Emily at the Riverfront

I teamed up with my awesome and lovely friend, Emily, to shoot a portrait set down my the Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront. Since half the shoot was at night, I got experimental with the lighting. The shots by the fountain in particular used a combination of shutter dragging, one off camera flash for fill light, and a second remote flash with a spotlight modifier. The post processing was more elaborate than usual to, How did I do? Let me know in the comments below. 

 Who loves you guys? Even with crunch time going on at my day job, I still made it a point to come shoot the Contrive Summer Kickoff at Thursday’s. Then, I stayed up through the night to edit them, even though our internet had gone out. But, I persevered, finished the photos, and tracked down some WiFi to get all of you awesome people the event photos.

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Back to Beachland: Part 1

I think my photos are getting  popular with the local ‘Flow’ scene, since I keep getting asked to come and shoot more events. Either that, or they just like me for my personalty. Nah, must be the photo thing. Either way, I’m still having a blast shooting these. The people are all fantastic, and then getting to listen to some new music while I shoot performance artists just makes these events something I always look forward to.

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Since I came home with so many photos of the event, I had to split the shoot into two galleries. The second one should be up tomorrow morning, so keep an eye out for those.

Tuesday at Thursday’s

I’ve become popular enough shooting at Studio 526 that I’m starting to get invited to other events. I spent Tuesday night getting to shoot at Thursday’s lounge in Akron, getting to see the light shows put on by some of Akron’s flow artists. I wound up coming home with a ton of photos, so I’m splitting this into two galleries. Feel free to share around the photos. If you like what I do, and want to help support me so I can keep shooting events like this, it would be fantastic if you could click that ‘Donate’ button up in the right hand side of the site. That would amazing.

 

Tuesday at Thursday’s: Part 2

As promised, I have the second batch of photos from my shoot over at Thursday’s Lounge in Akron. Evidently, when you have such an awesome, talented crowd, you come home with about 7 gigs worth of photos to edit, and have to split into multiple galleries. 

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Fashion Week-Thursday

Kent State has one of the biggest fashion schools in the country, and this time of year, they’re always doing big things with student projects. As with the concerts I  shot previously,I’m happy to help the school since I’m still in the area. In lieu of a normal runway show, the event took place at the 157 Lounge, a local bar. Models stood on platforms in the middle of the bar, allowing guests wander through to examine the students’ work. It’s a clever idea and gave me some photographic opportunities outside the standard runway shots. Of course, the fact that the outfits were as awesome as they were didn’t hurt either.

As a bit of a post script, lighting in places like this can be hard, so it never hearts to keep an eye on the environment for ways to set your white balance properly. grey wall

Of course, barring that, you can always ask for a little bit of help with your grey cards. grey card