A little over a week ago, I covered the launch party for Canvas Interiors. It was a night filled with good food, good music, laughter and a lot of amazing people. One recurring theme I noticed in the images – people touching all of the textures in the store. Tone and texture are a big part of this new brand. Check out this new furniture store HERE.
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This year was my most memorable year behind the camera as of yet. I met so many great people, saw amazing places and rejuvenated my passion for visual storytelling. Here are some of my favorite images I made this year, and since no one is a good editor of their own work, there are 101 of them. Here’s to a healthy, fun, and successful 2012 packed full of adventures!
Anybody who knows me knows that the LAST genre my work fits in is fashion! But on Thursday, Nov. 17th I shoot two fashion models while tethered to a big screen in front of a peanut gallery of opinionated people. Also, I wasn’t able to touch the lights. All I had was 5 minutes, and I HAD to use the provided APS-C Canon camera! So why in the world would I volunteer for this? Because the room was filled with buddies I rarely get to see. There was free beer and food, and I was just curious how I’d do in this ridiculous situation… I did Ok. As expected when working with any Canon camera, there were some technical issues, which took some of my time. HA! But the models were a pleasure to photograph and were happy to do what I asked. Basically, I had them take off their high heals, so they could move around without worrying about rolling their ankles. I positioned myself so that the crowd became the background, and I shot backlit. The white seamless behind me acted like a fill. I had a lot of fun that night. Maybe I’ll start shooting “fashion” more often…
Canon 7D with a 70-200 at 70 mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO 100 ( I couldn’t touch these settings and AGAIN, I had to use this camera.) The make up was done by Sunha Julie Fajardo, and the wardrobe was styled by Fused Fashion.
I had the pleasure of attending Neil and Magen Samyn’s wedding in Bay City, Mich. on Sept 30, 2011.
Disclaimer: I WILL NOT PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING. I don’t care how much you pay! If you are my friend and you invite me to your wedding, I will bring my camera and make at least a few images, because that’s just how I roll. However, I know plenty of other photographers who do this for a living who would love to photograph your big day for you. I’ll refer you.
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