Monochrome Memorial Day

Another socially distanced holiday is upon us so we ended up doing a small celebration with close friends. And then there’s the photogeek that figures the alliteration would be cool. All that added up to Monochrome Memorial Day.

So I grabbed my Micro Four Thirds camera (yes, I still love Olympus) and used the built in black and white Art filter. Luckily, I liked the output and put together the collage in the Olympus software.

It was hard to fight the natural inclination to put the images in Lightroom, but I did. And I still like the images.

FLASHBACK: 9 Years Ago

This was actually 9 years ago yesterday, but I got so busy with the day job I didn’t have time to create this post. But I think it’s so good, I decided not to wait for a 10 years ago post in 364 days. Obviously it was made during March Insanity (you know what it’s really called, but the NCAA won’t let anyone say it unless you’re giving them money) and the University of Louisville was doing well.

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Test Shots Can Be Keepers, Too

Most professional photographers will shoot a test or two to make sure the camera and the strobes are speaking to each other the way we want them to. And even though you tell your portrait subject to relax and the test won’t count, sometimes you get magic anyway.

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Three Years Ago

Three years ago is a long time. And when you are a portrait photographer during the coronavirus, it seems even longer. I can social distance while making portraits, but I understand why people don’t want to take a chance.

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Babies Are Wonderful. Grandbabies Sure Are, Too

Most of my published photos of Jeremiah, my grandson, have so far been posted at my mobile photography blog PXLpeep as an ode to my newly re-energized passion for mobile phone photography thanks to the Google Pixel phone. Continue reading “Babies Are Wonderful. Grandbabies Sure Are, Too”

SKETCHBOOK: Lauren & Lindsey Will Sell You A House

Remember the twins Easton and Lucas? Their mom, Lauren, is a Realtor with Paul Semonin. After her family photo shoot, we talked about maybe doing some photos with her real estate partner Lindsey. Misty and I were lucky enough to work with them yesterday. Continue reading “SKETCHBOOK: Lauren & Lindsey Will Sell You A House”

SKETCHBOOK: Comforting Southern Salon

Our weekend also included a commercial photo shoot at Misty’s old salon, Southern Comforts Salon & Spa on Dixie Highway. Even though she doesn’t do hair there anymore, she maintains relationships and friendships with the beauticians and cosmetologists that make men and women look their best. Continue reading “SKETCHBOOK: Comforting Southern Salon”

SKETCHBOOK: Chatting With Dad

On Saturday, our friends Megan and Jonathon made the short trip to Old Louisville to get some photos with their three-month-old son Mason. As you know, the weekend was sunny but cool however, Mason was an awesome subject and his parents weren’t so bad themselves. Continue reading “SKETCHBOOK: Chatting With Dad”