Friday, November 27, 2009

One More from the Model Shoot

I’m finally getting around to editing my shots from the model shoot I did with Greg Daily. The shot above is Alyssa and Adriana. I can’t take full credit, one of the other students came up with this idea but it was such a cool shot I had to try it as well.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Studio Shoot

This past week Greg Daily and I took a class on studio shooting with Jason Kruse at the Studio at Dulles. Considering that I knew just about zip about studio shooting before taking the class, I could not be happier with the results after just a couple of hours. Of course it helps to have a great model and Ela was great to work with. This was an incredible amount of fun and I certainly plan to do it again some time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Old Truck

I have been waiting to post this picture for some time. I noticed this old truck last winter on the side of the highway in Nelson County. I returned this past fall hoping to shoot the truck with some background color, but I was saddened to learn the vehicle had been removed. With anything that is old and in a state of decay, you’re often better off shooting it sooner rather than later.

I’m always drawn to old vehicles and this was no exception. I took the shot last winter with my Infrared Converted D200. While I took a number of shots, this one has become my favorite. It’s a rather unconventional angle to shoot a vehicle, but I’m drawn to the graphic nature of the composition.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Shooting with the HDR Gang

Last week I took a day off work to go shooting with Tony Sweet, John Barclay, Just Bob and the rest of the HDR Gang. We met up with everybody at Eastern State Penitentiary. Tony made arrangements for us to shoot in some of the closed sections of the prison. While Eastern State is not really busy during the week, this gave us the illusion of having the place to ourselves. We had a great time as always. After 3 hours of shooting we took a lunch break and then part of the group headed over to the “Top Secret” Graffiti Underground. This time we met up with Philadelphia’s finest. It turns out they noticed 3 out of state vehicles and suspected they might be stolen. After we cleared that up they were on their way, totally unconcerned about how we were spending our afternoon.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Last Chance for Flowers

This past weekend I attended a Garden Workshop with Tony Sweet and Susan Milestone at my friend Sara’s house.

Heading into this workshop I must admit that I was feeling a bit worn out and not really in the mood. I have been hitting photography pretty hard this year, having a great time along the way, but some other pressing needs are starting to assert themselves. After hooking up with Tony, Sue, and Corey in the Garden on Friday night for a little pre-workshop shooting, I felt myself getting energized and back in the mood. You just cannot hang out with these top notch pros and not get infected with enthusiasm.