October 25, 2010

The Italian Job

This was my first real Destination Wedding; what a place to start it out!

Hope and Christopher

This last Summer was one of the busiest I have had in a long time.  Between jobs and travel, my blog updates have suffered, but it has been one incredible year so far.  I shot this wedding at the beginning of the summer season and then immediately headed out to Italy for the next wedding.  I decided to take Lisa along with me for the Italy shoot, and we spent a day in Paris and three in Venice before heading to Verona for the Mata Wedding.  Upon returning from Italy we shot the Leavell Wedding the following weekend.

I was ready for some vacation time by then so we headed out to visit our friends in Georgia.  When we left there, the guys separated from the wives and headed out to the beautiful state of Utah for a week of fly fishing on the Green River below the Flaming Gorge.  We had a great time fishing and laughing and eating the wonderfully prepared food at the resort.

I came home physically tired but mentally rested and ready to process the 3000+ images I had taken on the job, not to mention the personal ones from Europe and Utah.  Needless to say my computer got a workout over the next two months and I am surprised I did not develop a case of carpal tunnel syndrome while at it.

While I post some of the images form this busy season, please feel free to comment.

May 18, 2010

Busy Month / Three Weddings in Four Weeks

I just got through shooting a wedding this weekend on the 15th. Next Monday I leave for Verona, Italy to shoot another wedding, and on my return the 31st I will get ready to shoot a third wedding that weekend on June 5th.  Tis the season.

Last weekends wedding went very I think, and I am looking forward to the next two.  I am taking my wife on the Italy shoot and we are leaving a few days early and hitting Paris for a day and Venice for three days before Eurorailing it back to Verona for the wedding.  I should have lots to post for a while upon our return. I may try to blog from Italy, but internet access will be sporadic.

See you all then...

February 5, 2010

The Last Snow Day


A few weeks back we finally got a snow big enough to go out in.  Looks like we may get another one tomorrow :)  I love the snow.

January 15, 2010

Shallow Depth of Field

Sometimes I get questioned as to why I would spend so much more for a lens with a faster (smaller) f-stop. The answer is creative focus control.  If you want a certain image to just pop or draw the viewers attention to a specific area of the image, try using a smaller f-stop.  Sometimes you want the whole image to be seen in focus, but you run the risk of creating a snapshot and not a possible piece of art; make that decision before you click and you will be much happier with your photography.