Last week I had the privilege to doing Jarod’s senior pictures. I love working with high school seniors. They are so much fun. Well, Jarod was no exception. Jarod is a 2011 senior at South Monthgomery High School in Crawfordsville. I always try to incorporate what each students is into to make their pictures special and meaningful. Jarod is into skateboarding. So we headed out to his favorite skateboard spots and pulled out the camera. We had a blast. I would kill myself if I tried to pull off those tricks but Jared had no problem. Jarod thanks for letting me create these amazing images. Enjoy your senior year!!
Wow, it’s hard to believe that summer is almost over….at least at my house. My boys will be going back to school in a few weeks. I remember growing up we didn’t go back to school until the week before Labor Day. Well, I got the boys to model for me last night and I thought I’d share a few pics. These were shot in our driveway. The field in the background is across the street. We often see deer and turkey walking through the field. A week or so ago we had a coyote walk thorugh the field and cross the road. As always please feel free to leave feedback.
My nine year old son Trey wants to be the next Tony Hawk. The problem is we live in the country and have a gravel road and gravel driveway. The only place for him to practice is inside the garage. Now here is a moment of complete honesty. Our garage is a “MESS” and it’s not the best place for a nine year old Tony Hawk wannabe to practice. So, he ends up taking his skateboard with us in our van when we go places in hopes of being able to skate. This last weekend we spent time at my parents for Father’s Day. Well, Trey brought his skateboard and we even took him to the local park where they have a “skatepark”. He was in “nine year old heaven.” I took this pic of him last night in my parents drive way. Here is some tech info for any other photogs out there who might be interested. I used two small sunpak flash units off camera. The one on Camera right was a little bit above head level pointed down with a shoot thru umbrella. The other flash was on camera left behind Trey about 5 ft and at about his waist level pointing back at him and up. The camera was set at ISO 400 and the shot was made at 1/10th of a second to allow the ambient light in the sky to show up a bit. It was shot at f5.6. The main light was set to 1/2 power and the kicker light was set to 1/8th power. In photoshop I just tweeked levels and curves a little bit. Other than that this is straight from the camera. Let me know what you think.
The boys pulled out their “Slip and Slide” yesterday and of course being the Dad that I am I ran outside to grab some pics. I absolutely love summer time with my family. There is nothing better than spending time with Julie and the boys during the summer. I decided a long time ago that I’m going to take advantage of every moment I can to make memories with my boys. Their only going to be young for a very short time. I want to fill their memory banks with incredible memories of being with their family. So, if you find a lot of posts on the blog that show my kids it’s because my family is what I’m most passionate about. The reason you don’t see a lot of pics of Julie on the blog is because she hates it when I take her picture. Ha! I’ll sneak some shots of her this summer and when I do I’ll post those too. Here are a few pics of the boys.
Last week we were in Springfield, Mo. on our family vacation. We spent the week with my wife Julie’s family. We spent time by the pool, went to Bass Pro Shop, and spent one day at Silver Dollar City. The boys got to play all week with their cousins and they had a blast. What would a visit with family be without an impromptu photo session. I got the kids together and did a little shoot in the park. I have to admit…we’ve got some cute kids!! We got back from vacation on Friday and after a relaxing weekend we’re ready to hit the ground running!