Travis Isaacs

Father of two. Fitness & food junkie. Co-founder of Front Desk. Creator of Keynote Kung-Fu. Grapevine, TX.

2010 In Photos

01 Jan 2011

This post is ancient history. My apologies for any dead links or broken images.

In short, 2010 was an amazing year filled with friends, family, and success (both professional and personal). My family grew to four, Improving has never been stronger, and I created an extremely profitable source of revenue by selling my design artifacts.

In 2010 I snapped 8,439 photos (or, about 219GB) and posted 1,143 photos to flickr.

January

Lorry and Audrey sharing a laugh

Audrey and her Grandma Lorry share a laugh.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO640 • 1/125
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2

David and Camille

Newborn Camille and her Uncle David.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 35mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Sunrise from Improving

A stormy sunrise as seen from the Improving offices.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/3
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 35mm • f/11

Uh oh!

Kristi and Audrey having some fun during an impromptu photo session in our bedroom.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 80mm • f/6.3
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

My girls

Arms full of sugar and spice. My daughters—Audrey and Camille.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 80mm • f/6.3
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

Dreaming.

Do you ever wonder what newborns dream about?

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/160
  • 85mm f/2 • 85mm • f/2

February

Calm, as usual

Calm Camille.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Thats my Audrey

When you tell a toddler not to blink, they blink.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

And on his farm he had a…

 

Audreys first snow day

February brought record-breaking snowfall to Texas. I was so excited for Audrey to experience it.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO640 • 1/800
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4

Ms. Camille

The fog is lifting on sleepy newborn Camille.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1250 • 1/80
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2

Snuggling

Snug as a bug in a rug.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

Theres something on my back

I can’t explain to you how special a father–daughter relationship is. I adore this little girl.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

Kristi entertaining Camille

Kristi soothing a fussy Camille.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

March

Easter Egg Hunt

Audrey having a great time at the petting zoo during a windy Easter egg hunt at Nash Farms in Grapevine.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/800
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 70mm • f/4

Giggity

Giggity. That is all.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.8
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Completely necessary.

How I get work done.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/8
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/8
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Nicole Atkins @ Austin City Limits

My friends and I attended a live taping of Austin City Limits. It was a magical, moving night while we watched Nicole Atkins perform live.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 100mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Does that thing do video? Drinks may have been involved.

 

Shaun Inman was kind enough to let us preview Mimeo and the Kleptus King

Sean Inman, live.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/320
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 50mm • f/4

Jeremy

Jeremy under the neon lights of 6th street.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO3200 • 1/800
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

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Crazy Mad Scientist Guy from Frog Design.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO3200 • 1/160
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

The sweet girl at Amys ice cream

The sweet girl at Amy’s Ice Cream.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO3200 • 1/400
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

The Kanye

Kanye Newsom.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Burin, picking out his kill

Burin at The Salt Lick.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO640 • 1/250
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

The pit at Salt Lick

The pit at The Salt Lick.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

April

On the move

Audrey on the move. I love how the high shutter speed froze her mid-stride.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/5000
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2

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Genuine Joy. I snapped this with a telephoto lens while Audrey splashed around in the fountain at the Grapevine Botanical Garden.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/1250
  • 100-400mm f/4.5‐5.6L • 400mm • f/5.6
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Color

I think she’d choose coloring over eating.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1.400
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Always curious

Curiosity, captured.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/250
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Aftermath

The only pieces left standing of Texas Stadium. Dustin, Steve, and I got up very, very early to watch it’s implosion.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/1000
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4

Sharing a laugh

Audrey and Camille share a laugh. It’s been amazing to watch to them interact.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/1.8

May

CHEEEZE

This is Tucker Brewer.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/9
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

Tucker

Ladies, get in line.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/9
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

Pointdexter

Geek is genetic.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 88mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Oh noes

Oh noes!.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 28mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

I have a feeling that they are plotting something

Audrey and Camille plotting something.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Just your average every day neighborhood cow

Just your average, everyday neighborhood cow.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/800
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Bright eyes

Hello bright eyes.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Standing room only at my panel

Keynote Kung-Fu makes it’s debut to a packed house at Big Design 2010.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO2000 • 1/13
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/8

June

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Tucker splashing into a cold pool on a sweltering Texas day.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/5000
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 67mm • f/4

Little Miss Sit Up

Steady Camille.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.2
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Home after a long day

Home for the Day.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/8

Dad stealing a hug from Audrey

My Dad and Audrey having a snuggle.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 65mm • f/8
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Dakota

My nephew Dakota.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/8
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Shes definitely my kid

Did I mention that Geek is genetic?.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/84

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  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/1600
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4

Camille and her aunt Jenny

Camille and her aunt Jenny.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/125
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2.8

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Audrey the explorer.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/400
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2.8

Walking through the pasture

A very green pasture in rural Indiana.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/1600
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4

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Audrey, Xavier, and bubbles.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/1600
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

Hard labor

My Grandfather’s Ferguson tractor.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/500
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4

Dragonfly

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/600
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4

Mom, remembering

A surreal moment for my mother as we visited her childhood home in rural Indiana.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/800
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 28mm • f/4

The garage

My grandparents garage. The smell and texture where exactly how I remembered them from my childhood.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/50
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

The toolshed

The toolshed. I snuck in here a lot when I was young.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO3200 • 1/20
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4

The Isaacs sisters

Sweet girls in front of sweet corn.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/160
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 47mm • f/6.3
  • 580EX II • 430EX II

The happy couple

Thirty–One Years

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 58mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Its gorgeous

iPhone 4.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/400
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

July

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“Cheese” seems appropriate here.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 75mm • f/5.6
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

My personal favorite of the day

Allie Bea, all grown up.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO100 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 82mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

Hold very, very still

Audrey holding very still while Kristi gave her a haircut.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/500
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.0

Mommy did a good job

The reveal.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/500
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.0

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You may recognize these glasses.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/200
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.0

August

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A princess fit for a princess.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Kristi has gone Choctaw

Kristi during an Improving sponsored night at the Choctaw Casino in Oklahoma.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/50
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

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Camille has mastered the art of the photo bomb.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Dustin at work

Dustin and I have shared this design space since the summer. It’s been an absolute pleasure.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

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Audrey’s imagination never stops.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.8
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Those Isaacs girls

Big and little sis’.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/200
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/5.6

September

Grrrrrrrrrr

She’s mostly harmless. But I wouldn’t cross her.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/160
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Not afraid of a little weather

Bring on the rain, I have Quattro.

Kelton watching the sea turtles

Kelton, captivated by the sea turtles.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO2500 • 1/80
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Warp speed in Dustin’s WRX.

The golden boy

The Golden Boy.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/50
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

So much to talk about in this photo.

A tiny caption isn’t enough space to describe the awesome happening in this photo. Linz and Dustin’s expressions are priceless.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/40
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Most excellent photo of Julee

I don’t have many photos of Julee Dyer, but this is my favorite.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/400
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2

The Maverick

They call him Maverick. Ladies.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/500
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2

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Ride ‘em.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 47mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

October

Lift Off

Up, up, and away!

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/2000
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.8

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Kristi and Camille on the obligatory hay ride at the pumpkin patch.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2500
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

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Camille, growing up in front of your eyes.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/1600
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2

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If I only had one photo of Audrey, it would be this one.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/640
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2.8

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A princess in training.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/1600
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.0

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Camille’s was a ladybug for her first Halloween.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/400
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Both girls in one place

The sisters.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/200
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/4

November

Smoooch

Kristi and sweet Audrey share kiss.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO3200 • 1/40
  • 35mm f/1.4L • 35mm • f/1.4

My Darling Audrey, When you look back on this photo years from know, know that you were crying because your Disney Princess DVD had ended.

My Darling Audrey, When you look back on this photo years from know, know that you were crying because your Disney Princess DVD had ended.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/320
  • 35mm f/1.4L • 35mm • f/2.0

Trusting Daddy

Trusting Daddy.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/125
  • 35mm f/1.4L • 35mm • f/1.4

Mr. Morse

Jacob.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/250
  • 35mm f/1.4L • 35mm • f/2

Susan Fojtasek

Susan in Vegas.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/100
  • 35mm f/1.4L • 35mm • f/1.4

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Las Vegas City Center.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2500
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

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Las Vegas City Center.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/320
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/6.3

This will be the cover of Jacobs first album

This will be the cover of Jacob’s first album .

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/250
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 28mm • f/4

Improving UX

Improving UX.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/160
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 28mm • f/16

Our chariot

Our ride for the day, a BMW 645i.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO100 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/8

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Your’s truly, taking in the scenery of beautiful Lake Meade.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/1000
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/8

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Benjamin.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/15
  • 35mm f/1.4L • 35mm • f/2.5

Improving Enterprises

This is Improving.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/6
  • 35mm f/1.4L • 35mm • f/4.5

So fresh, so clean

Jacob performing an amazing rendition of “So fresh, so clean.”.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/50
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 100mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Dudes, laughing

We were LOLing.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/50
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 100mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Somewhere in Kentucky

Somewhere in Kentucky we stopped at a rest stop for lunch.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2500
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 40mm • f/4

Camilles first rest stop.

Camille stretching her legs.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2000
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4

December

Linz and Dustin helping Kristi and I celebrate our 30th birthdays.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/250
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Jeremy, Steve, and Alicia

Jeremy, Steve, and Alicia.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO3200 • 1/50
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Jacob, sans beard

Fresh and clean, for real.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/250
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Strolling through Southlake to see the lights

Camille taking in the Christmas lights in Southlake Town Square.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO2500 • 1/80
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

KILL

Steve only has one speed, and it’s KILL.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/4000
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2

Audrey and her hat

Audrey is ready to party.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/160
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2

Kristi and Linz

Kristi and Linz at the Improving Christmas party.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/50
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 58mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Her Highness.

Her Highness, Audrey.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/320
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.2

Hygeine

As I watched Audrey brush her teeth before bed, I realized that she’s no longer a baby.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/320
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.2

You almost miss it

Lighter than Air.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/125
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Not completely freaked out

Our first visit with Santa.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 75mm • f/4

Fueled by cake

Cake-fueled bliss.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 73mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Electrifying!

Electrifying.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 105mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

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Ready to ride.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L • 24mm • f/4
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Cycling nerd

I’ve lost 30lbs and gained a new passion. This is the new me.