Travis Isaacs

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

2009 In Photos

29 Dec 2009

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

In 2009 I took about 11,000 (212GB) photos:

While I don’t consider myself a photography perfectionist, only a small percentage of my photos actually see the light of day the Internet. I’ve assembled some of my favorites for you to tell the story of a year filled with ups and downs (but, mostly ups).

Please enjoy.

January

The dude den After unsuccessfully trying to raise an A round at Viewzi in 2008 (A.K.A. the worst climate for fund-raising in recent history), we regrouped in January and started work on plan B. 16mm | f/2.8 | 1/250/sec – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II

DO NOT WANT Audrey’s attempts at crawling often end up with her face in the floor. 35mm | f/2.8 | 1/60 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II

2009: Where I do what I do Nerd nirvana. I relocated my Dell 2405 to my home office, giving me dual 24″ displays. 17mm | f/5.6 | 1/15 – Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Dog Dog Let’s be friends! 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/60 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

ddddddaa da Audrey begins to murmur “DA DA DA,” much to mommy’s disappointment. 20mm | f/2.8 | 1/125 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

February

Audrey and Kristis matching outfits Will you be mine? 24mm | f/5 | 1/100 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

SNUGGIE Kristi’s new Snuggie. 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/250 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Showing off for Alex Lunch with my good friend Alex Bischoff to discuss shooting in manual exposure with an E-TTL flash. 35mm | f/2.8 | 1/160 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

The shore at sundown Timing is everything. In other words, I missed sun down. 14mm | f/11 | 1/3 – Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5

Bill Moore I reunited with the RadioTime crew in February for much-needed freelance work. This is a lifeline for my family, as January brought in no income. 28mm | f/2.8 | 1/13 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Audrey has a mouth full of teeth Things were about to change…as new parents we were so excited to see Audrey’s first teeth. We had no idea what we were in for. 55mm | f/2.8 | 1/160 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

March

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 I love this lens. 55mm | f/2.8 | 1/80 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Jeremy and O gaming Jeremy and Owen playing Lego Indiana Jones. 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/60 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

IMG_7031 Taking the show in the road: Stephen and I are invited to speak in Memphis at this year’s IA Summit. 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/80 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Work-from-home setup On my own: A new 17″ unibody Mac Book Pro punctuates the transition from Viewzi to freelancing to full-time employment. 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/80 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Mac addicts are born Mac addict. 55mm | f/2.8 | 1/40 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

April

Crunch Lucky. A driver t-boned me at the intersection I pass through everyday on the way to work. An insurance nightmare was just about to begin. 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/40 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

2009 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro In with the new. 21mm | f/2.8 | 1/640 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

IMG_7315 Spring has sprung. 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/60 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

IMG_7849 Not pictured – Camille. We didn’t know it yet, but Kristi was pregnant. 85mm | f/5.6 | 1/320 – Canon EOS 40D with EF 85mm f/1.8

Big and Bigger Big, meet Bigger. 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/125 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

May

30 is all youll ever need. 30″ 17mm | f/5.6 | 1/80 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Braaaaaaaaaains. Must. Eat. Braaaaaaaaaains. 17mm | f/2.8 | 1/60 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Let the hacking begin Hackint0sh. 55mm | f/2.8 | 1/50 – Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

Caitlyns turn This is easily one of my top 10 photos of the year. I love the expression on Caitlyn’s face and the water spray frozen in time. 85mm | f/2.0 | 1/5000 – Canon EOS 40D with EF 85mm f/1.8

The things we do for our children. The things we do for our children. 50mm | f/5.6 | 1/40 – Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with EF 50mm f/1.4

June

Improving - Open spaces meet Open spaces at Improving. 24mm | f/4 | 1/200 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

You can’t stop the rock. 24mm | f/4 | 1/30 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Birthday Cupcake Time flies. Already is already a year old 105mm | f/4 | 1/80 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Mr Keltons piercing blue eyes Kelton has the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen. 105mm | f/4 | 1/100 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Shes just like me. Peas in a pod. 24mm | f/4 | 1/80 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

The clouds are rolling in. It’s summer in TX. 24mm | f/4 | 1/50 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

July

Mr. Steve Good friends and good food as we celebrated Independence Day with the Brewers. 50mm | f/1.4 | 1/400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 50mm f/1.4

Day two coming to and end. The sun setting on our first day in Anna Maria Island, Florida. 32mm | f/4 | 1/40 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Holmes beach Holmes Beach. Some where shocked that I took my new 5D MK II parasailing with no contingency plan. 24mm | f/8 | 1/1000 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Grey beard the pirate Grey beard: My dad moments after parasailing above Holmes Beach. 24mm | f/5.6 | 1/1600 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Mom and Dad Mom and Dad. I was delighted that they can join us in Florida for what amounts to their first real vacation in years. 160mm | f/8 | 1/100 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L

