I'm a young aspiring photographer that has a sweet tooth for HDR photography.


I have moved

I have moved my blog and who photography show over to my new site.  Come over and see the new site at www.adamolsonphotography.com.

Look forward to seeing you over there!



Happy Friday everyone!  Here is another shot from my shoot yesterday.  I drive by this corn crib everyday on the interstate that is just left of the frame.  I finally made it through the maze of gravel roads to find it.  I wish the shot let me have a view down the gravel road rather up to help set up the background.  This is what I got though.  I also did a similiar processing to my “Sculpted by Glaciers” shot.  I really like the look.  What do you think?  Give me a critique.

I hope everyone has a great weekend with some awesome shooting opportunities!


Don’t Fall In!

Wednesday afternoon I was driving down to Ames, Iowa to visit my fiancée.  I decided to leave a little early so I could explore some back roads to see what I find interesting.  It was a very successful little journey I had.  Except for the fact of almost getting my car stuck on the way to an abandoned house, that story is to come with some photos.  I also came across a REALLY run down park just outside of Gladbrook, Iowa.  The main park building was built back in 1920 by George Conants, who the park is named after.  This was my first time taking photos of an abandoned location.  Now I know why people really love shooting these types of subjects.  I’m hooked!  I am really excited to continue the processing.

Behind the main building are a couple outhouses that, as you can see, are out of service.  I didn’t want to get too close to the building, afraid that I would fall into a dark pit of misery.  I was able to catch this shot and some other neat detail photos.

I hope you all have a great St. Paddy’s Day!

A Warm Bin

Here is a photo that I saw in my mind a few weeks ago.  Unfortunately Iowa went hiding under the clouds for a weeks before I was able to come back at the right time with my camera.  Yesterdays sky wasn’t as good as when I noticed this shot.  It will have to do for now, I can always return again the next time we have a good shot since the Coop is only down the road.

This brings me to my next question, how do you go about getting permission to go into old abandoned buildings?  We have a lot of old farm buildings around here that would be sweet to capture.  Some places have houses next to them that I could go ask the people for permission.  Other places don’t and it’s those places I’m curious about.  I follow some awesome photographers that get into these sweet places and I’m curious on how they get permission.  How do you go about it?