Friday, January 15, 2010

Charity Auction

I have been asked to donate a print to be auctioned off to benefit a local charity, don't really know what to select. So far this these are my picks, all very different styles from each other. Anyone have any suggestions? What would you most like on your wall? You can look to my portfolio page or my Flickr. I think I'm going to have it 16x24 gallery wrapped, but I'll have to see how much time I have to get everything together. Thanks for any input!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Photo's, Music and Beer Oh MY!

Last Saturday The Prairie Surfers (the band my dad is in) had a gig at the Ballydoyle Pub  I was asked to take pictures for their website. I thought photography, music, beer and good company? I’ll do it!  This proved to be a difficult shoot, it was very crowded and very dark.  I had to shoot at a ridiculous ISO setting and such slow shutter speeds I was worried they would look like a black room filled with sand, that is to say very grainy.  Yes, they turned out grainy, and slightly blurry, but they look cool!  They have a raw edge that I really enjoy.
In short, it was a fun night with unexpected results.

From left. Glenn (Bass), Steve (Drums), K.C. (My dad, Guitar, Vocals), Scott (Lead Guitar)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Years Eve Fun

This past New Years Eve Monica and I helped throw a small gathering for some friends.  It was hosted at our friend Tasha's Home. It was her first and last New Years Eve celebration with all of her friends in this home, she's soon moving away. Monica planned and cooked all the delicious food. The most tender chicken ever, Pasta, cocktail weenies, asparagus (I cooked that one!) cookies, the works. (She'll probably yell at me for missing something or calling something wrong so look for updates). We also thought it would be fun to do photo shoots throughout the night. This means I get to eat, drink, hang out with friends AND play with my camera and lights!!  I tried to keep the photo equipment as unobtrusive as possible (and safe from the drunkeness!) so I just set up two AB800's in two corners of the room to boost the ambient on an as-needed basis. Turned out great! I was able to capture the very fast moving group from any angle.  Lots of fun, not much time to set up, well worth the 7 am teardown.

Photo above is of my beautiful girlfriend Monica!

Till Next time!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


New Year Resolutions...

First and foremost is to focus on the business of Photography.  This is just as important if not more important than taking a pretty picture!!

Second would be to make sure I keep shooting, even when not on assignment, just keep shooting.  It keeps your eye sharp and keeps the creative juices flowing.

I hope everyone had a Great New Years!