Well hello, 2011

January 07, 2011

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 :D

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?

More:

 

Location portrait shoots

Gorgeous dancer portraits

Steam Punk events and characters

Sporting events

Fun!

 

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.

 



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