Monday, October 6, 2008

Another Day...

Well, I am really excited about the things that are going on with me right now. With the publications and the trip that's coming up, my life has been very busy. Since the racing season has ended, I found a part time job to keep me busy for a few months. That will help my goal of getting a full studio lighting setup to complete the studio in my home.

While I've said time and time again that I have no interest in shooting people, I want to try doing some large format portrait work. I also want to be able to get professional looking images of my daughter as she grows up. My wife uses those freebee coupons that the various portrait studios send out to get the studio-looking photos of my daughter every couple of months. I'd rather do that in my house, where I can control it all and get images that are exponentially better.

Having a studio setup will also allow me to do some different type of stock photography - from product work to models. I have a feeling I'll take advantage of Craigslist's aspiring models who need headshots that are willing to give me their time to get them. We'll see.

Well, that's all for now. My inspiration level has been growing a lot as of recent. I'm going to get some more 4x5 film tomorrow. A little chrome film and some good 'ol black and white. I'm thinking about going and getting some sunrise shots out at this beautiful little church in the countryside of Virginia. We'll see how it comes out. I hope all of you out there are well and I challenge you to get out there and shoot! Wake up early and find something beautiful to make a photograph of! If you do manage to wake up early on your day off and get a great shot, send it to me. I want to see what you make! Have questions? Send them to me!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Well, it has definitely been a while since I have wrote here. Due to my schedule being extremely busy, my large format photography has been lacking. I did go out to Pennsylvania to Ricketts Glenn State Park and made these photographs with my 4x5 field camera and 6x17 back. I used various lenses from a 90mm-210mm Schneider and Nikon lenses. Lately, I have been working with various people to get them the shots they want from the speedway side of my business. Along with that, I've been spending time with family and friends. I hope to get some work done in October as the leaves snap to their beautiful fall colors and I will hopefully be visiting Yosemite Valley and the Bodie Ghost Town in California in November.

For those of you that don't know, I was published in "Panorama - The Journal of Panoramic Imaging." To get a copy of this, contact Richard Ricardo at the International Association of Panoramic Photographers. The article was on scanning your film. Also, in the final quarter of the year, I will be in a number of magazines with various articles. Late Model Racer will be using one or two of my photographs along with a couple of photography magazines playing host to a few of my articles along with photography. Once everything is in print, I will let you all know what magazines are publishing my articles and when they are on the newsstand but for now I'm keeping things quiet as to the titles of the publications.

With little news on my side of the country, I will leave it at this. Enjoy your month! Eat some brats and drink some good beer. I will update as I get more work done for everyone to see! Also, if you are interested in panoramic photography, check out which is the homepage of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers.