Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mike & Steph

This past Saturday was the wedding of Mike and Steph. Our plans for our shoot was going to be at a local park but the weather didn't look like it was going to hold up so I brought them to a place I had shot at once before which had these great covered arch ways around this little pond.

This spot ended up being a much better place to shoot and the weather even added more drama to the backdrop.

I think we ran over our allotted time by about forty five minutes getting to this place but it was well worth it. We kept everyone waiting for us at the reception and they were nice and hungry by time we got there.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Spirit Feathers

Here is a image I took awhile back and decided to work with it a little more and this is the outcome.

I took this at one of the Pow Wows I visited and really liked the shot but it just sat in storage until just recently when I rediscovered it.

I think the colors and textures are both great within the feathers and this may be a shot that finds its way on one of my walls.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Sleepy Otter

The weather in Phoenix has been incredible lately so yesterday I decided that the location for teaching my DSLR Photography 101 Workshop to a new student would be the Phoenix Zoo.

The zoo is a great place for new photographers to test out their skills because each exhibit is so different from the previous when it comes to lighting, distance and overall surroundings that it makes the photographer work through their cameras settings in order to get a quality image.

I took this image of this sleepy otter about mid way through our two hour workshop.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Jump Shot

Here is another shot from this past Saturday. Most call it the "Jump Shot" and it can be a fun shot to take to get everyone loosened up and feeling good.

Usually I have the person of focus stand without jumping and I also do this with bride and groom usually with them kissing and everyone being goofy around them.

Even if the shot doesn't work with a group it is still fun to see everyone doing this.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The shoe gods

Last evening the shoot was another quinceaneras or a sweet 15 celebration. This is a celebration for a Hispanic girl when she enters into womanhood.

One of the key shots for the event is when the dad removes her shoes representing her as a child (the airbrushed high tops) and replacing them with her adult shoes (shoes with heals).

I am not usually this lucky to have both shoes in this shot but last night the shoe gods were with me.