Snow Princess

January 22, 2009

my baby girl playing in the snow!

my baby girl playing in the snow!

I took this shot of my daughter just before I froze my fingers off building a snowman without gloves!  Yea,  I’ll freeze my butt off  to see her happy!   I used a cannon 30D  w/ a  24-70 lens and natural light only.

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DESSERT….

January 15, 2009

arthurs_dessert_cropped2-copy

My latest school assignment.  Dessert….  It is what is is!!!  Everyone likes different things and has different tastes.  Call them “flavors”…  Some people read the newspaper while eating dessert, some people read playboy…  Who really knows what who reads when…     That’s all I’m gonna say….

Winter Daze

January 13, 2009

This image was my first real attempt at creating a background and dropping it in on a masked image.  I wanted to practice masking over hair.  It was difficult to say the least!  It’s not perfect by any means, but I am pleased with the results for a first attempt.  The background is actually raindrops on my windshield.  I used a cannon 30D and experimented with long exposures.  Also, I used a 24-70mm lens and available light only.  For the girl, I used a 5D with a 24-70mm lens and 580 off-camera flash with a soft box attachment.  I am looking forward to more experiments like this!

Brrrrrrr!

Brrrrrrr!

Jewelry

September 30, 2008

 

This one was a tuffie…   It’s still not quite where I want it, but it’s close for now….  shot w/ a 30D and a 300mm lens.  I forgot to take a snapshot of the lighting scenerio…  I used side light with a speedo strobe shot through milky plexi-glass and played a few black and white cards here and there for the reflections.

Model Composite

September 30, 2008

Here’s 2 of the 10 shots I did for our latest class assignment.  I used a 30D and a 5D with a 300mm and a 135mm lens.  I used one white lighting 1600 mono in various positions to get a variety of lighting situations for my model.

Bottoms Up!

September 22, 2008

lighting the bottle

lighting the bottle

I made a HUGE mess during this shoot!  My kitchen still smells like a keg party...

I made a HUGE mess during this shoot! My kitchen still smells like a keg party...

 

This shot was for a self promo assignment in my commercial class.  Other than cleaning up the mess, the preparation and set up was the most challenging part of this shoot.  I used a cannon 5D, ISO 100, with a 28-135mm lens.  My exposure was 1/100 @ f/5.  I used one mono light and small reflector cards above and below the bottle.  I also used one large fill card about 4 ft. away (to the right) perpendicular to the bottle  to throw a little light back on the scene without causing unwanted reflections in the glass.

PANO

September 22, 2008

The fountain in downtown Thomasville

The fountain in downtown Thomasville

 

I took this shot(s) for my panoramic assignment in my digital class..  It consists of 12 separate images merged together…  I used a cannon 30D  at ISO 100, with a 24-70mm lens.  My exposures varied slightly…  They ranged from 5-10 seconds at f/ 32.

More Speed Please!

September 17, 2008

I took this shot with a cannon 20D at 1/60 sec at f/10, ISO 400, and I used a 24-70mm lens.  With on-camera flash, I used the rear curtain/ 2nd curtan sync, or the “flash and drag” method to freeze the rider and blur the background.

September 17, 2008

how I lit this photo...

how I lit this photo...

 

It's such a joy to work with this sweet little model!

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For our latest commercial assignment…  We were to photograph a “lifestyles illustration”  around the home computer.   I shot this with a cannon 30D at 1/15 sec @ f/8.  ISO was 100 and I used a 24-70mm lens.  To light this scene, I used 2 JTL mono lights inside and a third outside.  One at 5:30 to the camera position on 1/2 power, and the other at 9:00 on 1/4 power.  The outdoor mono was on full power and placed to shine in through the window.  (It was almost dark outside when I began shooting)

Abstraction

September 10, 2008

been playing with long handheld exposures at night....  and photoshop filters!
been playing with long handheld exposures at night…. and photoshop filters!
U C ME?
U C ME?

Sorry ya’ll, but my commercial projects are still in progress at the moment!   So here’s a little abstract stuff I’ve been playing with…  hope you like it!  The top photo was taken at night at Belews Creek with a cannon 20D/ 24-70mm lens stopped down, and a few post process photoshop filters applied…  The bottom image was taken with a cannon 30D and a lens baby…