When I heard my friend (and prior photo collaborator) was headed off for a life of adventure in the sky, it gave me an idea. The image that flashed in my head was sundown at the airport. Now, being someone who’s been kicked out of a few places for photography, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Doing off-camera lighting using a tripod got us quite a bit of attention. I was looking over my shoulder a lot, and we had some security walk past, but the only person that talked to us about our unusual activity was a janitor. This reinforces my opinion that you might as well shoot wherever you want. If someone has an issue with it, they’ll let you know.
My biggest challenge in this shoot was to create something a little bit different. I wanted a new flavor. This mostly came in the form of editing. I had a vision when we left the airport of how I wanted the final images to look. It was quite a painstaking process, but I think I managed to get what I was hoping for.
I recently had a chance to head back to Norwich Kansas to visit family. This is part 2. Part one was titled Welcome to Paradise, which many people saw in the previous version of this site. You can check those out on the travel photos section of the site. I went up there with only one expectation: introducing my fiancée to my family in that area.
I had no idea, until we arrived, that I would be photographing classic cars, a windfarm, and family. As always, I keep my descriptions brief. enjoy.
I was recently asked to shoot a friend/mentor/colleague, Greg (aka The Black Dragon). I welcomed the opportunity to exercise my new outdoor portrait style. This particular shoot presented a couple of challenges. Until recently I was intimidated by overcast weather when shooting outdoors. I came to realize that it can add a nice dynamic feel to outdoor shooting.
The other challenges in this shoot came down to skin. First off, it was unfortunately warm that day. The weather had been room temperature for weeks, until this day. It wasn’t outlandishly hot, but it was hot enough to sweat. I tried to tone down the shiny aspects. The last challenge was shooting a dark skin tone. Without proper lighting, darker skin tone features will get lost. Having a strobe and softbox easily solved this problem.