Monday, July 28, 2008

Shoot Two Images

Friday I had another fashion shoot with some of my colleagues. With extra light modifiers and soft boxes, wonderful models, helpful assistants, and a generous location owner, the shoot was a huge success. I'm putting a couple images here for your pleasure. More will arrive at my website later this week.

Just like before, let me know what you think!

Challenge yourself today. Take a photograph of something you've never captured on camera--but do it in a way that gives us a new perspective of the object. Attach the image with your comments. I'd love to see your work!

Happy shooting!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Shoot Number Two

Last week's shoot went wonderfully! Besides a little snafu at the beginning concerning the clothes, everything went smoothly. The models were great, and the gentleman assisting me with the lights was a big help! Some of the photos are posted on my website. Let me know what you think of them. For those of you who don't have a blog site and are unsure whether or not you can comment on my posts, you should be able to do so without having to register. If you can't, feel free to email me at with your comments. I'd love to hear what you have to say about my work or my blog posts. It's always nice receiving feedback.

This past week, I've been busy sifting through last week's shoot, posting some new images, and preparing for tomorrow's adventures. Tomorrow, I will be shooting in an art showroom--which is decked out with a baby Grand piano, brown leather couches, fur rugs, classy tables and chairs, a full kitchen, a gorgeous terrace, and beautiful lighting! I have the models lined up and sketches drawn. I will be doing something similar to what I did before, but with a little less mood lighting.

The people in this town are wonderful to work with. They are very understanding of artists and photographers who are trying to do their projects as best as possible. It has certainly made my job easier. As a new person to the town with few resources, the friendly faces have helped me feel like a part of this community.

Thanks everyone!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Shooting Day

Today, I am starting a new photography project. I have everyone lined up for this evening's shoot, and I'm really excited. I've been perusing different magazines and have come up with a few different new ideas to try out. I look forward to the outcome!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

so much to learn--so much to love

As a photographer, do you ever feel like there is just and enormous amount to learn--from new lighting techniques, to new posing styles, to new perspectives? I do. I have been sitting at my computer the past couple of hours just reading and absorbing any information I can get my hands (and eyes) on about the newest and latest styles of photography. In our day and age, photography is changing rapidly, and keeping up with those changes is certainly a challenge. However, rather than letting the fast-pace discourage you, let it inspire you and your work. Use the the events of the world around us to influence the images you capture. Learning the new up-to-date techniques can help us be open to new understandings and visions of the mundane. Think about it. The world of photography is SO wonderful that through it, the pesky weed we all try to kill in our backyards can become a piece of art and hang on our walls for years to come. So, my advice to you is: Take a breath and try to learn something new that you can apply to your photography everyday.