Well hello again everyone, this time I was a little bit faster at making a blog than previous times! Shazam!
As I said previously I have been getting into photography a lot more this year than previous. Well that being said I thought I would make a small write up of what photos I have taken and what ones I kind of like. Give you a little explanation of where and what I did to make the photo without boring you with a lot of technical aspects that I am not all that good at anyways.
One of the many photos taken when Marc and I did our walk about downtown one night when he was testing out a new Nikon D3x camera. There are several “like” shots taken that night from him and myself, all from our own perspective or different perspectives. This one is one of my favorites that I took, there is a couple more but this is probably my favorite.
As I got downtown for Marc and I to start our walk about and take photos, I was getting my stuff out of my car while he was still inside the Indianapolis Star building so I pulled out my camera to capture this shot. I have taken a couple of shots of thid dock area this year but this one is one of my favorites because of the amount of color and everything.
Something about this photo I really like, could be the fence and how it just breaks things up a little to give it some depth and distortion. It was one of those things where I was up there and it had this huge fence that I could not get over or around so I just decided to make it apart of the shot, cause if you were there looking through it this is what you would see anyways.
Brier is like a sister and to go along with her natural beauty, she is very photogentic, this shot was one in which I was trying to catch her off guard. I am waiting for her to turn her head and then took the photo. I don’t usually have B/W’s but this one I was playing with the RAW file and this is what came out of it. Almost kept her shirt red in this to give it a little color but decided to go full B/W instead.
So we had a couple photos taken of them together. I chose this one to post in my blog mainly because it was not a posed shot of them smiling or looking at me, which I really enjoy the most. Any photo that is not staged or posed to me shows a true smile or true feeling in any given moment. This was taken at our Clampitt Family gathering, in which we had to wear name tags for those family members who we have not seen for years. Won’t go into what I put on mine, but it wasn’t just my name, because that is not me.
There were several shots taken on this day of boating fun, funny thing is I never got in the water but took over a 1,000 photos. Yes that is correct over one thousand photos in less than 4 hours, and to be honest about 900 of them were in focus and turned out good. Now I only posted a handful of that day because there is only so many unique shots then they all start to look the same.
This photo was taken on the same day as the one above it, just was an action photo which I will have to say was a challenge to me. Much like Marc, I am one who likes photos to be sharp and in focus as much as possible and the challenge to me was trying to do this while not only were they moving in the water but I was on a freakin’ boat moving myself. I was standing up at the front of the boat taking a lot of these shots while hitting others waves causing me to nearly be air lifted from the boat several times. Next time I go out going to make sure my insurance covers my equipment so I can get more daring photos!
I love using the fisheye lens, and since we were in the Centex homes closets to the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN grilling out because we couldn’t in the parking area for the concert I decided to bring it out to take a couple of oddball shots. This is one I chose to post from that ‘Redneck grillin’ experience but there is others if you click ont he photo. You can see Danielle playing with my iPhone out of photo on the left and Steve laughing as Brier points at me.
It is either Dustin or myself who ends up carrying Brier around at concerts, downtown Indianapolis, or well anywhere when it is needed. There are 3 photos all somewhat the same and different at the same time, this is just one I chose because I really like Brier’s smile in this one. She always has a smile on her face and seems to always like being in front of the camera, unlike me who makes funny faces just cause it is not natural for me to smile all that much (I am getting better). Click on the link to see the other surrounding photos.
Something about this building intrigues me and always has whenever I drive by the place. It has recently came up for sale and if I had the cash I would buy it just so I could say I own it. Marc and I were by his apartment up in Castleton and we took a couple photos of the water and surrounding buildings and this photo is just one of those that I decided to post in this blog.
Now that I have a better tripod and a 10-20mm lens, I think I want to go back and re-take this photo but a couple of them and hopefully will do this once more this summer maybe once in the fall and possibly once in winter to show the seasons. Yes I know I missed spring, but this was somewhat spring ish here in Indiana.
Marc and I just got done taking a couple of others photos at the USS Indianapolis monument and we were looking for another place to shoot, at around 3:30am during the Black Expo weekend, cause we had no where else to be. We met a lot of nice people walking down the canal at this time oddly enough who were all curious to what we were doing with this big camera on a tripod and us just sitting here playing around. Anyways we were walking and I seen this spot and said to Marc that this may be a good photo so this and many others that I took and he took were the outcome. This one is done by me and I really like it, not my favorite of my photos but up there.
Let me introduce you to my cousin’s daughter Skylar Grace, she is adorable and at the point in her little life that she wants to be noisey and venture into everything. While I did keep her out of the major things, her opening up cabinet doors or whatever like that instead of telling her no, I had fun taking photos. Which later got me smacked for not paying better attention to her by her mother, thanks Jenny cause as you can tell I was paying attention, I captured it in photos!
I was on a drive, alone with camera as my side seat driver and I was out to take some random photos. Well I parked in the office side parking lot and just pointed the camera at my mirror as I have done many times before and this was the result. I do believe if I had the aperture set a little higher I would not have had this effect.
Dad and I’s corvette is a 1974 Corvette with an original big block 454 engine, sadly it is an automatic but otherwise a bad ass ride. This photo to me kind of looks like a toy car and that is because of the f-stop (aperture) being set at 1.4, should have probably set it up a little higher but I like the photo. I took several shots of the corvette and the joyride dad and I went on as I played with the camera (yes I was not driving, Dad was).
One of the concerts this summer that I decided to bring my DSLR camera to and capture photos with. After the first concert and everyone going “What the hell is that and why are you using it” they all figured out it took really good photos. I am like the photographer of our group, well besides Marc and well Brier when she steals my camera TO DROP IT MANY TIMES! Brier I know you don’t mean too but you do it, haha.
So I was sitting here at home playing on the internet and I was bored and wanted to play with my camera. So I thought I would try something, this was my first try at long exposures to be honest. I took out my guitar and layed it on the ground, brought out my LED pocket light and then used my wireless remote hit the shutter button then from there painted the guitar and then hit the shutter button again to capture this shot. I have 4 or 5 variations of this shoot cause I tried it with my maglight flashlight and some other ways.
So after playing with the guitar above and a couple of other photos I waited till it got dark and decided to do some light painting. This is one of a couple I did, none of them really good but they were entertaining for me to do and learn from.
This is my cousin’s (Ginny you are truly missed) daughter, Jordynne. She was the flower girl at my cousin Kelly’s wedding and this photo and the one below are two taken of her. She somehow let me get up close to her and take this photo which is not something I am use to, usually I get a couple of swings and punches heading towards my head when I get this close.
Jordynne was bored, this was after the wedding had taken place and we were waiting for them to finish taking photos. I was not there to take photos, thank god I would have fubared it up being I just this camera but I was there to do the video and related and yes mom I know I still need to finish editing the videos. Geeze I know a year plus later, I am just now learning Final Cut Pro, give me time!
We were in the Mike Tyson suite of the Canterbury hotel downtown and I was on the staircase watching KJ put on her ear rings, no I was not stalking, I was there actually to take behind the scene photos (don’t judge me!). KJ was a real trip and a treat to be around for the day, very down to earth and a awesome performer and singer. I have talked about KJ Testin before in my previous blog.
This captured KJ very well as a photo because of her beauty and how she was all day, just kind of going with the flow and laid back.
As you can tell none of these photos are in order as for when they were taken, they were however in order as they are in my Flickr account, and yes I could go through and organize them better but for those of you with OCD you are just going to have to deal with it, I am!