Monday, May 25, 2009

Animazement 2009 Saturday and Sunday

Animazement 2009 is here and gone, thankfully there are thousands of images to remember it by. I'd say it was a good inaugural year for the convention at the Raleigh Convention Center. I believe the tally was just under 6,000 participants at 5,800.

So here are a few hundred of the images from Saturday and Sunday.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Animazement 2009 Friday

Animazement is here, and at it's new location the Raleigh Convention Center. While I've heard mixed opinions about the new location, I personally like it. It definitely provides the much needed space for the ever increasing volume of con-goers to AZ.

Something new this year is a live band performance by NOIZ. Unfortunately, only those approved by the bands producers could take pictures during the performance. So instead we took a trip to Cary for an incredible Sushi meal at Little Tokyo (1401 J SE Maynard rd, for those whose care).

And here are the pictures from Friday;


Monday, May 11, 2009

My old blog

I forgot to provide the link to my old blog
Looks the same only no "The" before Scenic.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Which ISO are you

As anyone who as been on Facebook knows, there are an endless amount of "Which_ _ _ _ are you..." You fill out an application and you become a generation, quotation mark, tool, movie... the list goes on beyond the imagination.

So my question is which ISO do you use? This is obviously rhetorical, but think for a minute about your approach to a scene. Do you think about your ISO setting as well as your aperture and shutter speed? If you don't, you should. Not only is it one of the three controllable components of making images, it may make the difference between "getting the shot" or not.

I recently photographed a High School musical, performed in their theater, with very low lighting. I had to use a 70-300mm lens to photograph from the back of the theater, so my fastest aperture was f/5.6,leaving me with no option but to photograph at ISO 3200. Will there be noise (grain) in the images, of course. But it also made for 185 images that I could post online for the cast/crew and parents to view and enjoy.

Don't hesitate to practice using the range of ISO settings that your camera offers. Photography is usually a system of trade-offs anyway, so crank up that ISO and get that shot. And if you don't delete the image and adjust it again.

From The Sound Of Music

From The Sound Of Music



Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Sound of Music - T.C. Roberson HS production

Below is a link to the T.C. Roberson High School Production of The Sound of Music. My compliments to all the performers, it was a very enjoyable show. Another fine collaboration with Ryan Ledwig, and Alicia Baker.