Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Last week I managed to convince a friend of mine, Rachelle, to do a portrait session with me. So we did the session and it went swimmingly. It was fun, comfortable, and I got a lot of great stuff. Two big changes that I saw in this session; The equipment (my new lens), and the model. My friend that I photographed is actually an actress. And boy, did that make a difference! It was a lot smoother and more natural in instructing poses and ideas for photos. After all, one of the main goals is dramatic photos, and it turned out an actress was exactly what is needed!
Archipelago Photography; insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This past weekend my church, Wesley-Knox, went camping at Pearce Williams (if you recall, the camp I worked at last summer). It was a great weekend. So relaxing and fun. And it gave me a chance to break in my new lens. I did a lot of switching back and forth between lenses depending on the situation, which means that I'm gonna have to start getting my camera cleaned occasionally. Because as careful as I am, I'm sure that there is some dirt getting into the camera when I switch. The new lens (EF 75-300mm USM) has afforded me a lot of new opportunities including many more candid photos. Also, some super-close portraits and some killer action shots were mine this weekend, because of my new equipment. I think this is the start of a new era of photography for Archipelago.
Archipelago Photography; islands of thought and image, connected with a name.