Mirror Lake hike was beautiful! Lots of fog at the top but I managed to snap a few photos before getting covered in clouds.
I recently shot some stills for Book of Dreams Productions for a play coming up called Mysterious Skin. The actors were rehearsing and I took some photos of them to throw up on the kickstarter page. Below is the information for the play.
Mysterious Skin, adapted from Scott Heim’s bestselling novel, tells the story of two boys, Brian and Neil, who experience the same trauma, but are each affected in very different ways. Brian suffers amnesia and develops an obsession with UFOs, believing that he perhaps was once abducted by aliens. Neil, on the other hand, embraces his premature sexual awakening and becomes a teenage hustler. In the course of the play, Brian’s search for the truth leads him to Neil and to answers that are both shocking and life-changing.
August 18 – September 24
4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd
in back of Common Grounds Coffee House
The Oregonian did a review of the play too. I took a screen cap of it below.
Went to the Oregon Country Fair with my 7D and a 17-55mm f/2.8. I couldn’t stop shooting. There’s something interesting to photograph in every direction you shoot. The women are naked and the men wear fig leafs. I posted a tenth of the photos that I took just to give you an idea of what everyone looked like.
I was living in an RV for 2 weeks following around a family that dominates Rodeos in the NW. My work (Comcast SportsNet) asked me to snap some photos when I wasn’t ingesting media or driving around the 30ft MoHo. What I wasn’t expecting was the amount of photographic opportunities at Rodeos. The culture, family and the daily grind were all so interesting to capture. I got so used to being around horse manure that stepping in it didn’t even faze me by day 3, you just keep on walking and tip your cowboy hat and say “Ma’am or sir” to the next cowboy that trots by.
I rarely do HDR photography but I thought I’d give it a try when I was in Bend this last weekend. Shooting people in HDR is always tricky so posing them was key to avoid ghosting. I took a couple landscape photos and one big group photo. What do you think? Some people don’t like how unreal it looks, some people (myself) think video cameras are eventually going to shoot in HDR and that we’ve met our peak of image resolution. The human eye can only see so much detail, so why not go into color space and do what HDR photos are doing?
Aequis Spa put on a private event for 1st Thursday and gave out some amazing gifts. The catering was done by mizzipisistahchefs.com. Killer name.
My trip out to New York was action packed. I walked around that city every day until my feet couldn’t take it. At first I was snapping photos like crazy, I think I shot around 120 on the first day. Then the next day I shot about 30. I started focusing on the people of New York and not just the architecture and beautiful monuments. Below are a few of my favorites.
Capsule- A short fictional film directed by Tony Altamirano (tonyaltamirano.com) contacted me to shoot some shots for the movie poster. It’s about 2 guys who just crash landed in a space capsule, so he wanted a picture of one of the guys in a yearbook style photo for the movie poster. We tried a few different lighting set-ups but in the end we just used one 580ex ii for a high contrast look.
Kentucky Falls is an easy beautiful hike…it just takes about 30mins on a deserted gravel road to get there. Kind of scary if you go alone. Anyways, through the entire hike the sun was beaming through the forrest lighting up the leafs and trees, it brought out the golds and greens really well. The waterfalls were huge and it took some rock climbing and sliding to get to a good spot for some of the photos I took. Some long exposure some shot at f/2.8 with a fast shutter.