Jodi Kiely Social Media Portfolio Shoot – Orlando Portrait Photographer
Being the savvy digital communicator she is, our friend Jodi Kiely asked us to help her update her portfolio for use on her various online presences such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and her Blog: Jodi Kiely Communications. More than happy to come out and shoot a model like Jodi, we headed over to her apartment complex to get some profess ...
READ MORE
Hotel Portrait Project – Orlando Portrait Photographer
If you also follow along our journey on Flickr or on my personal website, then you know I have been shooting photos for the Project 365 challenge this year. The point of this challenge is to force yourself to improve your photography because you have to shoot a new picture every single day. As sort of a subset of this, I started a ...
READ MORE
California Dreaming – California Travel Photographer
This is a bit of a personal post today, so sit back for a quick self-reflection and some of my favorite images from the California Coastline. I had been putting this off for some time but finally got around to going though our old photos from California 2009. After our trip in August 2009 we put a few photos up for sale as postcar ...
READ MORE
HD DSLR Video: Same Day Video Edit – Atlanta HD DSLR Videographer
The mission: shoot and edit together a video documenting an event in one day to present the video to the client the next day for Day 2 of the event. The setting: Hotel opening day celebration with their associates. The equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm f/1.2L, 35mm f/1.2L, 135mm f/2.0L, Induro carbon monopod The inspiration for ...
READ MORE
Beijing Day 4: Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
Day 4 – our final day in Beijing – meant seeing what EVERYONE has to see when they visit: Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City. Did we save the best for last? I’ll leave that up to you as you review these photos and the ones in our previous Beijing travel photography posts: Day 1 & 2 – Temple of Heaven & Great Wall or ...
READ MORE
2010 Atlanta Worldwide Photowalk – Event Photographer in Atlanta
This past Saturday, July 24th was Scott Kelby’s 3rd Annual Worldwide Photowalk which Betty and I participated in in downtown Atlanta! We first signed up for the Orlando walk which was organized to walk through downtown Sanford when sign-ups were first opened. Since our move to Atlanta, of course the Atlanta walk was already maxed o ...
READ MORE
Engagement Shoot with Karla & Paul
The weekend before we left Orlando, Betty had found us a friend of a friend that wanted new photos taken of them even though they had been married for a few years already. Apparently Karla was not satisfied with the way her wedding photos turned out; when her photographer promised her “relaxed and casual” they turned out rather sti ...
READ MORE
Using a DSLR for HD Video Part 1: Shooting
Using a DSLR for HD Video Part 1: Shooting After my second attempt to put together a video, I thought I would share some tips and learning from the process. First, please take a look at this video, which was my first foray into HD DSLR video using the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D: Babylon of the Orient from Zac & Betty Fen ...
READ MORE
HDR Workshop Notes
I had the honor of attending the HDR Workshop put on by the legendary Trey Ratcliff of StuckInCustoms fame and the other living legend Scott Bourne – host of Photofocus, social media guru, and oh yeah a renowned bird photographer. This was not my first exposure to HDR as I had been snapping HDR images once we got our first DSLR, th ...
READ MORE
Travel Photography: Farmers in Rural Shanghai
This post comes as a welcome break from the more travel oriented posts about our time in Beijing. While Betty did some real work in Shanghai, I spent my time on assignment shooting at the various farms and greenhouses we visited in the suburbs an hour outside of Shanghai. While Betty was occupied talking about gerberas and tissu ...
READ MORE
Winter Park Model Shoot with Elizabeth Vasquez
Betty has been to a few of the local Central Florida Models & Photographers group meetings from meetup.com where she met one more looking to add to her portfolio. We met up with Elizabeth Vasquez and her daughter Aaliyah in downtown Winter Park on the beautiful Park Avenue. Look for some separate photos of Aaliyah in a future p ...
READ MORE
Beijing Day 3: Summer Palace & Winter Palace
Here is our long awaited (or not) follow up blog post to what else we were up to in Beijing during our May 2010 trip to China. Day 1 was the Temple of Heaven, Day 2 we headed out to Badaling to see the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall of China. Next up on our list of historic sites was the Summer Palace and the Winter Palace (Yuan Min ...
READ MORE
Beijing Day 1 & 2: Temple of Heaven and Great Wall
To give our readers a break from people photography, I wanted to include a few shots from our trip to China in May, 2010. We flew from Orlando into Beijing to start our trip, and after that 13 hour nonstop flight from Newark we definitely needed to get out and stretch our legs! After landing and checking into the beautiful Beijing ...
READ MORE
Model Shoot in Shanghai with Xiao Zou and Xiao Feng
So much for the weekly blog post? Even though we have a million excuses as to why these posts didn’t happen, they still should have. We have been back from our trip to China for a week now, though even before our working vacation we had a couple model shoots that I wanted to blog about. Those will get pushed back a bit to save cont ...
READ MORE
Take Better Event Photos
Thoughts and reflections on how to take better photos at Special Events such as speeches, presentations, parades, and festivals. Also we share our top tips for better event photos.
READ MORE
National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
Wow, ok so maybe this once a week thing should really be called every OTHER week? We did have a good reason though for last week’s hiatus, we were traveling in DC! For me, it was my first visit but Betty had been there two years ago. Our reason for visiting was mostly a photographic one the National Cherry Blossom Festival!
READ MORE
Pool & Studio shoot – Newspaper backdrop
It was a meetup event by Melbourne. I am glad that I made to the event even with more than one hour driving. The newspaper backdrop was setup at someone's garage. What a creative and smart idea! Something different, but not too difficult to make it happen. Here is the behind the scene for the photo shoot. There were four models a ...
READ MORE
Brief Thoughts on Photoshop World 2010
I attended Photoshop World 2010 this past week since it was here in Orlando. How could I not go to such a crazy show when it’s hosted right in my backyard? While the tips and techniques were amazing and probably enough to write 100 blog posts about, there was one common theme that almost all of the instructors I went to talked abou ...
READ MORE
World’s Festival
On Saturday, March 6, 2010, the Rotary Club of Casselberry hold the World’s Festival of 2010 showcasing ten exciting performances of authentic folk dances and acrobats of Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Central and South America at the Metro Life Auditorium. A great chance for dancing photography! Before the performance, a lady, a ...
READ MORE
Wat Florida Dhammaram Temple – A place for colors
After we fell in love with photography, we fell in love with colors. So looking for colors around us becomes part of our day to day task. Then when we heard about this Thai temple- Wat Florida Dhammaram, we had no hesitation to go there to search for colors. We ran into the monk when we just parked our car. We said Hi and carefully ...
READ MORE
1...313233343536