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My Bass and light play

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

 

Now that I have a light stands that I got before that marathon photo session with over 200 LuLaRoe garments, I tend to find myself playing with light more and more after the kids are asleep.  This shot I got with a 45w shoot through umbrella (constant light) lighting the face of the Dean Guitar body and the floor.  Then to the camera right I had a second 45w shoot through umbrella (constant light) lighting the front of amp and stool.  Then behind the amp I put my grandfather’s old Sunpak flash set to a 1/16 power.  But the exact placement of that light took a while to get.  Started with that light facing the wall, but then I settled on placing the flash on the far right edge and nearing touching the back of the amp and having the light bounce of the amp to the wall behind.  The Sunpak was triggered by an optical slave, I don’t have pocket wizards so my Canon 580EX II was on the Sony’s hotshoe and set at 1/128 power then bounced directly off the ceiling above to trigger the Sunpak behind the amp. It was a fun hour combining constant light sources with the 2 flashes.

 

Stop over to my instagram if you haven’t yet.

 

 

My Fender amp and Dean Bass

My Fender amp and Dean Bass

Well, I finally have an Instagram

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

LuLaBroJoe, yep that’s it.  Right there, I’m officially a LuLaBro!  My Instagram account will be for the new found fashion photography I’m shooting for Ariel’s new LuLaRoe Consultant business.   After experiencing a few Pop up parties and seeing first hand how the fabric of these clothes makes the women feel good while wearing the dresses, skirts and shirts.  I have personally dubbed it Fabric Crack, because once a lady wear one the garments…

It’s impressive what LuLaRoe has accomplished as a brand and family run company.

It’s been a wild month learning how to photograph fabric and outfits.  It all drastically varies from mountain sports, especially since the line of clothes only runs 2500 of each print pattern in any one style.  So, yeah it’s definitely time to get a grey card.  Oh, and a light meter.  You can’t exactly meter the light on a hard charging skier or climber for that matter.  The great thing is, the learning never stops.

 

My Instagram account will also be used for my mountain adventures.

You can find Ariel’s Online shop here

Hero pose in LuLaRoe.  Abbey

Hero pose in LuLaRoe.  Abbey sporting the Julia Dress.  Playing with back light.

 

Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project’s 2013 newletter

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Well, I believe I found the last place I’ll use to share newsletters.

The layout and readability of Issuu’s PDF conversion is nice.

So here is an attempt at using their embed code.

 

 

I am planning on getting funding for this next season of shooting…..but, you never know….

 

I have also added a link to my Issuu profile in the friendly links section.

Just a little update….

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Been a bit busy the last few months on my other Professional front.

I’ve been working my way through American Medical Response’s Reach and Treat Academy (RAT). Along the way I’ve been carrying my camera.

The first session was class room. So, yeah no pictures. The second however, was Low Elevation Mountaineering on Mount Hood.

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The next session was High Elevation Overnight at the Triangle Moraine on Mount Hood.

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The most recent session was Land Navigation. This was fun, and just as with most things…even if you’ve been doing something for awhile there’s always things to learn.

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Just to give a few extra notes, with the intense media coverage on rescues and some notes out there about costs and such.

As I’ve learned through the recent Clackamas County contract issues and being in the RAT Academy along with being a climber since I was 15.

In a rescue there are a few elements as far as Mount Hood is concerned. Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR), RAT Crew, Military (for Heli), and sometimes Mount Hood Ski Patrol on occasions.

For far as costs go…

PMR is made up of volunteers from the climbing community itself.

The RAT crew, well AMR pays the County as a private company to provide EMS and RAT services to the Clackamas County Community. Cost are paid via actual transport and billed to patient insurance or the patient.

Military, well I pay my taxes. So, the military should be there when needed. It is solid real world application of training for the crews….they aren’t under fire while completing the mission of a Mount Hood Rescue. They’ll be that much better, when they do have to conduct a rescue in a battle field.

[published from my iPhone excuse any errors]

Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project Annual 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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I just created a permanent Page on my site for the CIGP 2013 Annual Newsletter.   However, it’s slightly different than the one that I sent in emails and posted JPGs of the PDF files earlier.  This one will gradually grow with media content as it is developed during the Winter.  Also, the image quality is better than the JPG post earlier.   Please check back for continued enhancements of the Newsletter page.  I will also do my best to make a blog post whenever I update that page.

For those of you who caught the Panographers episode, I apologize for the technical difficulties that chopped up my presentation.

Please remember you can custom order prints by contacting me directly.  The base price for panoramic prints is $45.  The base price for metal and Plywerk prints is $100.   Shipping is determined on a case by case basis.

I was recently and pleasantly surprised by a  customer’s comment after a holiday print purchase:

It came with a white boarder.  It was just perfect!  I sent it in for a custom frame already and it’s scheduled to be done a couple days before Christmas and I even made room for a name plate listing you as the photographer and name of the print :)  I’m super excited to get it back!  I’ll send you a copy of the completed project in a couple weeks :)
Thanks again for all your help in making this gift possible.
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However, if you want to directly support the CIGP you can also send funds directly to be used specifically for image acquisition this next year.