Yes, I have been slacking hard and haven’t posted in a while. Recently I was asked for the 2nd year in a row to donate my time to an excellent event, Make-A-Wish Foundation Fashion With a Passion. The event was held in the FIDM San Diego campus building (an awesome location downtown that overlooks the ballpark).
Yep…another headshot. This image was actually taken a few weeks ago, but we finally got around to picking the images and finalizing them.
Business brought me to Seattle, WA this month. I was fortunate enough to have the trip coincide with a weekend so I was able to spend some extra time just to hang out. This image is at the famous Pike Place Market (where they throw the fish) at night.
And, since I missed last week, a few bonus images. These are not “great images” but they are very personal. Two of my idols for things I have done in my life are Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix…both of whom share my birthday. They are both buried in the Seattle area. As I think appropriate, Hendrix grave is over the top…a large building with large engraved 60’s style monotone images…almost like show posters from the era (I only show a small part here), and Lee’s site is quietly elegant.
This image isn’t the best in the world, but it’s not every day you are out for a walk with your family and an Osprey dives out of the sky right in front of you. This is actually the bird on the way *out* of the water. My son and I were so busy trying to figure out what the bird was, that I was surprised when it dove. I caught it right as it jumped up…empty handed unfortunately.
This weeks image comes courtesy of a headshot session for a local actor…one of 3 actually. They all produced some great images, but this one ended up having a “Clark Kent” vibe that I really like.
I was sick last week to this week is a “2fer”. I decided to play around more with my 70-200 and Kenko extension tubes. At 70mm and with all tubes stacked, the lens becomes an amazing 1:1 (or very close) macro lens. The focusing distance on this first image was about 1 inch. Image two is with the same extension tube setup, but with the lens at 200mm.
I’ll soon be in the market for a new cellphone. This got me thinking about what’s important in a phone, and that, in all likelihood, the next leap in camera technology will be in the cellphone industry, not the traditional camera industry. I wrote a blog post about it here. So, for this weeks entry, I decided to use my BlackBerry to see what I could do. Oh, and in case you are wondering…no, I’ll most likely NOT be sticking with BlackBerry when I get a new phone. A little green robot with an ice cream sandwich is most likely in my future.
Today I gave myself an assignment. Get my camera, and go shoot an image in 30 seconds. I was raining today, so I figured I’d find some water drops. So, I threw the extension tubes on my 70-200 which turns it into a killer macro lens (trick I learned from Derek). This was in the front yard with available light.
I’m going to cheat a bit this week. This image was taken a few months ago, but I’ve only just now gotten around to processing this batch. This was taken while waiting for my client to show up for a headshot session. I noticed how the light was hitting the leaves in just the right way to get the edges to glow. It made it look to me like there were a bunch of swords sticking up out of the ground.
This weeks post brings a headshot from a session this weekend. I love to shoot in Balboa Park, and this weekend, the weather and lighting was excellent. This is all natural lighting.