Saturday, September 26, 2009

Becky and Chris :-)

Last Friday, I was heading in to the apartment when my roommate, Adrienne, was headed out, saying she was going on her first portrait shoot :). She asked me along and it sounded like a blast. They were friends of hers from high school, so we all went downtown to a place where there were lots of cool buildings and just had fun.

Lol, in fact, the most fun and memorable part was when it started pouring rain and our "reflector" (my vehicle's collapsible sun-shade) became our umbrella and we just kept on shooting.

In time, it let up and we just kept the umbrella :).

Hardly stopped laughing, it was classic. Adrienne got some really awesome shots too. Add in the GQ 'n that wrapped up a totally fun shoot.

Asked a graphic designer friend a couple questions about quality pics on the web...we'll see if these turn out!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bubbles of Steel

Yet another cool how-to I found in Popular Photography (besides a previous experiment with ice) was an article on "Better Bubbles." Long story short, I was using it as a source of procrastination, and my conscience got the better of me. So my time was pretty short-lived and I only got one I liked, but I digress...I still thought I'd share :)


First published work!

Okay, so yes, it's only the school newspaper and I'm sure this feat has been accomplished by some average, point-and-shoot Joe or Jane, but I'd have to say it's pretty exciting the first time you see a photo you took and your name printed on the front page of "the paper."

But to be obesely honest, posting this is an experiment for the technical quality of pictures here on the blog. I've noticed other professionals and their blogs come out SO crystal clear on their blog, and mine comes out a bit compressed looking...SOOO, I took advantage of meeting Ed Bourn, the online and technology director at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He told me to try resizing it in Photoshop before-hand, so the quality wouldn't be compromised during compression. Didn't even think of it...let's see if it works! He also suggested Flickr, which a number of fellow photographers have also suggested for other reasons, such as hard-drive crash (Thanks Katie!). In any case, we'll get this high-quality mumbo-jumbo underway 'til the picture quality comes out crispy like chips. Huzzah!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jumpstarting your Photography Creativity!

Every once in a while, I actually get a breath to actually look at my e-subscription from an online digital photography school. I'd highly recommend it for all you photographers out there. There are some good tips 'n ideas that constantly come through, and it weekly gives you some suggestions on how to make your photography better. It has all kinds of good stuff about gear and reviews too. At the very least, you get to see some pretty awesome shots :)

In any case, I came across this one, and it's just some ideas to give your creativity a boost. We've all hit that rut before, lol, but here ya go:

Digital Photography School: 7 Photography Projects to Jumpstart your Creativity

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Alright, I know this isn't a shoot or whatever, but sometimes things are just too darn cute to pass up! My 2nd-shooter came to review some pictures and brought along her incredibly hyper dog. While we looked at pictures, she said it'd be alright to set him down because he'd amuse himself, and sure enough...he found a friend to keep him occupied :)

Lol, just had to share the joy :-P

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