Fall is one of my favorite times of year for all kinds of landscape photography, but it turns out to be a great time for portrait photography as well. In Rochester, most of the trees look the same from late spring to early fall, but for a brief time in the fall, the trees erupt with color and beautiful backdrops are all over. I’m pleased to share with you some of my photos with Ryan from this fall.
A large, crowded, and unfamiliar city can be an exciting place for any photographer. I love the chance to photograph the unfamiliar while traveling, but on my recent trip to Chicago I found myself utterly overwhelmed by the possibilities.
Interestingly, I had no problem taking photos for Facebook or Instagram with my iPhone. It was a great way to document everywhere I was going because I knew that everywhere would be geotagged. The problem was, I also knew that by leaving my DSLR tucked away in its bag I was missing out on a huge opportunity for creative fulfillment.
I love travel, but I don’t do it enough. This past year Alicia and I promised to each other that we would find a way to travel more often. Sometimes that has meant just scheduling the time off and finding a way to afford it later. Other times it has meant meticulously planning out inexpensive…
Client: Garden Factory
Location: Rochester, NY
Footage: Canon 60D, Apple iPod Touch 5th Gen
Shooting Duration: 2-hours on-site, plus photos from client
I captured this video at the 2013 Flower and Garden Showcase to promote this year’s event.
A few months ago, Ashley transferred to the Apple Store. She’s always positive and fun to work with, so I was excited when she agreed to come along for a photography shoot the other evening.
Photographing in Late Evening
We both worked until 6:30, and had to separately eat, change and grab the camera gear. I also picked up Alicia and she came along as my assistant for the evening. The sun was already surprisingly low in the sky for mid summer, yet I knew we’d make something from the light that was left. I had brought all of my fastest lenses along and I wasn’t afraid to push the ISO if I had to.
I’ll be back at the Garden Factory on Saturday and Sunday from 11-4pm both days selling my matted prints of Italy. If you missed me last weekend now’s your last chance for a while to get you hands on one of my prints. Besides being a wonderful gift, I have no other scheduled shows right…
Last month I had the pleasure of taking fall senior photos in the beautiful Genesee Valley Park (GVP). It was evening in the early fall, and slightly overcast, which made for some really great color in the background and even lighting on Rachel’s face and skin.
Recently I took some after photographs of a garden wall installation for a local Rochester landscape design firm. I arrived early in the afternoon to take the photos, which isn’t typically the most ideal time of day. Midday lighting can create harsh shadows or a washed-out image. I figured that it wouldn’t matter too much because these were just meant to show of the installation, not be a work of art.
Engagement photography is often awkward, especially for camera-shy couples. To lighten things up, consider bringing props. For the photographer it’s easier to capture great candid moments. They can help create whimsical images that show off your personalities. Banners, games and even wardrobe or costume changes can make an otherwise unfamiliar experience more fun and rewarding.
When someone walks up to me and says “I wish could take photos like yours. I’d like to know how to get better at photography.” I usually smile and offer them hints as advice: