Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Adventure Photography - Climbing

On the SAME day we shot mt biking and hiking, we went out again to shoot climbing. This time I got to work with strobes, which was really fun. As you see, I'm including a few more than the 3 selects. =)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Adventure Photography - Kayaking

The second day was up bright and early for kayaking. So fun! I shot heaps of photos on this shoot.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Adventure Photography - Portraits

On this shoot, the goal was to shoot portraits. We tried a few different things using strobes and then the amazing natural light as the sun came up.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Adventure Photography - Mt Biking + Hiking

I'm wrapping up an Adventure Photography Workshop in Wyoming and thought I'd share some shots. It was a different experience for numerous reasons that include 30 attendees, working with models and shooting in super cold weather. I also got to work with strobes, which you'll see in later posts. The hardest part was only 3 selects per critique, which was hard when it covered two separate shoots.

Here we shot mt biking and hiking at daybreak.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

People in the Bean

After professing my love of the Bean, you didn't think that was it, did you? ;-)

Here are some more reflections, but this time more about people and their reactions to themselves in the reflective surface.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I love the Bean!

In Chicago's Millennium Park sits the giant Cloud Gate sculpture, probably better known as "the Bean." In fact, I didn't know it had another name until I looked it up just now. Who knew? Anyway, this 12 foot high arch designed by British artist Anish Kapoor was completed in 2005 and it's shiny surface inspired by mercury reflects the impressive city skyline. Being a fan of shiny objects in general, well, this is heaven!

The Bean provides a few challenges while taking pictures. First, it's almost impossible not to get yourself in the shot. Second, it's been photographed to death. Knowing this, I decided to focus more on the reflections than the overall Bean itself.

The swirly abstraction, second from the bottom, is what you see when you walk underneath. Awesome!