Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Morning Portraits in the Mountains and Donuts

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A long time ago, my friends and I went up the mountain to just hang out. The air was crisp with the fragrance of the pine trees that surrounded us, the sky was partly cloudy and there was a gentle breeze. We spent some time up there and drove down to get some donuts.


I love impromptu portraits, I love the sincerity of who people are as they look at the camera, unprepared for it.


Matthew



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Matt has a photoblog.


Andy



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Kathleen



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Jacque



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Jacque is a photographer and she also has a website.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Way the Light Cascaded Through the Leaves

The Way the Light Cascaded Through the Leaves

I took this picture last year during my church's fall retreat. I could just remember the way the light cascaded through the leaves.


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Fall has always been a beautiful experience for me. I can truly see and attribute such beauty to God. I could never capture the pure color of what I had seen that day, while processing the photos, I could imagine myself leaning and editing toward a bias of my ideals and how I perceived that day.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

William Bishop Senior Photos

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I took some senior graduation pictures for my buddy Will.


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These last two photographs were from hanging out in 2008.



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Monday, October 4, 2010

Quick Headshots at the Office

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My friend and co-worker is auditioning for community theater, he asked me if I could take quick headshots for him at the office

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Emily's Graduation Photos

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This is Emily. She is, for many reasons, beautiful. I took a series of portraits for her graduation.


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She and I

On this last shot, I set the camera on timer, and I ran to her.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Byron's Senior Recital Photos

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These are a few photos from a photoshoot I did for my good friend Byron Tomes. He was in need of photos for his senior recital and so, he asked me if I would be willing to take photos of him. Long story short, we hung out with Lauren, and took a bunch of photos. I did some post production work with the shots, and Lauren did some final typography.

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Byron's Senior Recital Photos


This was my first photoshoot and I'm really glad I did it with a friend.


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The final product was posters and postcards... this project was really all about Byron. He's such an amazing guitarist.


Final Composition

The final composition... see it with the typography at Lauren's Blog

One of my First Shots

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I want to start things off with one of the first photos I've ever taken with a 35mm film camera. My first camera was a Canon Canonet QL17 I purchased from a 1hr photo place in Fullerton for around $40. You're probably wondering... "$40, for that?!" Well... at the time (2007), I didn't quite know what I was getting into with photography. I thought of it as a hobby I could just pick up, and my rational for getting this $40 grandapa for a camera was that I wanted to learn how to shoot carefully and learn photography with a more unforgiving device. At the time, to heed myself from spending too much money, I swore off anything digital, and I decided to purely shoot with film. This continued on for another year and a half before I bought my first digital SLR, which I still own and use today. This post is a bit sentimental (as I'm imagining, many of the future post might be this way).


Subject is Alain, my brother. He's in his old room playing a video game. I remember a time when my brother and I would just sit and he would play games as I acted as a spectator player... I would watch him play his games and cheer him on and suggest how to play the games. I'm really glad he was so patient with me. I always remembered that those times were fun, moreover in the conversations I had with him at those times.


Well, as it turns out, photography became something I wasn't just interested in, it was something I breathed. As I was playing around and experimenting with my aperture and shutterspeed, I began to understand what those things meant. I'm really glad that I was priveledged enough to have such an amazing experience with that camera.