I’ve Been Busy

Do I have any followers left? I know that my posting has been sparse, but that’s primarily because my focus has been on freelance projects. In a way, finding more professional work and building my portfolio is exactly why I started the site to begin with. But, after building up my web presence for going on three years now, I can’t help but feel a sense loss if I’m not updating. For now, my life seems to be settling down enough that I can slowly start working on personal projects again.

In the mean time, I’ll be updating my online portfolio galleries, and posting some of the work that clients have given me permission to share. First up, I have my friends Tegan and Brian with one of my favorite weddings I have shot ever. The venue was gorgeous, sporting a beautiful church, amazing gardens, and a freaking playground for swashbuckling!

 

Hitting the Beach

I took a few days to just recover after finals had finished. Now, I’m rested up, and ready to get back in the action. My awesome friend, Tegan, hit me up to check out one of the Great Lakes beaches. 

 

 

We found some interesting junk laying around the beach, and they looked so much cooler in black and white.

 

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. 

Doo Dah Parade

Muppet bike gangs, Rocky Horror homage, robots, superheroes, and monsters; why did I only find out about Columbus’s Doo Dah parade this year? For those equally naive as I was, the Doo Dah parade is an annual celebration of… well… anything you want. The fact that there are no real rules on who can get a float, no set pace for the flow of the parade, and strong encouragement of general lunacy make this a one-of-a-kind event that I loved being a part of. If you were at the parade, please, feel free to share these around so everyone who participated can have a look.

 I snagged some video along with stills (because I’m awesome like that), so keep an eye out for a compilation coming soon.

 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.

Coming out and doing regular event photos is a labor of love, but it is a time consuming one. So, if you want to help keep the lights on over here, it would be great if you would consider clicking the ‘Donate’ button off to the right. Every little bit helps me to keep coming out to support you guys.

Back to Thursday’s

The irony of getting more and more work as my professional life is taking off, is that I have less time to make blog posts, and I’ve been missing them. But, I was able to make some time to go back out to get some more flow photos over at Thursday’s in Akron. As much as I was missing the shooting, I was missing the people eve more, and it was great to be able to see everyone.

I experimented with black and white while editing. The goal being to emphasize form over the usual bright colors I focus on while editing these sorts of images.