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Not one of the tens of millions of people who have watched Lindsey Stirling then go check out her Youtube channel now

To see all in high quality go here

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BTW most all of these pictures were taken near a large fire… so you see many of the effects of the lighting with smoke in the background and during sunset.

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For those who take pictures in Utah County you’ll recognize these two locations.

But even with the popularity of these places it’s about photographing the personality of the couple so it’s them that should shine through in the locations and not the places.

And hopefully I brought a new approach to a common location.

If you’ve seen my engagement pictures before you also know that I don’t take these pictures simply so they have 1 picture for their announcement. I want them to have lots of pictures expressing their many moods, I rarely think of the announcement when I’m out there taking pictures. I do however make sure they look at the camera for a good portion of the pictures so that they can use one or two for the pictures in the announcements so that grandma can see the fiance’s face.

View the full gallery online.

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This post has been created and written by attendees of the 10 day JarvieDigital Bootcamp 2011 – (Interns for summer 2011)

(Photo by Laurel Scott)

INTERN 1

Bootcamp Day 7 – The Wedding

In the morning we just worked in the office – working with workflow some more, including keywording and editing in lightroom.
Practicing rating for the first time was great – because just seeing which images one picks each time through is a little different. Just comparing the images to the good ones around it makes it a lot easier to choose the good ones. And the more times you see an image, the better – so the images at the top of the rating pyramid have been seen the most times and picked accordingly.

About Lightroom: when it comes to editing, faster is better – so there may be more than one way to do something, you want to do it the way that will be faster in the end. If you have to darken something and lighten other things because of it, maybe it would’ve been faster to just selectively darken instead, or vice-versa. Saving time is always vital – so the faster you can do something the better. Don’t get complacent.

Key-wording – is important!

(Photos by Laurel Scott)

The wedding:

We then headed out to the wedding, which was a great experience. In a lot of ways, there was a lot more going on at the wedding than at the other things we’ve been to. Having to work around all the guests is a lot different than working with only people who are there for a photoshoot. So being conscientious of the wedding guests is very important. The way the guests perceive the photographer is a very important aspect of photographing a wedding.

One thing that seems overlooked when it comes to weddings, is when it is okay to take a small break. You have to know what the schedule is for the wedding, and about when different things will happen so that you can always be ready for the really important moments. You don’t want to be off changing your gear or anything else when they suddenly cut the cake, throw the bouquet, etc.

(Photos by Laurel Scott)

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(Photo by Angela Terry)

INTERN 3

Mish-Mash

In the morning we more fully introduced to SmugMug. This is where Scott has his photos in galleries for clients to view their photos but it is also capable to order the prints. So a client can go into their gallery in SmugMug, at their convenience, and view their pictures and then also order them. From there Scott gets a notification via email and he can then do any edits the couple requests and then send the order off to the printers. The prints get sent right to the client. Pretty Cool.

We also worked on key-wording. Key-wording is very beneficial. If you keyword your pictures in Lightroom, it can then transfer over into SmugMug and it is easier to sort the pictures by keyword then by picking through all of them one by on.

At night we went to a wedding and reception. I learned it helps to have extra people around to organize the wedding party for pictures. I also worked a lot with my ISO. Working it with the low lighting and working in a group without getting in the way. I want to get the picture, but not be in the way of our client’s fun.

I think that is the most I have gotten out of this whole week experience is learning my camera better. I don’t do a lot of indoor pictures, or low lighting pictures. I do mainly natural light. So this has really helped me learn my camera better, improve my skills and stretch myself to be a better photographer.

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(Photo by Jeff Bushaw)

INTERN 4

WEDDING DAY!

Starting the day in the office, Scott showed us some of the basics of a photo hosting website called SmugMug. He uses this as his primary hub to not only show his photos to his clients but as a side benefit the website also serves as an online portfolio as well as a way to “grab” those photos from one central point and pull them into other sites such as this blog.

The next thing we learned was keywording through Lightroom. This can be a small or a huge task depending on the photoshoot your working on. However big the task may be, the time spent doing quality keywording can pay off when it comes to internet searches and searches within your own sites. From a marketing standpoint, you of course always want traffic coming to your sites so you may bring in business. From a website standpoint, it is beneficial to navigate directly to the type of content you are looking for. Keywording is essential for these to work efficiently.

