The other day my school, SCI, was home to a wonderful event. A Cancer fund-raiser called The Inside Ride. The event involves teams of 6 to each get pledges, and then each person rides a stationary bike at the actual event for 10 minutes. There are prizes for most distance biked, best costumes and best spirit.
The event was insane! It was like a massive dance party/super-charged bike contest. The energy level was immense and (surprisingly, I know) I was tasked with photographing the event. The photos turned out well, I think, but it was quite a trick balancing levels for photos with and without a flash. Some photos worked better with a little action blur, so that meant no flash, but some dance moves only turned out well with a flash, so I was forced to go back and forth, changing settings as I went. A trick, to be sure, but well worth it.
Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
This weeks post is about my nieces digits. Yep, her fingers and toes. When it comes to babies/toddlers, tons of people love the finger/toe pictures. I think it's because it shows how fragile and tiny they are. As with all photography, baby digit photography has a few tricks to it. First, detail is everything. If you can't see the fingerprints,/toe-prints, or if it's a little blurry then the photo loses nearly all of its worth. So, clarity is very important. A little trick with the hands and feet, is to wait until the baby is asleep. My niece was having her nap when I took the toe picture. And trust me, it makes it a lot easier.
Archipelago Photography: islands of thought and image, connected with a name.
Monday, April 4, 2011
I myself, am a pretty religious guy. I attend, and love attending, Wesley-Knox United Church in Old South. As I want to keep this blog as universal as I can, I've kinda kept that on the down-low, but it's certainly not something I'm ashamed of. I'm very proud actually.
The major reason this is even coming up on Archipelago, is because of these photos. I've spent quite a few hours photographing the sanctuary of WKUC. The stained glass is absolutely beautiful at sunrise and sunset. So Friday I spent some time in there at both sunrise and sunset, photographing the two opposite sides of the sanctuary. These are a few of the photos I made that day, and you can be sure that you will be seeing more shortly.
Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen.