Thursday, May 27, 2010

Moon Rise

Tonight was a full moon, and I have never in my life seen a full moon like the one I saw tonight!!! Watching the moon rise up over the ocean is just AMAZING (even if it was a little cloudy)! It is enormous, and looks like a ball of fire rising up from the horizon. We got to the beach at sunset, and once the sun finally set and it got dark, the moon came up from the horizon bigger and brighter than I have ever saw in my life.
Living in Minnesota, prior to Florida, we saw the full moon come up, but it was always blocked by trees and other things in the way, and you really never saw it until it was pretty high up. Here in Florida, it was just unreal! Below is a photograph of the moon I made tonight. I was pretty excited about this one! Nature at it's finest.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Time Lapse - Boca Raton

"Time Lapse" has been something that I have wanted to dabble with in photography for quite sometime. The only thing is that it takes a lot of patience. This 25 sec video is made up of 2.5 hours of continuous shooting. I think I took about 197 photos to complete this sequence, and really that's not a lot. All though it may be time consuming, it does open up a door to a ton of multi-media opportunities. You can do so much with a simple time lapse. It also gives you the opportunity to view things that you wouldn't normally get to see due to how slow the environment actually changes. It's like watching grass grow, but at a rate of 30secs instead of days. It's pretty cool!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Photoshop Brush-Up

I was out photographing some architecture recently and was just going to post a before and after photo of the shot. Just for fun. Short and sweet this time. Hope all has been well!





Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Beach Football

So once again, I grabbed my camera bag and headed down to the beach to find some inspiration and photograph. While walking along the beach, I found this randomly placed coconut. I started playing around with different angles and what not and noticed it had a similar shape to a football. So, after making some basic edits on some of the shots, I decided to play around with the football idea. I've found that it's better to give it a try and keep things interesting than to just stick with the usual. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The line Between Shooting and Promoting

I've seemed to fall victim to this thing we all like to call "Social Networking". Don't get me wrong, it's a GREAT way to network, connect with people, and market yourself, but there is a line that photographers, including myself, need to be aware of so that you don't find yourself addicted to online marketing and forgetting about what you actually do, take pictures.

I was at a book showing earlier this week, and the photographer was talking with me about how he was still trying to decide whether or not it would be beneficial for him to get involved with the whole social networking world of photography. He couldn't help but think that it could be a waste of time, since you stay stuck inside instead of actually bettering yourself by going out and shooting. He made some really great points, and thinking about it, I found that lately a lot of my time has been spent looking at a computer screen, rather than looking through my lens. I really admired everything he had to say, and it really motivated me to get out and go shoot even if it meant photographing things I wasn't necessarily used to photographing. So, I grabbed my bag, headed down to the beach, and started making photographs again, and it felt great!

So, Although social networking is a great thing to be a part of, I have to keep reminding myself that in order to improve, I need to continue to shoot every day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Now in Florida!

I am now in Florida, and the move went great! I'm starting to get the ball rolling down here, and am trying to build myself a strong network. During the moving process, we decided to take a little break and head down to the keys for a little R&R. By one of the beaches down there, I saw this tree and thought it was a very cool looking tree. So, I tried playing around with different angles. One thing I forgot about was the humidity... My camera had been sitting inside an air conditioned room prior to this photograph. For that reason, the second my camera came out, it started to fog up. Anyways, below is a shot from that trip. Hope you all enjoy, and be sure to keep in touch!