Saturday, March 27, 2010

Marky Dally & Luke James Clazel show photos!

This past Thursday my good friend Marky Dally and Luke James played at the Clazel in Bowling Green Ohio!
Here are some photo of Marky!
The lighting wasn't to great but I like how most of them turned out!
Marky had a soar throat/was losing his voice but still sounded great!
Check out marky's music

This is Luke James, he's originally from the Bowling Green area but now lives on NYC. I was recently on American Idol, He made it in the top 50!! but didn"t make it into the top 24.
Great job Luke!

Here are some photos of him!
These 2 pics are tilt shift photos I did with my 50mm and 85mm!
I really like the photo above, I like how it focused just on his face !

Check out Luke's music here...Luke James
It was a really great show. Marky & Luke sounded great and please let me know what you guys think!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Toledo photos & my new s90 pics!

Last week me and my friend Matt went to Toledo and here are some photos I took.

Above is a photo of a church we found some where in Toledo and I don't even remember where but I really like it. I love photographing old churches!
This is a boat on the Maumee river!
Below is a the skyline of Toledo on the Maumee river.
I recently won a Canon s90 compact camera on a online photo competition....the s90 is pretty much a Canon g11 but crammed in a smaller body. It has a f/2 lens, shoots raw files, and has full manual settings! It's a really sweet camera and I like having it b/c I don't have to lug my 5D2 everywhere.
So here are some photos I have taken with it over the past couple days!
These photos were taken at Levis Commons in Perrysburg Ohio. Which I
want to go back to and do some portraits, it's a great location.
Here's a macro shot of some plant we have in our house!
I really like this photo of Ed! This was taken early in the morning and the sun was rising in the background making some sweet lens flare...pretty impressed with the s90's lighting/flare control!
Window light shot of Bruce, he's getting bigger every day!
I love this shot of my mom, so candid and natural. That's whats nice about having a small compact camera, people don't notice it and I can pull it out of my pocket and snap a pic i want without the person knowing.
Pano taken with the s90 of Marky in his room doing what he loves to do
If I have one, I always like ending on a photo of me and Jamie : ) This is a pic of me and Jamie at a hotel in Detroit. me, Jamie, and my family were visiting my mom's side of the family for the weekend, was a lot of fun!
(aaand this photo was taken at 3200 iso, and was very impressed how clear it is...not much grain at all for 3200!)


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Winter portraits

Here are some outdoor winter portraits I have taken over the past couple months!!
All of these photos were taken with a 50mm lens
(above) This is my fiance Jamie! I love this photo of Jamie, she loves coffee and spends a lot of time at Grounds for Thought in Bowling Green Ohio(her home town). So it was a perfect location to take her photo and this was my 1st photo of this project, this is the photo that inspired me to take more winter portraits.
(above) This is Marky on the porch of his house on main st in BG. He kinda reminds me of a lion in this photo, his beard and hood fur look like a mane of a lion!
(above)This is Brett, he is a BGSU student and I have known since we were young when we were students at Bowling Christian Academy. I took this photo while me, brett, and Marky went out to shoot around BG. I like how it turned out, I took my 50mm lens of the camera and tilted it to get a tilt-shift look!
(above) This is my Brother Mitch, he's a BGSU student majoring in business. I took this in a BGSU parking lot while it was snowing.
(above)This is Andrew. We have been talking about shooting for like 2 yrs and finally got too! Will have to go again soon! I love the lens flare in this photo!
Below are some others from the shoot.

(above)This is Cody, he lives with us. This photo was taken out behind my parents house in his car!
Below is another photo from the shoot!

(above)This is Chelsae, Matt's girlfriend! Chelsae is a nice girl with a great sense of humor. This photo was taken on a fire-escape stairs in downtown BG.
Below is another pic!

(above)This is my good friend Matt, matt is a photographer too and is very talented!
This photo was taken next to Panera Bread in BG. I really like this alley!
Below is a photo of matt and Chelsae

(above)This is Jesse. Me and Jesse have been friends ever since high school wrestling! I took these photos around the small town of Cygnet Ohio. I was very excited how these turned out! There are some more below!

(above)This is Simone! I found Simone on and scheduled a shoot! These photos were taken around main st in Findlay Ohio. It was was very rainy/snowy and cold and she was a trooper for modeling it such bad weather! The shoot went very well, she was a lot of fun to work with and there are a lot more photos below!

Thanks for viewing and let me know what you think!!


Here are some photos from the State tournament!Elmwood had 5 kids qualify for Ohio Wrestling State!
Dexter Lee (my youngest brother), 103lb Sophomore. He took 7th!
Nick Goebel, 112lb Junior. He took 3rd!
Wes Lee(my 2nd youngest brother), 125lb Senior. Wes Had a tough tournament, Wes was winning 1st round by 3 points but in the 3rd period he hurt his foot really bad and could barely finish the match, he lost and that kid went on to taken 3rd. The doctors taped his foot up for his 2nd match but he could barely walk and he didn't win the match. It was a hard way to end a season this way but life doesn't always seem fair but I know everything happens for a reason. Great season Wes!
This is Mitch Emmitt, a 130lb Sophomore. He went 0-2 but lost to the state champ 1st round but he still has 2 more years!
This is Tyler Baer, He is a 145lb senior. Tyler is only a 4 yr wrestler and made to state this year! He went 0-2 but had 2 really close matches!
A panoramic I took at Wrestling State in Columbus Ohio! This photo was taken the 2nd day when all 10 mats are down but for the finals there are only 3 mats and a lot more seating, The state attendance record was set my sophomore year and it was just under 17,000 for finals! Which is the most people to ever watch any high school event indoors!
Click on the photos to see the photo bigger....look at the bottom left and you'll see Wes(my brother).
Me, my brother Dexter, and my dad after Dex won his 7th place match!
This is the hotel we stay in every year at state and it's sweet!!