Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Level Horizons are over-rated

... or what would H.C.B. do?

Really nothing more than a snapshot.

I was in downtown Greensboro, NC for a school project when I noticed the stairs on a nearby parking garage made an interesting pattern. It's the repetition of the curving stairs and the landings with their precisely placed light fixtures; the contrasting colors of the brick crosswalk and green railings echoed by the spiral of the parking structure ramp in the background.

I took the photo to study how I might best capture the lines and repetition in the architecture.

... but this gentleman came along at just the right moment.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

To be or not to be ...

A wedding photographer?

Got to pay the bills somehow. 

I'm currently what's called a "non-traditional" student at a community college in in North Carolina, enrolled in a two year photography degree program. "Non-traditional" just means I'm older than dirt!

Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC has one of the top photography programs in the nation, along with some of the lowest tuition. It's a program with strong fundamentals in darkroom, printing, finishing & corrections, medium & large format. studio lighting, design & composition as the foundation for the transition to a digital photography work-flow. I think it provides the best of both the film tradition and digital innovation.


I started my second year a week ago, and the pace is already fast and furious. The first week begins with a formal bridal portrait.

I was fortunate to find two lovely young ladies among the first year students who patiently posed while I fumbled through pulling it all together for the first time.

My sincerest thanks to you both - for your appearances in front of the camera and for your invaluable assistance behind the scenes. I learned as much, if not more, from your suggestions as I did from the assignment itself.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yates Mill

My interest in photography goes towards nature photography and from that into travel. I enjoy seeing new places and try to use my photography to capture the beauty so that I might share it with others. Sometimes you don't have to travel far. It's right there in your own back yard.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

An Introduction

I'm new to blogging. This is a learn-as-you-go adventure. I hope to use the blog to share my interest in travel and nature photography and thoughts on photography in general.