Photography & Lighting


I have been working toward improving my photography. I recently purchased a brolly (an umbrelly that works similar to a softbox) and set up a mini in home studio.

These shots are combinations of lighting and photoshop editing. I am really happy with photography. I hope to improve controling my environment. My goal isn’t simply to take a good picture, but also create an art piece that I envision.

Alex – Sr Pics

We had a great time doing these Sr. Pics. Taken in downtown Fort Worth, we traversed the landscape and had an amazing photoshoot.

Shannon & Alice

Okay…so I promised that I would work on more than photography….and I am…I just haven’t posted anything new yet. But also….photography is just so easy to do in comparison. I still have to do some editing, but it’s a cleaner type of process that’s easy to work with (when you know what you’re doing). There is less project preparation and clean-up.

Here’s a bit of lifestyle photography I did of a friend of ours when they were in town this past weekend.

I take a lot of pictures, but I only post the ones that I think have a bit of a story to them.

Justin – Summer 2011

Photography is so easy and provides immediate satisfaction. At least that’s how I feel about it. I take my DSLR and shoot a bunch of shots. Sort through them….clean them up…and go to work on Photoshop to add some additional interest and there we go.

It’s not really a simple as I made it just sound. There is prep work and strategy involved…so don’t get it twisted. Just know that my thoughts are in comparison to painting and drawing which for me takes time to develop.

Anyway…Justin is my brother (in-law). He visited with us this year and we went out and had a good time taking some photos.

Carter Wedding

My cousin Sheila just married last Friday (7/22/11). I was invited to do the wedding photography for her event. Here are a few gems that give an idea for how my photography is coming along.

Grant’s Senior Pics

Here are a couple of images that I really liked from a photo shoot I completed this past weekend. These are Senior pictures that were taken at a park in Coppell, TX.

Like I mentioned before…I’m doing more photography than I intend. However, I look for opportunities to take pictures that have a sense of story to them.

A problem I am experiencing in this world of digital photography is that it is important to have excellent equipment. I use a laptop at home to edit images…then I look at them at work and my color balance can seem all over the place. Then I print them and….well you get the idea. This sometimes isn’t a big deal since I had been taking photos for personal reasons. But as people hire me for projects, it is important to produce what they see on screen.

Feel free to leave tips on how I can workaround this issue until I make enough to buy new equipment.