A couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure to chase this little guy around and take photos. Meet Nick, he is 2 and the son of David and Andrea Worlock. One thing I have learned about photographing little kids is, they are going to do what they want to do. Which in turn can stress out the parents. Obvious the parents want good photos. My theory is let them do whatever they want to do and I will just follow them around. I think this makes for great natural photos. That is what the parents want anyway, photos of their kid being a kid. (Otherwise they would go to JC Penny’s. Nothing wrong with that, but not my style.) It definitely helps to be a kid yourself. Just ask my wife she will be the first to tell you, I am a big kid and sometimes to a fault. I can’t thank David and Andrea enough for letting me photograph Nick.
Canon 60D, 50mm, 1/400th sec, at f2.8, ISO 1250
Tonight I had the pleasure of seeing The Avett Brothers. I also happened upon a photo pass for the concert. This is Joe Kwon, he plays the cello and is amazing. I did a quick run through of the shots and this one stood out to me. More from this show to come, as well as many more upcoming shoots.
Canon 60D, 85mm, 1/400th sec, at f1.8, ISO 2000
Today is a special day around our house. 27 years ago today my beautiful wife was brought into this world. I am a huge fan of birthdays, if just for the simple reason it is your day. Sure you share that day with 14 million other people, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is your day. I can’t imagine my life without you and I know I would be much worse off. You make me a better person and I don’t think anyone will argue with that. Happy birthday Steph, I love you.
Here is another shot from a couple of nights ago. This is one a last ones I took before heading in for the night. The storm had moved pass the moon and it was starting to clear up. Just a little tip, the starburst effect on the moon can be done by simply bumping up your aperture to f/10 or higher. The higher you go the more of a starburst you will get.
Canon 60D, 32mm, 9 sec, at f10, ISO 800
First off, I need to thank my dude Steeno for calling me and letting me know about the epic storm that was rolling through my backyard. I had gone out earlier in the evening and tried to get some photos, but didn’t have much luck. So, thanks to him I got this shot. I haven’t really had much experience photography lightning. It is kind of a crap shoot. Basically I just shot a bunch of shots and weeded out the bad ones. I ended up with some pretty interesting shots though. This one definitely had the biggest bolt of lightning.
Canon 60D, 18mm, 1 sec, at f5.6, ISO 800
Here is a shot I took of my wakeskate bag last weekend on the boat. The focussing was all done in camera with my 85mm f/1.8. This is quickly becoming my favorite lens to shoot.
Here is a shot I took of Dusty’s 1984ish Master Craft Stars and Stripes edition. One thing I always notice about anything old is how it was made. This photo says exactly my point.
Canon 60D, 85mm, 1/200 sec, at f3.5, ISO 640
Last week I had the pleasure of photography my brother BR. As many of you know him, you know that he has a completely infectious personality. Always good time when he is around. I really appreciate the time he spent hanging out while I tested out some lighting setups in the studio. As you can tell from the photos, we had a pretty good time. As photography becomes more and more part of my life, I can’t tell you enough how invaluable these little learning sessions are to me. Big thanks to the people who have hired/let me to take their photos and the biggest thanks to my wonderful wife for always supporting me as I pursue this new venture. Your support does not go unnoticed.
Canon 60D, 32mm, 1/250 sec, at f6.3, ISO 400, 3 Strobes
He is a snapshot I took one our way to the boat ramp this past Saturday morning. I love how the drops are in focus and the background has a bokeh effect. This is why I love my 50mm f/1.4 and my 85mm f/1.8. They are super fast and shoot really well wide open.
Canon 60D, 85mm, 1/400 sec, at f3.5, ISO 640
Here is another shot from our early morning session from a couple of weeks ago. There was a super rad golden hue that morning caused mostly by the clouds diffusing the sun. It actually made the water look not like a giant mud puddle.