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Season to Ride

Recently I photographed one of our last year’s brides for a motorcycle magazine article profiling her and other riders. The session almost didn’t happen when a dark, stormy sky turned to rain and pushed us indoors. It looked like the shoot was a bust.

But on the drive home from Montana’s Paradise Valley I noticed the skies starting to clear. I turned around and went back to her house and we had a great backdrop for the session. I guess sometimes it pays to be more patient than I sometimes am.

 

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Fancy Flours Halloween Sessions

This week we’re in the studio with Nancy from Fancy Flours and Sarah from Classic Ink to create images for Nancy’s Halloween on-line catalog. I started counting the number of times “cute” was thrown around the studio, but had to give up when I ran out of fingers and toes in five minutes. But come to find out, “cute” is a good thing when it comes to Nancy’s stuff. And all the stuff is really cute. See what I mean, it’s hard not to use cute when you talk about Nancy and Fancy Flours.

Below are some of the images from the first two days of shooting.

 

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Tip #2  Shoot for Emotion

Sounds easy, but not a lot of people do it correctly or do it at all. Many people shoot for the moments, actions or the circumstances but what really make a photo work is when you photograph the emotions. Think of it as the rising and falling lines on a heart monitor. Emotions rise and fall with the blink of an eye. The next time you are with your family or friends, sit quietly and watch their emotions, facial expressions and especially watch their eyes. After a while you will see everything you are looking for just by watching their eyes. This even works when the person you are watching is very quiet. Try sitting across from someone about a foot or two apart and just watch their eyes. Pretty soon you will begin to see the rises and falls inside of them through the window of their eyes.

I build all my photography around this priniciple. I have learned to feel the emotion rise and fall at sport events and know by the rise and fall when it is worth shooting and when the emotion is at a low and know the shots won’t be there.

You can see it in nature often when you take a walk through the woods. You can even see the emotion in still lifes. In these instances the emotion is within your self. Keep looking at the tree or the statue and eventually as you move around and find other vantage points, you will hear a voice in your head that says, “That’s it, Shoot Now!” What you’re hearing is your own emotion peaking inside you.

A college photojournalism professor once told me to “just shut up and shoot”. I think she was really saying, “Just shut up, look, listen, feel the moment and shoot.”

Today instead of looking at my photos, let’s take a look at some of Patty Reksten’s images along with the staff at the Oregonian Newspaper. I think you’ll love her work. (here is a link to some of her images.)



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Anna + Thomas

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Zombro Physical Therapy

Below is a poster I did of one of the therapists from Zombro Physical Therapy.

They are the ones who keep me healthy enough to keep taking photos and

working the long hours. ZPT is amazing.

 

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Anna + Thomas | May 2, 2009

Venue:  Chico Hot Springs Paradise Valley, Montana

Florist:  Avant Floral

Anna and Thomas had great luck on their side for their wedding day weather. It had been snowing and snowing, but the sun came out long enough for them to have a perfect day.

They are such fun people with a great zest…but you’ll see that in the show.

Enjoy.

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Diamond the (our) Diva

This is our daughter’s dog, Diamond. The poor things (Diamond and our daughter) have to pose for me whenever a wild idea crosses my mind. Like, “Why can’t dogs wear hats?” The answer seems to be, “Cause they won’t.”

Or at least most won’t, but Diamond will do anything we ask. If your’s will; bring in a hat and lets give it a go.

 

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Jack and Judy: Chico Hot Springs Wedding  May 2008

Last year I photographed Jack and Judy’s wedding Chico Hot Springs in Montana. They traveled from Alaska to Montana for the wedding. I was so honored that they chose me to record their still images for the day. They are truly some of the nicest clients we have ever had and luckily we are able to say that about all our clients. But, really, they are such good people.

Our clients come from very diverse backgrounds. We have had lawyers, doctors, truck drivers, cosmetologists , bankers, FBI agents and architects, etc. All these cliets bring something different to our lives and enrich our lives. The video below is an example. We are so blessed to work with such wonderful people like Jack(below) and Judy.

 

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Opening Ceremony: Montana Special Olympics

Mercury Advertising CSC asked me to be a part of last night’s opening ceremonies for Montana’s Special Olympics and it was a blast. I used to photograph the Special Olympics often when I worked the newspaper and I hadn’t realized how much I miss doing assignments like this where people are celebrating their lives with great gusto.

I was just a one of many many people who volunteered to make this a great celebration. It is defintely a “feel good” event for everyone participating, watching or helping.


Here’s a few images from last night’s opening ceremonies:

 

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