Monday, May 31, 2010

Model shoot with Jenn and Don

Here are some images we worked up yesterday afternoon in the hot sun. Had worked previously with Jenn; had the pleasure of meeting Don. They were game, and we had a good time on a sunny afternoon.

One from yesterday

Did a shoot yesterday with Jenn and Don. My first time for shooting with Don. I'd done a session with Jenn previously which turned out nicely. Don brought a bike, and because of my schedule we shot at 3 in the afternoon, which as anyone knows is an awful time to shoot. But I brought a couple of tricks.

I don't have time to edit any more right now-- it's too nice outside! but I wanted to load the images and see what I have. Here's one preliminary edit.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Greatest about The Greatest

The finest sportsman of the 20th century, Mohammad Ali, as captured by one of the era's finest sports photographers. What a find from the archives of LIFE magazine!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Old stuff Made New

Have you ever worked on something, set it aside for a while, then returned to it with fresh eyes and new ideas?

I had the opportunity to do so today while working on some other projects. A model shoot blew up so I spent some time (waiting for the forecast rains that never came) processing some due images. When I changed libraries, I looked at some pix that I had taken about 18 months-two years ago. I processed a few and here is the result!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

WHat those Krazy Kids are doing with DSLRs now

As many people who know me can attest, I am endlessly fascinated by the video users are creating with DSLRs. The trend to create DSLR films, started almost singlehandedly by Vincent Lafloret over one weekend with a Canon 5D prototype in New York City (see "Reverie"), has given birth to a movement full of creative young storytellers who can now access a visual tool set once exclusively the province of high end cinematographers.

This is exciting stuff. Tools like Final Cut Pro, Premiere, even IMovie have been visual storytelling tools in the hands of ordinary people. The DSLR promises to do the same for the aquisition of moving images. This is an exciting time to be alive and working in this business.

NYC Coming Soon trailer from Robert Balasko on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A few more from Kara and Eric's wedding

A fine wedding. A great time. An extraordinary young couple, with great courage and commitment.

Monday, May 24, 2010

More Kara and Eric

More images from Kara and Eric's wedding. The are from the bride's preparation. A large, extended family. A lovely venue. And a terrific couple!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kara and Eric's wedding Post 2

I have been seemingly editing pictures for a week or so. Here are some of the images from their wedding last Saturday.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brand new website for Impact Photography!
Have been working on this for a couple weeks, as the first site, cobbled together with IWeb, simply didn't have the oomph. Please check it out and tell me what you think!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tips on food photography

came across this on Guy Kawasaki's site. Good tips, good advice. Some decent pix, although I didn't like all of the photos. They make a lot of use of shallow DOF and selective focus.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The day before...

It was all about the nails yesterday at Love Nails in Virginia Beach. Kara and her party spent a day in preparation for the big event.

Then Kara and her group went to lunch.