When my lighting kit came in the mail a few days ago it was like Christmas morning. I tore open the box and pulled everything out and immediately put it together. I just needed someone to sit in front of the camera. As always my buddy Kevin sat, went through his mail, made some phone calls and let me set up some stuff around him so I could practice. Thanks again for being a guinea pig buddy.
Welcome to the first of what should be an ongoing series describing the madness behind lens. I realized that I got so excited about putting all of my work up at once that people might visit it once but why would you want to come back? My guess is that if I regularly write about this nutty stuff that I do you'll keep checking in. So here we go...I thought I'd start with this series of images from Paul Taylor's Last Look. This was one of the first dances I ever shot when we were tech-ing at City Center in 2009. I had recently bought my first DSLR, the Canon Rebel XS and a basic zoom lens. Not fully understanding the technique of shutter speed and aperture I did whatever I could just to get something recognizable. I realized that if I made the aperture really small and slowed down the shutter speed I could get some of these to look sort of impressionistic. I actually liked it better than the frozen stills that I was seeing elsewhere. I love playing with this way of shooting.