Monday, December 21, 2009

Snowed in - some nature shots

This past weekend we had our historic record December snow - 21". We stayed in packaging Christmas presents, working on gifts, getting the house ready for Santa's visit, and taking some time to photograph a few snow bird images.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green Mount Cemetery

Yesterday I went downtown to take the CTA workshop and test. I'm sure I passed. On the way home, I stopped at the studio to drop some more stuff off and then rode over to Green Mount Cemetery to take some pictures. It's about 3 blocks away from the studio. (this blog updated 11/11/09)

Green Mount is a historical cemetery, established in 1839 as one of the first rural cemeteries in the country. It is part of the National Registry with many famous people buried there. It is a world all by itself and is peaceful and rather beautiful and the statuary and monument artwork is magnificent. I walked around and explored for about an hour and here are a few images. The groundskeeper said the cemetery likes getting pictures but they want something different - so I over processed some images and here are a few. We'll see what they say. Here' a Wikipedia article about Green Mount.  I plan on going back.




Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just signed a lease on a studio - Yeah

I just signed a lease for a studio with another photographer.  It's 1500 sq ft in the Cork Factory, the place Kristie & I toured a few weeks ago. I added a photo from the tour of our future office space and classy urban decay smaller studio - the old residents were still there getting ready to move out. Photos of the larger empty studio space coming soon. The main studio is on the other side of the wall and is twice the size of the office side and will be more formal and traditional. The studio is on the 5th floor of the Cork Factory in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore City and the. Now we have to move most studio equipment from our home studios, We can't wait to get the studios set up and to start shooting. YES

Monday, October 19, 2009

Station North Open Studios Tour - Cork Building

This past Saturday, Kristie and I did a short tour of some of the studios in the Cork Building in the North Station Arts District of Baltimore. All the artists that we met were friendly, interesting, and fun and the building and studios were fantastic. It was a pleasure chatting with the artists in their studios and seeing their art. We didn't buy anything this time; but there were a lot of really neat pieces. Our tour of the studios and meeting with the artists at the Cork Factory was a memorable experience.

The artists we met were Nancy Linden, Daniel Herman, Paul Moscatt, Mary Swann, Lyndie Vantine, Jim Hillman, David Herman, and Al Zaruba. Here's a slide show of some retouched photos from our tour.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Images from Baltimore Book Festival - Day 2

Went to the Baltimore Book Festival in Mt Vernon this past Saturday - no jobs scheduled. Weather was overcast and crowds were down. I decided to do mostly candid shots of children. Here are a few retouched images. Slide show is here

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Perya - a new Canon 7D video - Beautiful

Here is a beautifully fantastic video short using the new Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera - I want one - the editing is fantastic - great photojournalism - it's as if each segement of the video is a time expanded still shot - it's great for a quick look into photojournalism.

I did video for awhile (nothing like this) - these just don't happen - a lot of planning and a lot of work.

Perya (Town Fair) - a Canon 7D Short from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.

a full screen hi-def version is here

and here's a link to a few more of his videos

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pics, Pixies, and Pixels Exhibit at Penn Camera

My photo exhibit "Pics, Pixies, and Pixels" at Penn Camera in Pikesville last month was a success - Short article written up in the Examiner.

One of my photos is also exhibited at Barnes and Noble in Ellicott City in September as part of an exhibition from the Baltimore Photography Meetup group.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tattoos, Skin, & Style

Slide show - Angels Rock Bar & Immoral Ink Tattoo Party & Contest - Baltimore, MD - Aug 2009 - Don't stare at any of the tattoos for too long though - they just might come to life.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Models & Throttles - again

A few images for another Models & Throttles - this one at the West End Grill in Annapolis on Aug 23 - includes a few trainers from Premier Health & Fitness, one of the vendors at the event - here's a short video

Enjoy the video

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Models & Throttles - a few images

A few images from the Models & Throttles Aug 2009 event at Power Plant Live in Baltimore and from the Angels Rock Cafe - in association with UjENA Swimwear Competition and 3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Cover Model Search. Limited access to models and posing. It was 95 degrees in the shade and sunny and humid. Sweat and high contrast. Full screen slideshow is here

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pictues from a Family Gathering

Last night I went to a friend's 40th Birthday Party and took a few pictures. Here's the result - it was inspired by Asylum Photography at a Model Mayhem meetup.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Otakon 2009

A few images from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Otakon 2009 weekend event at Baltimore Convention Center - over 20,000 attendees celebrating anime, game, and cos play characters. Slide shows from each day are here You may find some images strange and others disturbing (240 images)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bella Meyer Reception at Port Discovery

A few images from a reception a few weeks ago for Bella Meyer, granddaughter of Mark Chagall. In attendance were some of the Port Discovery board members and benefactors. Bella gave a childrens' workshop the following day based on the art of Marc Chagall, a Russian-born Jewish painter who lived most of his life in France. Chagall for Children features 14 reproductions of the artist's works. A slide show of some of the images from the reception is here

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ArtScape 2009 Dragon Song and Nina Amaya and Belly Dance Delight

Kristie and I went to ArtScape in Baltimore Sunday afternoon - just to enjoy ourselves. I took an inexpensive point and shoot camera and took a few shots of a runway fashion show and a few short movie clips of a band and a drummers gathering. Here's one of the clips - from Dragon Song Band and Nina Amaya and Belly Dance Delight. This video does not do the band or dancers justice - the performance was great.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Creative Alliance Big Show

Slideshow from 2 weeks ago - Kristie & I took an out of town friend, Linda, to the Creative Alliance's Big Show at the Patterson Park theater.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another Model Mayhem M&G

I attended another MM M&G last Sunday at Patapsco State Park - fantastic fun and a lot of neat people. Here are a few images for now. I'll have a slideshow up in a few weeks.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Festival of India - May 2009

Kristie and I attend the Krishna Festival of India (part of the Festival of Chariots) every year at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. A few of the pictures in the slide show are Kristie's. Hare Krishna. Slide show

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sowebo Festival - May 2009

A few photo impressions from the 2009 annual Sowebo (South West Baltimore Bohemian) festival. Slide show with more images

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