Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Hey look---> 2 posts in one night, can you tell I live in the photo lab?

Well Emily told me I should post more pictures today so here goes....

BUT you are warned in advance that these are kitten pictures and I don't care if that makes me lame because she was super cuddly the other day....

I just like that she looks like a squirrel in this one....

Head shots

I had my first paying photo shoot today which was beyond exciting. I was TA-ing this morning before the shoot so I had lots of time to set up lighting and such, which went well. Stephen was really helpful. We used the spotlight to make a gradient effect in the background. I had met another photographer this weekend, through Erika, named Corey. He does portraiture and was very helpful via email as well. Check out his website

Well, then it was 2pm and the shoot started. It was very exciting to direct someone and actually feel like I had a grasp of what I was doing. It is actually less awkward if you take control and we both seemed relieved that someone was the leader (it even surprised me a little that that someone was me). So Tim was my subject today and he was wonderful. He played along with me while I worked on being confident and I think we got him some good head shot photos for the commercial he is trying act in.

Here are a few of them. The first one is my favorite and the next four are the ones he chose to send to the director of the commercial....

....basically it was very fun and I am a little bit proud of myself

Monday, October 22, 2007

Wedding 3

Another weekend, another wedding. This one was pretty good. The lighting was a little tough for the actual ceremony because there were long and harsh shadows but the ceremony/reception site was lovely and minimal flash was needed during the reception which is always nice. Here are a few of what I have edited so far....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Lens

I got a new wide angle lens (the canon 10-22 Ultra Wide Zoom) and I am inlove plain and simple. It creates a new need to get REALLY close to my subjects which is a little bit intese (especially with worcester street photography) but I think it will make for some very lovely wedding phots. I am a little nervous to use it at an actual wedding though because I don't feel totally confident with it yet. However, as with everything it seems that actually doing it will be the best way for me to get comfortable. I have another wedding this weekend so that should be good. Here are some photos I shot with my new lens....

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wedding 2

I went to my second wedding with Erika and Kyle this weekend. This wedding was in Boston. It was a nice wedding and another great experience. I feel like I am getting more pictures that are working. I also just got a Canon 10-22mm lens so I am excited to see what pictures I can make with that. Here are some of the first shots I have edited....

any comments would be great. Thanks.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wedding 1

A large portion of my independant study this semester is going to weedings with Erika Sidor ( Yesterday was the first wedding I went to and I was able to take a lot of pictures. It was amazing. Erika and her assistant Kyle were really helpful and are showing me a lot about working with a flash. I also got a sense for the pace of the wedding and where the photographer fits into all of it. I shot alot of pictures (most of which are no good- luckily no one is relying on me yet) but I do feel like I got a few good shots and I will post them as I edit. Here are a few to start....

the flower girl getting ready

the bride getting ready

the ring bearer


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

more fisheye

Here are two more fisheye photo's. These don't have the black border...small difference but I like the bordered effect alot.

Monday, September 17, 2007

First Post...fisheye

I got a really cool fish eye lens camera for my birthday in May ( and didn't really know where to go with it but since I have been back at school I have been really running wild with this strange world that the fish eye lens creates. Right now I am playing with perspective and view point but any ideas you have are greatly appreciated. Lighting has been some what of an issue because every frame seems to develope differently even when pictures are shot in quick succession (sp ??) but with some careful printing I have been able to compensate. Here are a few of my first images I have printed and scanned....

feedback would be great....Thanks