Thursday, September 27, 2007

Been Really Busy

Well it's been over two weeks since my last blog submittal. I've been busy with a few photo shoots, attending a few parties and a wedding, getting ready for a big family party, completetly redoing a powder room, going to different photo group meetings, and regular life stuff.

Here's a few shots from my nephew Christian & his wife Shannon's wedding last week. I'll be adding more in the following weeks.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Good Fashion Show

Well the Baltimore Fashion Week 2007 Boutique show last night went great. It started a little late; but so what - got a few extra pictures of the audience. Great models and a great venue at the Red Maple Lounge. The new camera seems to be working great - haven't had a chance to check it outside yet or for fast action shots or for night exposures. When I find the time.

A slide show from last night is on the events page. Here are a few pictures. Note - there is no Photoshop editing of any of the images - only a bit of exposure & color correction and increased vibrancy using Lightroom. Lighting was with a hand held off-camera Sigma 500DG flash with a lightsphere clone - lens was a Canon EFS 10-22 mm.

Show organized by Pam Haner and April Camlin, fashion from local Baltimore boutiques Shine, BU, Form and Jean Pool, and Models from ... For further info about the show see City Paper article

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Another Busy Week

This weekend, went to my son and daughter-in-laws baby shower - getting ready for number one. Had a great time and took a lot of pictures. That filled Sat and Sun.

Yesterday, prepared and sent a few older prints to a local Color Lab for evaluation for competition submittals. I also received an anticipated new Canon 40D camera . Have to take a lot of pictures to make sure it's as great as it's touted to be - better than a few high-end really expensive cameras. Shot with it last night at day 3 of The Baltimore Fashion Week - Screen Prints at the Metro Gallery. This is a series of fashion shows for local designers - slide show in the Events section of my site. This evening, I'll shoot day 4 at The Red Maple - Boutigue Fashion. More real time testing of the camera.

From Baltimore Fashion Week - Metro Gallery

Friday, September 7, 2007

Upcoming Events

Added a set of links for local upcoming photo events in the Greater Baltimore - Washington Metro area. This section will eventually be enhanced to make it more informational and timely.

If you know of any upcoming photography events, please send me a link and I'll try to get it added.

Just installed a Pantone Huey monitor calibration stick to my monitor. Easy to install and use. It's suppose to color calibrate the monitor so that prints from labs are more color correct with what you see on the monitor. My monitor was pretty well calibrated anyway, but the Pantone calibration should help all my client's lab prints look better yet. I notice that the calibrator blinks once in awhile checking and readjusting the monitor for ambient light in the room. Cool

St. Armands Circle in Lido Key, Sarasota

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Swimwear Images Updates

Today, I added some black and white images to the swimsuit workshop/photoshoot slideshow using the new black & white adjustment in photoshop CS3 with a bit of further customization. I'm pretty impressed. I also added some new links to the blog - some tutorials on Lightroom, Photoshop CS3, and the blog software itself. Here are a few of the richer looking B&W images using CS3.




Here's a little video I just ran into and decided to share.
Iz - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 1959 - 1997

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Swimsuit Edition

Well, I went through the images from Thursday's swimsuit workshop shoot and put together a short slideshow . Some of the images have obvious extensive Photoshop work that changes the overall environmental look of the photo. The photoshoot was outdoors on the dock at the Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace, MD

I thank Leo Heppner, Terri Shepke, Brendan Cavanaugh, and the rest of Leo's staff, the other photographers for assisting with lighting and posing, and Ira Black from Nor'Easter magazine for letting us use his bike as a prop. I thank the models Carly, Tiffany, Deanna, and Elise for just being themselves and affording me this great opportunity for creativity and just having fun. Lastly, I thank Kristie for her understanding and support.

G e o r g e S k e p t o n P h o t o g r a p h y

"The Beauty and Excitement of People - Real People - Real Memories - Real Life"

H o m e F a s h i o n W e d d i n g s P o r t r a i t s E v e n t s C o n t a c t B l o g C l i e n t s