Entries by Mike

Danielle & Kevin’s wedding in Sedona

This was my last spring wedding in 2018 before heading out to chase storms for the next two months. And it was a heck of a way to finish. Had so much fun with Danielle and Kevin, their tiny little elopement with a few friends and family, and the food/drinks at the end of the […]

Intensity

One of my personal favorite images of 2018 was this one early in the morning of July 21st on the Vekol Valley Road overpass looking east. Asher and I had gone almost all the way to New Mexico earlier, and then raced back towards home as a huge MCS blew up and started blasting west […]

Ringwood

Not sure what took me so long to get to this one, but one of the more stunning scenes from last spring for me. Long chase on May 29th from north of Laverne, Oklahoma to here southeast of Ringwood. The colors went nuts at sunset and this supercell/shelf cloud looked all kinds of amazing. Had […]

Morgan & Tony’s wedding at Brophy Chapel

Morgan and Tony’s wedding in December at Brophy and then Desert Foothills was just one of my favorites of 2018. Such a lovely, fun couple and their friends were such a blast to work with! I haven’t laughed that hard at a best man’s toast before and Morgan’s dad made myself, and the entire room, […]

The best settings for lightning photography

 A tutorial on the best settings for lightning photography, from day to astro, with real world images and exif information. Stuff from this video: Lightning Trigger IV: https://store.lightningtrigger.com/ Join a tour or workshop: http://www.mikeolbinski.com/workshops Follow John Sirlin: https://twitter.com/sirlinjohn

Ayla & James Wedding at Kingan Gardens

James and Ayla’s wedding was so unique and at such a rad little venue down in Tucson. Never shot there before, it was lovely and intimate and definitely worth checking out. Thanks to these two for being such amazing clients, we had a ball first on their engagement session in downtown Phoenix but their wedding […]

Incoming

Only about five and a half months until haboob season returns…can’t wait to get chased by these beasts again. 2018 was a fantastic year for them, hopefully 2019 rocks as well.

Dry Lake

September 1st, the night that keeps on giving haha…so many fun lightning shots from that chase, here’s one looking towards the dry lake bed near Willcox from near the Kansas Settlement. I got this on wide angle which I would have preferred, but it was set to ISO 2000 for time-lapse and the bolt just […]