And here’s what i have so far!!!
More to come, sorry for the slowness lol.
Ignore who has the ball. Only pay attention the facial expressions and the body positioning. 38 to 6 is a pretty strong defeat by the Eagles. The peppermill dudes got rock-and-rolled.
Just like in this picture lol.
So yeah, I’ve been giving thanks all day about all kinds of things but last night I went out and gave myself a reason to give some extra thanks lol. I bought one of these… (matchbox car for size reference of Roku and the 46″ monster lol)
On the recommendation of a friend I also ordered Season One of a show called Eureka. If it’s anything like my friend described, it should be a pretty awesome show.
I leave my blog post with a self portrait I just did with my fisheye. I haven’t busted that sucker out in a while but here she is about four inches from the mirror lol:
I’m halfway through this set and I’m LOVING the pictures. Only issue? Darn blue lighting versus digital CMOS sensors. I won’t get into it. Let’s just say, it’s annoying lol.
If you like how they look on stage, you’ll love how they sound
Check ‘em out if you like ROCK: http://www.ashestoembers.com/
Rest of the set on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/r3t1awr3yd/sets/72157625431869978/
Processed in a style like D. Hill’s type processing. If you like it, speak up. If you hate it, speak up
(click the pic above for a full size shot)
Alrighty, having never shot sports photography before, I thought it couldn’t be worse than panning cars… I was kinda right and kinda wrong. The fun part of shooting football? Dude, it’s football. The not so fun part? Keep track of the football while looking at an equivalent 300mm focal point in a lens lol. It worked out though.
Here’s the teaser!!
Nice More to come!
Since I’m shooting a friend’s little league football game tomorrow and another friend’s band tomorrow… I figured tonight would be a great night to post a copout blog post and post all 26 pictures from my 7 month photo project. OK, so the idea was originally from some other photographers on SVRider.com (the motorcycle cult I belong to lol) but I’m finally finished none the less. Basically it was “start from a to z, use a word for each letter and photograph that word in some way/shape/form”. Here we go!
Yeah, so the last few letters were a stretch… and I left a letter out. NYEAH!!
Since there’s no way to bring down the number of pictures from this LiT event (and I was dumb enough to add them to a giant group of pictures…), here we go lol.
Yeah, I left a few out. If you really wanna see the other half, find my flickr link!!
Here’s the new tripod (I’ve had the joystick ball head for three months now… and just saved the cash for the tripod lol)
My 24-70 lens mug got here too!!
Oh, and here’s the new processing. See if you see a NUMBER of differences…
There are about a dozen differences between the pictures done in post processing to make the second picture POP more than the first. I’d outline it but it’s a lengthy process lol. I’m sure I’ll get to explanations later.
For now, enjoy the new pics
As a photographer, you’ve gotta challenge yourself at times to stay on your A-game. One of the ways to do that is to look at other photographer’s techniques and mimic them. Then you get to learn some nifty tricks about lighting. I didn’t nail these perfectly but then again when you’re using a magazine cover as a gobo and a magazine subscription card as a snoot, you can’t expect perfection lol. I tried though.
Yeah, the different colored jackets is one of those small details that I just went with because of what was available lol. The light isn’t QUITE as concentrated on the face as I shot it but my space to shoot in was extremely limited so I couldn’t move my main snooted light back any further. The background light is a single SB600 pointed at the back wall. Both flashes were triggered with cheapo RF602s from china
This second light study was from a strobist posting…
Looking at this one in retrospect, I really missed it lol. I’ll try it again later lol.
So yeah, ol’ lippy from my last picture is the lady you see here. A friend from ages ago who needed some updated pics. Enjoy!
We worked with four different outfits but these were the ones she liked the best. I would have chosen a couple other but meh, it’s all good. Who wants some pictures done?! lol
Er, something like that. I’m not sure about getting prizes for shooting your friends but nice pictures can be a wonderful side effect…
Until my friend gets back to me though (about which pictures I can use for my blog) I’m just posting the one that doesn’t allow her to be identified. I like this picture for some reason. It’s not the cross processing (though that adds to my liking of it). What do you think?
If she gets back to me tonight, I’ll have another blog post about it. If not, tomorrow, you’ll have to wait.
I got my second light stand mount in the mail today but the umbrella won’t be here tomorrow… until then, it’s an umbrella and a lumiquest softbox III…
I can’t wait to get all of the wedding pictures processed and UN”protected” on my blog… *sigh*. Sorry for the delay guys. I’ll be shooting a friend tomorrow so there should be some good pics this weekend
So here I am trying a single SB600 on a light stand with an umbrella…
A girl from church wanted a new Facebook pic so I obliged. Not bad for a single light source, right??
So yeah, let’s not talk about my last blog post. Technical complications is probably the best way to put it…
This sunday at church, the service opened up with a dedication to our service veterans and current serving members. It was pretty normal and standard until no CD with the national anthem could be found. The whole church ended up singing it A Capella which was pretty sweet.
Good stuff. My dad served 13 in the army and my brother served 3 in the navy.
Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the carbon monoxide… er, something like that.
And sometimes you have to take two crops of a rare capture to remind yourself that
a) It’s a rare capture and you didn’t have time to think enough about your composition
b) You could hear an emergency vehicle approaching from behind and you should really get back in your car
Yeah. lol. Enjoy.
(both pictures today are links to the originals since these small sizes don’t do justice!)
So, as a photographer who likes certain pictures, eventually, you’ve gotta try to emulate those pictures, right? Here are the results that didn’t go so well… short post tonight, I know. I’m stoked for a a wedding that I’m second shooting this saturday