Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Last evening George (my good friend and mentor) and I decided to take advantage of the clear skies and nice weather to capture some interesting architectural evening shots. Armed with cameras, neutral density filters, polarizing filters, wide angle lenses, tripods, and lenses, we shot through the "golden hour". I haven't done a lot of night shooting, so the results are amazing to me. Dusk to darkness provides such interesting colors and textures. Here are a few examples which I found to be interesting.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I love color, texture, and glass. The more saturated the color the better!! I am also a fan of Dale Chihuly. I went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park today expecting to take some photos of the butterfly exhibition. Unfortunately, the exhibit was crowded and I really didn't have the opportunity to get some good shots. While doing some exploring, I came across some Chihuly scultpures. I had no idea they were there. Last time I was this close to some of Chihuly's work was the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel several years ago. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed finding them!!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I had the opportunity to do some publicity shots of the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's upcoming production of "Third". Here are a few photos that I really like from the photo shoot.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I recently acquired my first wide angle lens. The lens is a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. I've been experimenting with using the lens, and it's a lot different than using other more conventional lenses. Here are some examples which I think are interesting.
Obviously I've done some post processing on the photos for some visual interest. I really love the way the lens modifies the perspective of the buildings.
Monday, March 1, 2010
I am now using Zenfolio as my photo proofing service. I really love the interface and I believe that all of my clients will find it very easy to use. I'm also excited about all of the products that my clients will be able to purchase directly through the site. My web site is JohnDouglasImaging.Zenfolio.com