Posted tagged ‘photo’

Photo of the Day: All Good Things

May 24, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/2.8
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.3 ev
Speed: 1/200
ISO: 400

Untitled originally uploaded by foolscircle.

As the title implies, this photo was the end of the shoot at the hotel where Todd and Cassie’s wedding reception took place. It’s also one of my favorites.

You see, when you shoot theatre photos, there tends to be one truly goofy photo of the entire cast in the bunch.  I know, I know: it’s juvenile and stupid, but everyone ends up having a great time.  I mean, honestly, who doesn’t enjoy making faces at the camera?

Photo of the Day: God’s House

May 22, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/2.8
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.3 ev
Speed: 1/3
ISO: 400

Untitled originally uploaded by foolscircle.

When I photograph weddings, I always try to get a photo or two that gives a sense of the ceremony’s location. The main difficulty with getting a photo that includes the crowd is that you never want to be intrusive during the ceremony itself. However, if a balcony happens to be in the building, you’re in luck: the platform will often give you a spectacular view and you’ll be far enough away from the audience to snap away without distracting anyone.

The other option depends on the building’s architecture. Sometimes, a church’s transepts (the arms of the cross in the building’s layout) will wrap around the area containing the altar. When that happens to be the case, you can capture an image that not only shows the wedding party in action, but also gets the overall setting. Of course, this all depends on where the marriage is actually taking place… if the wedding was taking place in, say, a cathedral, I’d probably be running all over the building and getting photos from every angle possible. However, if the building was just a one-room church… well, I probably wouldn’t end up focusing on too much outside of the bride and groom. Thankfully, this weekend’s church was really pretty and allowed for a couple of fun shots like this one here.

Photo of the Day: Welcome to the Great Outdoors

February 8, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/5.6
Focal Length: 57 mm
Exposure Bias: +1.3ev
Speed: 1/1000
ISO: 200

Welcome to the Great Outdoors, originally uploaded by foolscircle.

When we were on the road as part of the sponsored trip by Red Truck Wines, we came across the Craters of the Moon National Monument, which -in all honesty- is one of the dullest things you can hope to visit whilst traveling through Idaho (thus helping the Potato state maintain its reputation for being dull). Don’t get me wrong, it’s a striking visual, mainly because the black volcanic rock strikes a vivid contrast against the rest of the landscape, but there’s nothing to actually do or see past that. We stopped on a portion of road which was freshly paved and painted, and after snapping a couple of photos of the ominous scenery surrounding the freeway, I decided to try this shot out.

It was a harrowing experience, because the only (sporadic) traffic which seemed to come along were RVs and bigrig trucks. As a result, my two tourmates watched for oncoming traffic in both directions while I lay in the middle of the road and snapped away. I must’ve taken about 30 versions of this before I finally wound up with one that I was truly happy with, but I maintain it was totally worth it.