Indy PhotogShootout First Get Together

I belong to a group on Facebook that is centered around Indiana area photographers that are looking for a community to build and participate in. We had our first get together the other night and it was a great time. Our leaders are: Cathy & David Bock (Twitter follow) and Amanda & Kyle Wilcher (Twitter follow). I really enjoyed the group and all the information shared… there were two shooting opportunities as well to utilize/learn some lighting techniques (I could only stay for the first one). Here are my pictures from the event. Look forward to monthly updates on this.

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FIVE days left to vote on Capture Indy!

If you remember, at little over 2 months ago I made a post about submitting some photos to be included in a hard bound photo book about Indianapolis published by local newspaper, Well there are only 5 days left to get your votes in! I would appreciate all the attention I could get. Tell your friends, co-workers, neighbors, strangers at restaurants, anyone, EVERYONE! Here is the link to my profile:

Here is a sampling of the photos I submitted with direct links to see the full image on the CaptureIndy site:

Amber’s Headshot / Profile Picture session

Amber joins the list of valued Solar Flare Photography clients with our session on the last day of July. She was searching for some shots to update her Social Media profiles. We shot a bit over 50 and chopped back to 10. It was a lot of fun and I really appreciate Amber letting me take them.

See Amber’s album here

Follow Amber on Twitter here.

Full moon, kind of…

So I had on my calendar that there was going to be a full moon early this week… I took some pictures of a sunset the night of in preparation. I’m standing outside and I see the moon peeking out from behind some clouds so I got a couple of pictures, that was the last I saw of the moon that night as the rain kicked in and the sky was completely covered. The next night was more of the same. Very disappointing.

This morning I was letting the dogs out and I saw the moon hanging there… I went and grabbed my camera and caught a “mostly” full moon. heh

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Best of St. Louis

We recently took a trip to St. Louis, Missouri to visit my wife’s family. On one of the days we spent some time at the Transportation Museum Association… I got to spend some time with professional photographer, Tom Rollins. We talked about techniques and he was kind of enough to loan me a few of his lenses. It was a great time. Here are my favorite shots from the trip.

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Bugs in captivity!

Our screened in porch tends to be a stop-over for quite the variety of insects.. the other day we had our first dragonfly visitor. Before we did the usual catch and release, I wanted to snap a couple of pictures so the boys could check out the bugs a bit closer up later. There’s a contest running on one of my favorite photography forums that I think it will qualify for too, so I’m pretty darn pleased with the whole series.

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Michael’s portrait session shared

A recent portrait client gave me the ok to share their gallery for potential customers to look at some of the work I have done. This was a great session we did in early May at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The little boy’s 3rd birthday was coming up and they liked my “6” pictures I did with Carson, so we spent some time at the number sculptures and from there wandered around the IMA grounds for a while. I’m so pleased to be able to show these off, thanks again to the family for allowing me!

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Straight & Narrow, Inc Session Finalized

My newest client, Straight & Narrow, Inc., and I just finalized their gallery. They have been kind enough to allow me to share it with everyone to view. The client was looking for some shots that showed diversity in a young, hip way in an urban setting. We met up around 6pm on Tuesday of last week at the Stutz Business Center building in Downtown Indianapolis. It had been raining for most of the afternoon but let up about an hour before we met up. It was a great time and we got a lot of pictures in that came out really well.

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Storm Watching

There was some spooky looking clouds hanging low the other day I saw while we were driving around getting some errands done. They were making some awesome colors, so I clicked off some shots and played with some interesting crops and color settings to bring out what I saw with my eyes. Later the clouds served up a heavy storm with some spectacular lightning… I learned that capturing lighting with a camera was more difficult than you’d think and you don’t get to practice doing it every day.

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