Friday, May 08, 2009

I'm lacking in a title for now because its a picture of a lawn mower and I have no idea what to call it.


Canon 350, 28-105mm
focal: 43mm
aperture: f5.0
shutter: 1/80 sec
ISO: 100
Genesis 200 w/umbrella
edit: This was really fun to make. I took 4 shots (w/ the camera on a tripod) and moved my strobe around the lawn mower. Then combined them together.

Hmm, guess I should also say where I placed the lights. Well...

1st: Camera left-directly in front of the mower.
2nd: Camera right-focused on the back tire.
3rd:Camera right-focused towards the front landing on the lettering.
4th. Camera right-placed to lighten the background.

It took me about 2 hours to edit. So, if you see any miss-placed lighting (or as Bob Ross calls it, God light) let me know. I really want to perfect this technique.

Off topic now, but how would you guys like to try a themed week? You know where we pick a subject and all take a picture based on that. Like we did last summer when we all took a self portrait and posted on the same day for project 365. Except this time we wouldn't be posting on the same day for obvious reasons. ;)

Let me know what you think?

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Blue Moon

This is an HDR I did of the football stadium the other night.

18mm | f4.5 | ISO 400

I bracketed 5 exposures at 1 stop intervals, then I combined it into an HDR in photoshop.

Adjusted the color levels and saturations in Aperture.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009



1/60 sec.
ISO 400

sharpened and unsharp masked in gimp, boosted the contrast for the solid black background and cropped of course

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Death Ship

Nikon D80 
Sigma 50mm 1.4
ISO 200
1/80 sec
Photoshop secretz:  I downloaded a test trial of Topaz Adjust, a photoshop plug-in designed to make things look...special.  This is the result of the plug-in.  

Monday, May 04, 2009

Old town

For those of you who don't know, "old town" is a historic neighborhood in downtown Portland.

Canon rebel xti with Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
1/80th at f/14 SOI at 100

I took this while on a shoot for a client. And no it was not portrait work. The lady who started Saturday Market back in 1974 wanted me to photograph the new site for the market, yes Saturday Market is not in Skidmore/under the Burnside Bridge anymore. It has moved across the street into waterfront park. I personally like the change. So Jannette Spencer (the founder of the market) is making a book and wanted me to take photos for it, of the new site.

Busy weekend; I worked over 12 hours on Saturday both doing this and working with my dad doing sound for an auction.