April 10, 2015

New lego minifigures for school!



March 3, 2015

I love teaching studio photography classes.

Tonight I started my new one, Vintage Glamour Photography.  We’ll have 4 different models, all shot in the style of classic photographers like Edward Steichen and Richard Avedon, two of my favorites.

I used my new Fuji X-T1 for some of the shots, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to work out in a fast-paced studio environment without a tripod.  The way our classes go, we have to manually set our cameras and lighting to handle 10 people shooting at once in low light without the aid of a tripod.  So all of these shots are on the fly, fast and awkwardly shot dodging other people and slipping in when I can.  Working this way really helps me to focus on my technique and my aperture and shutter speed settings.

The Fuji is slower than my Nikon D800, but did well, as evidenced by this first photo.  I shot in black & white only with the Fuji, trying to keep the vintage feel.

Here are a few shots from tonight’s shoot featuring the lovely Abrea.

February 9, 2015

Two incredibly different subjects today…

A cabbage, and the lights over Tony’s record collection.

January 23, 2105

It was cold and rainy today and I didn’t feel like photographing at all.

But I did.

Here’s the rain as I sat in my car waiting for Tony to get off of work.

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas at my family home.  My dad died 6 years ago, and my grandparents have long gone, but I still enjoy going home to be with those of us who are still here.  I worry that I don’t have many more Christmases at home to look forward to, as my mother and two aunts that live with her are getting older and are in bad health.  But I’m trying to stay focused on today and am grateful to still have the opportunity to go home and celebrate Christmas with my family.

These are some shots from the day…

photo 1 photo 3 photo 4

December 12, 2014

I mentioned in a previous post that the color/tone of a photo is important to me in trying to convey the right feeling in my image.

Today I decided to take a series of 5 different photos, all with a different tone.  Though the subject is the same, they are quite different…