Monday, April 14, 2014

Portrait: Claire Oswald

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From as shoot I did of an awesome dancer, Claire Oswald.  Check out her site here:

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Monday, August 12, 2013

                          Series:  Exploring Dance - Dancing with Light

                          Dancer: Jessica

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Series:  Exploring Dance - Dancer: Sarah

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Imgaes from a Self-Assignment... And My Thoughts about the Impact Quickbox

Last summer, I bought an Impact Quickbox softbox as an alternative for my 24" Westcott Apollo softbox and of course I wanted to test it.  Last summer, I brought an Impact Quickboxsoftbox as an alternative for my 24" Westcott Apollo softbox and of course I wanted to test it.  So I took the opportunity to test it during one of my self-assignments.

I LOVE live this softbox! So much so that I hardly use my 24" Apollo anymore.  With the Westcott Apollo, the flash is mounted in the softbox and aimed towards the back so when fired, the flash hits the back of the silver lined Apollo then bounces forward through the front causing some power loss by the time flash reaches the subject.  However, the Impact Quickbox, the flash mounts on the back of the softbox so when the flash fires, it fires straight through the softbox so there is less of a power loss.  It's just such a great softbox.

Below are some of the images from the shoot with the last three being ones I shot with the Imapct Quickbox.   I already posted images from my first shoot with the Quickbox here
For this shoot I incorporated my continued test of softbox with  a self-assignment I gave myself with model Angelina Lee.  The shoot  was part of my on going effort to improve as a photographer.  I wanted continue to explore the use of natural light, in addition to mixing it with strobe/flash, while doing little location scouting.  It was a lot to do in one shoot, but I think did we ok.   Please let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dance for Change

A while ago I was invited to a Dance for Change (dfc) workshop and in the minutes after the workshop, I quickly created a series of images for them to use for their Charity:Water fund raising campaign. 

Below are just a few of the images we created in addition to links to dfc's website and Charity:Water donation page.  Thanks for stopping by

Dance for Change (dfc) - here
dfc Charity:Water donation page - here

For more images and a short behind the scenes video click below:

Monday, March 18, 2013

When Photography was Simplier.

This is the camera that started it all.  It is  the first real camera I ever remember holding.  I must have been maybe 6?  5?  4?

It's a Viitar 602 110 Camera: 23mm (f4.0), 1:4  fixed-focus lens. Mechanical shutter with speed of 1/125. No exposure control. Tripod socket. Built in flash. This is the camera I will always remember.  My mom has all the cameras she owns on display and every time I see it, I smile.  I asked my Mom if I could borrow it and when I got home and really looked it over, more memories came flooding back.  It's such a simple camera and yet it was so much fun!  I must have taken countless images with it.  It was easy to load, easy to shoot.  No wonder my Mom didn't mind if I shot with it.  How could I mess it up.  There was no aperture to worry about, no shutter speed.  Just the film and the shutter and all I had to compose the  photo.

With the Lomography movement if full swing, I'm going to buy some 110 film to shoot and develop.  I'm going to fool around some, of course, but I'm also going to take some time in the city and just shoot.  And maybe, just maybe, I will do a photoshoot with it.  Now that should be fun.  I will keep you posted as to my progress.

Does anyone else have a camera from their youth that brings back fond memories?  Let me know the make and model you have and any memories you wish to share.