28 January 2009
I was honored to take some engagement photos of an awesome couple, Jessica and Joel. The weather isn't ideal so we took the shoot to the studio and got some great shots on the white paper background. They are a great looking couple and it was a lot of fun to shoot with them. I am excited to work on the rest of these photos.
It helped take my mind off the Oilers being crushed by the Sabres. Not that I had very high hopes for the Oilers this year anyway. It's great that February is almost here. It'll be a fun month, some holidays, some teacher convention....it'll be good.
26 January 2009
21 January 2009
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I am starting to try and find those moments in my pictures now and hope that I can try not to become obsessive about being one of those technical nerds and allow the pictures to just happen. A few years ago I was doing this shoot and caught the model adjusting her boots and this was not a posed shot. I had my camera ready and snapped this shot. It is one of my faves from the shoot and happened when we were both not really "trying" for anything amazing. It just happened. I think that quest for L glass and great SLR bodies needs to be set aside sometimes and the moments need to be caught. There will always be an amazing SLR on the market, always be great lenses to buy. But those moments come once in a lifetime and it's up to the photographers to catch them. So use a point and shoot, a SLR, a disposable...just catch them.
Oh yeah and Oilers win!!! :)
20 January 2009
18 January 2009
17 January 2009
This was a REALLY tough week for me. Work was rough, just nothing really went as planned. Glad I made it to the weekend. Also glad that the Oilers traded Garron away to the Penguins. Now hopefully the 3 way goalie problems they were having will go away. Not much to say, I'm fighting a nasal cold....(yeah it's gross). Just tired and pretty much feeling winter blues, even though it's warm and sunny today. Looking forward to summer and NOT teaching.
11 January 2009
08 January 2009
I really can't wait to try some studio stuff out and use some of the lighting techniques. I am really re-energized and WANT to do some more work in the studio. If you've never checked out studio lighting's website go now....it ROCKS!!!!
07 January 2009
This is also a great refresher video on lighting styles and how cool you can be with just using 1 light. :)
This is an awesome video to really simplify how to meter and how to set up for using a light meter with your studio lights. I have the sekonic meter in this video and it really helped me understand how to use my studio lights. This video is a good refresher on how to shoot using studio lights. It really gives you SOLID readings and will lock your exposures on every time. :)
06 January 2009
05 January 2009
I want a car like this...that would be SO COOL, to put this car in to launch mode when leaving school for the day, lol. 0-60 in 3.3 seconds and I'd be home quite fast me thinks. :)
04 January 2009
Okay, it's my last day of holidays so I am going to go chill out and watch football and possibly game a bit more....heheheh. Happy New Year everyone.....yay Oilers for winning in 2009!!