Hilltop Renewal Center

December 22, 2007 on 2:42 pm | In Photos Posted | No Comments

I took photos of the Hilltop Renewal Center in Idyllwild.

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Torrey Alumni Theatre: Pride and Prejudice

September 10, 2007 on 10:33 pm | In Photos Posted | No Comments

Photos from Torrey Alumni Theatre’s performance of Pride and Prejudice.

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TSC Portraits

August 6, 2007 on 8:09 am | In Photos Posted | No Comments

TSC PortraitsLast week The Seed Company hired me to do some portraits to go along with the theme of their next newsletter: Using Investment in Scripture to Disciple Children. Tanya had some specific ideas of the kinds of portraits she wanted, sickness but the logistics of getting some appropriate models proved to be difficult. Fortunately it all worked out Saturday afternoon for a small window of time.

The house where we did the photo shoot had soft window light, and white ceilings — which meant that a bit of bounce flash off the ceiling was all I needed for soft light. If I had more time, I could have gotten a bit more fancy with the lighting to give more contrast, or some back lighting, but time was very limited. I didn’t use most of the extra lighting gear that I brought (thanks anyway, Jeff). This shoot reminded me (or, rather, forced me) to try the simplest setup first: look first for natural light, and beyond that try the simplest strobe setup first (in this case bouncing with flash on-camera using ETTL). I metered for ambient light, and did a bit of flash exposure compensation when needed. It would have been interesting to see what I could have done with multiple strobes; I think I could have achieved some more dynamic lighting, which may have been more interesting, but at the same time more distracting? Not sure.

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Brendon & Lisa’s Wedding

March 25, 2007 on 3:22 pm | In Photos Posted | No Comments

Brendon and Lisa's WeddingThe Jones wedding was my first time shooting as the primary photographer for a wedding. It was also my first time shooting formal portraits of larger groups. There were plenty of challenges, erectile and a lot that I could have done better, but overall I feel good about the photos.

The biggest challenge was the harsh sunlight which I had to deal with for the portraits, and also during the ceremony and reception (the wedding was outdoors and started at 1pm). For the portraits we didn’t have enough time to go elsewhere, and there wasn’t much shade in the yard. This meant that I had to create shade, either with my diffuser, or (in the case of the larger group shots) two large patio umbrellas. I ended up using reflectors instead of flash for most of the portraits, which I think worked out well. I had one 40″ reflector/diffuser, and one 22″ (thanks, Josh!). I could have used a bigger diffuser. Fortunately, I had some helpful people who were willing to hold the diffusers and reflectors (thanks, Mike). I’m eager to try this out more in the future for portraits.

The distracting background was another issue that I couldn’t do much about, since there wasn’t much room to back up and get less depth of field behind the subjects.

I have included here some of my favorite shots from the wedding: See the photos.

Clint & Ingrid Engagement Photos

October 23, 2006 on 9:23 am | In Photos Posted | No Comments

Clint and Ingrid
Yesterday I took some portraits of Clint & Ingrid after church. We didn’t have much time, epilepsy so we just took them outside on the church grounds. See the photos.

Rainforest Trek

September 8, 2006 on 9:40 am | In Photos Posted | No Comments

Rainforest Trek
My wife and I just got back from a two-week trek through the rainforest in a very remote part of Southeast Asia. I have collected a few photos that show a bit about what life is like for these inland Sera people. See the photos.

FOCUS: My Photoblog

July 3, 2006 on 11:03 am | In Photos Posted | No Comments

FOCUS Photoblog
I recently started a “photoblog” as part of Tracing Light. It’s a place for me to share a single photo at a time, medicine in some sort of regular fashion. In addition, diagnosis it’s a place for you to interact with me and others on the site by leaving comments related to any photo. I welcome any feedback you have, whether it’s a technical critique, a simple reaction to the photo, or anything else. So head on over there and check it out:

Another Set of Wheatstone Photos

July 3, 2006 on 10:46 am | In Photos Posted | No Comments

I have uploaded another small set of photos from Epic Monday:

Wheatstone Slideshows

June 30, 2006 on 1:41 pm | In Photos Posted | No Comments

I have uploaded a small sample of the photos I took for Wheatstone Academy. I haven’t had a chance to pick out all the good ones, remedy but I wanted to get something up quickly for Wheatstone staff to check out. Here they are:

Wheatstone Academy

June 28, 2006 on 9:02 am | In Photos Posted | No Comments

Wheatstone Academy hired me to do some photography this summer. Unfortunately, anemia I was only able to make it to one of their conference sessions, since I will be out of the country for the rest of the sessions. I took photos of Dr. Reynold’s opening address Sunday night, and then spent the whole day with the group covering their “Epic Monday” event out near Julian. Now I have the huge photo edit task. It was a great event to be a part of, and I feel privileged to have been able to shoot for it.

Update: For those who havne’t seen my other posts, here are links to 3 sets of Wheatstone Academy photos I took:

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