Spring is here, first wedding of the season is finished and there could not have been more happiness crammed into one day. It seems like every photo just had a fantastic genuine smile from ear to ear. Karyn and ShawnRead More
In February, I got to photograph my cousins wedding. The light in the winter months is fleeting, but for the short amount of time it is up, it is always beautifully low in the sky. It was a seasonally warm and sunny day at the Marietta House which is located just south of Syracuse NY.
When I found out Cody was getting married to Kristen, I was so excited to meet her! These two met in Tennessee where they are both living but decided to have their wedding in the cold tundra that is upstate NY. Fortunately their wedding day was full of sunshine, family and friends! I was very excited to find out that Kristen is a dog mama, and a Harry potter fan because I know how much of a nerd Cody secretly is! They have already started to build their own wonderful life & family back down south.
My favorite part of their wedding was definitely those Star Wars themed socks each of the groomsmen wore check them out along with all the fun below!
Forgive such a late post but It is currently snowing and I am looking back at a wedding I photographed last summer.
Heather and Eric are nothing short of a bad ass couple. They threw one of the most fun weddings I have ever been to and they certainly know how to beat the heat of a summer party outdoors. Their venue was on a hill overlooking a small lake and they packed a very large tent to the brim with friends and family. There was dancing, laughing, and plenty of happy tears. So many great memories to chose from, below are some of my favorite moments!
Okay, It has been quite a while since my last blog post! I wanted to update you all on everything I haven’t written about yet!
I am coming out of the fog otherwise known as my second to last semester of grad school. I have pretty much been knee deep in my Thesis project (which I will explain a little further later on.) So to explain the .gif above, I feel like I just returned to reality now that the semester is over.
I also managed to shoot two weddings towards the end of the summer!
I have a couple more booked for 2019 already and I also have shot an engagement session this past fall. The images came out stunning because sunset at Canandaigua Lake is just beautiful.
If this beautiful couple and their puppers look familiar, it is because I photographed them all a year or so ago! Seamus and Shooz were so happy to be walking around the lake!
Speaking of returning clients, I had another one contact me again for more photos. Kate at Crescent Trail Pilates Opened up a new Pilates studio in Fairport, NY. The new space is beautiful and she has a new instructor helping out with their clients.
Did I mention I began taking Ambrotypes and Tintypes?!
I took a wet plate collodion class this semester and it was truly the highlight of my week.
Pretty much all of this was happening while I was trying to develop a body of fine art photography for my thesis project.
For this work, I am interested in visually describing the military veteran experience. I found it curious that veterans who camouflaged themselves with their uniform or face paint in order to protect themselves became exposed when taken outside of the context of the military.
These photos may become a different series, however I think some of the other work I have created since works a little better.
I also tried photographing veterans hiding in plain sight, being able to disappear into a landscape.
One of the problems I had with this is I felt like I was generalizing or speaking on behalf of all veterans (which is just impossible to do.) So I decided to let the veterans experiences speak for themselves, and allow the audience to interpret how they wish. So I started cutting my old work prints.
One of the things they tell you before you go to boot camp is that they “break you down, so they can build you back up.”
I wanted to ask the question of what happens to those pieces when the service member transitions into a veteran. Unless you have a well crafted plan, it is easier to flounder, for the first time in many veterans lives they begin to live without a support network, they often move to a new city or go back home where everyone has either left or learned to live without the veteran. My project is attempting to reassemble the veteran.
For this I began taking photos from the veterans personal archive and layering them on top of each other. The shapes I cut out are direct reference to camouflage patterns from uniform items the veteran has worn.
Over winter break I am going to be equally as busy writing my Thesis paper, continuing to develop this body of work, and also, the holidays!
So take this holiday card from us to you and I hope you all get some r&r this winter break!
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John Muir and Lyndon Johnson successfully lobbied Congress to establish Yosemite as a National Park on October 1, 1890. Part of this success was due to a photographer named Ansel Adams. Adams portfolio of the Sierra Nevadas and Yosemite were very influential in their efforts to argue for a protected wilderness.
For the past couple years I have been obsessing over Adams photographs, as well as some instagram accounts of photographers who have traveled to this "Mecca of landscape photography" When Meredith surprised me with a map and airplane tickets to California I was beyond words. I have seen just every photo there is of the Valley and its surrounding granite peaks. So when I tell you that seeing these photos Ansel or any other photographer has taken does not do the park justice, believe me. There is something about your peripheral vision which cannot be captured in a 2x3 frame of a camera that allows you to take in the scale of where you are standing. When you can walk up to the base of El Capitan and look 3000' straight up the granite wall you are left with a sense of wonder. The majesty of half dome, as the sun sets from almost anywhere in the valley becomes electric. The water rushing down Yosemite falls crushing the rocks below fills you with a sense of fragility that only nature can bestow.
If I could leave you with only one idea, it would be to value these National Parks. To allow them to operate efficiently, through proper funding and management so that You, I, and everyone from now until eternity can visit these parks, and share in the sense of wonderment which I have felt.
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Photographer captures largest photograph of night sky ever. In order to take this, Nick Risinger had to trek over 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010, according to PetPixel.com. You can view the original article Here.
The image is a composite of 37,000 separate images. You can view the whole interactive panorama HERE. Zoom and traverse the HD night sky in true color.
Now this is one of the most amazing endeavors I have seen in the photography world in a while. I think it deserves some credit. I don't know about some of you, but I will be gawking at this photo for some time, learning and spotting constellations around the galaxy.
Nick Risinger is actually a photographer and designer from Seattle, Washington. You may not know his name, but he is the guy behind the iPhone and iPad app "Sky Guide."
I just found this series of .Gif's somewhere on the interwebs. These are simple tricks and tips even you iPhone photographers can use to make your photos stand out!
Check out all of the images HERE
Remember, all rules are made to be broken, but think of this as a set of guidelines to follow.
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