Finished with high school musical, moving onto wedding season

We wrapped up the final edits and uploads from the high school musical for Troy Christian Schools.  This year was the Disney musical, Beauty and the Beast.  Our son played the character of Mssr. D’Arque, the sanatorium director.  It was a great time doing both the cast photos and candids from the musical dress rehearsals and performances.  We made up a keepsake print for the families and put together packages for common items for orders (like buttons, wallets, etc.)

 

We waiting to see if it makes sense for us to do this again until after purchasing dies down.  Renting gear was a big chunk of the cost for this event, but we always enjoy the show and even working behind the stage doesn’t ruin the theatrical magic. (more…)

Snow!

Snow!

Sadly, there is no snow here other than what is hiding in the Northern shadows.  Nothing forecasted either.  But, my cousin Bill is in Boston and just got socked in by N’oreaster Nemo and he’s posting photos like mad on Facebook, so I figured I’d pull this one out and brag while I can.  At our house after a heavy snow, in TIpp City, Ohio

This is from January 2009, when we got a foot of snow.  I retired from the Air Force in 2008 and we had been in Thistle House for just a little bit more than a year.  Love the snow.  I have never, ever, ever got ‘too much’ snow.

The Land Rover is parked in it’s usual spot.  Right now I have to figure out where the clutch fluid is going where it’s not supposed to.  Then Babe the Blue Box will be back on the road.

Photo class last night!

Photo class last night!

Last night was the first class in the It’s a SNAP! workshop.  We held it in the shared studio space of my good friend Brittany Adams and her photo studio, The Girl Behind the Lense.  So glad that these brave learners showed up to be guinea pigs for my class.  We’re covering basic digital photography, how to use your camera and how to take pictures you’re proud of.  Next class is February 26th.  Check out our Facebook page for more details!

Gene

Snow day, again.

Snow day, again.

Actually, today is Saturday but it was snowing.  My son had a choir competition in Greenville, Ohio that we got on the road for before 7am.  On a Saturday!

Anyway, we stopped in Tipp City on the way back and while he was shopping, I scouted for photos.  From my warm car.  Listening to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog.  Great tunes in that show.  Anyway, I found these colored chairs sitting against a yellow wall.  They were lightly dusted in snow, but still colorful.  I thought about what I could do with them, they were just sitting there, all innocent and peaceful.  So I moved them around to my liking, took some shots and here’s my favorite.  Enjoy.

Colored chair in the snow

Two of my favorite photographers are Jay Maisel and Joe McNally.  Both out of New York City and just workaholic shooters.  Jay is the master of street photography and Joe is the go to guy when National Geographic is stuck on how to do something.  I have learned so much from watching these guys teach and reading their books.  Just looking at their photographs is a lesson.  Jay is a master of color and I thought about how he would look at the color of these chairs against the clapboard siding.  I think I got it right.

Keep shooting.