Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunday Stills Horses

I have to apologize for not keeping up with my photo blog in awhile. As a professional magician, the month of October is crazy for me. I do a ton of Halloween shows and ran out of time for my blog. I hope to do better.

As a city boy, I don't get to see many horses but I do get to travel a bit and see some great specimens. The shot I included for this subject was from the Renaissance fair and is one of my favorite photos.

The horse is a Percheron and is saddled (pun intended) with the task of carrying a knight in full armor. I love the highlights and look of the photo.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sunday Stills Photoshop

This weeks challenge is Photoshop or it's equivalent to alter your photos.

I own the Adobe CS3 master suite with Photoshop and I normally only use it to convert RAW files or to crop and tweak levels. I haven't really had a chance to play with the filters and now that I have, I have a ton of playing around to do with my program.

I used a filter called film grain to tweak this photo. I put the original next to it for comparison.

Be sure to check out my wife's blog,

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Stills, The next Challenge: Signs of Fall

The signs of fall... Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the color changes we get in Ohio but most of all , I love Halloween!

As a magician, Halloween is my busy time. I get more booking every fall and love every minute of it.

I also love pumpkins and Jack-o-laterns!

Enjoy the season change!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Stills Purple

This week I had to hit the archive. I have been swamped with shows and my magic classes started again!

The photo is of my youngest, Elise, from Easter 08. She is wearing a purple fairy costume and loved the purple plastic eggs....

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday Stills Mechanical Transportation

I am getting a jump on this weeks blog! I am working at the Home and garden Show at the Ohio Expo center this weekend and will not have anytime to put anything together.

This week is all about Mechanical Transportation... I love classic cars and have some great shots to share ...
Be sure to check out Andrea's blog as well. she will have some cool shots hup by the weekend!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Stills Rule of Thirds!

I try to practice the "rule of thirds" whenever I shoot. Basically, the "rule of thirds" is a way for photographers to compose a shot that makes the eye flow through the shot to see the elements of the photo. Photos shot with everything centered tend to get a little boring. About the only exception to this rule is when shooting close-ups and macro shots.

Be sure to check out Andrea's blog as well.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday Stills Sounds

This weeks challenge was to portray sound in a photo. Tough to do without a caption but here

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