30 July 2010

Columbus Skyline

Yesterday I was asked to shoot photos for a CD Listening Party for the FlyMental Family of artists. The shoot was at the River Club Restaurant which, in my humble opinion has one of the most amazing views of the Columbus Skyline that I've ever seen. I had a hard time focusing on shooting the party because the skyline was so amazing.

I managed to get in quite a few shots, though (many of which can be found here).

Here's a couple of my faves:

As the evening wore on, the moon decided to peek in, literally, like an eyeball over the city.

I'll try to get more shots up this weekend. There's a couple that I think might even be good enough for stock photo kinda shots.

If I don't talk to you before hand- have a great weekend (I'll be busy shooting something I'm sure! :-)


19 July 2010

Favorite Pic of the Weekend

Had an interesting weekend this weekend.

Saturday morning started with a photo-shoot of dogs. Five to be exact (with 4 others to be photo-shopped in at various points in the process).

I have never shot that many animals before so it was very interesting to me. Learned a few things about the shoot.

1. Pets (and small children from what I understand) can NOT be reasoned with.
2. Artistic License has no place in a commissioned shoot until AFTER the shots are delivered that the client wants (luckily I think I'm gonna be ok with this one).
3. Always pack toys that smell good and make interesting noises (I think this holds true for animals and small children).

I do think the shoot went well, and the pix were well received for the most part (I'll post some here when the final product has been delivered).

I did to a set of 'after the shoot' shots. Those can be found here (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=68898&id=1422790453&l=688502cec9)

I also shot 100+ photos at Tommy's soccer tournament. Those can be found here (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=68925&id=1422790453&l=4ba2aae99a)

I actually had some good action shots (but still getting used to dialing in action settings, cheated a bit and used the pre-sets).

I think though, out of all of the shots this weekend, the shot below is my favorite.

And with that, I'm off to bed.



31 May 2010

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day I thank my Papaw...I thank my Gramps...I thank my Dad. All of these men served our military...put themselves in harm's way and lived through a hell I will never know. Just so I could sit here in the land of the free and bitch about how tough life is (it isn't).

These men are my personal heroes. And to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving our nation, Thank You. Your sacrifices do not go unnoticed nor are they unappreciated.


27 May 2010

Goodnight Moon

I know it's been a while since I've posted. Hopefully the above moon shot, taken with a borrowed Pro Optic 500mm f6.3 mirror reflex lens will hold you over for a bit longer until my Mexico shots are in some reasonable semblance of order.

Massive post on the way soon (I promise!)


09 March 2010

Sunrise at Work

So, I recently picked up a refurb Fuji Finepix Z20fd from MicroCenter for about $50. Not a bad investment to take places I didn't want to take my D50. I had thought of using Jen's old Fuji J20. It had a busted LCD, but I thought it took decent pix. A night using it at the last PubCrawl was too annoying for me to continue going down that route (although it might make a fine webcam, who knows).

So, I dig this little point and shoot. It's easy enough to throw in my jacket (something not really possible with the Fuji S700 or the Nikon D50).  I've come to the realization that for quick down and dirty stuff...keeping the Fuji for stills (and maybe video) and the Pepto-Cam for video are probably the way to go-quick, cheap, easy.  When I'm working on things for Cannes or National Geographic, I'll switch to my other gear (hey-a guy's gotta dream, right?)

Speaking of dreams-saw the sun rising on the way in to work. The seasons are starting to shift to the point where I'll probably start carrying the D50 around more often (as S.Carmona admonishes I should be anyway).

I got these with the Z20. Good for wallpaper and a quick reminder that even on the way to something as utilitarian as a 'job,' there is still beauty around us...if we just wake the f*** up and look at it. (yes, you may quote me on that :-)


Don't worry, I DID get shots of our wonderful 'snowpocalypse' as well. Those will be cleaned up and posted in the next few days.