Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shooting fashion/fantasy assignment


I shot my fashion assignment for Adv Portraiture this weekend. Julie was my model and a blast to work with. It was a beautiful day to shoot. There are some things I would like to tweak but given as how I have been so focused on photojournalism, it was fun to mix it up with some fashion. I was going for the modern day twiggy look. I would love to work with Julie again, and I had an awesome assistant Demetrius along for the shoot. He graduated two years ago and has a big future ahead at Western Kentucky, a school known for photojournalism. Check out my flickr stream...

Most know Vincent Laforet for his tilt shift work now, and his editorial work. I found a photo essay called "The Carrier" that was done in 2003. Vincent was "embedded" on the USS Abraham Lincoln in the heat of the most recent war on Iraq. He put together a beautiful collection and decided to make it more about the people on the ship, instead of the "war" that was being fought on the boat. The average age on the ship is 21, and they work fourteen hour shifts, seven days a week for nine months. This is a great article to read, and do some research on more of Laforets' work, its great.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday Night Football

Congrats to North Forsyth for a big win tonight over Northview. Winning this game guarantees a spot in the playoff for North Forsyth. I had a great time shooting the game and the stadium was filled with excitement..Check out more images from the night on my flickr page.


Friday, November 6, 2009

New blog!!

Make a note! I am moving to wordpress, my web address is

Wordpress has a lot of great tools and layots and gives me the opportunity to have a bit more control of my blog. I am looking forward to getting everything up and running. Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

One of todays great questions: Why Blog?

I found a great article on sports shooter about blogging, why blog? and the anti bloggers...

One of Today's great questions: Why blog? by Jim Mcnay...Check it out here!

I was on sports shooters website because tomorrow night I will be shooting football again. I would really like a football shot in my portfolio and if I dont get it this time around, its too late next season.Tomorrows day will determine if the home team I am shooting will make it into the playoffs so it should be full of emotion and action. Its going to be a chilly one, but I love being on the field and once you start shooting you get numb to it all. Good luck shooting this weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spencer Platt

The last few weeks have been a lot of research on different photojournalists, styles, and techniques for shooting photo essays. We have a big photo essay in 5 weeks, and I have a certain vision for it I want to follow through with. Today we watched a movie that featured work from Spencer Platt. A few months ago I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Platt, getty images photographer and world press photo of the year winner, see that image here. He worked quickly, quietly and kept to himself but was not afraid to get inches from his subject. I remember looking over and he was only three inches from someones face. I have realized I need to take that same risk and approach people with a purpose but be aware of my surroundings. He did not miss a beat. I have a great respect for the work he has done, and in the photojournalism world he is at the top of the game.

Mac fans beware

Being a mac fan myself, it is good to be cautious of all the cool new toys. There are some great ones out there, and then there are the scams. Being a techie guy, my husband tries to keep me informed of all the scams out there and sent this link to me about . There are tons of reliable great sources out there to buy equipment, just be careful and know there are bad ones to. It is a shame you cant get what you pay for, but we do invest a lot of money and if you pay for something, you should receive it.

Read the article on the scam here

Check out the scammers website for yourself, warning purchase at your own risk. Not sure this product even has a point, but someone is making money!