In the previous post we ended with some pictures taken in this same spot but at night.
In the early morning we headed back for a few more pictures with the Naval Academy in the background. The day and the lighting was great.
She was doing something, but we don’t stop so I told him do your thing let’s keep this party rolling.
Here’s the thing for you photographers out there… don’t take your test pictures and figure out lighting when they’re ready do that stuff when they’re getting ready and talking and not paying attention. Use their times of attention for the shots that your ready for.
I know when i’m getting my picture taken personally that If I give you my best “looks” I want them to be turning out… not 2-3 tests and then get it right… because in 2-3 shots I’ll be ready to move on to new “looks”
They were pretty proud of how they looked so fancy… she looked like the first lady they said.
On a side note it’s hard to fit a lightstand with a softbox and flash on the same small pier with you.
I liked it when she came up with her own little ideas like this… this wasn’t me telling her a cheesy pose in hopes she’d like it… it’s something they came up with and real and ergo not cheesy at all.
OK then while sunrise was still happening we drove over to the Naval Academy see wall and took a few pictures there.
The lighting was a little harder to handle for me (without my usual assistant) but I was able to regain the look I was searching for in post procuess.
Away from the rising sun the light was much easier to work with… though I do miss those sail boats… but the water and lighting is so nice here you can’t go wrong.
And that’s another post from Annapolis.
Check off another theme they were looking for.
May Bo and Dallan got married earlier this month and their wedding pictures are soon to come.
But a couple weeks before hand I had the chance to go up to Logan and take some bride and groom pictures of the two of them.
I did two weddings in Alaska this year… on the first trip I went up to Denali National Park.
These are the pictures I took.
I know i’m gonna put a bunch here on the post … but there’s some really fun stuff on the Full Gallery
So go there
This was pretty darn cool when the bear walked past us.
Yes we were in a car, we’re not crazy and I don’t own a super telephoto.
I kinda chased this guy around for a while.
Denali is all about Mountains and Animals i’ve decided
So apparently this was an exceptional time to go. It’s not usually this clear. (So they tell me)
Maybe clouds would be fun sometimes but I guess it’s fun to go in abnormal situations.
It was amazing because it was my first ATV / 4-wheeling adventure.
It was Alaska.
It was 10hrs long and I saw sunrise and sunset and only a couple hours of dark.
I came back so dirty from dust and stuff… I thought that was pretty cool.
I went straight from the ATV ride to airport… no shower or nothing. That was funny.
And besides all that the pictures were kick butt!
I have gone a lot of places this year and I don’t think I’ve edited very many if any of the landscapes, being so busy with Job shoots.
But i took a break from all those shoots to sit down and have fun with these edits.
It took a lot longer than wedding pictures take, but pulling an all-nighter helped.
I did a lot of work on these so I want to show them all off… but I can’t here on the blog so you’ll have to see them on SmugMug
This was early morning on the way back.
Sun was finally dipping behind the mountains. I shoved my camera down on the ground in front of these plants and hoped for the best. haha
Sun was barely coming back early early in the morning.
We were in a rush that morning to get me back to my plane… but I had to make a few stops on the trail to get these.
Kind of bummed the ATV acceleration is done with my camera hand, makes shooting while driving much harder than in a car. haha
This actually wasn’t the ATV trip, it was right after when we went to return the ATV
Taken with me half way out of a moving truck shooting opposite direction over the fields.
FYI: Camera was set to cloudy White Balance for the warm feel and the shutter speed way up since it was a moving vehicle.
This is what they were talking about when they wrote of Purple Mountain Majesty!
This was our final destination.
(See more after the break)
These two got engaged at this park which is next to Bridal Veil falls.
Not necisarily this spot exactly, thought that would have been fun to have seen.
At the end of the night we went to vivian park.
It was already a bit late so we just did a few here.
This is probably the first time I’ve taken pictures with bridal veil falls in the picture.
There are only certain parts of the falls I really like, so it’s hard to take pictures of. But at night it becomes a lot easier because all you see is the whiteness of the water on a dark background, haha
To view the full gallery, go to http://jarviedigital.smugmug.com/gallery/8756698_6iw63
Thought it would be nice to put the two of these together with the engagements I just posted of them
Are they technically called “Formals” since the groom was there too? I’m not sure
But since I wasn’t going to be around for the wedding (conflict of weddings) while i was there I did these.
Yes I know… It looks somewhat fake eh?
We did shoot middle of the day because I went 4-wheeling later that day.
So I was happy for the chance to get into some shade.
I do like that she had these flowers… they look real don’t they?!
They really liked these types of plants… I thought they were awesome.
I put the f stop up high to catch a bit more of the sun and of course flash to light up the foreground (them)
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So it’s not often a portrait photographer would be putting his life and equipment on the line.
Sure an adventure photographer or even some kinds of sport photographers.
Absolutely for a wartime photographer …
But not a portrait or wedding photographer!!
Well I might not have died falling into the river I’d say 50/50 with the almost freezing mountain water. But it was sure possible to fall in and the camera woulda been toast.
And those rocks were crazy slippery.
Perhaps I’m a wimp or perhaps I want to make it into a bigger deal than it was.
UPDATE: I guess I was right in thinking it was pretty risky… here’s a story of an actual death
Let’s just say my heart was pumping getting out on the rock and the dang thing was slick as anything… but stephen thought ahead and put towels on the rocks … or it would have been impossible.
This is stephen getting the towels on the rock. Doesn’t really show that there was no easy way to get to the rock.
I’m sad I didn’t get him to take a picture of me on the rock… but my thoughts were elsewhere.
Might we add the obvious!! They were out on that log… they were pretty crazy too!
And stephen!! Well the kids just a stud… jumping around on those slick rocks!
Going back to my bag when the battery ran out. Etc Etc
TOP 30 of 2007
After hours of viewing and selecting I now know the Top 30 of 2007.