Monday, December 22, 2008

Father and Son


I once read a quote that said "A father carries pictures where his money used to be". After looking inside my wallet that proved to be the case. When I think about that fact it makes me a little sad. Not because of the money but when I look at the photos it makes me realize how fast Noah is growing up. Where does the time go? One day he's calling me daddy and the next it's dad. All the more reason to capture as many moments as you can. While these photos may be aesthetically ugly, composition way off and even a weird color the story lies within the smile. This is who Noah is; a boy, a friend, my son. Thank you Noah for being who you are. I love you, daddy....









Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Doll Session

This is what happens when nobody wants their photo to be taken. Shoot whatever I can find.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday Portrait Session

I'm really getting into this 1 flash portrait style. Right now it's what I'm really into so we'll see where this goes. This one is of my neighbor Nick.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Progress

Lately I've been real interested in 1 flash photography, mainly because I currently only have 1 flash. It has given me the opportunity to look at the way I photograph and try some things differently. Here are two recent 1 Flash Portrait Shoots recently done. The first one is of Kenji aka BrickRules and the second is my friend Stevie. Enjoy.




Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cat and Mouse

I love Baseball. I love it in its purest form. I love it during brawls, no hitters, blow outs, 1 run games, extra innings. I love Baseball. There is something to be said when runner and pitcher meet eye to eye. Is he going? When will I go? Should I pitch out? Will he pitch out? One on one, mano a mano.




I Love Baseball......

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's Wednesday and sunny!!

The sun hasn't been out that much lately so today Katie, Noah, and myself hung out outside for awhile. I decided to take a few pics of them and put them to music ( The Beatles, of course). Enjoy and see ya soon!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Late Night Cramming!!!

I feel like I'm back in school having a paper due the next morning while I'm just starting it. Soda to my left, Funyuns to my right, Gene playing on the Ipod, and having energy to sing out loud but not write the paper. This paper,err, post will be very long since it's been almost 2 months from my last one. Here goes....In March there was a reshuffling at work due to the economic climate and many jobs were eliminated/restructured with mine being one( I work at Eddie Bauer Corp) but after having to re-interview I was kept on. Stressful time with Katie being in school full time and Noah ready to go to daycare and me being the only one working. It was a real eye opening experience that gave me an idea(more on that later). I'm glad things worked out in the end. This is the view from my window looking east, pretty cool huh?





March also brought back cousin Jill and her daughter Libby! They were here a couple of weeks and I was able to capture some photos of them together while in downtown Seattle and a couple of Libby when she wasn't looking. What do you think???


For some reason Libby loves calling me "noway jose" or just "noway" for short. What can I say? When a 3yr old angel calls you that how could you not melt?? Here are some portraits I was able to take.






















In April I was lucky enough to join a group of very talented photographers that use Open Source Photo to network and connect. Right now I only have these two pics on my hard drive to upload so I will. This was Shauna, very easy to work with.










With the gut check at work in May I decided to try photography as a side business to bring in extra income. I had no idea how much work it takes to get it started legally. I suppose I could skip the licenses and tax stuff but that wouldn't be right to the other photographers and that is not the type of dad I want to be to Noah. While working to become legit I started practicing. Here are some photos I took of Tyler, daughter of my neighbors the Dunnes. So cute!!!
















That's it for now. Any advice/encouragement is welcome and I look forward to telling you how things go the rest of May. See ya!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Kiss my piece!!!





Recently I purchased a D200 along with a new lens and another flash. So much stuff, so many possibilities. Of course that's assuming I learn HOW to use this stuff. These are just some shots that have come about from practicing. These first are from when I just started to learn some of the dials on the camera. Looks tiring!



Then of course I had to try it out at the park.









And on school grounds.




The fun part is adding a second flash. In this case an SB28 which I bought off of the Nikonians website. Love those guys!




These last few pics are of Noah and the Dunnes messing around getting "flashed" by an SB600 on the left and the SB28 on the right. Man I love these things!!!!


Friday, February 29, 2008

End of an Era





Last week I sold my Nikon D80. As much as it was a happy day for me it was also a sad one as for the past year it has captured so many wonderful memories. Birthdays, holidays, model shoots, and random things. On the bright side the sale has allowed me to upgrade to a D200 which will be delivered on Monday! The next couple of months my new camera will be put to the test with a couple model shoots, my new photography series (which I will not yet reveal) and maybe, just maybe a little project with a certain Pacific Northwest Baseball team???Please enjoy a laugh with the last photo provided by my D80 along with some portraits of the kid. While taking a walk with Katie and Noah he started to trip while pushing the stroller. Made me laugh....

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hangar Shoot

January 20,2008 was a big day for me. I was fortunate enough to again meet up with the Seattle Flickr Group along with Uncle Chase for a very special photo shoot at an airplane hangar. Holy Crap you might say because that's what I was thinking! That in itself is a big deal but when you add the special "surprise" that was there then it doesn't get any better. Chase was able to get Mr. Strobist himself Dave Hobby to show up! For those not familiar he has helped start a revolution in the photography community with ripples hitting Seattle, Georgia, Brussels, and Paris to name a few. Off camera lighting has changed the way I see photos and in the way I want to shoot. 50+ photographers, 11 models, Chase+crew, and one Mr. Strobist is what went down. Flashes, Pocket Wizards, Lenses, Little Hotties, guns, knives, crazy!!! While I observed and asked questions most of the night I was able to get a few shots in but to me this was a chance to pick the brains of others.
Thanks to Chase, Dave, and all the people that helped put this thing together. Here is the video Team Chase put together, enjoy......

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Year, New Lens, New Photos

As per previous post motivation has been kinda hard to come by in these here parts but I recently was lucky enough to get the Sigma 10-20 lens that I have wanted for a VERY long time and man do I love it!!! It's still taking a little to get used to since I've been shooting with a 50mm 1.8 from day 1 that now having some zoom is weird, especially with the 10-20mm range. I made a couple snoots tonight
and took some shots with my usually willing model Noah. I say usually because tonight he didn't want to, Sponge Bob Square Pants was on. Here are the results of my session with some post processing done in Capture NX. I hope you like them. If you do then let me know and if you don't then tell me that too....see ya soon....oh yeah, I also took a shot of Noah running from me in the park....