Dual Sport Video circa 2005

This was one of my early attempts at capturing video on a motorcycle. This was long before GoPro’s. I had to attach bullet cams to a dirt bike slamming through rocks, and feed said bullet cam to a digital camcorder in the rider’s backpack. Kind of rough. The biggest problem with the video is the […]

My Writing

Electrical transformers of various sizes are stored at the Northfork Electric Coop yard.

A Day in the Life of an Electrical Utility Lineman

Last year I wrote and photographed a story called “A Day in the Life of a Lineman”. I spent the day with Chad Compton, a long time electrical coop lineman from Northfork Electric Cooperative in Sayre, Oklahoma. I have done a lot of work photographing and writing about the electric utility industry and always enjoy […]

My Podcasting

I am finally getting the hang of Apple's Logic Pro X and have produced 4 podcasts in the past week.

After years of using Adobe Audition for sound editing, I recently switched to Apple’s Logic Pro X and after a week of intense practice, I am starting to get the hang of it and LOVING the program!

My Blog

Dar Holdsworth, owner of Darwin Motorcycles and Brass Ball Choppers, with a custom bike he built that is being shipped to Dubai.

4x5x365 – Day 41

I love photographing motorcycles and the enthusiasts who build and ride them. I think they make interesting character studies. This photo is of my friend and customer Dar Holdsworth, owner of Darwin Motorcycles, makers of the Brass Ball Bobbers line of motorcycles. Dar is a former Army vet who decided to build his own custom […]

Portrait of nursing home patient.

Pentax 6×7 – Greg

I shot this photo with my Pentax 6×7 at a local Edmond area nursing home. My father-in-law stays there and I visit from time to time. During lunch I like to talk to the patients there and often ask if I can take their photo. Most of them are staying there with nobody to visit […]

Bud Rose, owner of the Buffington Hotel in Westivlle, Oklahoma shows Bill and Susan Dragoo around the upstairs portion of the dilapidated hotel.

Buffington Hotel – Westville, Oklahoma

Bill and Susan Dragoo and I had just started on our trip to drive the Trans-America Trail for our story in Oklahoma Today Magazine when we ran across the Buffington Hotel in Westville, Oklahoma. Not exactly the Ritz Carlton, although back in the early 1900’s the Buffington was quite a swank hotel for eastern Oklahoma […]

My brother-in-law Mark Hanks is a very experience fisherman and very good friend.

Kayak Fishing in Oklahoma

To continue with my fishing theme from yesterday, today I bring you kayak fishing around Oklahoma. Although I grew up around fishing and my grandfather LOVED to take me fishing, I never was big into fishing – until I got a kayak last year. I am not sure what triggered the fun compared to boat […]

If I was teaching a new photog how to shoot, I would have them get a full frame digital camera and a fifty. That is a very affordable setup and there is a LOT you can do with that simple kit.

Family Easter – Not all Work

I don’t work ALL the time. Like most professional photographers, when I have family over I prefer to put down the camera, because normally camera = work. But sometimes I will grab a simple kit and unobtrusively try to capture family time together without a lot of gear – no lighting, no big cameras, usually […]

Downtown Oklahoma City skyline at sunset.

Downtown Oklahoma City Panorama

Last year I photographed downtown Oklahoma City from atop a local parking garage, and stitched the images together to create this sunset panorama. I shot the pictures on a tripod and then used PTGUI software to stitch them together into a nice panorama. I like that this image shows Devon Tower all lit up at […]

I met this gentleman at the NAPA story in Stonewall, Oklahoma on assignment for Oklahoma Today Magazine.

NAPA story portrait in Stonewall

Nathan Gunter and I were traveling across Oklahoma on our story about Highway 3 when we drove through Stonewall, Oklahoma. Not much left in Stonewall. It seems to have been bypassed when the Oklahoma Department of Transportation rebuilt Highway 3 about 1/4 mile out of town. We were on the old part of Highway 3. […]

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4x5x365 – Day 16

Today I bring you another Native American photo I took at Red Earth a couple of years ago. The 2015 Red Earth festival is coming up soon and I am planning to do some more work at this years event. Hopefully my technique is a bit better than with this version. Today I was thinking […]

Micha Young fashion shoot in Guthrie, OK

Micha Young in Black and White – Film

Yesterday I posted digital images of Micha that I had converted to black and white. Today I post actual film images shot on black and white film – either Kodak TMAX-100 or Ilford HP5. I used bothy my Toyo VRX-125 studio view camera and my Pentax 6×7. To me, there is a distinctly different “feel” […]

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4x5x365 – Day 12

Shooting 4×5 is hard. Preparing one 4×5 image to publish each day is just as difficult I am learning. I had hoped to shoot one image per day but quickly learned that is not practical. Posting one image per day is nearly as difficult. I wish it was as easy as shooting the picture and […]

Drag racing at Tulsa Raceway Park

A Bit More Drag Racing on Film – Just Because

Tired of looking at my large format pictures of old cabins? How about some more drag racing photos? “Heck yea” I hear from the motorheads leaning against the pop machine in the back of the room. Alrighty then. These are from my trip to Tulsa Raceway a couple of weeks ago. I just had time […]

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Any Corvette Fans in Oklahoma?

Are you a Chevy Corvette fan? Awe, common, everyone is a Corvette fan, at least a little bit. When I was a kid I played with Hot Wheels cars and always liked having a cool Vette in my collection. Yea, you may have moved on to Porsche’s or Ferrari’s or maybe even switched allegiance to […]

Photo shoot for Isabella Ramer at OKC Farmer's Market

Young People are Awesome – Isabella Ramer

Meet Isabella Ramer from Mustang, Oklahoma. A beautiful young lady who holds down THREE jobs while also earning valedictorian at Mustang High School. Young people like Isabella remind me that Oklahoma is in good the good hands of our future generations.