Tag Archives: stock photography
When I created this, I thought… “Maybe someone will use this on an album cover or a horror novel cover.”
Someone used it on the cover of a horror novel. :)
Macro shot of beautiful brown eye. This is the actual crop of the image, full-frame. As usual, click on the photo to see a larger version.
I’ve been testing some new lighting ideas and really like this particular style lighting. The white background is actually a translucent material with two strobes firing through it (backlit) and a 60″ octabox in front. This is a sample of one of the test shots for some upcoming images I hope to shoot in the next few days. Click on the image to see the high-resolution version.
Shot this little guy on my deck today using a Canon 100mm f/2.8 lens + 68mm extension tubes. Click on the photo to see a larger version. No sharpening or blurring… straight out of the camera except for post cropping.
Glad you enjoy my photos, little dude! Tell your mom and dad I said “Hello!” Click on the photo to see a larger version.
Macro photo of a hermit crab emerging from the water, peeking over a rock and looking straight into the camera.
Canon 5DMKII – 100mm 2.8 macro lens with 3 extension tubes – f/32, ISO 400, 1/160 sec. – custom white balance. Slight color saturation and small amount of sharpening in post production… otherwise almost tack sharp with true color.
My favorite shot from a recent shoot. Perfectly captured, real moment. You can see the love they have for one another. Love the retro ’70s feel of this one, too.
I love the feeling I get during the creative process when I am hit with an idea, plan it out, execute it, and… NAIL IT! I love looking at the final product when the results are better than I imagined. Rarely happens, but when it does it is very rewarding. The photo above is the result of about 8 hours in total, from concept to execution–such is the nature of good stock; lots of planning and set up time. I actually made the little house just for this shoot. I bought a little plastic house and detailed it up to make it look like a little cottage. This photo was shot at two different exposures, one for the main lighting as a whole and the other to capture the nice warm, glowing light inside the house… yes, it actually is lit from inside!
Thanks, Ryan, for the use of your hands and your patience. Now on to upload this baby for sale as stock… I think this one might be a big seller for me.
Jeremy Cowart is not simply a photographer but, rather, a man of incredible vision who uses a tool called a camera to capture that vision. I appreciate that more now than I did before the workshop. Seeing how he thinks, works, shoots, and then seeing the images from that shoot was amazing. The workshop helped me change the way I think about the work I do and to learn to “see” things differently. Jeremy was transparent, honest, and challenged each of us to think about what we needed to do to take it to the next level. Very inspiring weekend and I can’t wait to start shooting with a different perspective to see what I can create out of what I learned this weekend. It was amazing to be around 23 other photographers (Jeremy, Michael, and Ben + the 20 attendees) in the industry and to work in a creative workshop environment. I was like a human sponge trying to take in every moment. I was sad that it was over, because I loved every minute of it. Thanks, Jeremy, for inspiring us to grow.
If you are reading this and even thinking about signing up for one of his workshops… stop thinking and do it. You will not be disappointed.
In September of 2008, I was asked to accompany The Home Foundation to Moldova and Turkey to document their trip to the orphanages of Moldova and to the human trafficking hub of Istanbul. While walking through the streets of Turkey, we came across this child sitting alone in a very busy street begging for money. She couldn’t have been more than 4 years old. I’m regularly haunted by the pitiful sound of her begging cries.
This trip impacted my life in many ways and each time I see this photo it just serves as a reminder of that trip. The people walking by ignoring her, a painful reminder that we do the same thing to homeless people here. We walk by, avoiding eye contact because we don’t want to face the reality that these people are in need… hungry, homeless, cold, in need of our help. We don’t want to help because it is an inconvenience or will take away from our lunch money or our ability to buy another luxury. Shame on us. Shame on me and shame on you for ignoring genuine needs of hurting people.
*stepping off my soapbox* :P~ Just wanted to share that and admit my guilt in ignoring poverty so many times… not every time, but many times. I wish it were inverted and I could say that I rarely ignore it instead of rarely responding to it.