Friday
Jun152012

Making the wall

I started this thing several years ago and when the kids from local schools come in for a portrait shoot, it was a must for them to sign the wall. It took off slowly, then word got around and became a large hit, always fun to see kids get so excited about a simple thing!

 

One of the out takes below, Jordan is always ready to give her all in a photo shoot. I've watched this young lady grow into a awesome person over the years, not to mention a State class athlete, thanks for all the great photo moments over the years Jordan.

Friday
Jun152012

Little Slugger!

My favorite softball shot this year comes from the last game of the season during a rain delay! Mixing with the action behind the scenes sometimes yields far more than what's on the field! Moe Moss and teammate get future Chico Dragon ready for action.

This comes from moments in my favorites

Friday
Jun152012

Remembering Miss Moss 

One of my favorite illustrations in a while comes in the form of Wise County's version of the Breakfast Club. Group portraits can always be challenging with time constraints, on location and more than one teenager, but this one went off without a hitch. I attribute that to this group of young people and like them, the story that they have is equally as impressive. You see this group of kids were in the fifth grade class of Mrs. Moss, who was involved in a freak accident that took her life seven years ago. These kids still carry her memory and what she stood for, I don't think any of us could wish for a more positive outcome! 

The setuop was quite simple actually, not what I had planned on.  I loaded all my portable lights from powerpacks to five foot octagon softboxes. I had this elaborate light setup in my head and after getting there and seeing large white walls, the better to bounce off of, I scaled it down to a realistic doable portrait, given the allotted time period. The goal, afterall, was to simulate morning light, so bounced one sb-900 at 1/2 power of wall on camera left and second light camera right, 1/4 power through hand held lastolite. I tend to work better with less in my old age, reduce options and make the most of what I have.

This Photo one of my Portrait favorites

Friday
Jun152012

Impromptu portrait

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a Saturday shooting for the new startup paper " this just in " at what turned out to be a very nice little hometown event that included everything from arts and crafts to bull riding! The thing I like about event shooting, is the hunt for the photo.  This was my favorite of the whole take portrait wise. It turned out to be just a fun little shoot about a kid bound and determined to put a ball half as big as he was into a hoop ten feet in the air! But the instant you look at it you just know what's takeing place by the shadows on the ground, the ball in hand, and a smile on the face!

 

 The rest of the story

Friday
Jun152012

Days abstract

Stop and remember! I saw this in travels of Throckmorton County, Texas. All that was left to give the photo life, or maybe in better words for this one, some kinda action, was to wait for a passerby. Sounds simple enough, but I thought I was going to lose my light before a car came along!