Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The photographer's blog that I am reviewing this week is one that I just happened to come across when I was searching on Google. The guy's name is Mike Colon and he recently completed a teaching seminar/hands-on photo shoot that was for photographers wanting to be better wedding photographers. He taught them in sort of a workshop and then actually took them to an engagement shoot, a bridal shoot, and a church shoot. It looks like a really neat class. Lots of hands on experience.
Mike Colon's Blog

For my pictures this week I have a couple photos from 2 different assignments that I completed this week. The first is yet another track practice. I worked on zooming in better on the hurdler and I like the outcome a little more.

The second assignment was for Climate Week which is happening right now at ACU and is part of the "Go Green" initiative that ACU is undergoing. In these photos they are planting some trees around one of the dorms on campus.

I am going home this weekend and am in charge of getting some shots of my little brother's basketball games and some portraits of my sister. So I hope to have more to post on that next week!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Some photos from Christmas break...

Just wanted to add some photos I took of my beautiful friend Jennifer over Christmas break! We went out to an old country store that is now a restaurant and took some pictures around the old, rusted barn and rickety picket fence.

Getting Started...

For my first photo blog I have photos from several different events from the last week and a half. This first one is from a group that visited ACU called "Children of Hope". It was a group of orphaned children from around the world that travels internationally performing Christian songs and dance. They are connected with the organization World Help that provides aide for children worldwide by finding individuals to sponsor a single child for $30 a month.

They were a really sweet group of children that gave an amazing performance. There voices were very sweet and their ability to learn all of the choreography and perform perfectly on time was amazing.

The second group of photos are from the ACU's track team practice on Monday. Unfortunately, there were not many out practicing that day because it was a holiday. I was able to get a few of pole vaulters and runners jumping hurdles. I am not extremely happy with these photos because of focusing issues, but I want to keep trying and hopefully get better.

I looked at a really great wedding photographer's blog this week. The blog is He takes more of a journalistic approach at weddings. While he still manages to capture a lot of the normal traditions and posed photos he still gets a lot of candid photos with a journalistic flair to them. I really was impressed with his lighting and loved the angles he chose.