2014 turned out to be kind of a big year for me. I left my temp job to freelance full time, had my work published in a book, got married, moved into a house, and just last week I became a godfather.
Those are just the bigger events of my life from this last year. For all of the smaller moments and memories, I look back through the photos I’ve taken this year. That’s where all the tiger hunts, bike rides, fashion shows, travel, events, and quiet afternoons reside.
(Left to right) Me, Phil, Laura, and Joe,
This has to be my favorite photo of the day.
As summer arrives, Max must defend the apartment from ever-fiercer insects.
This shot was a bit of an accident. He was just helping me test the lights, and we got this. I dig it though.
I found a split tree while were hiking and wanted to emphasize the textures in post using high contrast black and white.
Fezzes are cool.
I actually tried to get all artisitc and shoot this at a slow shutter speed to get the motion of the water. The ducks stayed as still as one could hope.
This is what I love to do more than anything, the love and support of those closeto me, as well as everyone I’ve met through the site, is what lets me keep doing it. I can’t say for sure where I’ll go in 2015, but I have some big plans in the works. So, keep an eye on the site, and we’ll go together.
I was asked by the owner of local shop, Off The Wagon, to get some outside photos of the store for a custom game she is putting together. I headed out at 6am to be sure I could get clean shots without pedestrians, cars, and other visual clutter. Even though the other buildings obscured the best of the golden hour light, I’m happy for what I did have to work with. Not only did I get to do some HDR work with the photos, I finally found a nice way to use selective coloring for something for a client.
Anyone following the site for a while will notice that I’ve done some work with Off The Wagon before. I shot Free Comic Book Day for them, did some product photos, and even ran into them at Oddmall. It’s a fantastic place, and I can’t recommend it enough for anyone in the Kent area.
I have a little time before work starts, so I thought there’s no better way to spend it than shooting. Even if it is just my cell camera.
Before working yesterday, I took about an hour to shoot some flower photos in Mrs. Gilley’s Garden. I know how much seeing those pictures helps her, so I thought I could take the time to do something for her. Granted, there aren’t nearly as many flowers as there used to be, but I hope the gesture comes across just as well.