This weekend we took our annual pilgrimmage down to the Coast... It's the first trip we've taken since Dec. I've been looking forward to it ever since Spring Break (since we didn't get to go anywhere)... Do you ever wonder what God was thinking about when He makes a sunrise? Everyday it's so different.... Anyway, there's something about sitting on a beach with the wind blowing in your face with no one around... You have the entire beach to yourself... Then that wonderful orb starts to surface and with camera in hand (well actually on a tripod), you fire off a few shots, and some times you just get lucky (with a little preparation, it happens more often)... I used several split neutral density filters on the camera to balance the light... of course there's a couple of minor things I did in PS.... Just wanted to share....
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Jessica is a senior at Randolph HS… she came to us through our RHS Rep Shannon (thanks S)… After graduation she plans to move back to Ohio and study to become a nurse… Jessica is funny, talkative, and (as she says) random… We ran into some weather problems during her session, so we ended up splitting it into two separate days of shooting… We started at a bridge about 7 miles from here… That’s another story in and of itself… Traffic, cars zooming by, M scared to death, and severe overcast were only a few obstacles in our way… After the bridge, we made it to the park… millions of yellow sewage flowers (that’s what I call them) covered the heavily wooded area…. Jessica’s pink top fit right in… We then came back to the studio and did some hooded sweatshirt images inside and finished up with her on the swing (some of my favorites)… we called it a day, then met up a week and a half later… This time we were met with sunny skies and no wind… out in the fields, Jess wore this blue cool top with jeans… we then made it to the bluebonnets, and finished up with her laying in the grass… In her final outfit, we decided to use some spectacular yellow flowers across the street… As the sun began to set, we laughed and enjoyed Jessica’s interview… I hope she likes the images, I sure do… More images on the site, and click here to see a short video of the session…. Enjoy….
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Macenzie is a Senior at JM…. I’ve had the privilege of having her in one of my classes last year… Macenzie is a soft-spoken, intelligent, athletic, and well-rounded young lady… She wants to get a degree in education then teach at the High School level and coach soccer. I don’t see anything standing in her way… Macenzie wanted images from the creek, the swing, and the field… So we started down at the creek, we then made it to our neighbor’s Indian Paint Brush flowers… there were blues, purples, and yellows too… When then borrowed another neighbor’s field of purple and white flowers… there was also an old fence there that we used… The swing was next, and we finished up inside the studio on white….. I had photographed B-Stadium about a month ago with Macenzie in mind…. So I made a composite that turned out really cool…. We got some really good images and Macenzie seemed to have fun too…. More on the site, and click here to see a short video from the session…. Enjoy…
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Amy is a senior at JM…. I never met her until our preconsultation, but during the session I got to know her a little… She seems reserved & respectful…. Her smile is one that surpasses most; when she does, it’s like a magnet that draws your own mouth up at the corners…. She wants to become a veterinarian, and from what I’ve seen, I expect people to be bringing their animals to her in the near future….. We planned her session to start down at the creek… the leaves haven’t fully come in yet, but it was still beautiful…. I had a hard time maneuvering into the right spot, and eventually fell in… it was pretty funny… Forgot to mention the snake in the water (Amy didn’t even flinch), well, that’s why we didn’t get any images with her feet in the water…. We made our way down to the shallow part of the creek and got some fabulous images there…. After an outfit change, we used the studio for some high-key images… then finished up back at our neighbor’s house (thanks Debra and Troy) with the flowers and rose bushes… The images turned out wunderbar, some I absolutely love…. So after, a quick swim in the creek (falling in), our studio light burning out and stinking up the place, and a snake in the water, I’m sure Amy will be remembering this day for a long time to come…. Click here to see a few images on the site, and here to see a short video of the session…. Enjoy….
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Tonya is a senior at JM… She’s one of my CK Reps this year… I had the privilege of having her in one of my classes last year… She’s a PAL, and a very good student…. She has a good sense of humor and wants to study animals is Africa, becoming the next Jane Goodall…. I don’t know if she meant that or not (like I said sense of humor), but I’m sure she’ll succeed at whatever she does… Tonya wanted different images… so that’s what we gave her…. We borrowed a field of oak trees and bluebonnets from a fellow country livin’ neighbor… I came up with this idea just for her… Tonya wore this beautiful white, long-flowing dress in the oak tree area… when I took the first image I knew we had something special… my wife said, “wow, she looks like Halle Berry” (hopefully that’s a compliment, at least for looks sake)…. We then moved to the bluebonnets (I mean an entire field of them)… Tonya stepped on a sticker and had it in her foot for a while (I won’t mention how she asked her mom to get it out ; )….. Anyway, we then went into some of the thicker oak tree area, and tried lighting the area up and have smoke flow through the backlit sun light…. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out (Tonya, you might need to find another way to test the direction of wind flow from now on, hehehehehe)… We still got some good images of her in her cool satin red dress… Forgot to mention the mosquitoes…. I know Tonya will never forget those… Tonya then wanted to sit and hang in a tree… we found the perfect limb and captured those shots too…. We finished up in the studio with the cap and gown traditional images… From stickers, to mosquitoes, to almost falling out of a tree, I think Tonya had a memorable experience… and got some fantastic images to boot…. Oh, forgot to thank Phillip for coming out and helping out…. Hope you learned something Phillip… click here to see a short video from the session, and here to view a few more on the site…. As Tonya would say, “Peace Out” ; )