Andrea Valderamma (www.myspace.com/andreavalderrama) got in contact with me 3 years after I shot her senior portraits in 2007, she’s now an artist in Eugene, OR and graduating from the U of O in December. Her new CD will be coming out within this next month and she needed some photos for her album artwork. We spoke prior to the shoot about the type of music she plays and how she wanted to illustrate that in her photos, so we experimented a bit and relied on our creativity and came up with some great shots.
I recently did some video work for my friend who is getting married and he gave Stringfield Photography a shout out. He spliced himself into an episode of Arrested Development (his girlfriend’s favorite episode) so that he was acting like one of the characters communicating with Amber (his girlfriend) in real life. She was a little bit weirded out when it happened but realized shortly after once Josh was on his knee that he was proposing. Little did she know that they would make Glamour Magazine (online) status. Congrats guys.
I was walking downtown the other night and right in front of an office on the way was this wonderful piece of poo. Someone had taken what was disgusting and aggravating and turned it into comedy. I didn’t have a camera on me so I rented a Canon 30D with a 17-85mm lens. I left it on the ground and took about 5 different versions. I wanted to get the environment surrounding the poo but I also didn’t want it to appear too small so you couldn’t see the text. So I took a shot that I knew I was going to crop in post. It’s a 30 second exposure with an aperture at F/9. The light right above it was casting a gross yellow color so I used a receipt from Whole Foods to white balance and then the true color of the sky and the building started to pop. Be sure to click on the picture to get a full view of it’s beauty, and don’t forget to carry a camera with you at all times, you never know what you’re going to come across.
I went out and shot the Blazers game tonight with a goal in mind to shoot a different style of photography then I have in the past. It’s always a goal of mine to take at least one new picture in an environment, setting, angle, composition or whatever I haven’t tried before. Maybe I’ll stand up in between quarters and sneak over to the bench, or maybe I’ll stand in the 100 level seating and try and get a new perspective. Luckily the Blazers had basically won the game within the first half and I got some great candid shots. Tonight was funny!
Below is a shot right after Juwan was featured on the video board singing Since You’ve Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson. Super hilarious.
Nick seems to bust out a smirk whenever he catches on fire during games. This shot was taken right after he shot a 3 and the Knicks’ coach had to take a timeout.
Magic happened here. I looked at Martell and he decided to pose for me. I don’t know him, he doesn’t have a clue who I am, but we made eye contact and the pose happened. I don’t think I’ve seen this team goof off so much during a game. It was really funny sitting right next to the bench.