Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Latest Photo

I've wanted to do this photo of my grandmothers hands for about two years and hadn't done so on previous trips to NJ while I was there earlier this month I finally shot some photos of her 94 year old hands.  It was the day I was leaving and went over to say bye to her, and not knowing how they would come out before I started, I was getting some ok shots with the natural light coming thru the doors from what I could see on my cameras LCD screen. You don't always know until you load the images on the computer and start working with them, but sometimes you can get an idea if you got something to work with. My main concern was light and would it come out good enough to work with in Aperture.  (I don't do a lot with my images as far as post production and I only have Aperture on my Apple Laptop.  If I need something done more than I'm capable of and Photoshopped, then I send them to this really good Graphic Designer I use from time to time.)  So this photo came out well when I converted it to black and white and I'm pretty happy with the result.  It came out just as good as I envisioned it so I might be able to leave this shot alone and not revisit it.  If you know me, if I shoot a photo I really want, and it doesn't come out how I wanted or is lacking something, I'll shoot it again, and again, until I get it right.  I don't think I can do anything more with this shot other than be happy with the result.  Anyway, I hope you like it.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Here's some photos from Ashley's and Kenny's Wedding at the Gainey Gold Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I was an assistant to a local photographer (Anne McCarthy - and made a great contact with her 2nd camera man James Baker ( who's already taught me a thing or two.  Since I pretty much never make use of this Blog space I have here, I thought I might as well start using it and so I've posted up some of the images I was able to get this past Saturday, April 25th.


Jim realizing I'm too old to learn new tricks so he found someone younger and more trainable...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

More "About Me"

I've been shooting Photography for over 20 years since high school and have gone from the early days of it being a hobby, to the present where I do a fair amount of paid work. I thought I'd try and use this Blogspot to post some of my photography and be able to talk about it, as well as fill in some info about myself since my website doesn't have any info about me. I'd like to link it with my website and be able to talk about some of the new things I work on and post on my website. I've got plenty of updating to do on both my website and blog ...I know I'm getting around to it. I've got lots of new stuff to add to my site and I'm trying to figure out how to make this blog useful to myself and to the few friends who visit it ...along with hopefully making some new online friends who share similar interests, as well as become interested some new things that have interested me for a while, like health, wellness, eating right, and doing it yourself home improvement. I'm also very passionate about animals and animal welfare. I despise people who abuse, abandon, or treat animals in any way as a lower form of life. What else ...I am from Roselle Park, NJ (a little over 15 miles from Lower Manhattan to give you a reference point), and after getting my Associates Degree from Union County College (Cranford, NJ) in 1992, I transferred to Arizona State in Tempe. I've been here since August '92 when I was 21 and it's safe to say I've done my adult growing up out here. I still visit NJ regularly as just about all my family is there, so even though I've been in AZ all these years, I'm not distant or displaced from having NJ in my life. It's where I'm from, I loved growing up there, but have enjoyed living out west all these years. I still see myself being out west for many years but eventually would like to be a seasonal resident and go back and forth. Realistically that will most liked be once I'm in retirement. Drop me a line, ask me anything you'd like to know.