Updates Away

February 1st, 2012 No comments

So, where’s all those updates you were promised?

I’ve come to accept that there’s no way I’ll ever be able to dedicate an individual post to all the amazing sessions over the last year and a half.  I’ll be making an attempt to better keep-up going forward.  But until then, I’ll be making rather frequent posts highlighting the portraits that had made their way onto my Photo-a-Day site. That’ll at least give a small glimpse into what’s been going on around these parts! :)

Categories: Weddings Tags:

Geeky Photo/Camera Statistics

January 2nd, 2012 2 comments

Just some geeky info that may interest the other photographers out there.

Based on the analysis of approx 348,000 of our images (the majority of our shots get indexed to a MySQL database storing the EXIF data), the top three lenses we shoot with are:

Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L: 47%
Canon 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5: 27%
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L: 13%


This comes as no surprise, since for the majority of any given day you’ll find a 7D + 70-200 on my right hip and the 50D + 10-22 on the left.
Also, 27% of our images are shot at f/2.8. f/4 and f/5.6 get 21% each, with f/8 getting 10%.


Here’s a full breakdown of top lenses, f/stop and shutter speeds we shoot :)

47%    70-200mm F/2.8L
27%    10-22mm F/3.5-4.5
13%    24-70mm F/2.8L
4%    100mm F/2.8 Macro
3%    300mm F/2.8L
6%    Other

2%    < F/2.8
27%    F/2.8
5%    F/3.2
11%    F/3.5
21%    F/4
21%    F/5.6
10%    F/8
2%    F/11
1%    > F/11

14%    100
29%    200
21%    400
11%    800
18%    1600
5%    3200
2%    > 3200

Shutter Speed
11%    1/640 s
10%    1/250 s
10%    1/200 s
9%    1/320 s
7%    1/400 s
7%    1/500 s
7%    1/160 s
4%    1/100 s
4%    1/800 s
4%    1/1000 s
4%    1/125 s
3%    1/60 s
3%    1 second +
17%    Other

Categories: Business, Gear Tags:


January 1st, 2012 No comments

Welcome to MMXII :)

Thanks to all our awesome clients of 2011! We’re super excited to experience 2012!

Categories: Business Tags:

Where have all the updates gone?

January 1st, 2011 No comments

We’re still alive and shooting here at Moonwell Photography!  Unfortunately, the blog has taken a back-seat to everything else going on around here.  Perhaps we’ll eventually catch-up with a flurry of back-posts… or at least start posting again :)

Categories: Business, Uncategorized Tags:

Stephanie & Tyler | Married

June 16th, 2010 No comments

Stephanie and Tyler had a gorgeous day for a wedding atop the Historical Building in Downtown Des Moines. The view from the third floor terrace is simply amazing! Downtown on one side, the Capitol building on the other. We even had time for a quick jaunt over to the Papajohn Sculpture park for some totally fun shots.

Thanks for an awesome day. I hope you’re enjoying your Alaskan cruise!

Categories: Weddings Tags: ,