Monday, July 27, 2009

Northmont High School

This is a h.s senior I shot for an assignment and graphically designed the images, not an easy assignment since I'm not in school for graphic design. The senior will probably on choose 1 of the singles so not too worried about them being similar this time - will work on the graphic area of photography. Let me know your thoughts about the design.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MidFirst Ballon Fest...

Here are just a few of the images from this weekends ballon festival hosted in MIddletown Ohio.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beau-ti-ful [byoo-tuh-fuhl]

having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about; delighting the senses or mind. Excellent of 'her' kind, wonderful, very pleasing or satisfying. The concept of beauty. Kayce Norton is a combination of all of these things and just happens to be the latest addition to my nephews family.

Our assignment was to shoot our subject (high key), meaning that we shoot our subject against a white background;which is not as easy as it sounds. The setup: white background and a light on either side of the background tilted down and both metered at f/11. If you are wondering why we have to add lights to a white background - if the white paper is not lit correctly the white background will look gray and they are also used to separate the subject from the background. Main light to my camera's right and set at f/8, white reflector to my camera's left. The rest is God given talent and a beautiful baby girl.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lil' Mother...

My future grandson - Christopher Michael Holt, we are counting down the days til your arrival.

Monday, July 6, 2009

And the winner is....

Diunna Greeleaf and Blue Mercy! Diunna is nominated this year for "Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year”, and was the winner of the "Best New Artist Debut" award at the 2008 Blues Music Award. The guitarist - John Richardson was the winner of the "Albert King Award" in 2005. The other members of the group include:bass player Fred Arceneaux and drummer Kevin Michael Barry. These four people are an explosive combination. Thanks for visiting our city and blessing us with your music.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Blue Mercy

The first night of the City Folk Forth of July Festival was FAN-TAS-TIC!!! The festival was held in downtown Dayton and July 3rd kicked of the first night with this great band "Blue Mercy". John is the lead guitarist and he is nothing short of great. More pics of this wonderful band and more of the festival in the days to come.