Friday, August 27, 2010

Paint Mine Red

I believe in punctuality. I also love shooting photos of people getting sweaty and dirty while hard at work. A photographer friend calls them "workaday" images. Combine such scene with a predominant color scheme and you may as well order my casket because I'm about to die and go to heaven. So what happens when I'm putting the pedal to the metal to be some place on time and I happen to pass a crew hard at work, painting a barn roof bright red? I throw on the brakes and grab my camera, of course.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Seeing Through Glass

Shooting through windows or glass store fronts can be challenging. Stray reflections, gross underexposure tendencies, and color shifts must all be dealt with. But there's a huge upside: the interplay of light passing through glass has the potential for producing the feel of mystery and high drama. You just never know what to expect. And with the availability of endless special thanks to digital photo editing programs, the results can be spectacular. I never fail to have a blast shooting in this unique genre.

This little guy wanted out!

                        Splashing on soap suds got his attention!

 Mannequins and glass another great combo.

A polarizing filter would have helped with the reflections here but didn't have one available.

Saturday, August 14, 2010