Doo Dah Parade

Muppet bike gangs, Rocky Horror homage, robots, superheroes, and monsters; why did I only find out about Columbus’s Doo Dah parade this year? For those equally naive as I was, the Doo Dah parade is an annual celebration of… well… anything you want. The fact that there are no real rules on who can get a float, no set pace for the flow of the parade, and strong encouragement of general lunacy make this a one-of-a-kind event that I loved being a part of. If you were at the parade, please, feel free to share these around so everyone who participated can have a look.

 I snagged some video along with stills (because I’m awesome like that), so keep an eye out for a compilation coming soon.

Following the Sign

How have I never gotten to shoot at this location before? I’m in this area all the time, but it wasn’t until Samantha Novak called me up for work on one of her projects that I got to see this fantastic sign outside Musica in Akron. Samantha, the promoter from the Beachland events, asked me to help her with a video audition to perform at the Electric Forest this year. We shot video at a couple of locations (and you’ll be seeing that video as soon as it’s finished), but slowed things down for some stills by this sign. She’s a great model, amazing performer, and just fun to hang out with. So, be sure to check out her page (https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaNovakPerformance) to keep track with all of the amazing work she’s doing.

Back to Beachland: Part 1

I think my photos are getting  popular with the local ‘Flow’ scene, since I keep getting asked to come and shoot more events. Either that, or they just like me for my personalty. Nah, must be the photo thing. Either way, I’m still having a blast shooting these. The people are all fantastic, and then getting to listen to some new music while I shoot performance artists just makes these events something I always look forward to.

As always, if you were over at the Beachland Ballroom, like the photos, and want to support all of the work that goes into them, it would be fantastic if you could click that ‘Donate’ button over there on the right sidebar. I’m trying to upgrade my camera, so every little bit helps. If you don’t have the scratch to contribute financially, no need to worry. You can still help out the site by subscribing to me here on WordPress, sharing the gallery on social media with your friends, and ‘Liking’ my official Facebook page.

Since I came home with so many photos of the event, I had to split the shoot into two galleries. The second one should be up tomorrow morning, so keep an eye out for those.

More Studio 526

Every time I go back to Studio 526, I try to shoot it a little differently. This week, I tried tighter photos, black and white, and played with back-lighting more.

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Tuesday at Thursday’s

I’ve become popular enough shooting at Studio 526 that I’m starting to get invited to other events. I spent Tuesday night getting to shoot at Thursday’s lounge in Akron, getting to see the light shows put on by some of Akron’s flow artists. I wound up coming home with a ton of photos, so I’m splitting this into two galleries. Feel free to share around the photos. If you like what I do, and want to help support me so I can keep shooting events like this, it would be fantastic if you could click that ‘Donate’ button up in the right hand side of the site. That would amazing.

 

Tuesday at Thursday’s: Part 2

As promised, I have the second batch of photos from my shoot over at Thursday’s Lounge in Akron. Evidently, when you have such an awesome, talented crowd, you come home with about 7 gigs worth of photos to edit, and have to split into multiple galleries. 

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Hoop Cam 2

I finally got the balancing right with the hoop cam. I just figured the easiest thing to balance out a GoPro, was another GoPro setup. Well, the mount and case anyway; the housing is empty. It’s been great practice for learning how to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro, and feels like a big step forward from my last hoop video.

Music is remixed by Benjamin Briggs of Overclocked Remix, and you can find the original here: http://youtu.be/xT6clbhifxA