At the studio

So on June 18, we did our first studio shoot!

The studio is amazing, it is awesome!!!  There is no way I would ever be able to afford to setup my own place to shoot, especially seeing as I would have to be booked every waking hour to be able to make any money doing it.

Check out these videos that I shot while we were there.

This is a quick walk around of Studio A that we shot in, there are 3 studios and each are different in their own way too.


These are some of the finished photos:

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Taking that leap

I have been doing some reflecting and thinking about what I would like to do.

As many of you know, I have had a mobile DJ business since 2001 and  I think the DJ thing is still viable, as is the photobooth and event photography.

I have been focusing mainly on landscape and nature photography, as they don’t complain and really you don’t have to tell a barn or waterfall to turn one way or the other.

I have been apprehensive about doing portrait work and am still not anywhere comfortable for once in a lifetime photos like Weddings, but I do think I am going to start doing portraits. Starting with family and seniors. Just want to keep it small and simple. I have a good camera, and gear and know how to use it too.

I have toured a studio that rents out in the Upper Arlington / Grandview area in Columbus and this place is AWESOME!!  It is affordable to rent, which makes me able to offer affordable sessions.  It is also well set up with lighting and scenery as well as props too.

My first sessions are on June 18, and are $20 for 20 minutes and an 8×10 unit.  If you would like to book with me Click here to book (opens in new tab)

 

Post Cards – making it personal

I remember getting post cards from my Grandma and Grandpa Garling when they would go to Texas, I always liked getting a post card from the road.

When we travel, it seems that every place you stop at sells postcards, while these cards are nice and have spectacular photos, they are not personal.   Here’s how to make them personal…. Continue reading “Post Cards – making it personal”

John Bryan State Park – June 21, 2015

Went to John Bryan to see if I could find some waterfalls or streams to try to get that foggy white water look.  This is done by using a neutral density filter, and long exposure.  The results are kind of varying and it did take some time to get a result that was somewhat acceptable.

Want to see how those photos came out…. Continue reading “John Bryan State Park – June 21, 2015”

Get Your Kicks on Route 66 – Illinois Edition

Memorial Day weekend mom and I took a little trip to Illinois to drive on old Route 66

Route 66 begins in the heart of Chicago and travels south through Illinois, before entering Missouri and going Southeast, taking a small jaunt into Kansas.  Across Oklahoma, through the Texas Panhandle. Through New Mexico, Arizona and ending up in California.

Mom and I took a trip Memorial day weekend 2015 to explore south of Chicago to about an hour outside of St. Louis Continue reading “Get Your Kicks on Route 66 – Illinois Edition”

Trips to “God’s Country” in Pennsylvania

For vacation in April 2015, mom and I went to a long-time friend’s house that lives in “God’s Country”; seriously, when you enter the county it says “Welcome to Potter County, God’s Country”

Here are a few photos of that week. Continue reading “Trips to “God’s Country” in Pennsylvania”

Editing photos vs the original shot

So, I see many people who take photos offering their original files.  WHY!!!???

There is no reason you should just hand anybody or post your unedited photos straight from the SD card.  Properly editing your photos can take that “eh” photo to a “wall-worthy” photo.

Do I take great photos? Yes, but there is so much more that can be done to the photo, no matter how good I was at composing the photo, no matter how I do my settings in the camera – they all need editing. Continue reading “Editing photos vs the original shot”