Scott then did some photo editing teaching inside of Lightroom. I am fairly familiar with the functions of the “Develop” module within Lightroom. However, Scott taught some very valuable lessons within this. My editing in the past could easily take 5-10 minutes per photo. For me this has always been unacceptable. Scott teaches that there are things you can do to turn many long steps into just a few quick steps. Therefore saving huge amounts of time. In addition, where in the past, I wanted to perfect every single photo, I now look for the very best photos and spend slightly more time on them and less time on the ones that simply were not the greatest. Making the decision on which ones to do with with is achieved through a rating system that is built into Lightroom and utilizing Scotts method of using that rating system.

(Photos by Jeff Bushaw)

That evening…Wedding time!

Its amazing how knowing certain things in life can help you in something seemingly unrelated. Im sure you all have heard about football coaches having their players take ballet lessons to strengthen their awareness and their abilities to use their bodies. The same thing happened to me today. We as photographers strive to enhance our abilities to see photos within the place we are located. In addition to this, we strive to “see the light” that is available or possible for that particular photo. Having done the learning we did today in Lightroom actually helped me to see even more than before. Through the rating system, we also learned the things that can make up a strongly rated photo. Through the editing system, we learned what a photo or photo situation can become, not just what appears to be.

Photographing this wedding was wonderful. We were lucky to have a beautiful couple, a wonderful family, a very nice location, and just a very good “visual” event to photograph.

Great Day

(Photo by Jeff Bushaw)

(Photos by Jeff Bushaw)

Posted by scott at September 28, 2008

Category: (f) Event Photography

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I decided that if anyone wants to invite me to go jetskiing or boating, In return I’ll take some rockin’ pictures.


I’ve never been out on a boat taking pictures but this was a blast. And I even bought a watertight bag to make sure my thousands of dollars of equipment is dry when needed.


Then i handed my bishop the camera and jumped in myself.
He has some training (I taught him a lesson a while back) and has used an SLR.
Besides I set all the settings and just said click away!


This is me… ummm… diving into the water. I totally meant to! 😉


Me… I debated putting up the black and white because as you can tell from other pictures… look how blue the water is. It’s a very unique blue at bear lake. I’ve never been there before. Very nice.


One of my roommates went along as well. Jared


Here’s a series of more tubing pictures. Staring Marta. She’s a lot of fun and from Mongolia.
She’ll get upset that I’m putting so many pictures of her on the blog…. so that’s why I did it. To tease her, and because they turned out awesome!


What a cool shot! They were pretty far out there… that’s when the 200mm 2.8 comes in handy


This is where we camped… things were starting to get colorful up in Logan canyon.


Here’s one in the early morning


We weren’t able to camp too close to the cars… but there were little carts like this to facilitate things.


I’m very proud of my wonderful Costco Tent. It’s 2 rooms with a cool entry way canopy.
I’m not really the roughing it kind of camper. I like camping. I just like to have a lot of stuff with me.


Any camping event is not a success without a fire!


And then some crazy people decided to jump said fire.
Wait that’s me!


Others jumped it more often.


And we got a little carried away with piling wood onto the fire.
And yet sean continued to jump if we even mentioned it.

Just don’t land in the fire and you should be alright.


That’s my hand!


I found that when a fire is big enough it lets off a lot of light!


Fun subject and a good beard makes for a good portrait.


Football and a chinese hat… they go together don’t they?


Another picture of my fun Mongolian friend.
She taught me how to say “Your pants are on fire” in mongolian… but I’ve since forgotten.


I must learn that sometimes when they know you’re taking a picture the pictures can still be fun.


Tender moments.
It was mainly Young Single Adults… but sometimes you can’t go unless you bring your younger brother to babysit.


I love this picture because this was my bishop playing hearts with us. I got up and snapped a picture of the fun event. He apparently really really loves playing hearts. I should teach him the real partner game! Pinochle


Morning. Dousing the once-raging fire from the night before.


This is a picture of whatever you want it to be… I can’t really remember the moment that was going on here.
Looks good though.