New Photography Offerings
Mon, 29/09/14 – 22:10 | Comments Off

 
Digital Photography: Weddings

 
I am pleased to announce that my hiatus is officially over and that I have joined up with my friend Rick Jennisch for the 2015 wedding season!
If you haven’t seen my work I …

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Photo Of The Day, Portraits, Wedding Reviews, Weddings »

POTD: Perspectives
Thu, 20/11/14 – 7:35 | Comments Off

Quad Cities Wedding couple down the cellar stairs

Time is sometimes a rare commodity during the course of a wedding day.  Thankfully, this couple scheduled an ample amount of time for us to go wherever they wanted and take time to enjoy their wedding day.

POTD: Rowing to the Chapel
Wed, 19/11/14 – 8:31 | Comments Off
POTD: Rowing to the Chapel

My favorite photos are ones that tell two stories.  The guys rowing were great that day and waved as they passed (not pictured) behind my wedding couple!

POTD: Reception, Dancing with the Bride
Tue, 18/11/14 – 10:18 | Comments Off
POTD: Reception, Dancing with the Bride

A touch of motion blur and the right combination of colors lead me to really enjoy this photograph.  The reception was most excellent!

POTD: Heading to Portraits
Mon, 17/11/14 – 23:18 | Comments Off
POTD: Heading to Portraits

This was a quick image I created as we headed to a spot outside of the Quad Cities Botanical Center.  It was the perfect time of day and I didn’t want to waste the light …

POTD: Father of the Groom
Sun, 16/11/14 – 2:07 | Comments Off
POTD: Father of the Groom

Weddings often tend to revolve around the bride and her experiences during her wedding day. I like to go out of my way to make photographs that show other aspects of the wedding day; part …

POTD: Product photography of Canon 10D
Sat, 15/11/14 – 5:12 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of Canon 10D

I made this image the same day I was working on creating product photographs of items I am planning to sell; my 10D from Canon purchased in 2003 and used for quite a few of …

POTD: Product photography of Manfrotto 3433
Fri, 14/11/14 – 6:04 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of Manfrotto 3433

Another one from my recent product photo session: the Bogen (Manfrotto) 3433 tripod head.  I used this during my video days and it has sat largely unused for more than a decade.  I’m working on …

POTD: Product photography of Bogen tripod
Thu, 13/11/14 – 6:51 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of Bogen tripod

Another example from my recent product photo session of a Bogen 3046 tripod with 3047 head attached.  By the way: as of this posting the items, above, are for sale.  Please inquire if you would …

POTD: Product photography of the Traktor F1
Wed, 12/11/14 – 5:44 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of the Traktor F1

I have recently started work on creating some product photos for items being prepared for sale online.  This image is of Native Instruments Traktor F1 controller.

POTD: Grocery Shopping
Tue, 11/11/14 – 6:57 | Comments Off
POTD: Grocery Shopping

I initially posted this image back in 2009 and thought it would be a fun one to bring back to the front page in 2014.  Katherine & Michael took seriously an idea I threw out …

POTD: My Dog Jack
Mon, 10/11/14 – 7:14 | Comments Off
POTD: My Dog Jack

This week begins a new focus: digital photography!  Yes, I absolutely have a thing for film but I have a lot of photos that I created, and continue to create, by way of digital cameras!
Not …

POTD: A guy named Jeff
Sun, 9/11/14 – 7:09 | Comments Off
POTD: A guy named Jeff

I believe this was taken around three years ago.  Maybe four.
I love what Fuji film does to skin but in a world where a roll of Pro 400H costs $10 it is tough to not …

POTD: In the Studio
Sat, 8/11/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off
POTD: In the Studio

I had just loaded film in the camera and saw Doug hacking the matrix during the recording session at Daytrotter studios.  He has a knack for knowing when I’m aiming the camera at him and …

POTD: Shower Curtain
Fri, 7/11/14 – 8:59 | Comments Off
POTD: Shower Curtain

Yeah, this is my old shower curtain.  I miss it.
I’ll file this one under “personal documentary”.

