Sunday, April 27, 2008

Nikon Beats Canon at TIPA Photography Awards

It's nice to get some more support on my Nikon side. . . of course I think that most pros would readily admit that Nikon is ahead of the game at this point.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Expansion and Compression

Perspective is always a difficult issue for me with photography; it's tough to gauge or notice things like expansion and compression just walking outside and taking photos. The idea is that as you get wider, the objects in the frame spread out, but as you go telephoto, the objects in the frame get closer together. Tonight, I perfectly lined up my subject twice at different focal lengths which really exhibits this technique.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Great Photo Project

This was a project that I enjoyed very much. Dawoud Bey did a very good job in my opinion of representing each student with his choices of dress, posing, and enviroment. More of his work is available at: I know I'll be picking up his book.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas at Arm's Length

Looking through the photos that I took of my family Christmas festivities, I noticed a trend. So, I had fun with it in the editing. I'll leave it to you to ponder the meanings and importance of personality, faces, and such.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

New Blog

As Photo Editor for the Banner and Angelos at California Baptist University, I have decided to take the initiative to promote the personal photographic development of my photographers. Additionally, I expect to learn a lot from this experience. To do so, I am launching a daily photoblog.

Go check it out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kim: The First Photoshoot

This is one of my closest (and most beautiful) friends, Kim. I took these photos of her in May of 2006, and it was the first portrait shoot that I had done. They turned out fairly well, but being portrait photos, I decided that I ought to do some touchup work (not that she needed it). I additionally decided to de-saturate everything except her.

Yeah, so about four hours of background repainting and stuff on this one.

Her eyes are naturally blue-green. . .