Family of Four Backpacking Through the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness

Lower Blue Lake with Dallas Peak in the background

My first multi-day backpacking trip was a 5-night excursion through the San Juan mountains of Colorado. The snow-capped fourteeners and lush river valleys were quite a sight for a 14-year-old from Kansas. Flash forward nearly three decades and I was now driving my wife and two children to that same mountain range for our first backpacking trip as a family. And despite a few hiccups, everyone ended up having a fantastic time.

Giving Back During COVID-19

An interview on what I and others can do to help our community during COVID-19, including my pledge to donate 100% of 2020 sales bonuses to organizations and charities assisting with COVID relief.

Findlay Subaru and the Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance Partner Up to Blaze a New Trailhead in Prescott

Findlay Subaru’s latest venture includes working with the Prescott Mountain Biking Alliance (PMBA) to help fund through corporate sponsorship the building of a new trailhead for the Spence Basin trail system. The new trailhead will be called the Spence Springs Trail Head. Vice President on the Board of PMBA, Scott Bideau explains the work that has been done at Spence Basin.

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Families Rave About Opportunities Offered Through Help Portrait Prescott

Help Portrait Prescott is a new local chapter of a national organization that offers to individuals and families who could not otherwise afford it a posed, professional portrait in a studio environment. Each individual is given an 8 x 10 framed portrait; families receive an 11 x 14 frame. All are given digital shots and coupons to make additional low-cost prints.

Help Portrait Prescott: A new event of ‘creativity and empathy’ for people struggling in life

Scott Bideau, the organizer of Help Portrait Prescott, holds a portrait from a similar event a few years ago of a family who arranged for the portrait to send to their daughter serving in Iraq. The father in the photograph was a community leader who died two years later from lung issues he suffered after volunteering to assist his brother at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. (Nanci Hutson/Courier)

How to Put On a Local Help-Portrait Event

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Help-Portrait, a global movement of photographers, hairstylists, and makeup artists using their time, tools, and expertise to give back to those in need. I was fortunate enough to get involved with this event in 2009, the first year that it expanded from the inaugural Nashville location to cities throughout the world. Since then, I have founded two local chapters and learned a lot about how to put on a successful Help-Portrait event. In this post, I’ve shared some of my experience from coordinating these events in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same.

Self Portrait Project

portable photography studio equipment setup in garage

I try to update my headshot every 5 years so that people easily recognize me when meeting in person for the first time. After walking away unsatisfied from three different headshot booths at recent industry conferences, I decided to back the cars out of the garage, set up a portrait studio, and take one myself. This turned into a fun little selfie project despite the strange look my kids gave me when I asked if I could borrow their giant teddy bear for pictures (more on that later).

Summer Ski Jumping at a Balloon Rodeo

Summer Ski Jumping at a Balloon Rodeo
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS II USM

I’ll never forget my first time photographing action sports. I was attending the 30th Annual Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo with my family. I had just purchased my first SLR camera about a year ago, so I brought it along. What I learned is that great images are created through a combination of proper camera equipment, technical skillset, and the ability to find unique perspectives to capture. 

LTE Error in Windows 10: “Can’t connect to this network. Enter an apn and try again.”

  1. About a month after I fixed my “SIM PIN2” error on the LTE card installed inside my new laptop, I started experiencing the following error when attempting to connect:

“Can’t connect to this network. Enter an apn and try again.”

If you have this problem or are generally looking how to override a Windows 10 default driver, I may be able to help.

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