Sunday, February 19, 2012

New Blog!!!

Hey everybody out there, I have now transferred by blog to my actual website. You can find it at! Now go read it because I will not be updating this one anymore!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

7/52 - Troy

Another week and another lesson learned. It is amazing how each and every week I see something different come out of nowhere and throw me for a loop, this week it was his aviators. I was shooting with my 60" reflected umbrella and because of how big it was it could be seen reflecting on his glasses in just about every photo. Luckily it was something that I caught while we were still shooting and since moving the large umbrella was not really an option, I opted to just move his face instead.

This shoot was also one of the hardest for me to pick a favorite, do not be surprised if I post many "alternate" shots from today. This one was picked because I really like the expression I was able to capture as well as the lack of a reflection in his shades.

The only issue throughout all of the photographs is that I was getting a little flash shadow on the right hand side. This was most likely caused from my triggers not being able to shoot at 1/250th of a second. Next time I will have to make sure to try shooting slower and see if it is still happening, or just invest in some better triggers!

7/52 - Troy, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Looking Back At What I've Learned

I don't know if I ever shared this photo back when it was taken, but I was doing some flickr house cleaning when I came across this photo. It made me think just how much I have changed as a photographer in just over a year.

When this was taken, August of 2012, I am not even sure if I owned an off camera flash yet [*Edit* - Yes I did, but I got it in June and it definitely did not start leaving my cameras hot shoe until at least late August], but I do know that if I retook this shot today it would be there.

Now, I am not saying this is a bad shot by any means. Well that's if you don't count his right arm getting cut off and the harsh shadows from the sun to his back. I still think it shows off just what kind of style I have and what I like to do, just fundamentally it could have been better.

Just a few thoughts I had when starting my day today.

Old Dusty Road Alternate, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

6/52 - Catherine

Six weeks in and not only have I taken a different person's portrait each week, but I have only used myself once! Seems like a pretty good thing to celebrate. I know it will get harder as time goes on, but that's still pretty good.

Well here she is, my bride to be (83 days), Catherine. She is so gorgeous :-). I was able to get her to pose for a quick portrait today during the Super Bowls half time show. So, when you eventually read this, thank you very much!

For this shoot, I created a home made snoot with drawing paper and foil. I knew I wanted to have a solid black background and since I do not have any backgrounds at all, it had to be done with very directional light.

6/52 - Catherine, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.