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The Flying Fish Swim Team

This past Saturday I was finally able to shoot the FFST swim team individual and team photos. I say finally because the weather just did not want to cooperate earlier in the summer. [Read more…]

February 5, 2009 – Portrait

Self Portrait

A self portrait shot with a single off camera flash. I don’t often get to this side of the camera. Here’s to having a little fun.

Data: Canon G9, manual mode, ISO 400, f 4.0, 1/40, Vivitar 285 at 1/16th power, Pocket Wizards at 7:58 PM in Jacksonville, Florida.


February 4, 2009 – Light


St. Paul

St. Paul

My grandfather was an artist. He sketched, painted, carved and sculpted. I suppose my creativity is best expressed through the mediums of light and color. As much as I would have liked, I was never able to create an image quite like he on paper or canvas. My creativity seemed to come through best on the negative and photo paper. This sculpture of St. Paul is one of his. I remember you fondly grandpa.

Data: Canon G9 in manual mode, ISO 100, f 4.0, 1/160, remote flash left fired w/Pocket Wizard at 1/16 power at 7:45 PM in Jacksonville, Florida.


January 20, 2009 – Key Ingredient

The Secret Ingredient

What is the key ingredient?

Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places and events sometimes. I only say this because of the several ideas I had today for getting a few photos, it was not until I arrived home and began to prepare dinner that another brand new idea struck me.

As I collected the ingredients for dinner and stacked them on the counter, I began to notice the colors and textures and how each item played a key role in providing a distinctive flavor and texture that is necessary to make a tasty meal. However, what is the key ingredient (or ingredients) that make for a successful day?

It occurred to me than that each day we go to work or go to play or even relax takes a certain mix of ingredients to be satisfying. Whether it is setting goals, making appointments, listening to a certain music mix, meeting new people or checking another item of the To Do List, each accomplishment brings on a certain sense of accomplishment that leads to another satisfying day at work, play or just plain relaxing. How do you plan and mix the ingredients of your day to make the day satisfying and fulfilling? Bon appetit!

Data; Canon G9, manual mode, ISO 400, f 5.0, 1/30 at 6:29 PM in Jacksonville, Florida. Light source: incandescent bulb overhead and slightly camera left.


January 19, 2009 – Macro

2008 National Champions - Up close!

2008 National Champions - Up close!

I wanted to set up some lighting and experiment with it. Nothing dramatic, just a simple one light set up. I used a  desk lamp and a cast alligator I was given as a gift years ago. My goal was to make an image that had a distinct look with the direction and intensity of the light and lots of detail. This is what came out. The light was placed to the left of the camera and above the subject.

Data: Canon G9, manual mode, macro focus, ISO 400, f 2.8, 1/40 at 8:14 PM in Jacksonville, Florida.