Cultural Photography

First, I want to say “Thank You” to the wacamaw people for allowing me and many others to watch and participate in the traditions passed down hundreds of years through many generations of mothers to daughters and fathers to sons. The website to see more about the history of these beautiful people is http://waccamawindians.us/ (If you live nearby, I highly recommend going to one of these events) The music and dancing was almost intoxicating, a beat and sound that will stick with you through a car-ride, or long walk. I was amazed at the customs that are still practiced, I witnessed in …

Wedding Photography

  These are a few samples of the pictures I took at Laura and John Simmons wedding (#simmonswedding10414 on instagram). Had a ton of fun. Both were very open to whatever I wanted to do, and both looked great on one of the biggest days of their lives, to date. It was located on the NC, SC state line in a very quaint little area near a beautiful marsh. Everything went according to planned, I don’t do too many weddings, just because its so much pressure and planning, but this went really well. They tied the knot at around 430pm, …

Food Photography

      I had the pleasure of shooting with a local private chef. This was the first time I’ve built a set from scratch. We both had to work until almost 10p before the shoot. It was late, but it was such sweet little portions to shoot and eat. Seriously the most fun I’ve had on a set. I’ve really wanted to try this for a very long time, but never knew there was a restaurant so close with such a talented young cook. I’m not one to do/like very commercial shots. I wanted to shoot during the day, but he …

Portraits

I looked at pinterest first, like everyone does, and there is an overwhelming abundance of white families and children. So I decided to take the same lighting and make these family portraits. It didn’t hurt that this little fella was super happy to be in front of the camera. alright on to the technical stuff, cause thats what i like to talk about. I’m learning so much by shooting so many different types of people… and this was a learning experience for sure. what we take for granted is the fact that white peoples skin reflects light, and darker skin …

Travel: New York City

   New York City. So much to be said… so many songs, books, movies, paintings, photographs, poetry, ect. ect ect. I knew I had to see it for myself.  WE!! Human beings built that giant concrete canyon. brick by brick. I was amazed, completely proud to be a person. Its quite the feat, for as far as you can see down streets buildings and structures tower over you. I was truly amazed at the effort the city puts in to keep trees everywhere. The light was perfect almost the entire time, and the weather was unbelievably comfortable. I strapped on the …

Long Exposure

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ixxiphotography/14610590897/ I have seen shots like this over and over, and where I live they don’t have bridges over busy highways. Needless to say, I’ve been dreaming of this shot since I’ve been seeing them. This is the bridge that I used to walk across everyday to school. The truck I drove when I was in school didn’t have power steering so I was nervous about hitting anyone else’s car. I knew that was the spot I needed to get to. the only other concern I had was what I was going to do about the fence that surrounds the entire walking area. Most of …

Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

I’ve found this chart to be extremely useful. I love the new panning shots, I can’t stress the importance of light ratios. I found this on Digitalphotographyschool.com I reference the site all the time. The priority modes work well if your aperture can change continually. I wouldn’t suggested in control light situations. I tend to use manual mode all the time. I like being in total control of how the picture turns out. Plus it makes it easy to tweak the things that I don’t like or find the ideal lighting for the photograph. Very interesting to see how shutter …

Amanda

This is Amanda, she is wonderful to work with. She followed direction moved the entire time and made working on a holiday totally tolerable. If you have a minute to check out her Instagram, and twitter the links are here: Amanda Lynn (ALC_MAC) on Twitter http://instagram.com/alcmac_official It had to be at least a 100 outside, walking around stagnant abandon military bunkers. No drafts, no tiny breeze… the worst. She didn’t complain too much, and didn’t get discouraged. The hardest part was waiting to come home and look at what we had created. I have the entire set online with my flickr …