Yours truely Your’s truly, enjoying a drink on the beach._50mm | f/2 | 1/6400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 50mm f/1.4_

A lovely mix of light A lovely mix of light. This shot was completely accidental. 24mm | f/8 | 1/4 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

August

Going round. 24mm | f/22 | 2.5 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Mr. Askins Having a beer with Dustin. 50mm | f/2 | 1/400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 50mm f/1.4

IMG_3152 copy Sailing Lake Grapevine with Ms. Emma at the helm. 58mm | f/4 | 1/4000 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Saying hi to baby girl Isaacs Checking in on Camille. 5mm | f/3.2 | 1/15 – Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Ladies, Peaches are the key to luxurious hair Peaches. 85mm | f/2.8 | 1/125 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 85mm f/1.8

September

Hooligans Breakin’ the law. 24mm | f/4.5 | 1/1600 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Mamma Kristi Mamma Kristi. 47mm | f/4 | 1/1250 | ISO640 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Audrey, 15 months She’s not a baby any more. 135mm | f/2 | 1/1000 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 135mm f/2

135L Glamour One of my first shots using off-camera flash. 100mm | f/2.8 | 1/10 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Quattro More fun per gallon. I couldn’t get enough of this macro lens. 100mm | f/2.8 | 1/50 | ISO1600 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Me and Kristi Kristi and I celebrate our friend’s wedding back home in Indiana. Damn we looked good. 50mm | f/2.8 | 1/60 | ISO1600 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 50mm f/1.4

Proud pappa Proud pappa. Baby Hale had better get used to a camera in his face. 50mm | f/2.2 | 1/160 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 50mm f/1.4

October

Texas AM vs. Arkansas Razorbacks at Cowboy Stadium Steve Brewer invited me along to a Texas A & M vs. Arkansas game. I jumped at the chance to see Jerryworld. 24mm | f/11 | 1/25 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

The apple of my eyes. The apple of my eye. 105mm | f/4 | 1/80 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Commute Commuting. 24mm | f/11 | 4| ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

All the kiddos in the same spot (barely) Audrey celebrates Halloween with Kelton and friends. 24mm | f/7.1 | 1/60 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

November

Bright lights, big city Vegas, we’ve arrived. 16mm | f/2.8 | 1/6 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II

Jefs very first black jack hand. Ever. There’s beginners luck, and then there’s this. Jef get’s Blackjack on a split with his very, very first hand. 35mm | f/2.8 | 1/80 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II

Ken Howard Ken Howard at the Las Vegas Stratosphere. This was the least incriminating photo I took of him all weekend. 24mm | f/6.3 | 1/125 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Gaby has no fear. Im not sure I can say the same about Kyle! The thrill seekers. 97mm | f/4.5 | 1/125 | ISO100 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

While there is still three of us Just us three, but not for long. 24mm | f/4 | 1/640 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Lurker Lurking in the garage. 24mm | f/6.3 | 1/5 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

December

Merry Christmas from the fam Merry Christmas from the fam. Even with just two flashes, this was my most ambitious strobist shot to date. 85mm | f/2.2 | 1/50 | ISO800 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 85mm f/1.8

The Askins Family The Aksins Family. 85mm | f/2.2 | 1/50 | ISO800 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 85mm f/1.8

Austin checking his shot Austin Mann checking his shot. Austin was generous enough to let me tag a long in a photoshoot with our Audis. It was an incredible learning experience with some really expensive Profoto gear. 24mm | f/4 | 1/25 | ISO1600 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

We only come out at night We only come out at night. My A4, looking really amazing. Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III with TS-E 24mm f/3.5L

Hot embers escaping from a smoldering fire. Hot embers. 24mm | f/11 | 2 | ISO125 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Kristi is ready Let’s start the show! Kristi just before giving me yet another precious child. 24mm | f/4 | 1/60 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Proud papa, again Another princess. 24mm | f/4 | 1/200 | ISO500 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Checking out Grandma Franny Meet your nana. 50mm | f/2.8 | 1/160 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 50mm f/1.4

OMG OMG OMG in any language. 105mm | f/4 | 1/160 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Best. Gift. Ever. What did you get for Christmas? I got a princess. 70mm | f/4 | 1/160 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

The Isaacs Fam Now there is four. 88mm | f/4 | 1/160 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

Sweet dreams, Im sure Sweet dreams. 50mm | f/1.4 | 1/125 | ISO400 – Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 50mm f/1.4