Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Walkabout

I am in the habit of taking my camera with me everywhere I go so that just in case I happen upon a "Kodak moment" I'm prepared for it. The few times I didn't have my camera with me I missed some really amazing opportunities to capture some one of a kind pics! What I usually do is purposely grab my camera and just hit the streets and just shoot away. I call these "walkabouts."

That said, I had my camera with me today and was, as my wife put it, "snap happy!" Here are a few of the shots.

First, my lovely wife in her office at work right before we left to have lunch together. I used Urban Acid to process this pic.

Next, the rafters in the library. Used the Channel Mixer to black and white this one.

And lastly, the sunset from the top of a mountain of snow in the parking lot at the Starbucks I was at earlier. Other than cropping and some level adjustments this is straight out of the camera.

Given how crappy the weather has been and how brutally cold it's been I haven't done any walkabouts since October. I still froze my ass off but it was nice to hit the streets again. I can't wait until the weather gets better so I can get back to the regularity of my walkabouts. They're very therapeutic.

Until we meet again!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sometimes People Suck!

So I turn to Mother Nature for inspiration!

And I can never get enough of our furry and feathery little friends.

Until we meet again!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lighting Is a Bitch!

I've been trying to play with light lately. The easiest way for me to do that is with all of the little action figures/dolls that I have laying around the condo. I've been using LED flashlights, strobes, and even incense smoke to try to create moody shots.

I figure if I can't get models to actually show up I can at least practice with what I've got! I suppose I have to start doing more creative self portraits again. After all, we're our own best/cheapest models, right?!

Until we meet again!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The First Post

I've had this blog for awhile now. I erased all of the original posts and I'm starting fresh. I've decided to make this more of a photo blog of sorts since I'm a photographer and all. I'm going to post a variety of shots. I shoot everyday and while I try to produce top notch pics as often as possible sometimes all I end up with are shitty pics that look very amateur. I'll mask those ones as "art"! :-D

Some of the pics that I post will be artistic nude and/or fetish shots so if that isn't your thing just go ahead and move on to somewhere else. But, for the first post I will post a recent picture of me.

Until we meet again!