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Photo of the Day: Bridal Portrait

May 21, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/13
Focal Length: 32 mm
Exposure Bias: 0
Speed: 1/200
ISO: 100

Cassie originally uploaded by foolscircle.

This was a more traditional portrait I shot of Cassie during the outdoor portrait sequence. Because of the intense sunlight, I used a flash on an arm bracket to reduce the shadows’ intensity, which in this case wasn’t enough to achieve the look I wanted.

Because I’m a one man operation, I tend to carry a bunch of portable equipment in my photo backpack. One of the biggest aids one can have in an outdoor photo shoot is a collapsible reflector, I’ve got a 22″ one that travels really well. I had one of the groomsmen hold the reflector just outside of the camera frame, and the difference it made was stunning.


Photo of the Day: Butterflied

May 9, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/4.8
Focal Length: 46 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.3ev
Speed: 1/320
ISO: 800

Untitled, originally uploaded by foolscircle.

I realize that this isn’t quite macro photography, but it’s got insects. Besides, it’s my blog, so I’m allowed to change the parameters of a theme when I want to.

I shot this last year while the Saltimbanco Bus Tour was visiting the Strong Museum of Play in New York. The place is pretty cool, in all honesty. Aside from being a great kids’ museum, it also houses the National Toy Hall of Fame and an insanely large butterfly reservation.

I don’t know why, but this has been one of my favorite pictures, even though I can never point out anything that’s particularly noteworthy about the colors or lighting. There was a request for no flash photography, so I upped the exposure bias and also pumped the ISO up to 800 while we were in the reservation.

Margot, who had a habit of giving me nothing but brilliant pictures throughout my tenure as the tour’s photographer, was doing her human statue routine when a couple of the butterflies landed on her face.

Photo of the Day: Fierce Mouse

May 2, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/3.5
Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure Bias: +0/3ev
Speed: 1/15
ISO: 800

Ratspeaker in Action, originally uploaded by foolscircle.

One of the “ratspeakers” in Neverwhere: A Circus Underground. There’s about six ratspeakers dangling from trapeze sets during this scene as they toss Richard Mayhew’s backpack, but this was my favorite pose out of the bunch.

Photo of the Day: Fire and Darkness

February 4, 2008

Fire and Darkness, originally uploaded by foolscircle.

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/4.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
Exposure Bias: +1.0ev
Speed: 1/200
ISO: 400

My view of the burner flame in a hot air balloon I rode in one night; this was at a Halloween festival near Peoria, IL.

Explaining My Absence

July 12, 2007

So I haven’t been terribly good about posting up here on this blog because, for the entire month of July, I’m being sponsored to travel across the country¬† by Red Truck Wines and create artwork along the way.¬† So, right now, I’m driving through Utah with my team, and you can read about our experiences over here; if you want to know more about the trip in general (and see samples of art from both teams), I’d highly recommend checking out the official trip site.