Just a day after the session with the Algodones, I had this session with the Amarillos. The Amarillo family consists of husband, wife, and beloved dog Maggie. This was a fairly easy session for me and the Amarillos were pleased enough with the results to order all photos I provided to them as proofs. Continue reading
When the US dollar collapses, this is how we will do business. I have a skill, you have a skill, we provide these skills to each other for a fair exchange of services. That was the case here, with the Algodones. Continue reading
Last year before Optimus was born, my family went to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. While we were there, I noticed some nice scenery and then the idea was born to take pictures for Optimus’s first birthday there when time came. That idea came to fruition recently, since Optimus recently turned 1. Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to take pictures in celebration of Ella’s first birthday. Her actual birthday is several weeks away but we decided to do a photo session sooner rather than later before everyone got busy with holiday activities. Continue reading
Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to provide publicity photographs for a friend of mine who is running for state political office. Head on over to Amason for Liberty to see more examples of my work. All photographs of the candidate are mine, but some editing was done by someone else. Lighting, composition, and basic color/exposure edits are my own work.
I fully support Jeff’s platform and otherwise would not have provided my services to him. Contact me if you’d like for me to take your publicity photos.
I suppose I should probably put in a disclaimer now that none of the things I say on my own website or Facebook page are officially endorsed by candidate Jeff Amason.
This is Vera. It is an 85 mm f/2 lens made by Pentax. It is all manual, no electronic anything, so if there were a massive EMP attack on the continental US, this lens would still be fully functional (assuming an all mechanical camera body to go with it). It is my very favorite lens. Continue reading
I had a recent session with a family who will be referred to as the Montgomery family. (For now, for things I publish on this website, I am using pseudonyms for the privacy of my clients, although in the future I might just use real names). Their boy “Isaiah” is nearly 1 year old and they valued photography enough to pay for quality photos Some samples from their session, and various blog-quality ramblings afterwards.
I’m very grateful to this family because they were the first to book me when I went official back in May. And I suppose I will let you in on some top-secret information in that they were my first clients paying in the form of a check, so you Montgomery’s are special people! (Family Z was the first session I ever officially did but the payment was in a different form) I didn’t feel quite as jittery with this session as I did when I did Family Z’s session about a month ago, perhaps because the initial jitters all got out around then as well. I think also because having been in Family Z’s house before, they have at least had professional studio photos done several times before, so I was a bit nervous of looking like a complete amateur.
Although I thought there would be less volume of pictures from this session (3 subjects) compared to Family Z (6 subjects), the totals were about the same. Thinking on it further, it’s probably because one of the Montgomery’s was stoic 1 year old who was not receptive to smiling.
On that topic, toddlers present a unique photographic challenge. When they’re babies, they can’t really do much except just be. You hold them, you “pose” them as much as you can. When they’re older children, maybe 3 and up, they’re somewhat old enough to obey instructions…sometimes. And because their comprehensive abilities are greater, it’s usually easier to get them to smile, whether by acting silly, funny noises, inside jokes, or whatnot. But a toddler has usually discovered independent movement and wants to do what he/she wants to do. All that said though, Isaiah did a great job and we got about 1.5 hours of photography out of him before we all decided to conclude. And we even got a few smiles out of him towards the latter half.