Today my buddy Joey and I decided to attack one of the concepts I had in mind for the Anti-Gravity subject in this months Collab Project.
Unfortunately due to my tired state at the moment, any type of story or explanation I would try to write up would do todays shooting fun no justice haha. So… for now I will leave it at, we had a great deal of fun putting this together!
Shot and initially edited on the iphone 4S
Im a car guy all the way, but I definitely love my share of sweet bikes at the same time. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, downtown hosts a great event on wednesday nights called “Blues on the Mall” that rocks some great live blues music and a dynamic range of bikes from fully custom cruisers, mph devouring crotch rockets and kickass vintage bikes like this old skool Indian. This bike, however, stood apart from the some 500 other bikes at this particular event. Continue reading
ASA200 50mm 1/1000sec
Nothing reminds me of my days back in VA Beach like PBR and sand between the toes!
I feel at home on the beach, and even more so when the camera is between my paws! Now that summer is really setting in (high 90′s this week) I’ve been getting the urge to just chillax on the beach and get my tan on. I miss the days when I could just walk out the back door hit sand and peer out over the ocean! Don’t get me wrong, Michigan definitely has its perks (like the live blues concert put on mid city every Wednesday night. The band killed it tonight!), but I would still say Im a beach boy at heart. Continue reading
If you haven’t figured it out by now… I love bikes!! (In fact my main mode of transportation is by bike! Why drive when you can bike.. very eco friendly and has infinite gas mileage )
My love for bikes definitely spills over into my photography quite often. I have a feeling that eventually I will come out with a coffee table book or something documenting the hundreds of bike shots Im bound to acquire. Continue reading
I cant help but love coming across these primaries grouped together! Its so suiting that when I do, Im like a kid again running around collecting shots from all sorts of angles.
This particular shot is out back a restaurant, and it just so happened that there were a few employees out back taking a smoke break. Needless to say they were giving me a strange look, as Im sure they wondered what I found so fascinating with their trash bin. lol
Found this unique message taped to a wall during a photo walk downtown.
Im always on the lookout for unique ways to display everyday objects. Some times that means just capturing a portion of the subject to give it more of an abstract feel. When I can mix various shapes and texture into the scenes, its all the better.
Personally I enjoy these high contrast abstract shots. They are meant to make the mind search to recognize what it may be when initially observed, and at times leave some space for the imagination to wander.
ISO800 50mm f/1.8 1/25sec
As I eagerly await the arrival of my new dslr, I cant help but get a bit antsy! So tonight, with my digital beauty on my mind, I went over past photos to see what gems I may have missed the first time through.
My mind was quickly distracted from the continuous thoughts of photog gear, when I started going through the pics I took of my grandfathers workshop back on Mothers Day. As I mentioned in my post Grandpa’s Workshop, my grandfather had passed away a few years ago, however his workshop has remained in tact, the way he left it, ever since. I took the opportunity of being at grandmas, to grab some shots of a sort of creative portrait into the working mind of gramps. Exploring the workspace and tools left behind, that he invested so much time into, really allowed me to appreciate how truly creative he was (Which thank god was passed down through the generations )! Everything has its place, and most of everything is either hand crafted and or recycled materials from past projects and workshops, and although I may have the Mayo creativity running through these veins, I still look at some of his creations and wonder… How the hell did he come up with that!! haha
So yet another tribute picture to a extraordinary man, and a great inspiration!
Some days you just have to figure out how to take your shots while on the go. All three of these were taken down the home decor aisle at our local Super Store (like Walmart).
ISO100 27mm f/11 1sec
I thought I would break into the archives and bring back an unreleased light painting pic to add some extra inspiration for the Long Exposure Project going on right now. Most of the other examples we have posted have been longer shutter speeds into the double digit seconds range, and I wanted to show that good fun can be had even at 1sec or less.
Back when I posted the original “Candle Magic”, I had a hard time deciding between whether I was going to post the original pic or this one. If you follow the blog you know Im a big fan of simplicity, so Im happy to have a reason to post this image finally haha.
Well its official! Ive sold the Canon Rebel and will be upgrading to a new body in a week or so. Until then I have my trusty Canon AE-1 and iPhone 4s to keep me company while out on my photographic adventures. Which needless to say is still enough to create some great pics.
If you follow Nick Exposed on Instagram (@NickExposed) you probably seen a sneak peek image that I put up from todays shooting. One thing I love about the iphone is its ability to capture some rather usable bracketed exposures to put together for HDR either in phone or in Photomatix on the computer as in this case. I use an app called “Bracket Mode” which does an excellent job at capturing the scene as over exposed as the iphone will allow, and under exposed in the same manner. Even without the regular exposure the results are quite pleasing. A few tweeks in photoshop and lightroom and you start to forget that this was captured on a camera phone (a badass camera phone… well phone in general.. at that)
Ive mentioned it in the past, but I think its so funny that as photogs we so often feel that we need the best of the best cameras to make great pictures. Now i wouldnt go shooting a wedding with my iphone… however it would be funny to see the look on the clients face… well besides the part where the bride turns to bridezilla lol. But the iphone or any other current camera phone is still capable of capturing some pretty stunning pictures.
Its going to be fun and interesting over the next week and a half as I work these two cameras and try to make due without my beloved dslr.