Pictures for the Month of September 2011
Wow!! Another busy month of shooting. Before I go too far, I wanted you to know that I grossly forgot to showcase a shoot I did in August. How could I have forgotten this shoot?! It was one I really enjoyed and endured some real Texas heat to get the images.
In early August I got the idea to do go out in the more rural areas of the Dallas metroplex and get some images of the countryside. My objective was to get an old barn or something that contained some real noticeable texture. While I found some perfect examples, I wanted to be sure that I didn’t encroach on anyone’s privacy. Sure I could have shot from the road into someone’s property, but I’m really not comfortable unless I know the owner is OK with it or if the property is publicly owned. So I found some friends that were gracious enough to let me go on to their property and take the following images.
As you can probably tell, these images included some tone mapping that brought out the texture and tonal contrasts. It’s not quite the barn I was looking for, but I thought the old car really made a great subject. Pretty cool don’t you think?
September is also the first full month of the primary school year, at least it is in my immediate area. With this comes quite a bit of school sports. I took the advantage to get involved in photographing High School and Middle School football and volleyball. Volleyball was a new venture for me but it is really exciting and full of its own challenges. Here are some of my favorites from those shoots.
As a follow up to this I wanted to try something a little different. I have always enjoyed the sports collages that feather the image edges to let them blend into the next image. Using collage templates is pretty cool and I have been doing it for a while, but I have never really had the Photoshop expertise to make it happen the way I wanted. So I decided to try one more time and I am pretty please with how it turned out. Here’s the result.
By the way, I have been inundated with requests for additional ones. This may be a new opportunity. Sure is a lot of work though.
Finally, I was asked again to photograph some of the home coming couples for the Heritage Christian Academy. These young folks are a class act and it is always a pleasure to shoot their pictures. Here’s my favorites.
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