Monday, July 2, 2012

Keeping Cool

It was extremely hot this weekend with temperatures exceeding 104 in many areas. We kept cool by flying and swimming this weekend, and apparently my father still thought he could fly after we left the indoor skydiving place.

Indoor Skydiving

We went indoor skydiving this weekend. I was not able to get my camera in for our session but here is a photo from the skydiving team's practice routine. You have to try it!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Available Light

This is my picture from the available light assignment. I have had this nintendo since I was born, and I still have all of my original controllers and games. I have kept up with it for so long and I don't get much use out of it any more so I wanted to take a really good picture of it. I played around for about a week trying to figure out how to light this in the most pleasing way. I went outside in the morning and was able to get some beautiful bokeh in the background, I am pleased with how it turned out.


This is my second shot from the framing assignment for small format photography. I used my sb-700, and a bounce card to light this. We weren't actually playing beer pong but i liked the way it looked through the cups. Patrick is able to make these shots on command, the only thing i had to get right was the timing.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Star Trails

This is my personal choice for this week. I took this image in the front yard at my dads house in Clayton, North Carolina. I have always loved taking pictures of the stars, but having to shoot at 100 iso limited how long I could have the shutter open even in dark conditions. Being able to take pictures at 50 iso has changed all of that. The shutter was open for over 1,700 seconds, allowing for plenty of rotation in the stars. I like how defined the flare from the streetlight is and how you can still the the Mimosa flowers even in such low light and at such a long exposure.

Light Painting

This photography was taken for our light painting assignment. I tried a few different ideas and i ended up being satisfied with my very last picture. This was rather difficult to create, but in the end it was worth it.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Parks and Recreation

For our Parks and Recreation assignment this week my girlfriend and I went to a park in Indian Train NC to do some hula hooping and practice using my flash for the light painting assignment. It turned out to be quite an adventure and quickly became Parks and Recreational light painting.