Monthly Archives: February 2010
What is a little cold and darkness have to do with a good image?
When you have a creative idea,an assistant and a willing subject, the final results can be spectacular. This is an image of Devin. He is an up and coming music producer in the Leigh Valley area. Devin was great to work with and we created some interesting images. Two sunpak 120J’s were used to create the light on Devin.
I had the immense please to memorialize the 36th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference on February 20th. I also had an opportunity to listen to some very energetic and talented speakers !!! The messages conveyed were thought provoking and powerful. What an exciting day !!! I was able to meet some very talent people and create memorable images.
Key Notes and speakers for the conference:
R. Donahue Peebles
Marc H. Morial
Bonnie St. John
Richard M. Nichols
Kenneth L. Shropshire
Ainka J. Fulani
Shawn D. Baldwin
Robert S. Kapito
Ali Velshi CNN
Michael A. Nutter Mayor of Philadelphia
Dana L. Redd Mayor of Camden
Night time photography is always challenging ESPECIALLY in the cold !!! I was hired by an up and coming music producer to create some images for his new website. Focusing in the dark is impossible. With the help of my assistant and off camera flash, I was able to create this image.
This was one of my favorite images. Using an off camera flash with a blue gel, I was able to really bring out a dramatic and colorful image.
So what the heck do you do on a cold winter day in Pa and you have Cabin Fever? Well you can always Google the term. Thank goodness I found something !!! So it was watching the movie Cabin Fever or going to Crystal Cabin Fever in Lakeville Pa. I decided to go later in the day. I expected to see fewer people.
After going to Blue Mountain a few weekends ago, I wanted to challenge myself taking images of ice. It’s not the easiest assignment. Ice has a high reflectivity so I brought along my two remote flashes with a blue gel and trek pod. I wish I had my other stuff… Anyway I was able to get some great images.
A little about this gem. These guys are really creative an put an enormous about of time into their passion. Free hot chocolate.. art… ice slides..friendly people and chainsaws !!!! A true combination for a great afternoon.
For more information go to: www.crystalcabinfever.com
This festival at Blue Mountain ski in Pa was held on one of the coldest weekends of the year !!!!! It is cold doing anything in this type of condition. There were a variety of activities to be enjoyed by all. Dog sledding, ice carving, snow sports , food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, and snow sports demonstrations.
I have to say I enjoyed the ice carving the most. It is a true art form. Too bad it melts !!!!