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  • Sep30

    3 bands. 3 shots. 3 exercises in ridiculously low light photography at The Sparrow in North Charleston…

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    Cusses

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    Royal Teeth

    HeyRocco4
    Heyrocco

    You can see more pics here on my Facebook page.

  • Sep27

    Harley

    Posted in: Projects

    Harley

    I’ve got another great senior to show you tonight – Harley is a guy who loves the guitar, drawing, and cars. He hates my Prius because he says that if he drove one, his friends would kill him! I guess his friends don’t pay for their own gas just yet 😉

    Harley

    Here’s a shot of Harley with his brother and sister. This is one of those rare moments with 3 teenage siblings where they all did an amazing job at the same time!

    Harley

    And here’s a close-up headshot. Check out those baby blue eyes. I love the blue and red contrasts in this shot.

    Harley

    Harley

    I also wore him out with lots of jumping (that’s what you get for hating on my hybrid!!!)

    Harley

    Harley

    Harley’s a great guy who’s got a lot to offer the world, I know he’ll graduate to doing great things!

  • Sep26

    Olivia

    Posted in: Projects

    Olivia

    I just wanted to share some of my favorite shots from a recent senior photo shoot with Olivia. She’s an awesome teen who also happens to be our babysitter. Our kids looooove when Olivia comes over, so I was very excited to have her over to the studio to make her senior portraits.

    Olivia

    We had so much fun shooting at the studio that we totally lost track of time. We tried a bunch of different looks and setups.

    Olivia

    When we went to pack up and head downtown for some sunset shots, it was already dark! Whoops… Well, I made some time for her the next night and we took a bunch of shots in Charleston.

    Olivia

    Olivia

    Olivia

    At the end of the evening, I wanted to try something a little different. It was just after sunset and I lit the photo with a speedlight in a softbox. The ghosting effect is from zooming my lens as I fired with a 1/8th of a second shutter speed. The flash freezes the action while the zooming creates the motion. I love trying new techniques with my subjects – it gets everyone fired up when you get one that works (and even when it falls flat, it still creates a memorable experience).

    Bending Light

    I’m still running my senior session promotion, so there’s a little bit of time to get some unique professional senior portraits for this year’s crop of seniors at a great price.

  • Sep22

    Maya

    First off, lets start off with some great news, the date has been set for my Help-Portrait group’s now annual visit to the MUSC children’s hospital. We will be shooting on Friday morning, December 7th 2012. The actual worldwide date for Help-Portrait is the 8th, but the hospital can’t do this on a weekend, so we’re as close as humanly possible this year! The Help-Portrait community website hasn’t quite settled on what back-end technology they are going with yet this year, so I’ll be using this Facebook page to get organized. This leads me to the next thing I wanted talk about.

    Help-Portrait needs your help! We’re turning to our local communities to pitch in and help us provide portraits to the families we’re serving. Here’s the deal:

    Every $10 donation provides the ability for us to provide at least 3 prints and a frame to each family we shoot. What’s better is that for each $10 donation, Wacom (the makers of the pen tablet that I use to edit photos on a daily basis) is matching each donation! So for every $10 that gets donated, Wacom will also give a $10 donation that goes to our community. In effect, your $10 just magically became $20 because of Wacom! Also, if you are donating in Charleston, SC, the money raised stays in Charleston to fund one of our events (including the one at MUSC).

    Here’s the link to donate: Donate $10

    I know that this is a tough time of the year to ask for a donation, with schools and boy/girl scouts both doing their annual fund raising now, but time is of the essence! This is a Groupon Grassroots Campaign and is only running to Wednesday, September 26th 2012!

    So, if you’ve felt the slightest bit of warmness in your heart for the service we provide, please consider helping out. Need some more convincing? Just check out my previous wrap-up posts here and here and here, and also here.

  • Sep1

    Patch Whiskey
    Charleston artist Patch Whiskey dominates the front of The Pour House

    Today was another Food Truck Rodeo here in Charleston. This one took place at The Pour House on James Island.

    Foodies
    Local food truck fans chow down on some good eats

    I took my family to the event for lunch to enjoy some Roti Rolls (our favorite truck of the bunch), and my wife got an amazing sandwich from The Foodie Truck. We finished off with some peach beignets from The Creole Food Truck.

    Maria Carlucci
    Maria Carlucci paints a flying frog mural on the backside of The Pour House

    Prior to our trip to the rodeo, I had been shooting photos of some real estate for my wife, so I had my camera with me. It didn’t take long for me to break it out (I had barely given my food order for my “Abe Froman” sausage Roti Roll before I headed back to the car to get it). There were a bunch of local artists painting murals all over the pour house, including Patch Whiskey (featured at the top of this post and below), which of course piqued my interest.

    Patch Whiskey

    Artists

    Food Truck Rodeo

    Capturing artists making art while chowing down on local food truck cuisine – sounds like a good time to me 😉 See you all at the next rodeo!