Page purpose??
This page is all about the sites and people I like to support and go to frequently. They may be new to you, may be you go to them also…hope you enjoy and this is a work in progress so I will be sure to update as often as I can. If you have places you like to go and want to share drop a comment in πŸ™‚

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (hmm….maybe the name now makes some sense ;-))
If you know me, you know that the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one that makes my heart beat and that I am very passionate about. For the art it goes back to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and further Japanese Ju-Jitsu. I won’t give a history overview of these right now – but maybe later, but from my perspective – everyone should train it.

The Gracies
Simply put – the creators of what is known widely today as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This family took what Mitsuyo Maeda taught them and refined it over and over to create what we have today. (Gracie BJJ History click here). Here are a few links to visit from my top of the tops –
Renzo Gracie
Kron Gracie (Son of legendary Rickson Gracie)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

The Loadout Room
If you are a gear head like I am – this is a great place to check out new gear. Oh – no this is not CAMERA gear….but rather gear that will…yeah….well…..just click the link and check them out and then spread the word πŸ™‚
I really enjoy them because they give first looks at gear that is meant to be used by those that know how to use it. They do a great job of reviewing and giving first hand accounts of how the gear holds up. Check them out.
The Loadout Room

If you don’t know about these guys – go check them out ASAP! All the info you could possibly want/need provided by a TEAM of former SOF members.

Here at the blog, I am thrilled to have learned so much over such a small amount of time. One thing that I have learned is that I am thankful for those that have helped me. There are quite a few people to list here and I am just getting started. This list will be updated as needed and is not near complete as of yet.

First up is Trey Ratcliff – he has done a lot for the HDR community and is a well known HDR guru. He started off by blogging on Stuck in Customs (link below) and has now become a full time travel photographer, artist and teach among others. We are proud to be called affiliate and you can get some of his products below.
Click here to view more details on Trey’s Art of Photography
Click here to visit Stuck In Customs
Some of my favorites
15 Tips for better Car Photos
Top 10 HDR Mistakes, & How To Fix Them – Bonus
Composing The Photo – Bonus