Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Computer is back!

Ok so we had to send our PC back to be cleaned again, the virus wasnt all the way gone.  Well we just got it back a few days ago and I just finished installing most of the stuff I need lastnight. (still need to add Dynamic HDR back)

Because of this I dont have anything newly shot to add however I dont wanna miss an update so I will add a pic that most of you have probably already seen.

So today B is for:

This shot is just a closeup of Sagira's eyes, I liked the way it came out in the full color version but the B&W with selective coloring just made her eyes pop more and helped draw the viewers eyes to her eyes, which is what I was intending with this shot.

Friday, May 7, 2010

On to the next letter!!

Ok, so I wanted to add another photo for A last week, but we were having computer issues again and I didnt get a chance before we took the computer in for work.  So I will go ahead and move on to B, I will just add two pics!

Here are a couple of pics I shot last time I was out at Xcape Paintball, a local field that I go take pics at all the time during practice.  I love shooting Paintball, fast action lots of emotion, and the opportunity for some really awesome action shots! 

The featured shots today, though aren't really action shots though, they were more candid type portraits that I did some Photoshop work on.

Enough of my rambling on to the pics!!

Today B is for:
                                     -Black & White

This is a photo of Brian, one of the guys who plays for XFT, I caught him looking all contemplative and whatnot.  The color version of this is good, but something about it made me think to try a B&W conversion and it came out awesome!

This is Josh, we call him Kelso if you have ever seen "That 70's Show" you would understand why LOL.  I used to play with him on my old paintball team Columbus Wicked.  He plays with Brian on XFT now.  I saw the camo mask and thought the different colors would look good in B&W, and I was right!  I also experimented a bit with the Vignette option in Lightroom and tried something a little different.  I like the look, kind of old school.

Keep an eye out for some more B updates coming as soon as our computer gets back!!


Monday, May 3, 2010

No pic, but I thought I would post something.

Well, today A is for:

                                                  -Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams is easily my favorite photographer.  His work is awe inspiring and simply breathtaking.  What he could do with a camera is something I could only dream of doing.  Especially when you consider that his most notable works were taken in the 20's, 30's, and 40's.  

For some examples of his work go to his website here: 

For more information on his 60 year career go see his page here:
Ansel Adams on Wikipedia

And to close the day here is one of my favorite quotes from him:

We don't make a photograph just with a camera, we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have loved. - Ansel Adams