April 2009

A Community of Sharing

Scott Jarvie Teaching a Lightroom Workshop

Scott Jarvie Teaching a Lightroom Workshop

Last night I had the opportunity to help out a little on a Lightroom workshop being taught by my buddy Scott Jarvie.  He has been doing these fairly regularly in an effort to both share with the photographer community, but also refine his teaching skills.

Those who know me are aware of my propensity to get involved in efforts like this. I enjoy teaching, sharing and being a part of a great community of like-minded people.  The Utah photographer community has and continues to grow, as is evidence by the surge in numbers participating in my favorite group Photowalking Utah. It has been really fun to be a part of that growth.

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Are We Dancer?

Are We Dancer?

Are We Dancer?

I had the opportunity last week to take some photos at a dance recital at a local college.  A family friend was  having performed her senior project.

Though this particular dancer was not a part of that performance, I wanted to post it because I was happy I was even able to get this scene captured.  Let me explain.  The entire show was set up in a small studio room at the local University.  Lighting was, I kid you not, two halogen shop lights in the back of the room controlled by plugging and unplugging the extension cord.  Needless to say, not optimal lighting for photos.

The 5D Mark II performed very well considering the conditions.  I shot most of the show at 3200 ISO to get any kind of decent shutter speed to shop action.  Hand holding my 70-200 from the side of the crowd I was happy with the results.

Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200L 2.8, 1/125 at f/2.8 and ISO 3200

Details

Details

Details

I had the opportunity to help out my friend Scott the other day on a bridal shoot in Salt Lake City as an assistant/second camera. It is always so interesting to me to be along on photo shoots with other photographers to see how they work.

I was mainly there to carry bags, help with lighting, etc., but with my camera in hand I tried to get other angles and offer suggestions.

I won’t post many shots as this was not my shoot, but a few perhaps. When I am a second shooter, I often like to try and get detail shots that may not be thought of by the main photographer. I particularly liked the color of the flowers against this wall.

Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200L 2.8, 1/200 f/2.8 ISO200

Photographing Outside LDS General Conference

Lost In Thought

Lost In Thought

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to be in Salt Lake City yesterday morning to photograph for a bridal shoot with my good friend Scott Jarvie.  Afterwards, we headed over to Temple Square to take in the first session of General Conference and photograph the crowd around this great event.  Here are a few photos from the day, plus you can see my full set over on Flickr.

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