Wednesday, July 29, 2009
One of those weeks. It started with bad DVD burns and error codes,I was just going to swap out the burner, than the hard drive went bad. Still in the process of recovering files and installing software and hardware. This just sucks. A raid system, that's a good idea ..
Thursday, July 23, 2009
An editorial assignment photographing the Dean of NCCU Law School. They were all great so it made my life alot easier. 1/2 hour to scout 2 hours to shoot, 3 locations and set-up's with no assistant. Think I left a trail of smoke behind me. Always save the outdoor shots for last when it's 90 degree's with 100% humidity.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Found out the other day my neighbors are moving. They have all been a part of my Neighborhood Project and have all been very supportive. I'm still not sure how many people actually live in the house. Always a party going on at the opposite corner from the studio. I'm going to try and get some more shots before the big move.
Friday, July 17, 2009
If you didn't know there are lots of different types of mulch, I spent the day shooting them all. I made a round rig to have uniform piles of mulch. The hard part was after each pile I'd have to clean up. Pick up the big stuff, sweep, dust buster and wipe down with cleaner. Not enough $ in the budget to clip everything out and drop it on white. What to do ? I over exposed the RAW files by a 1/3, tweeked the RAW images to bring up the white, bring into PS add levels and layer mask, selective color on white and bring down the black with a layer mask, clone out the small dust. I think I'll have my kids scatter the multi-color mulch in the yard this weekend.
Just doing my part to help out the budget in NC. There are rumors that NC will start taxing services. Interesting to see who needs and doesn't need a privilege license.
Accountant $50.00 Certified Public Accountant $50.00
Architect $50.00 Art of Healing $50.00
Attorney $50.00 Chiropodist $50.00
Chiropractor $50.00 Dentist $50.00
Embalmer $50.00 Engineer $50.00
Land Surveyor $50.00 Landscape Architect $50.00
Naturopath $50.00 Ophthalmologist $50.00
Optician $50.00 Optometrist $50.00
Osteopath $50.00 Photographer $50.00
Photographer’s Agent $50.00 Physician $50.00
Podiatrist $50.00 Psychologist $50.00
Real Estate $50.00 Veterinarian $50.00
Licensed Home Inspector $50.00 Loan Agency $250.00
Check Casher $250.00 Pawnbroker $250.00
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I made some time and went through the files from the mulch shoot and pulled a few more. It makes me think I have 4/5 other "industrial type" shoot I haven't had a chance to go through. Hard to do with a quick turn around and thousands of images to look at.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I think the ferris wheel was everyones favorite ride at Tweetsie. The guy said it was built in 1929, it dose look kinda old and rusty and the thing goes fast. You get a great view as you spin around at break neck speeds while on top of the mountain, a cemetery.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Got to hang out where they make mulch and bark. A lot of fun to see and photograph the process, they do this on a very large scale, it's organized chaos. I've never shot somewhere so dirty and dusty, I'm still finding dirt and dust in places I never knew existed.
Had about 10 copy kit shots, the black boxes are always tricky because of the reflection. I shoot the complete image and pull everything out except the box and place a black card below to get rid of the reflections. 2 images and hold down the magic shift key and a layer mask and it looks great.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I have a fever today, the sickness has run rampant through our house, both girls the wife and now me. I've got at least one more day of feeling like crap. My plan today was to work on the corner series ( what you see is what you get today ) and start prepping to paint the studio floor over the 4th. I'm waiting on the mail,UPS and phone calls, I think I double booked Mon. and Tue. I GOT to figure out what's going on. I'm out of town shooting next Wed. and trying to sneak to Grandfather Mountain and the Highland Games on Thur. with the kids for along weekend. I've got a birthday party to take the kids to tonight at 5:30, the wife is out of town at a funeral. What aday, what aweek, it's all good tomorrow is a new day and I've got my PMA ( Positive Mental Attitude ).