Friday, November 20, 2009

Snack Shop

Whenever I photograph schools for their websites, the images are generally design elements needed to build their site, along with the usual student/teacher shots. But today I'll give some recognition to the behind-the-scenes assistants and volunteers. In this case, the women who provide service with a smile at the snack shop of a private elementary school.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Location Lighting Seminar

Yesterday, I attended a Location Lighting seminar by Joe McNally, a very well-respected photographer & author whose resume includes Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Life Magazine, and many more. This guy has so much experience with quick lighting setups in tough situations. And he demonstrated his skills in live-action photo shoots on stage. I always come away with something new that I can put into place in my own work.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Photography Contest

I was honored to be chosen by the Reflections art program at a local elementary school to be a judge for their photography contest. The photography was divided into Kindergarten-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade entries and I was really impressed with the prints presented to meet this year's theme of "Beauty is". Each print had to be judged and awarded points in three different categories. The most difficult part was not being able to award every child with a prize. They all did a terrific job and I hope that they continue to improve their skills in photography.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Warm & Fuzzy!

One of the final weddings I photographed two years ago before shifting my photography focus to other areas was just an absolute blast of a wedding day with Lindsay & Rusty. We had such a great time and it really showed in the images. We have kept in touch and I even shot a "Trash the Dress" session with them last year. Well, all this time later and out of the blue I received the best email message a photographer can hope to receive from a client. Here it is:

Hey Chris,
I was just looking through all of our pictures because someone asked me for a few. I was reminded of all the fun we had with you while taking our engagement pictures and how much fun our wedding was. I think that this is the greatest compliment to your pictures. You have an amazing ability to capture the moment and what was happening and at the same time make it this beautiful, artistic, and timeless. I am very sad for all the couples who will never have your pictures of their wedding while at the same time so happy that we do. You are an amazing photographer. Thanks for the memories....Can't wait to make more.
Lots of love, and glad we have such a talented friend with a great family.
Linz and Rus

I am so grateful! Thank you both from the bottom of my heart.