Back in September I had the opportunity to work with the amazing Katherine Callahan at a wedding here in Baltimore. I was joining her for my behind the scenes photo documentary on her work as a wedding photographer but when she came down with the flu the week before the wedding she asked if I would also help her by assisting and do a bit of second shooting. I nervously agreed and was both more exhausted and had more fun than I could have imagined!Read More
When you work out in the country, every road is a new adventure. I managed to leave a job site just before 5 one day this week, when the sun was starting to move towards the horizon, casting long shadows and a creamy hue on all it touched, appropriately known as the golden hour. I drove past field and barns and fences and pulled over nearly every half a mile to jump out of the car and make a shot with the seemingly perfect backdrop illuminating all. It was definitely below freezing and I hate shooting in gloves, so my fingers quickly went numb (second time this week - oh well I'll take some pain for my art) and people driving by probably wondered what in the hell this crazy girl was doing (car still running with flashers on in the road), but whatever this is rural Maryland and I'll let them wonder. No editing needed and I'm officially in love with my new f1.8 lens. I actually really love the fixed lens aspect, aside from the great aperture and better glass, it's one less thing for me to think about and changes how I view composition. Enjoy! I sure as hell did :)
I love taking photos of abandoned or forgotten objects. There's something about the natural processes taking over that reminds one of nature's constant dominance and that nothing lasts. It's a melancholy feeling. I tried a little something different in the editing of these photos. The first one has minimal editing, just a bit of level adjustment, the second uses Photoshop's "auto-color" option, and the third uses Photoshop's "auto-tone" option. The grass really was a super-vibrant green! I'm not sure how I feel about intense editing of photos. For me, I want to be good enough at my craft that editing isn't needed. Thoughts? Which one do you like best?