Wow, it’s been about half a year since I started this site. So, I thought that a quick retrospective would be interesting, so I rounded up a handful of some of my favorite photos thus far. I have a ton of ideas I want to try, unfortunately, life has a habit of getting in the way. I hope that the best is yet to come.
The tighter your zoom, the more stable you need to keep your camera to avoid shake, and capture the most detail you can.
This is probably my favorite trace design conversion that I’ve done all year.
I tried my hand at typography. I think that the Arabic went well with the design.
Jordan and I got to take over a local Harley Dealership for about an hour.
I wasn’t allowed to take my DSLR into the Lindsey Sterling concert, so I shot what I could on my camera phone and edited it on the way home.
I was inspired while I was juicing to take a stab at some more comedic still-life stuff.
I took this as a nature shot, and ran it through an InDesign filter. I wound up using it on a business card design.
Putting the GoPro on its ‘Time Lapse’ setting and attaching it to my monopod quickly became one of my favorite tricks. This man doing Tai Chi was actually someone I had already met when I was doing a story on a local retirement community being convicted by their new management. I shot this when I was out on a photo walk with some new students when I was helping to run a workshop at the university.
I got more into nature photography over this last year. I feel like there’s only so much I can do with my low-end telephoto though.
I went with my friend Alyssa to the cherry blossom festival. Going to DC and back within 24 hours was a bit of a challenge, but the road trip was worth it. DC is one of my favorite cities to visit.
As I practiced more, I got better with this InDesign trick.
I lost track of how far I walked on the day I shot this. Totally worth it for some of the photos I got that
I shot this with Jordan for a friend’s business so that he could have some suitable promotional material.
Another shot that I didn’t think much of, but got plenty of attention.
I shot a lot of photos to help out a music promotions class over at Kent State. The Electronic show was a great place to shoot shutter drag shots.
I didn’t think much of this when I shot it, but it’s been an absolute favorite of my friends and family.
Jordan shows up in a lot of my favorite shots of the year. She’s a fantastic model, great to work with, and I am so bummed that she moved so far away.
My friend paisley shows off one of her corsets.
“Butterfly! Butterfly,” Zeph exclaimed. None of us had the heart to tell him it was moth.
The quality of what I can do with my cell phone camera continues to surprise me. It’s fantastic to have when I can’t carry my full DSLR.