Around Thanksgiving I was given this Bronica Zenza and wow is this thing a beast! It weighs almost 5lbs but the process of creating an image with it is wonderful. I've gotten to shoot 2 rolls of Fuji Film Superia X-Tra 400 with and it was amazing.
I've been using the PS 80mm F2.8 lens with it and when you nail the focus it so sharp and clean. When you only have 12 shots in a roll you definitely slow down and make sure that each one counts. I've even shot it with a manual flash for a New Year's Party and it performed spectacular. I used my digital camera to dial in the setting so I can make sure the exposure was correct.
Here to wishing everyone a fantastic 2013!
Family weddings are the best. With a family as large as mine, we have relatives and friends that are spread all over. But joyous occasions like a wedding brings everyone together.
Growing up, my immediate family was just my parents, my younger brother and me. But on my mom's side of the family, I have 10 aunts and uncles; and on my dad's side I have 4 aunts and uncles. So you can only imagine how many cousins I may have. I hate to admit it but sometimes I don't even remember a family member's name because I haven't seen them is such a long time.
As we grow older and start our own families, we drift into our own routines. It was a great break from the norm when we received the save the date card -- we knew the wedding was going to big, fun and full of family. It was definitely one of the year's highlights.
And at the end of it all, we welcomed in a new family member.
I recently had the pleasure of shooting this wonderful family. The kids where very excited about getting their pictures taken, while Mom and Dad were well prepared with the kids' favorite stuffed animals to keep them happy. It was just a joy to have the kids run around, play and interact with their parents which allowed me to capture some candid moments.
You can tell that this family was full of love by the way they played and talked to one another. Sometimes as a photographer it's just better to sit back and let the moments come naturally. Sure, there where some instances where I suggested some poses and positions; but most of the session was as simple and peaceful as a walk in the park.
Halloween is such a fun time of the year. Not as stressful as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just a time to let loose, dress up and either go to a costume party or trick or treating with the kids.
I made this photo of an onlooker of a costume contest. I had a picture in my head and processed the mood in LR.
Have a Happy Halloween be safe out there.
Kids are great! I have 3 of my own so I always enjoy watching other parents interact with their kids and see different parenting styles. There is no other place to see so much emotions and encouragement then at a youth soccer game. These kids are just learning the game and are trying their hart out to get that ball through the goal.
It was fun capturing the fast pace activity and the unpredictabilty of where is that ball going to go next. If you thought each goal was precious at the professional level just imagine it at this level where most of the time where all the kids huddle around the ball kicking away at each other. No wonder those shin guards are so important!