ISO800 21mm f/3.5 1/40sec
This is an image I’ve seen in my head for some time now. I’ve been wanting to create it and wanting to create it, and finally had my opportunity this weekend.
As I mentioned in a previous post, this Easter the family took a trip out to my Grandma’s house for the day. Before we took off I ventured down into Grandpa’s shop to capture this one scene. I knew exactly what I was going for, as I tried this shot once before on our last visit but didn’t like the end results. Ive been extremely picky on this shot as I wanted to ensure it did the scene and idea justice. Continue reading
ISO200 18mm f/11 1/30sec
This Saturday a good friend of mine and I took a day trip out to Kalamazoo, a city a little over an hour away from our town of Grand Rapids. The idea was to tour an area that was completely unfamiliar to either one of us, without the use of maps or gps, just relying on our instincts to guide us to and through the town as we embarked on this adventurous day. Continue reading
ISO200 55mm f/5.6 1/60sec
Looking through my previous Daily Exposures, it wouldn’t appear that I am much of an outdoorsy person. However that is far from the truth, I absolutely love exploring the great outdoors. I grew up running through the woods of my Grandparents back yard, making make shift forts out of fallen trees (They lived on a lake too so when the trunks of the trees would get pulled out of the ground they would create this little creeks of water making a sort of mote around my fort ). Continue reading
ISO100 50mm f/11 1/40sec
For todays photo journey, I decided to be a bit adventurous and explore uncharted territories, which really means driving around aimlessly looking for a scene to invoke some sort of excitement within. Its a bit of a gamble when racing the sunlight looking for a new scene in an area you are completely unfamiliar with. Continue reading
ISO400 50mm f/5.6 1/250sec
Nice relaxing evenings… hasn’t really been the case around here haha. This time of the year is truly a busy time for me, with the Charities big fundraiser coming up in about a week and a half, and some nice sized design projects going on at the same time it puts me into some odd hours. I wouldn’t want it any other way to tell you the truth! I love momentum, and with the projects that will be coming up this summer as well as the excitement I have in store for Nick Exposed I can use all the momentum I can get . So I do apologize ahead of time for any missed descriptions or delayed post in the next week or two. I will try my hardest to have the time set aside that you.. my Fantastic blogging friends deserve. Continue reading
As creatives we often find ourselves reaching out in hopes of finding this wonderful word. Personally I love surrounding myself with as much inspiration as possible for every aspect of life. Above my desk I have a bulletin board and a white board filled with all sorts of inspiring pictures, quotes, articles and other randomness to remind myself to keep moving forward.
Just this week one of my absolute best friends, an EXTRAORDINARY photographer/artist/creative, and I shared our inspiration folders with each other. As she pointed out, it was like getting to look into each others minds and see the bits that make our creative section tic. I realized what we are inspired by says a lot about our direction in which we are heading both creatively and in general with the other inspirations we acquire. However, at the same time we often miss the many treasures that are within these powerful inspirations.
If your anything like I have been in the past, and have acquired a folder full of inspiring pictures (over 6,000 in my inspiration folders right now), it either just sits there collecting virtual dust or you look through it from time to time and get a stagnate inspiration more often than not, where your inspired but have no clue where to start to put any of it into action. Often at most we get an idea of a subject to shoot or create, yet our folders hold so much more than just these simple ideas. Continue reading