Archive for April, 2012

April 29, 2012

Friday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting up with Matt and his mom at Plainfield High School to shoot some senior portraits for them.  We started off shooting around the track and football fields and ended up shooting a few in the locker rooms too.  I got the opportunity to try out some flash composites, and I am pretty happy with the way they turned out!  After we were done shooting at the high school we headed down the road to Friendship gardens to shoot a few more portraits there.  I love shooting portraits outdoors because nothing is ever the same twice.  There were a large group of people at the park taking prom photos, so we had to improvise and shoot at some spots that I had never really considered before, and I am really glad we did. some of my favorite images are in these new spots.  As always, head on over to my facebook fan page to see a few more images!  Be sure to like the page to see all the latest images and info from me!

April 28, 2012

My wife and I met up with Gabby on Friday morning (Avon didn’t have school, so I was not skipping my day job and Gabby was not skipping class) at Avon Gardens to shoot some senior photos.  I had never been to this location before and it blew me away, what a great place for a portrait session, or wedding.  There was not a cloud in the sky Friday morning, but don’t let that fool you, it was chilly.  Gabby was a trooper though, doing anything we asked in the name of great portraits!  Enjoy these photos and head on over to my facebook fan page to see some more!

April 10, 2012

Last week I was on Spring Break from my teaching job at Avon High School, so I thought that would be a good time to play around with my camera a little and just shoot for myself some.  I really didn’t come up with anything exciting, but I figured I would share what I did come up with.  To make my shooting a little more fun I rented a 45mm tilt-shift lens from Camera Lens Rentals.  For all my photography friends that are reading this…they are great to rent from.  A tilt shift lens allows you to shift the plain of focus either vertically or horizontally depending on how you move the lens around.  These lens’ give a look that can not be achieved in any other way.  They are also manual focus, so there was a pretty steep learning curve in trying to get the images that I wanted in focus.  I really enjoyed shooting with the lens and will likely rent it again for a wedding.  There are several wedding photographers that I admire that use this lens, and I hope to be able to incorporate it into my work someday.  Anyway, here are a few images.  I took my lovely wife Ann out to McCloud Nature park one evening to hike around and shoot some images.  I made her model for me a few times to see what I could come up with.  I have also added a few landscape images,  I enjoy shooting landscape stuff, I just don’t normally get the chance to.


April 06, 2012

I met up with Caitlin from Brownsburg High School the other day to shoot some senior portraits.  We stated off at Friendship Gardens in Plainfield and used all their well landscaped grounds to set the location for some great senior pictures.  We also shot a few images in the alleyways behind the old buildings in old towne Plainfield for a different look.  I had a blast shooting Caitlin’s senior portraits.  She claimed to have worked on her serious face recently, but I will not embarrass her here, lets just say it still needs some work.  :) More images posted over on my Facebook fan page, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and like my fan page to get the latest info.  Contact me to book your own senior portrait session too!