Jen Taylor

The Girls

Remember the photos I mentioned on Tuesday? Well, they’re up. A couple of notes: Jesse wanted me to take these photos so they could fill their pictures frames. Because of this requirement, some of the photos are cropped to 8×10, which is kind of weird; I ended up leaving a lot of the photos as a 2×3 ratio (native for my camera’s sensor) because I wasn’t thinking ahead and filled up the frame too much to crop effectively. This was my first time shooting in about 6 weeks and I felt a little rusty. I ran out of battery toward the very end1. I want to expand on technique and style of the last two photos shown below, which will be part of my upcoming project that I mentioned earlier.

50.0 mm || 1/800 || f/2.8 || ISO400 || NIKON D70

In the Grass: Katie, Jen, Margy, and Jesse
38.0 mm || 1/80 || f/4.2 || ISO500 || NIKON D70

Music Band Shot: Katie, Jen, Margy, and Jesse
18.0 mm || 1/50 || f/4.5 || ISO500 || NIKON D70

Katie, Jen, Margy, and Jesse on the wheel
18.0 mm || 1/100 || f/5.6 || ISO800 || NIKON D70

Katie, Jen, Margy, and Jesse on the pipes
18.0 mm || 1/160 || f/4.5 || ISO320 || NIKON D70

There are 31 more photos from this set on Flickr: The Girls

  1. Note to self, remember to always, always, always charge the battery 

Picking Up The Camera

I picked up my camera yesterday for about the first time in a month and half. Some friends who are all living together requested a photo shoot, and in exchange for some beer, I was all to happy to oblige. Besides, it gave me a good excuse to pick up the camera again.

We went over the photos last night and I really enjoyed the strobed shots, so much so that I think I’m actually going to start a project. I want to shoot some uniquely Seattle scenes with people in them.

We were at Gasworks park yesterday1; I want to go back there to shoot, but there are some other places that definitely need to be on this list. The sculpture at Kerry Park, the Fremont Troll, the red/orange sculpture at the Seattle Center, The Fin Project at Magnuson Park, just to name a few.

So, if you read this blog and are in the Seattle area, leave a comment below if your interested in being a photo2. It’s really easy work and will take about 30-60 minutes of your time. You can also do it more than once. And you can bring your friends.


  1. Photos should be up by Thursday 

  2. I may also be getting in touch with people myself 

Trace Bundy at The Triple Door

Jen invited a bunch of people to go see her brother-in-law, Trace Bundy, perform at the Triple Door last night. I finally decided to go see him after Jen explained that he was an engineer1 and that I would absolutely love him2.

The show was amazing. Trace’s fingering is exciting to watch, even for someone who can’t play a single chord.


Seeing Trace Bundy perform songs such as “Adapt” and “Dueling Ninjas” live is to experience a swift musical kick to the head. The listener will often leave the show confused, not being able to comprehend how one man can do that with just a guitar.

If you didn’t get a chance to see last nights show, Trace will be back at The Triple Door on January 27th. In the mean time, enjoy this clip of “Dueling Ninjas”:

  1. He also went to CU Boulder too! 

  2. those weren’t her exact words, but you get the idea 

And I thought it couldn’t get any better

Some of you may remember an incident a few months back when Jeff Staples went to Tolo. Long story short, a few of us guys got together and completely wrapped his date’s car in pallet wrapping plastic. It took about an hour and we got it all on film. I just happened to have saved a frame from the video in My Pictures folder. I found it a couple weeks back and submitted it to Obviously they liked it Correct link: