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.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Exciting 05 Vette Shoot

Friday nite I got together with some friends for some fun times that consisted of dinner, a photoshoot, riding around a park and playing in a cemetery topped off with some ice cream! Boy what a nite! Me and the girls had a blast.

One of my best friends, Lori, just got a new '05 Vette for her birthday so as my gift to her I did the shoot. I had shot some cars before but had been dying to do a formal real shoot and this was everything I hoped for. I look forward to doing more because now I have more ideas and look forward to finding new places to get into trouble!

For most all of these I used my 3 amigos (3 speedlites) on stands and also some reflectors. You'll see I used a gel for a shot too. I did not break out the softbox because there were creepy men around where we were the first time and I wanted to be able to grab my crap and run if needed!

Here are some of the photos- enjoy and please comment!