Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Lucky me a Copper head in the drive way. I know a lot of people hate snakes but I think they are really beautiful and I hink Copperheads are not seen too often in the middle of a drive way. I shot him for about ten minutes and he never made any threatening move towards me. I guess he wasn't afraid. He was really beautiful and I am lucky I got to see him. Shot Canon 20D 1000th of a second f/5 iso 800 (set from football the night before)

Concentration Assignment

I shot this for Friday night foot ball. The club team at UNCG played UNC on Saturday at UNCG. The light was really great when i first got there, the difference between a 6:30 and a 7:30 start time. It is so much easier to shoot football when there is some light left. I am really happy with everything I got. Soon I 'll be shooting the Clemson home games while working for the Greenville News (I hope) so it was great practice. Shot f/4 @ 1/350th ISO 800 on a canon 10D with vivitar 285.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Face painting

I shot this In Virginia last weekend. I watched this woman all day yet everytime i past her there was no one around. I thought she was amazing by her self but I kept thinking, there is more here than just her I wanted her doing something. She was such a hippy and reminded me so much of my Mother. As I was leaving I walked by 1 more time and there was my shot. Canon 20D 1/60th 5.6 24mm, ISO 100, 550flash on camera bounced off the tent ( giant soft box). I love this shot, i think it's a portfolio piece but we'll see what i find this week end.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Personality portrait

Zoe Vaughn, dances during the 24th annual Greek Food Festival in Greensboro. I sot this for a weekly for Bill's class, this is my lead art image. Canon 20D, 1/100h @f/4.5 80mm, ISO 100, flash on camera bounced off of the tent.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A piece of the pie

This is a very small peice of my long panoramic. I shot everything at f/5.6 and changed the shutterspeed to light it as evenly as possible, I then popped off the flash every now and again to try and freeze some people. It has been a ton of work putting it all togehter but I think I'll be happy with the results.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Process #2

This is my second process shoot, shot for Bill's sports portrait. I had the shot the bull rider at a rodeo a week before having him come into the studio. I used the projector to put the rodeo shot on the wall behind him. Will helped me light it and Tracy helped me tell Marc what to do, where to stand and to turn the modeling light on and off so I could focus the camera. The exposures were tough, trying to get the projected image to show up woth out getting washed out withthe light used on Marc. On the final image the exposure was 1/3 sec at f/4 100 ISO with a 24-85mm lens. The over all was 30th at f/4 100 ISO 24-85. Over all I am happy withthe results but if I do it again I will rear project the image on to the scrim anf then I won't have to worry about Marc standing in front of the light path. Sharpness was also a huge problem as the lens wouldn't lock in such low light. Kind of like friday night football in the studio. I'd love some feed back...

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Shot Canon 20D ISO 200 1/200th @ f/6.3 40mm. Bill and I also toned this to bring up the shadow areas It still needs some work. I wish my flash had been working. Larry Keller got stuck on his bull during the Alamance County Fair. Larry broke his nose, and eyesocket when the bull stepped on his face.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Process #1

Process #1 Shot Canon EOS 20D 1/250th @f/13 17mm
Right: Awaiting the start of the Thomasville vs. Randleman friday night football game. When I arrived this is the way I saw the stadium. I loved the way the clouds were clearing. I tried to under expose the background and flash the refs it diddn't quite work the way I wanted it to. But I like it over all.
Left: Canon EOS 20 D 1/250th @f/2.8 Durring the game. The Randleman Tigers lost to the Bulldogs 35 to 0.