Monday, May 16, 2011

Moved blog to

Dear friends and visitors:

My blog (including past entries) has now been moved to my website I will keep this blog open for a little while until I see the traffic redirect.
Hope to see you at my new home!


Monday, May 9, 2011

todays findings

bolton oil: f/4, 1/100, iso 800, 105 mm

directional light at starbucks: f/4, iso 1000, 1/160, 105mm
I watched a video tutorial by a wedding photographer named Cliff Mauer, and it's has totally changed my view on wedding photography or just photography in general.

First Friday Art Trail

Jay Maisel said:

Don't shoot if it ain't fun.
Don't shoot if you've seen it before.
Don't shoot if it doesn't excite you.

I got these two pictures at the First Friday Art Trail. My favorite event in Lubbock.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gestures at J & B coffee

f/4, 1/640, iso100, 105mm

f/4, 1/640, iso100, 105mm
Hung around at J & B coffee.  I recommend their Italian soda almond flavor.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


pre-banquet shave: f/4, 1/160, iso 400, 105 mm

f/4, 1/160, iso 400 , 84mm

First, if you are sick and tired of seeing too much of Norman here I'm sorry.  He's my only steadily available model. But, I really like this shaving picture. I think I finally got a natural looking shot of Norman. As I'm getting out of my slump, I'm trying to take photos every single day, and I think I want to make some pictures of immediate & familiar surroundings.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Swing shot

f/5.6, 1/125, iso 100

I took this picture of my friend's  (Cathy Morton) grandson playing on the swing. I can't remember the boy's name. I was doing my solitary walk around the hood again, and they happened to be out on the swings. I think it's been about 2 weeks since I took my photo hiatus, and boy, did I feel like I forgot how to use my camera. By the way, swings are a good setting to practice motion shots, I learned.
This is the best shot I got. Back to practice.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Uncle Norm's Interview!!

I worked on this interview all week long.  The editing format from this interview is motivated by Screen Tests videos of the New York Times. I first edited the clips in chronological order and showed it to uncle Norm himself. Norman suggested that I try shuffling the clips in more random order, and we both think it's so much more better. Much more rhythm and energy. I made the title page with After Effects. It's not as sophisticated as I'd like it to be, but, hey, that's all I know how to do so far. As far as the shoot, it was a simple three point lighting set up with my new ghetto video lights.

This week especially, I've been focusing on focusing and enhancing creativity. Creativity is a weird thing because the way it manifests seems totally random. I think I've been an artistic minded person all my life, but it's this week that I am becoming somewhat obsessed with creating a environment where creativity can thrive.
To me this means clearing away a lot of life clutter; Internet, stupid tv, clothes on floor...
and instead increasing my ability to focus like when I was in junior high or high school.  Hope to post more on creativity as I work.