EyeTrip Images – featuring the photography of Byron Aughenbaugh and David Aughenbaugh
Dramatic natural images available in digital or print form for web, residence, or business spaces. David and Byron specialize in lightning photography, scenic, weather and natural phenomena. All images are available as high quality prints and through rights-managed stock licensing. Check it out at our portfolio site.
David likes to evoke a sense of mystery and surprise through his photography. A nuanced manipulation of color compliments his natural sense of composition and abstraction. In this way, he brings a modern design sensibility to nature photography.
His artistic vision developed early, being raised in a home where every vacation centered on photography, and slide-show critique sessions were a daily part of life. He went on to create a 30-year career in visual effects for film and television including work on the Oscar-nominated short film "Pearl" in 2016, and feature film "First Man" which won the Oscar for Visual Effects in 2019.
David’s long list of visual effects credits includes major motion pictures, television commercials and interactive media. (His film credits can be found at IMDb.com) His career began as a 2D animator for cartoons and computer games. He helped to develop the first fully digital pipeline for broadcast 2D cartoon animation. Both as an artist and in software development, he has credits on animated cartoons, over 50 PC game titles and maintained a regular column in TV Technology Magazine. In the dot-com era, he was involved in developing a network of solar-powered, remote-controlled video cameras, feeding live video streams of wild animals for clients like NationalGeographic.com and Discovery.com.
When not chasing unique images, David can be found playing drums, boogie boarding on the California coast, or hiking in the local hills.
With the eye of an artist and the mind of a scientist, Byron went to school on a music scholarship, studied geology and became a science teacher, tennis player and an avid photographer. His photography has earned dozens of awards, and he has numerous publication credits. In 1989, he got the first clear daytime pictures of the super-secret F-117A, the world’s first stealth fighter. Time Magazine was hours from running Byron’s photo on the cover when the Romanian revolution happened and stole the headlines.
Byron was born in Ohio and went to college in Tucson, Arizona. It was there that he developed his love of photography – particularly lightning photography. He has been shooting the monsoons in southern Arizona every summer since 1956. With many thousands of images, he may well have the largest collection of lightning photographs in the world.
Byron can often be found judging photography contests throughout southern California, playing bridge, or driving throughout the southwest in search of secret military aircraft and interesting weather.