2010 was a pretty good year for me, photographically. I have zero complaints about the amazing dancers, fun kids, intriguing steam punkers and mad scientists I had the chance to point my lens at
What pleased me most in the year, was getting to branch out a bit – 2010 was the year I got to shoot my first sports events, starting with the Spartan Race (I also ran that one!), and including the Tufts 10k for Women. The most unique challenge being a test of my ability to take a photo of 8,200 women in little over 3 hours! I think I *doubled* the shutter clicks on my camera in that shoot!
I also had some really neat steam punk shoots. Steam punk is an area that fasinates me – the imagination, creativity and sheer FUN it covers … how could a visual guy like me not be drawn in? Especially when it lets me take shots like this!
My knowledge of photography and my technique also grew dramatically in 2010. I got out of the studio more than ever, and invested in buying and learning how to use my speedlites to good effect. I’ve been really *really* excited to do more of this outdoor, mobile speedliting, and thanks to the wonderful Syl Arena I got to learn tons about this technique. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up a little, and for the models to line up to be shot
Of course, this is just a highlight reel … I shot many more people. Some amazing belly dancers came to my home studio for portrait shoots. I got to shoot some families and local business people. I LOVED mixing my passions by photographing group fitness classes for my local gym (and tickled pink when they used them to promote some wonderful fitness programs they run!). I also got out and about and shot some great dance events and performances.
So, what about 2011?
Location portrait shoots
Gorgeous dancer portraits
Steam Punk events and characters
Really, the last one is most important. Fun. Do you have a fun idea for a shoot? Need a photographer for a fun event? Thats my goal.