Sunday, May 24, 2009

WIldflowers near my parents house...

I shot these the other day after reading a blog post by Chase Jarvis about stepping outside the daily work and doing something for yourself. Lately, I have been working a lot on this school job. I have taken portraits and group photos for them. I have not shot much for myself in several weeks. Except for these flowers, and some iphone pics. There are so many ideas I have and so many things I want to do. I really want to concentrate on creating some really great photographs to show you out there, I need to step it up. I know now what is it to trudge through a paying gig that is more than a few hours at a wedding or event. The amount of work I have done after the shooting is incredible. I feel like I need an assistant. The actually taking of the pictures is wonderful. I need to find a way to bypass the post for the really big projects, because the pay is good. It is a job.

I shot several of these pictures with a little kick of light from an sb-800, with the CTO filter that comes with the flash, and the diffuser dome on. I believe I was compensating the exposure down 2-3 stops and just adding a little light from the side. Flash exposure compensation at -1. I have had a little help with the grip recently from Joe McNally. This means that with a flash in hand, I was shooting with the camera shoved up in my left shoulder, and my left eye in the viewfinder, the flash in the left hand around the right side of the camera. Now I bet I moved the flash around a lot depending on were I wanted the light, but with this method described you really are more stable and balanced. Or bring a light stand like a smart photographer...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Austin Reggae Festival, The Skatalites!!

I have not been to this festival in probably 6 years. It used to cost two cans of food. It benefits the Austin Capital Area Food Bank. Now it is fifteen dollars, and food is appreciated. How expensive Austin is getting!

Ms. Zoey Brooks!!

Ezekiel Zacharia Brooks

Notice the crack, and FOUR hula hoops. That means he is a hula hippy to the forth power!

Notice it again...

The Skatalites!!! ,

They were great.

They could really break it down. Even if two of them are like eighty. It is awesome.

The Ska Thrust

I think he might be looking at me in this one.




They definitely did not have a jumbo tron at the Reggae festival last time I went. Or the cranes and condos buildings in the skyline.

Condos...And the end of a great day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Camping with the class. First real post in 6 weeks. Ha!

A litle bit of McNally reading on the way to Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi.

Replicas of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.


Driftwood on Lake corpus Christi

Shells at Corpus Christi

Pipe on Lake Corpus Christi

Orchid at the botanical gardens

Jellies at the Texas State Aquarium

An image from inside the aquarium. Saw this and snapped a few before she realized I was taking pictures.

Bridge over the bay.

Dolphins in the aquarium.

San Jose Mission. If you ever want to see a real mission, go there.

The Church at San Jose Mission

Wall of the Church.

Candle offerings con Jesus Christo.

Friday, May 8, 2009

My labyrinth picture us on the Hendrix website!! Cool!!
My picture is on the Hendrix College website!

Inspired by Nick Pippins himself. Cool

Monday, May 4, 2009

I have not posted in a month

I will SOOON! Lots of work. Need to catch up. Lots to show you. Thank you.