Sunday, June 26, 2011

One from PSD

Nikon D90, ISO 400, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G at 18mm, f/5.6 @ 1/1250. No flash.
Nik Viveza, Nik Tonal Contrast.

In April I attended a workshop conducted by the "PSD Experience," in which they brought together a number of mentors and presenters in the style of After Dark. The fact that it was in Norfolk made it irresistible.

I mostly attended sessions, as there were presenters on marketing and on DSLR video, in which I have a keen and abiding professional interest. I did do on a couple of shoots, one led by David Beckstead, who has a stunning style when it comes to wedding photography. (He conducted a one-day workshop the following day, which I really wanted to attend, but could not due to the press of other business. My loss.)

Beckstead brought his model onto the streets of Norfolk of posed her in a way that led to some unconventional bridal poses. A little post processing helps to dramatize as well.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In honor of Fathers' Day . . .

Here are two images of happy dads! Happy Fathers' Day, everyone!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

FA new Squidoo Page

Still trying to learn how to spell Web 2.0.

Let's see if I can enter this:
Impact Photography page link on Squidoo

Saturday, June 11, 2011

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More from Stephanie and Kyle's wedding

More from the recent wedding of Stefanie and Kyle in Charleston, SC. It was a real privilege and pleasure to have been there, and to watch the wedding of a young woman who I have known from infancy.

The first kiss at the altar.
The first dance at the reception, Marriott Charleston.

Yes, I know I may be prejudiced. Not sure I care; but I have never seen a bride as flawless and as beautiful as my best friend's daughter on this day.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stefanie and Kyle, Charleston, SC

It was my distinct pleasure to attend the wedding of Stefanie Labash and Kyle Ryan in Charleston, SC last weekend. Stefanie is the daughter of one of my oldest and dearest friends. I've known this young woman all of her life, so it was a wonderful moment to be able to share her wedding with her .

Here is Stefanie dancing her first dance with her father. Anyone who knows Chris knows that absolutely nothing, NOTHING, ever comes between Chris and his children. So it was with great pride that he walked her down the aisle and presided over the proceedings.

And here is the expression of a proud father dancing with a perfect princess. Every father should wear an expression like this at such a moment!