Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Boudoir Eyes...

I'm working with a client on a boudoir shoot to update her portfolio. This was the last shot done after a six hour shoot. I photographed Holly using a Canon 7D with a 24-105mm L Lens. I used a 4 light Alien Bee lighting system utilizing soft boxes placed to the direct left and lower left of her and 2 backside kicker lights for the rim light effect. She was shot in studio in front of a black seamless backdrop.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mad Hats for a cause...

This hat is part of an online auction to benefit CureSearch for Children's Cancer. To see all the hats in the auction, visit All of the proceeds go to the charity. But, the Hat Auction is just part of what my friend, Ann Cline, is doing. She is also taking part in the Ultimate Hike to benefit CureSearch for Children's Cancer. To learn more about the Ultimate Hike, please visit

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Hunger Games

With all of the hype of the "Hunger Games",  I wanted to blog about it, too. This bench is a prop from the movie, "The Hunger Games", and was used in the scene of President Snow talking to Seneca Crane about "Hope".

The "Bench" gets a full five minutes of screen time. It was made in California for the movie and after filming it was sold at auction and found it's way to Lloyd's Antiques, right before Pfifer University. And there is where I found it and immediately texted my friend, Rick Anderson McCombs. He said "Sold" and  purchased it mainly because he was an extra in the film and thought that this was a great piece of memorabilia. The Salisbury Post, our local paper, even wrote about it.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Days of Spring

I really enjoy Spring. It gives me an excuse to get out of the studio and enjoy all of these warm days. I have been busy as a bee shooting bridal portraits, but no one can see the brides' dresses until they are married! Expect wedding and bridal portrait posts soon. I visited Clyde's garden with my Canon 7D and 100mm macro lens to capture this bee as it gathered nectar. Spring Brides are just as busy this time of year!

Monday, March 5, 2012

National Geographic Photographer Sam Abell

I attended Sam Abell's lecture at Randolph Community College on Tuesday, February 28th and was amazed. Amazed by his body of work, love of photography, and his photography mantra of "find the background and wait for your subject".  I am usually proactive in my shots, composing them on paper and my head before shooting and his point of view was inspiring. Mr Abell has been on the staff of National Geographic for over 30 years but has only graced the cover three times. The picture above was one of the first pictures taken of Australian Aborigines and Abell spent over three months with the tribe earning their respect and trust in order to take this photo.