Monday, January 31, 2011

The Flash Bus Tour 2011

Just wanted to let everyone know that two of my idols in photography are going on tour!

Check out the information here:

Lots of places all over the States were they will be having an all day seminar.  I'm headed out to the Pittsburgh seminar in April.

This is a great opportunity to learn an and interact with legends and master photographers.

How I Got The Shot #7 - Product Shot - Seiko Watch

Sometimes you have limited equipment to work with.  So what do you do?  You make the best of it and get the shot anyway!  This weeks blog post we will explore a low budget solution to product shots.

Check out the details after the break...

Monday, January 24, 2011

How I Got The Shot #6 - Smooth Look For Moving Water

Had a chance to get out to the great state of West Virginia.  Boy, it did not disappoint.  If you ever get to the Blackwater regions, I recommend it.  Just make sure that you don't ignore the smaller trails or you might miss out on some great shots.  This blog post will cover techniques on getting that smooth water effect in landscape pictures that have moving water.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

52 Project - Week 3 - Still Life - "Exceptions" Magazine Cover

For this project, we were looking to provide a still life shot for a magazine cover.  I came up with 2 concepts.

See what I cam up with after the break!

52 Project - Week 2 - Photograph a Stranger

I had 4 portraits to share.  Here is what I posted to the group for week 2.
Portrait of a stranger is designed to get you to approach people you do not know and have some kind of interactions.

Get all the details after the break!

52 Project - Week 1 - Mission/Vision Statement

This first project was to have you think about a goal you would like to accomplish in this year and provide an image that expresses that goal.

Get the details after the break!

You can learn something from everyone

Good Morning!

I'm of the firm belief that you can learn something from everyone you meet.

This brings us to the "52" project being offered by Donald Giannatti(
I encourage anyone looking to get some face time with another established professional, a weekly project, insight into running/starting a successful business to do this project.  You can start anytime and it is a completely free thing to what is holding you back?

I've chosen to do this project and I've decided that I'll include my finished projects here to share with everyone.

So look for posts here in the future regarding the 52 Project.  So far we have been three weeks in and I have three projects completed.  I'll try and get caught up with all the previous projects and then try and stay current from then on.

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Photography Bookshelf

Thought that I would share the books that I keep around that help me in my photography business.  Some are reference, some are for inspiration and others are for running/starting the business.

I've categorized them somewhat and will provide links to them on Amazon when available.

Read on after the break...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

How I Got The Shot #5 - Sunset Cemetery

I started out in photography doing landscape and nature photography.  There was just something great about getting out and recording the beauty of nature and its wonders. On a trip recently to San Diego, I was able to get this shot.  It took some creativity and thought since I had limited gear with me.  Come with me on a journey to see how I got this image!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lighting Essentials "52" Project - by Don Giannatti

From the Lighting Essentials Website:

"A project for serious photographers -
Today we start our 52 weeks, 52 Assignments Project. We’ll just refer to it as “52″. An assignment every week with discussion, critiques, development reviews and more. If you are wanting to make the break and go into professional photography, this integrated, synergistic approach may be just the thing you need. "

Don is providing a great opportunity to interact with him and learn. Even though I have my own business, I plan on going through the 52 project. You always can learn something from everyone you meet and Mr. Giannatti is a wealth of information - and he is willing to share.

52 Project LINK

Sunday, January 2, 2011

How I Got The Shot #3 - Outdoor Child Photo Portrait

A client came to me and was in a quandary - they had not had any success getting a good portrait of their high energy son.  They asked me if I could help them out.  As I do with all my clients, I gave them my best and here is what they got.

Check out the details after the break...