Archive for January, 2009

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09

First Wedding of 2009: Elizabeth and Jesse

I shot my first wedding of 2009 on January 2nd…after getting lots of sleep on the 1st (stayed up until 6am during the New Year’s party).  The wedding turned out great, teaching me new lessons, such as–planning ahead is a great idea!  Knowing that most of the wedding would be shot in very low light, I brought some fast lenses and extra flashes, converting the whole thing into a mini studio.  If, just if I didn’t think of this ahead of time, then the shoot would be very stressful, to say the least.  Thankfully Elizabeth and Jesse warned me about the low light, for which I was able to prepare.  Anyways, here are a few of the shots. Enjoy 🙂

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Jan
09

Bed Sheets + Camera + Cool People = My Ghetto Studio

Having borrowed some extra camera flashes and umbrellas, I decided it would be fun to get some cool looking “studio shots” during the New Year’s party I was at.  Of course first I would have to transform the upstairs bedroom into something that at least resembles a studio.  So we found some white bed sheets, pinned them to the ceiling and started shooting….well, I ended up shooting for over 3 hours that night; over 1000 images.  It was a lot of fun and I got some cool looking shots.  Below are just some of my favorites.  In the first picture you can totally see the bed sheets wrinkled up in the back; pretty funny.

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Jan
09

New Year: Thoughts

As far as photography is concerned, 2008 has been a great year for me. I feel like I’ve personally grown in my skills a lot and I have been able to create many wonderful images.

2009 should also be a very exciting year for me; at least that’s my hope. The plan is to do more photography and to actually post it on my blog. I know I haven’t been very good with keeping my blog up to date, but I promise to do my best to change it in this new year: it is one of my new year resolutions.

To those that visit my blog on regular basis–THANK YOU. It is always very encouraging to hear that someone cares about your work, since sometimes staring at a computer screen for hours at a time is not very appealing. Special thanks to those who took the time to write me emails, telling me how much they love my work. Honestly, these emails are one of the reasons I still do what I do–they help me get back on track and try to create more beautiful art. And in general, thank you for all the compliments that I’ve received over the last year; they really do mean so much to me.

And last, but not least, I’d like to thank Jesus, who has given me the talents, abilities, and opportunities to be a successful photographer. I feel extremely fortunate to be doing what I love.

Happy 2009 everyone. Best wishes to you and your families