October 3rd 2018 I was privileged to be allowed to photograph the Scorpius Dance Theatre dress rehearsal of their show “A Vampire Tale.” I’ve seen this group perform several times and their shows are always amazing.
This shoot was a major technical challenge as I couldn’t use lights or flashes and, while having seen the show during a previous run, I wasn’t familiar with what was to come. I had to balance shutter speed against a very high ISO (2500!) such that I would get enough light but also not end up with motion blur, and then anticipate where the dancers were going to go. I had a lot of fun doing it and have some nice results.
A special thank you to Lisa and the company for allowing me this opportunity!
Gallery here (still being added to during October 2018)
Scorpius Dance Theatre – A Vampire Tale
While I was away (that’s for another post) I was fortunate enough to find out I received Honorable Mention in the International Photo Awards with my photo “Into Dreamtime” (below). This photo continues to be popular and gain some notice. I am grateful to my willing subject for working with me, for without my creative partners I would have nothing to submit.
A quick snap of my spouse while recording the runway lines at Fabric in Tempe this evening.
Last month I was mini-featured in MMMagazine Junior’s issue with a theme of bubbles. I happened to have two different types and both were taken. They also had a 6-question mini-interview for me. Check out the issue here:
I recently watched a YouTube video where the creator listed sunsets as a cliche of photography (and yet he didn’t include old buildings, railroad tracks, the homeless…). Maybe he has a point, and yet I love sunsets. Have you ever seen two that are exactly the same, especially when clouds are involved? Each one unique in color and form, each one a moment that reminds us that there are beautiful things in this world. And as it’s just a collection of water vapor and light rays, are we not the beautiful ones for deciding they are such?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve largely been trying to catch up from all the shooting I did in June and July. I hate being so behind in my editing (I usually try to have a week turnaround), but I’ve done a LOT of underwater shoots and it takes a while to cull all the pictures I take to find the very best.
Meanwhile here’s a quick shot from this evening at the local 5 & Diner.
A caught moment at a rehearsal of my Cosmonaut Comedy cast mate Brittany. These are my favorite types of shots: a caught frame, Lightroom touched up, but largely real and minimalist. Just the camera, me, her, and slight touch-up.
Traveled to Windy Point by Mt Lemmon in Tucson for an engagement shoot. Nice park with great views of the valley.
Been a while, I know, but June may have been my busiest shooting month to date and I have the latest comedy show for the Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Troupe as well, so I’ve slipped as far as posting.
BUT…I have some nice pieces to show for it.