Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 278 - Dinner Party

I had the privilege to attend a dinner party hosted by one of my very good friends, Jena, Friday night. It was in celebration of her birthday and it was quite a good time. It was nothing bit, just a few friends to enjoy the night together. She set up an outdoor dining experience complete with hundreds of candles in tiny paper cups, it was really quite a site to see. It is a good thing that I had my 50mm lens with me or I probably would have annoyed people even more than I already did!

Day 278 - Dinner Party, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 277 - Number 20

Number 20, even though I know his real name, seems to always be in many of my photos. As a part time sports photographer I was taught to follow the ball or action of the game and when that happens you seem to capture the featured players of the game. Number 20 always seems to be one of these players, but it is always easy to catch a running back in action.

Day 277 - Number 20, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Day 276 - The Lights

Every day when I go and come from class I walk by these lights hanging on the wall and ceiling of the building. I don't know why, but I have always been fascinated by how they were laid out in a diamond pattern rather than just a line. Really I guess you could say they where in a line, just that line is just skewed off at an angle. Either way, I have always wanted to stop and photograph them and I figured this would be a good day to do so.

Day 276 - The Lights, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 275 - Polka Dot Glass

Here is an idea I have been wanting to try for a while. I originally found the idea online at diyphotography.net and thought it looked really fun and unique. Here is one of my favorite results from the time I shot this photograph.

Day 275 - Polka Dot Glass, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 274 - Natures Comeback #3

I went out shooting today and really everything is dying right about now. The weather is changing to fall and you can definitely tell winter is on its way. Thats one of the funny things about southern Texas, there is no transition from summer to the dead of winter, it just hits like a ton of bricks. No fall colors at all, just brown and black it seems. Here is a photo that I took that fights the death of nature a little bit and I really wanted to emphasize the wood behind it and make it an edgy dark atmosphere, to kind of represent the fall.

Day 274 - Natures Comeback #3, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 273 - Loony

I have not done a photo that really involved me in a little while (not counting my studio shot), so I decided to go out to the park and enjoy the nice weather and come up with something fun as a self portrait. This is what I came up with...kind of a loonytoons style photograph where I start looking around one tree and end up at another, not much to it.

Day 273 - Loony, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 272 - Special Olympics

I went and shot the Special Olympics swim meet Saturday and this was one of my favorite from the thousand that I took. It was very fun to get to see the kids get to participate in an event like this and to see how much they enjoyed it. If you check gregg.smugmug.com tomorrow, then you should be able to see the rest of the photographs that I took from the event.

Day 272 - Special Olympics, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 269 - HTexas

What a week it has been for my photography. First I got my smugmug site started and then I was published for the first time in UHCL's Bayousphere. Well today I got the latest issue of HTexas and guess what, I was published again! Well if you consider "Greg Griffin" me...yeah, my last name was misspelled in the issue, at least I got another photograph in print. If you are able to find an issue of the latest HTexas, flip it to the back (very last page) and there you will find my photograph.

Day 269 - HTexas, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Day 268 - Bayousphere

So I am officially a published photographer. It only took a year, but I made it happen within that. So the University of Houston - Clear Lake puts out this magazine once maybe twice a year called Bayousphere. It is a "literary arts magazine" and this year I submitted a few photographs to try and get in. They chose my "Untitled" photograph that I won first place for during the AIDs awareness art show. So if you are around UHCL and pick up a copy, be sure to flip near the back and find my photograph!

Day 268 - Bayousphere, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Day 267 - Greg G Photography

Ok, so I know that I have been slow with updates, but I promise I am still taking photographs and they will be posted. I have been very busy updating my resume, website and preparing another site of mine you can find at gregg.smugmug.com. This website specializes in sports photography, mostly for Friendswood sports. Here I can post the photographs I take of the events and sell them online. For these as well I have decided to give back to the Special Olympics by donating a portion of the profits to their organization. So go check it out and if you happen to know someone who plays a sport in Friendswood and needs me to shoot it let me know!

Day 267 - Greg G Photography, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.