Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekends Meanderings

This weekend I found a quaint little hole in the wall near where I live that is listed as an Andalusian Trail and it held all sorts of cool things such as old barns and dilapidated wood buildings and even an old mule. Here are the highlights from my trip.

Andalusian Trail
Random farm horse
Andalusian trail

Then the next day, it was still so beautiful, I shot some more random things such as the dogs and the yard.
Bishop enjoying the sun

Finish the Sentence

I got this questionaire from the David Cross blog. It's one of the 10 I follow on a daily ritual!

Finish the Sentence..."

My favorite photography accessory (lights, modifier, bag, tripod) is
My Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer - makes all sized rooms be filled with light! And I love my Domke F1x bag and my ProLensWear Large Lens Bag. LOVE them!

I’ve learned the most from..
Reading the Strobist blog, Scott Kelby's blog, Lighting Essentials, Zack Arias/OneLight photos and surfing for hours through the Flickr pools!!! It doesn't seem I will ever be able afford to go to a workshop so instead I spend hours reading, looking and trying things out for myself.

If I could go anywhere in the world it would be_____ because….
New Zealand - gotta be amazing sunrises and sunsets

My most-used Photoshop add-on, plugin, action set (etc) is
I love my action sets- most all especially the Phaunt Free Pack.

I love the fact that Photoshop
Does everything and more- things I have yet to learn!

I hate the fact that Photoshop
Costs so effin' much and doesn't come as a bundle with the new Lightroom. It really needs to be PhotoLightroomShop.

If I could turn back the clock 10 years
I would have gotten a DSLR then and not been afraid to move forward.

In 10 years
I'd love to be successful and have a full plate of bookings and have evolved into something special

If I could give one piece of advice it would be
Just take the damn photo but think OUT of the box! Don't stand- squat... Don't do it straight on, choose a funky angle... Focus and re-focus.....ENJOY and envision the end product.

Your readers can find out more about me
Here and my big gallery http://robincookphotography.zenfolio.com/

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Presenting Paul & Erica Lorenzana

This weekend was the first wedding (hopefully of many!) and the setting was beautiful Lake Blackshear with Erica & Paul. Such a gracious, sweet and kind couple and it was a pleasure following them around the resort! Here are just a few of the many incredible shots I got of this wonderful couple.

I had Paul write Erica a little love note...

And here are some of the couple...

And just a few of the whole party...such a FUN group too! They were open to all ideas that popped in my head for them!

Many CONGRATS to the new couple and I wish them a long wonderful life together!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Little Shoot with Tracy

Saturday I had the chance to get together with my friend Tracy to do a few shots and even though it was a dreary dull day, we were able to salvage it and make some beautiful shots! Here are a few to enjoy!

And her adorable daughter, Lauren- who didn't even know I was capturing this shot!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just another Sinclair sunrise

WoW.....I looked out my window this morning before getting ready for work and saw this amazing view. I immediately ran to get my camera and hauled tail outside to a very cool morning to capture these. What a gorgeous event to capture the sun coming up over the trees across the lake combined with the lazy haze sifting through....

After capturing the smooth lake shot, I backed up the hill towards the house and just had to include the little flowers that my boyfriend saved for me while cutting grass.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Quick Summary

Last weekend I went to Callaway Gardens with my mom and then spent the weekend in Jekyll Island with a really great couple of friends. It was a dream of mine to do a weekend of shooting whatever I wanted in those 2 places and damn I got it. Now I want to go back and do it again and even better!

Here are some of the shots from the trip

I have more stuff coming up but I'll wait until it's done to post about it!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Random Beauty

This week hasn't been very active but I have taken a few shots here and there. I do have a trip coming up where I'll get to do a lot of shots and also going to be shooting 2 Vettes. I'll be going to Jekyll Island! I have never been so I feel like a 5 year old in a candy store!

In the meantime, enjoy some randomness!

These bottom 2 are from my morning commute this morning. I drive 92 miles a day round trip to work each day. I guess you could say I love my co-workers!! :-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beauty in a shoot

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting a beautiful, slightly less than ordinary home in North Macon. Although I have shot a lot of homes, this one was special, simply for the incredible yard someone had taking many hours creating. It was like a wonderland to say the least! I only had the time to take a few photos but could have probably spent hours there finding all the little details.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ever been locked in a cemetery?

Yep you guessed it....I got locked in a cemetery this past week during a shoot! The evening started great and we went to three different locations and I wanted to end the shoot at this particular cemetery. I knew they closed at sundown but had checked the schedule and it was supposed to be right at 8:30 that night. We went through the shoot in one spot and I got some great ones... and then I was ready to get to the gate for some other scenery and damn if that gate wasn't locked! It took the police 2 hours to get someone there to let us out. I couldn't be mad about it, it was just too funny! Especially since I'd driven around in there trying to find another way to get out but the roads were made for horse and buggy- not for my little bitty low-ridin' car!

In any case, the evening produced some beautiful shots and here are a few. This is my friend Greg's Z06 Corvette.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday and still buzzing!

This week has been buzzing with excitement still in the air from the Gala this weekend. What an event! I look forward to doing more events and meeting more people. It came to my attention this weekend, that the majority of people do not know what to think when they meet me because I am soooo not your normal photographer! I am not going to put you in the traditional poses, I'm not going to speak to you like I'm not interested in you, there's no "1, 2, 3, CHEESE!"....I'm going to want to know you and I want to capture your personality and show the world the greatness in you. I'm going to try to put you in a fun pose and probably make you laugh. There's no stiffness and you can forget about not being photogenic because I'm going to change that too.

In any case, I am currently working on making an actual real website. As much of a website person that I am and can build anything, doing this stuff with the photos requires more space and time and may result in me using a template for much easier upload and upkeep.

I currently have a lot going on but not near enough. I'd prefer to be busy every day but this week has been slow. I do have some car shoots and possible event shoots coming up as well as a band shoot that I'm very much looking forward to. I always have the Real Estate shoots from time to time and would like for those to be what keeps me busy during the week. I hope that enough comes along to afford me the ability to get better and more gear as well as pay off some debts that are dragging me down. Actually, I don't hope it will happen- I "know" it will happen because I'm keeping a positive frame of mind.

Here are some of the shots from the event this weekend. I posted them elsewhere where you can go look but I think some need to be here too.