Renae's Senior Portrait Shoot- Pike's Place Market
Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 35mm f1.4L + Canon 100mm f2
Some photos from a senior shoot with Renae that I was invited to by Jeramie Shoda (www.blog.shodalove.com). Renae and her family were simply awesome. They were all really fun and and just had an overall great energy. They even took me out to lunch afterwards! Thank you so much!
Overdue pictures shot about 3 weekends ago. Went up to Seattle to hang out with my friend Thig Nat (www.twitter.com/thignat) of The Physics (www.twitter.com/thephysics) while he was doing a photoshoot for a Seattle hip hop group, Canary Sing (www.myspace.com/canarysing/). I grabbed some pictures also. haha it was a great day, found some interesting props in the studio that were fun to mess around with.
I was trying to get some “casual studio” photos (since it wasn’t my shoot) where the seamless runs out and you can see part of the environment. Do they work?
Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 35mm f1.4L + Sigma 85mm f1.4
Day 2 of snow at the University of Puget Sound. Started snowy, then it melted in the afternoon, then blizzard after 5pm, and now it’s an iced-over winter wonderland. Hopefully the roads will be clear so my friends and I can make the drive back down to Eugene, OR.
Went to breakfast with my good buddy Adam who I haven’t seen in awhile because we’ve both been so busy lately. We got some delicious food at Shakabrah’s on 6th Ave in Tacoma, WA. We both got Huevos Rancheros, Delectable.
Photo by Jeff Marsh taken with Canon 5D + Canon 24-70mm f2.8L
Some shots from today. Was a pretty good day, cold and crispy. Met up with Jeff Marsh (www.jeffmarshstudios.com) and Christian J Sweet (www.christianjsweet.com) today and we messed around with some flashes in Jeff’s studio. CJ’s gonna get crazy on the pictures we took and make it look like we’re on mountains… yup, he’s that good. Afterwards I went to the UPS Repertory Dance Group (RDG) show tonight. Snapped some pictures at it. It was a great time.
Tomorrow I’m meeting up with Jeramie Shoda (www.shodalove.com) in Seattle to tag along on a senior portrait shoot he has. Possibly some other plans, we’ll see what else is going on in Seattle tomorrow!
If you do one thing after looking at this blog post, you better look at their websites.
Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 100mm f2
Preview of the wedding I 3rd shot (haha) with Jeff Marsh (www.jeffmarshstudios.com) and Jeramie Shoda (www.shodalove.com) on Saturday. Definitely check out their websites. They’ve got some amazing work coming, trust me, I saw the magic. Thanks again for having me guys, it was a fun day and I feel as if I learned a lot.
I’m still trying to figure out my post processing, but I think i’ve found something I like, so I’m going to stick to it for this set of pictures. Expect a set of pictures in the next couple of weeks!
PS if you’re a wedding photographer in the Seattle/Tacoma area and you need a second or third shooter. Send me an e-mail at email@example.com and i’d be glad to help you out!
Some film shots from two rolls of Neopan 400. These were taken around the University of Puget Sound campus, and in South Seattle from last weekend.
Wedding Recap: Yesterday was amazing. I got to meet two wedding photographers who I’ve been following for a couple of months now, shoot alongside them, and generally hang out with them. It was a great educational experience for me to observe them working, and to generally see how the day of a wedding photographer unfolds. Took a bunch of pictures that I need to sort through/edit. Can’t express how grateful I am to both of them. Thanks Jeff and Jeramie!
Time for lots of school work. Lab report and physics test tomorrow. woohooooo. All I want to do is edit photos though…
I need Photo Mechanic & Canon’s Precision Matte Screen (Thanks @jeffmarsh, Jeramie Shoda, @benjhaisch)
Worked from 6pm - 1am last night. Wake up at 6am. Man… I’m tired. However, I could care less, it’s only a temporary state. Aren’t you supposed to be over-stressed and under-slept in college? Jeff Marsh (www.jeffmarshstudiosblog.com) invited me to come assist/shoot a wedding with him today alongside him and Jeramie Shoda (www.blog.shodaphotography.com) in Seattle. I’m amazed to have such an opportunity presented to me. So if you’re reading this later, and your name is Jeff Marsh, thank you so much! You’re the man. Let’s do this thing.
More random pictures from my daily life. And I finally made it into my own blog (without a camera in front of my face). No one knows how to use my Leicas haha. I’ve been working really hard on developing my post processing style, and I think all my work is starting to pay off (we’re talking like 50-75+ hours in the past month). Definitely looking for feedback/criticism so feel free to send me some :)
I’ve developed & scanned 1.5 rolls of film. Only have half a roll left until some black and white film shots. Should be done by tomorrow.
I should be asleep, but I feel motivated photographically so I thought I’d post some random pictures.
Tacoma’s had a good mix of sunshine and rain lately. I have two rolls of Neopan 400 to develop (which I should hopefully get to tomorrow), so expect some more black and white film shots within the next week.
Some shots from my last roll through the Leica, probably shot 2 weeks ago. I feel as if a lot of my work is starting to look the same; being on a small campus with <3000 people makes for not too much going. Definitely trying to find the needle in the haystack and expand my horizons by widening my eye. Let’s see what I can do in the next couple of months.
Also, today happens to be my birthday (woohoo, turning 20), and i’m entering a new decade of my life. I feel as if the next 10 years could be some of the most important ones i’ll ever have. I’m hoping that photography will continue to be a significant part of it, and i’m excited to see where I can take my life. The last 2 months have been amazingly progressive (thank you @bluescholars, @thignat, @jayeads and many others) for my photography, my future goals (what I want to do, how I want to do it, and what values I want to carry myself through it all), finding solidarity in my personal identity, and just generally growing up. It’ll definitely be interesting to see where I am 10 years from now.
I’ve been trying to progress in my photography but feel as if i’m in a plateau that I need to break through. Wish I was surrounded by more people who were doing photography related things where I could learn/collaborate with people who share a similar passion. If you’re reading this, and you’re in the Seattle/Tacoma area, shoot me a message and let’s meet up, i’m down for whatever. That means you wedding/event/portrait/street photographers of the NW!
24mm x 36mm, the dimensions of my perspective.
PS If you want to re-upload any of my single pictures and put them on your blog, please give me credit and link back! Thank you!