• Wall Spacey

    March 13, 2010

    I recently printed and framed a 16×20 print of Kendra and I. Our intention was to hang it in the bedroom where the wall space would suit it better. On Friday, Kendra came home before I was about to hang the portrait.

    “Where do you want it?” I asked even though in my head I had somewhere in mind.

    “There!” She pointed above the hutch in our living room.

    Here’s how it looks…

    Don’t worry, our intention is to hang a few other photos around it to fill up the space but this is a perfect example of why the size of the wall dictates how large you should print your portraits. If we weren’tgoing to print additional portraits to hang around this one, I would much rather this space to be occupied by a 24×30 or larger… to answer your question, yes, I AM that into looking at myself. 🙂

    Here’s Kendra relaxing after work, spreading the good word about the new portrait. 🙂

    Our dog, Ralf looking rather paranoid.  🙂

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody!



  • Just a quick blog

    March 10, 2010

    Hey everybody! I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather we’re having…I guess since I’m talking about weather I must have nothing to talk about right? Wrong! I’ve been at WPPI all this week having a great time with thousands of other photographers in seminars and trade shows. It’s over for me now but I had a lot of fun. I got to listen to one of my favorite portrait photographers speak this morning (William McIntosh from Virginia). I really enjoyed that.

    My absolute favorite WPPI moment this week was on Monday morning when I was in a seminar and they were showing a slideshow of wedding albums. The slide appeared on the screens and it was a nice portrait of a bride getting ready. It was beautiful, no doubt, but nothing out of the ordinary. In a crowd of 1200 people only ONE voice could be heard at that moment the slide came up and it was directly behind me.

    “WOW!” he boldly proclaimed while realizing he was the only person in the room of 1200 with the artistic vision to see it’s amazing, one of a kind qualities. 🙂

    I bet he felt like he wanted all of the MGM to come crashing down on him so he couldn’t be seen, kind of like how you did back in junior high school when it was 30 minutes into the class and the teacher said your name, “Nathan…”and you replied, “HERE!”

    Anyway, I had a great time at the convention and hope you’re all having a great week. Now if you’ll excuse me,  I have to get back to my retouching. Don’t forget to listen to this when you get a chance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYSPEYWFU10



  • Mt. Charleston

    March 1, 2010

    Look at this photograph…

    I was so excited to find this spot that I had to do a family portrait there!

    Sheila scheduled our session for Saturday, February 27th. We were both thrilled about the location I had scouted out. On the way up the mountain however, the weather took a turn and showered us with snow and wind. The sky was dark and gray and gloomy, like something you see from a Tim Burton movie. We held out on hope and tried to convince ourselves that it would be fun and make for some fun portraits but we were kidding ourselves.

    We made the decision to go to a new location. I’m not going to lie, my excitement level for the session wasn’t following me back down from the top of the mountain. I was so excited for this view! “Oh well,” I thought, “We’ll find a nice spot nearby.”

    We did! The weather was beautiful once we we had finished our descent. I had a wonderful time with a great family and Mt. Charleston’s not going anywhere. 🙂

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