Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sedona, Arizona

Monday, February 23, 2009

Meg3 @ Vertigo





Saturday, February 21, 2009

Win The Scene at Free Sushi Records Kick off

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Todd Agnew Gallery

I have finally finished editing all of the images I shot at Todd Agnew's concert. If you want to view all of them, click the image below.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Street Photography

Street photographer, Ronya Balka, makes me want to go out play in the street with my camera. Her images are simply stunning.

I love her quote about street photography:

The wonderful thing about Street Photography is that every photo is a 'Limited Edition'. One shot is all you get: no rehearsals, no re-takes. The street is your blank canvas and the props you're working with are the unpredictable movements of complete strangers.

My main interest lies in depicting ordinary gestures by ordinary people in ordinary situations - candid moments that present themselves amidst the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

For me, nothing beats the feeling of being in the right place at the right time and capturing the briefest of all insights into someone else's world which stays with me in the form of a photograph long after our paths have crossed...

You can view her website: WEBSITE

Or her Flickr page: FLICKR





Saturday, February 7, 2009

Todd Agnew

I had never seen Todd Agnew in concert before, but trust me, when he comes to town again, I will be right there!!

His love and passion for Christ is something you cannot miss. He does not apologize for his faith and, like Rich Mullins did, he wants to challenge the church in how we think about things.

Here are some of the images I captured from the concert. If you would like to see more images, please click on the any image.





















Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tanzania

I am organizing photos taken in Tanzania and doing some re-edits along the way. I thought you might enjoy some of these treasures.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The joys of taking photos of men.

I'm not one who is comfortable talking to people if I don't have a reason to. That is why I love my camera. My camera gives me so much more freedom in my communication and allows me to capture who that person is on 'film'.

Scott Bourne put it this way on one of his blogs, "It is my job as a photographer to make my subject look good, not the other way around."

I admit that I have a couple of muse's that I enjoy working with. I always thought that was a funny concept but now I find myself calling on the same people because I know I will be able to get something good, not only from them, but myself. It is a great "pick-me-up" if I am a bit discouraged.

"Hey, wanna go shoot?"

If I'm shooting an event, I usually find my camera naturally directing its way to one or two people. They become my muse for that shoot. I am aware that I have a tendency to do this and I try re-direct my camera, but sometimes it's just hard. There are simply some people who cannot have a bad photo taken of themselves.

Men. I enjoy taking photos of men. Handsome men. There is something that intrigues me about a man's face. That's a good thing since I am a woman, but when I look into the face of a man I ponder many things.

I ponder what it must be like to be called by God to be the head of a household. What weight they bear on their shoulders. How do they view the world? Why don't they cry at the old Hallmark commercials? How can a man sit and watch ESPN for hours on end? Oh, how the list goes on and on.

If you take photos of something to better understand it, then I will be taking photos of men for the rest of my life because I'm sure I will never fully understand the majesty that lies within them. Though, it sure is fun trying to discover it.

Steve Simon-Super Shooter

Okay, I didn't want to go too crazy with all the "S's".

Steve Simon was on of the pro's I had the pleasure to shoot with at the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop in Yosemite. Steve picked me up at the airport in Oakland and the two of us spent 4 1/2 hours getting to know each other on that long drive and then again when we were both exhausted on the return trip. We were so exhausted that we pulled over on the side of the road to get let our eyes rest a bit. Let me tell you, the workshop was fun but it sure does take it out of you.

I heard from Steve that he has another eposode out of Nikon's "Lookin Good In Picture's" video with Carson Kressley. It's a hoot.

Carson and Steve take people off the streets of New York and take photos of them. If you want to learn some tricks of the trade with regards to how to improve your images of people, check out the video.

Well done Steve. Oh, you too Carson.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Humor for photographers

Warning: There is some inappropriate language in this clip.

I was almost under my desk when I saw this for the first time. Hysterical!!!


Christian

What can I say about Christian Tessmer??? Well, I can tell you he is an AWESOME drummer. He plays with his shoes off. Wears some funky socks, as well as some other interesting choices of clothing attire. He enjoys life! Absolutely loves PB Hagen Daz. Basically, he is the type of person who really adds spice to the lives of people around him!

He is also the drummer for Meg3. You can listen to some of their music by clicking the player on the right side of my menu bar. Yesterday I captured some great shots of the band as they were rehearsing for a concert this Friday. (Click here for more information about this concert.) I shot these images because I have tickets for another concert that very same day and won't be able to attend. However, I prefer to shoot bands when they are rehearsing. I can get up on stage with them and lay down to get some funky angles. Place my ear next to the bass players amp and lose hearing in one ear for the rest of the day and not hopefully for the rest of my life. Have my hair blown back from the kick drum as I try to get an unusual shot. You know, the usual stuff a photographer goes through to get the angle she wants. ;-)

With that said, Christian is a very unique critter. I captured this image of him and I simple love it. It is so NOT him, but at the same time it is totally him. If you know him, chime in. Tell me what you think. Leave me a comment.
























You can find out more about Christian by checking out his website by clicking HERE.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Meg3 - The Guys























Sean Johnson
- Vocals/Guitar/Programming
























Christian Tessmer
- Drums/Programming
























Steven Stipech - Bass/Keys
























Brennan Smiley - Guitar

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl!! The Cards lost, but what a night!