Monday, July 25, 2011

How I Got The Shot #23 - Strobist Boot Camp 3 Assignment 2

I like participating with other photographers in industry events.  One such event is an off camera lighting "boot camp" where an assignment is given and then a photograph is produced within the guidelines given.  For this particular assignment we were tasked with coming up with an image that is an icon or iconic in your local community.

Reynoldsburg, OH is known as the "birthplace of the tomato".  Not because tomatoes were first grown here, but because Alexander Livingston developed over 30 commercially viable strains of tomato.  If you want to learn more about it, please feel free to check out this site, which has a lot of information.
Alexander Livingston's House is also a national land mark and a society tasked with its upkeep and education can be found here.

The tomato.   Reynoldsburg has a festival in its honor every year.

Check out the details after the break...

Monday, July 18, 2011

How I Got The Shot #22 - Self Portrait in Port Clinton Ohio

Sometimes you just need to get a picture of yourself and to be honest it is not the easiest portrait to get.  That is why I enlist the help of my wife and place her in the drivers seat!
Check out the post today to see how I went about setting this up and getting a nice, sunset self portrait.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

How I Got The Shot #21 - Jason Shamblin

I know it has been a while, but we are back with another episode!  This week, we are looking at mixing flash exposure with ambient.  Our subject is the Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Reynoldsburg, Jason Shamblin.

I wanted this portrait for many reasons, on of which is for the Visual Ohio story I did on him.

Read further to see how we took a potentially challenging lighting situation and turned it into a winning portrait.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011


Heading out on a much needed vacation starting Monday 7/4.  Probably not any posts until I get back on the 12th.  Enjoy our Independence!

I'll probably have a few posts from our tromp through Port Clinton and one of our great lakes - Lake Erie.