Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Learning and growing

I continue to try to blog.

It is not working too well. I'm obviously very busy or I don't think about blogging much - you decide.

I've learned some interesting things around photography recently that have helped me craft my art more.

I'm looking to do a few more shoots here soon as well.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Haven't blogged for a while now.

Haven't had a good photo shoot recently either.

Maybe the one relates to the other? Hmmmm.

So, here it is, 8/8/2014 and I'm blogging again. Something must have changed.

It did. I had a shoot with my good friend Emma. She's so fun to shoot with.
So easy to work with, too.

I've also been trying to stay off automatic and shoot all manual. Yes - back to the basics where I control the shoot, the exposure, the shutter, the focus, the focal point. It was so reminiscent of the good ol' film days. Those days where you'd shoot in manual - because that was what you had. You couldn't all of a sudden, change the ISO. You had to finish the roll and start another one or just figure it out and make it work. So, from my experience on film, I like or prefer to use ISO 100 or 200.

Next we talk about photo framing. Not the wooden thing you put around the final result, but the setting, the set-up of the shot. I like to have items in the shot that give framing or reference to the subject. Not too overwhelming that they become distractions but lend to bring the focus to the subject.

From the framing, we then go into shutter speed and focal length - seconds and f-stop. For most of my model shoots, I prefer a narrow f-stop, small f-stop to bring your eyes to the subject and blur the rest. Yet, there are times that a deeper length is needed. the exposure time then is offset from the f-stop selected to bring the right amount of light in the shot.

I'll get to posting samples from the 'Emma' shoot here soon enough. I've got 100+ shots to scan through.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Brian & Megan's Wedding

Spent most of the day in Logan. Brian got married to a wonderful, beautiful young lady, Megan. Some random photos will shortly be posted.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My favorite photo spot by GSL is gone

I can't believe it. One of my most favourite shooting spots is gone. I shot with Ashley only 8 months ago; the rail car and graffiti covered building are all gone now.

I need to post some more of Ashley that depicts the character of this place. Alas - gone now.

Friday, December 30, 2011

End of the year photoshoot

I had a shot with Ashley on 12-30 this past week.

Ashley was a great shoot, and I got a couple of real good head shots with her.

I'd love to shoot with her again.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scera Shell Shoot

Had a shoot with Cali again.

Results are in! What a natural.
More will follow as I get them edited.

I like how these turned out.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Black and White shoot

I had a shoot recently with a friend, Angie.
I wanted this to be all in black-and-white. We went out west of Utah Lake to an open field and shot quite a few photos. I rendered them all in black and white. I've always wanted a B&W set.

We had a great time. I'll add the ones I liked (specifically) later.