From My Desk

  • Tomorrow I leave for Alaska, but I’ve been packing and repacking my camera bag for a few weeks now. As a photographer, we all know the struggle of packing the perfect bag. Take too little – regret it … take too much – regret it. It’s probably easier to walk…

  • Two weekends ago I went back to Cheekwood to catch the last of the tulips. The Nashville area was going to have some freezing weather and I knew the tulips would not last much longer. It was a drizzly day so the garden was mostly empty – just me, my…

  • I picked up the Olympus TG5 off of eBay. I wanted a camera I could take kayaking with me in Alaska next month. I previously owned the TG3, which I took to New Zealand on a kayak trip, so I knew I would love this version. I got my TG5…

  • I want to start this by saying I’m not an overly techie person. If you came here for an overly techie answer this won’t be the place. If you came here looking for a solution that just works please read on. Custom Mode…umm what? Custom mode (Mysets) on Olympus cameras…

  • One of my favorite times of year in Nashville is spring when Cheekwood is in bloom. It’s a color wonderland. I look forward to going every year to see the new tulips and explore the colors. If you are in the Nashville area and have not been to Cheekwood it’s…

  • This last Friday night the Night Market was back! It’s an interactive art event. From music to interactive graffiti the night market has a wide variety of local arts. According to their website, the “Nashville Night Market is cultivating a creative and interactive nightlife scene that showcases and supports local makers and performers.…

  • 12 South Nashville

    by Reba Baskett

    A few weekends ago a friend and I went for a walk in the 12 South area. It’s a growing area in Nashville and very trendy. Shops in the area are owned by Holly Williams and Reese Witherspoon. There is even a cupcake ATM. Hip restaurants are popping up all…

  • Bowling the Rain Away

    by Reba Baskett

    This last weekend it rained. It rained buckets. Saturday morning I was getting restless, so one of my roommates, so we decided to go bowling. I had not bowled in 15 years or more so I decided to document the catastrophic event.  Surprisingly, I got several strikes but did not…

  • Lunch after Alcatraz See how it started (part 1 | part 2 | part 3) After the ferry ride back from Alcatraz, we headed to Boudin’s for lunch where I’m pretty sure almost everyone ate half a loaf of sourdough! It truly is the best sourdough bread out there! I spent…

  • Day two of Capturing San Francisco See how it started (part 1 | part 2) Day two was the day we all hung out with the Olympus visionaries and I was lucky enough to time breakfast with all the male Olympus visionaries before heading out to shoot. Saturday we shot…

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