Here I am, doing a little holiday shopping, a little blogging. Wait till you see what I got you, you're gonna love it. Me? What do I want? Well, hopefully after this Christmas I'll have enough lighting gear to make the above shot more like this one, hint hint. Hey, they're only SB-26's. They're cheap on ebay. Cheers.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
A couple of dear friends of mine got married over a year ago, but didn't have a photographer. They rock hard, so I decided to take some shots of Danielle in her dress. We went out to Aldridge Botanical Gardens in the afternoon to try to snap off some keepers. It was funny, I had my umbrellas set up to provide fill light, and also overpower the ambient light on a few more dramatic shots (those are my favorite, but not as traditional). All the weekend photographers were out, taking pictures of their grandkids, nieces, nephews, and then stopping to stare at us before walking through my shot on their way to the pretty oak tree.
It was a shame we got there when we did, because by the time the light got really great with the sun going down, we were all tired and ready to call it a day. Thanks to Brett for letting me take pictures of his lady, you guys are champs.
Posted by Richard at 6:09 PM
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
So, now I'm going to try to start posting more regularly. Having recently seen the work (and envious lifestyles) of Chase Jarvis, and the fine fellows at Bruton Stroube, I've been really inspired. Seeing the kind of commercial advertising photography of the aforementioned artists and the way they go about producing it, is amazing. They both do behind the scenes videos of their processes, and when I watch them I find myself thinking "wow, if I got paid to do that all day... I would really be livin' the dream." Photos like this, this, and this really light a fire under me to get out there and start making the best images I can.
This is my Dad's new frame. I was gonna do a cool shot of it to give to him for Christmas, but after I got this I had to show him. I took a long exposure and painted the bike with a flashlight.
P.S. - I really slacked on making some cool shots with my diy ring light, but I just don't have any hot babes with wind blowing through their hair at my disposal to make that happen. Until my girlfriend decides I can snap off a few of her, I'm outta luck. I'm afraid my Dad, and guy friends, just won't do for the sleek high-fashion look. I'll work on this...
Posted by Richard at 5:06 PM