Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 7, 2011
Monday, October 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Al Green is my mowing partner. I just got in from mowing the grass. If I mow, I pop in the iPod, turn on my Al Green playlist and forget about everything. If there is a better soul singer than Al Green, I've never heard him. Can I get an AMEN from the choir?
Took Jenna to a place I thought we could get a great sunset. It was a no trespassing area. Had to take them quickly with Justin holding the shoot-through umbrella to left out of frame. I just kept saying: "I think I hear the police." Fun.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I have been wanting to make pictures with the solid white background for many months. I didn't know how with just two speedlights. I went to a photo class and got the idea of blowing out the background with one speedlight and using one speedlight for my subject with a shoot through umbrella. OK, maybe doing this is common knowledge to some but it wasn't to me. This old dog learned a new trick.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
He seems always in this place,
Where the things I seem to take,
Are the things I wish would fade
I always purpose in my heart,
Well to do things the right way,
Then I realize I'm still clay
And this piece that's being shaped,
Will be a beauty You create
-"I Am Nothing" - Jeremy Camp
This is from a Strobist meet up group from High Point, NC. We did a Ballerina project.
Shoot through umbrella 1/8 power
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
3/8/09: I asked Jenna to come down and model for me. Of course, she brought her constant companion, Gizmo. She was just looking straight into the camera and smiling and I was taking pictures and playing around with lighting. I typically don’t like those kind of “posing for the camera shots”. So while I was monkeying around with some settings, she held up Giz to get his attention. I immediately saw the “pose” I was looking for and took the shot.
We were down stairs in poor lighting and I wasn’t using a tripod. Not a good combination. The result was that the focus wasn’t as sharp as I would have liked but I still LOVED the picture. My solution was to use my considerable talent in post processing (translation: I was pressing more buttons than a monkey on a moon mission). I gave it a black and white look with a little grain in it. To me, it’s an accidental masterpiece…well maybe “masterpiece” is a little over the top but these two are TOO CUTE.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I know you think he is cute and cuddly. Let me assure you: Gizmo is 1.6 pounds of killing machine. He is a fierce, vicious, killer who would rather chew your heart out than look at you. So, do yourself a favor: DO NOT TAUNT THE GIZ.
Friday, October 31, 2008
I wanted to duplicate a photo I saw in a UK paper. This was as close as I could get. I wanted somewhat of a 'grainy' look but this was a little too dark. I need more equipment...not to mention knowledge.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This is a beautiful site for us Disney freaks. It signifies that you have arrived to the greatest location on earth. I took this from Cosmic Ray’s Dinner…at least that is what I think they call it. There is some outdoor seating on the balcony where I set up my table-top tripod. This is a good location with very little crowd at night. The only drawback: firework pictures do not work that well here because they will not be behind the castle at this angle.
Exposure Time: 5 seconds
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Not much good happens there for the average citizen...unless you like regulations, taxes, spending of your money, and grandstanding. The momument's beauty are offset by the ugliness of the polticians.
Yes, I am jaded and yes we need term limits.
I have made three trips to Washington. This photograph was taken on my second trip in 2007. The memorials and history in Washington are without equal in our country. Everything begs for a photo. It makes it hard to find a unique angle or subject matter that has not been shot to death. Standing at the corner of the Vienam wall, I loved the backdrop here of the Washington Memorial combined with the reflections of tourists. Pure Americana.