Here's another one I took of Tom from outside the window, using a flash resting on the table to illuminate his face. He was looking for a photo that didn't emphasize his face so much. I like this one better than the first one.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Here's the last cover I shot during my internship at Yes!Weekly. It's the retro-country duo the True Brothers. The plastic reindeer and FedEx truck in the upper-left background would be covered up by the publication's logo, so I wasn't worried about them. For lights I used a pair of Vivitar flashes on stands, one with a white umbrella and the other with a reflector, triggered by Chinese-made radio slaves. Not exactly Alien Bees but good enough for government work, as they used to say. Cover shots at Yes! were always tough because I was essentially dealing with an L-shaped area. The logo could be moved around but it would always take up 1/4 of the page and you had to keep that in mind. I think this was the best cover composition I came up with while I was there.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Democratic Party congressional candidate Jay Ovittore (right) is running against Rep. Howard Coble. Here he is in Burlington about to speak to the Senior Democrats of Alamance County. Yes!Weekly reporter Jordan Green (with his back to the camera) followed Jay around for a day.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
While I was taking pictures of the hair models, this cat jumped on the sofa and began demanding my attention, so I took a picture of it. It's almost like it wants to be a model, too. I used a flash bounced off the ceiling for this one.
One of my housemates is a hairstylist and I took some shots for her portfolio. On this one I just used the natural light coming through the window and the tinted light from a lamp. I had the camera set on ISO 800 and it's got that grainy look that I really like.
Dudley High School running back Kyree Ward, 17, relaxes in what he calls "home," the end zone at Dudley Stadium. I only had about 15 minutes of sunlight available when I took the picture, so I used a flash on the left and the fading sun as a fill light. I tried some shots where he wasn't centered in the photo but those just didn't seem to capture who he was.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Matt Steed, of Greensboro, began doing traditional Native American dance when he was in the Boy Scouts. Later he researched his family tree and discovered he had a native American ancestor. He was photographed at the Annual Guilford Native American Association, Inc., Pow Wow.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Not exactly. This Grimsley High School football player banged his knee while scoring a touchdown against Dudley High School last Friday at Dudley. Grimsley went on to win the game and the player got up and rejoined his teammates on the field.
Nikon D100 w/300mmf2.8 lens, f3.5@1/320sec.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Carra Woodham, 21, of Greeensboro, NC, and her sister, Tracy Woodham, 26, of Richmond, VA, check out the pottery on sale Saturday evening at the ClaySure Water Project benefit at the TwoArtChicks gallery in Greensboro. Money raised at the benefit will go to teach people in the Third World how to produce clean water using clay filters.
Nikon D100, f3.2, ISO400@1/30sec
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I took this photo at the Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston-Salem. The look on the guy's face reminds me of photos of white southerners from the civil rights era: friendly but wary. I was watching the hotrods drive past and I caught him by surprise. He later told me that he thought about giving me the finger when I took the photo.
Nikon D100, 125th @ f7.1 w/ f2.8 fill flash