POTD: Couple’s Portrait part two
Thu, 6/11/14 – 9:54 | Comments Off
POTD: Couple’s Portrait part two

One of the things I really enjoy about photographing with film is that the temptation to over process images is negated by the desire to keep the image true to reality.  Sometimes, when I shoot …

POTD: Couple’s Portrait part one
Wed, 5/11/14 – 8:50 | Comments Off
POTD: Couple’s Portrait part one

I know that there are quite a few people in my business who go to great lengths to make their digital files “look like film”.  Usually that means washed out or faux cross-processed tones.  I …

POTD: Dog Toys
Tue, 4/11/14 – 9:48 | Comments Off
POTD: Dog Toys

If you own a dog and don’t have a basket or two filled with stuffed animals I can assure you that your dog is missing out.  Go get them some Chinese toys right now!

POTD: Photographer in the Studio
Mon, 3/11/14 – 9:04 | Comments Off
POTD: Photographer in the Studio

Today’s photo is of Louis who is a great photographer friend who indulged me by standing in front of the camera so I could test Kodak’s Portra 400 film.

POTD: Model in the Studio
Sun, 2/11/14 – 10:09 | Comments Off
POTD: Model in the Studio

This was a film test during a modeling session I photographed a few years ago.  Kodak Portra is definitely what I would use to create regular portraits in a studio environment but I wanted to …

POTD: Goodbye Leaves
Sat, 1/11/14 – 9:52 | Comments Off
POTD: Goodbye Leaves

I tell anybody who will listen that September 1 through October 31 is my absolute favorite period of time to live in the Midwest.  Today, I begin to face the idea that I am going …

POTD: Halloween Display
Fri, 31/10/14 – 10:04 | Comments Off
POTD: Halloween Display

This was our Halloween display a few years ago.  Not sure what else there is to say about this photograph!  Happy Halloween!

POTD: Sandwich Maker Ray
Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:48 | Comments Off
POTD: Sandwich Maker Ray

Here’s Ray working hard to fulfill orders at his old Florida sandwich shop.  He knows how to make a helluva sandwich!

POTD: Beachcombing
Wed, 29/10/14 – 9:46 | Comments Off
POTD: Beachcombing

Christmastime in Florida is quite different than here in the Midwest.  In other news: water is wet.

POTD: Preparing for Session
Tue, 28/10/14 – 10:43 | Comments Off
POTD: Preparing for Session

Following up yesterday’s post with another from the Daytrotter session and Portland Cello Project.

POTD: Anna and Kevin
Mon, 27/10/14 – 10:39 | Comments Off
POTD: Anna and Kevin

Daytrotter Studios, Rock Island, Illinois with Portland Cello Project.  I never did get to hear the final mix from their session.  I’m not sure if it was ever released.  All that could remain are memories …

POTD: Falling Leaves
Sun, 26/10/14 – 9:53 | Comments Off
POTD: Falling Leaves

It’s about that time of year where the leaves are fast falling from the trees as nature prepares for another winter season.  This tree is my favorite in the yard as this time of year …

POTD: Bride at the Wall
Sat, 25/10/14 – 9:49 | Comments Off
POTD: Bride at the Wall

This image was created in 2009 at a wedding where I was invited to attend to, again, photograph using 100% film and 100% candid.  I enjoy creating wide angle portraits, like this one, that gives …

POTD: Starbucks Portrait
Fri, 24/10/14 – 9:45 | Comments Off
POTD: Starbucks Portrait

I used to occasionally meet up with my friends at the Starbucks coffee shop.  I almost always had my camera with me!

POTD: Tasty Treats
Thu, 23/10/14 – 9:41 | Comments Off
POTD: Tasty Treats

This image was created during that phase in my life where I just had to take my camera with me everywhere I go.  In this case I was at the Hyvee in Moline, Illinois with …

POTD: Not Busted
Wed, 22/10/14 – 9:35 | Comments Off
POTD: Not Busted

Here’s an example of one where I did not get “caught” making the photograph.  And, just so there is no misunderstanding, everybody is quite well aware of my presence.  I find that I’m doing it …

POTD: Busted again
Tue, 21/10/14 – 9:28 | Comments Off
POTD: Busted again

Here is another one of those photos that just a second sooner would have yielded a completely candid image.  I still liked it and that’s why I’m posting it today!