Posted tagged ‘photographs’

Progress in Cinematography

January 16, 2013

As I have been fairly busy as of late and have not made myself enough time to maintain this blog, I’ve decided to change that by making some new posts.  Here are some shots that I lit and shot which I particularly like, most of which are from the upcoming movie “Outside of Darkness” (the trailer can be viewed here):

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Most of the examples employ pronounced lighting ratios and close-ups.  My past experience as a photojournalist (where getting closer shots of subject matter is valued) and my love of the visual style of film noir play a large influence.

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PHOTOS: 2010 Trip to China & Hong Kong

November 22, 2012

Back in December of 2010, I traveled to Hong King and China for several days as part of a trip organized by a teacher from college.  I took many photographs there, shared them with friends but, until now, never shared them with the public.  Here are a couple images:

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Gun Shoot

April 23, 2011

Last Friday I created pictures of several handguns for a gun reviewer.  I utilized a simple two-light setup with an occasional fill card.  These were done on the dining room table of the reviewer’s kitchen.  The guns stood upright by leaning on a medicine capsule.  Both the shadows and capsule were later edited out in Photoshop.

The biggest challenge was making the engravings and details on the guns visible.  The dark-colored polymer guns were the hardest to light properly.

The Ruger SR1911 had the most visually pleasing design and was my favorite of the selections.

Seagrove: Thomas Pottery

April 21, 2011

On April 16th I went to Seagrove to see a tour of a potters’ studio and watch a pottery demonstration.  I visited Thomas Pottery and took pictures of its owner, Bobbie Thomas, at work.

You can see more of the potter’s work on her website .

Greensboro: Tea Party Rally

April 21, 2011

On April 15, I was assigned to cover a Tea Party rally held in downtown Greensboro which was hosted by the Conservatives for Guilford County.  I had never been to any event related to the tea party and was curious to know more about it.

The crowd and the rhetoric were fairly low-key.  It was a considerably different from the more controversial image portrayed in the press.

Tryon: April Fools’ Day Festival

April 6, 2011

Last weekend I traveled to the mountain town of Tryon to cover the April Fools’ Day Festival.  Looking for something unusual and quirky, I was not disappointed.  There was a racing of outhouses and a fashion show utilizing trash and recycled items.


This girl was the winner of the “under 12” contest category, utilizing garbage and shopping bags.

INTERNSHIP: Aramark Helps Renovate the Salvation Army

March 17, 2011

Last November I covered the renovation of the local Salvation Army center by employees from Aramark while on internship at the Post & Courier in Charleston, South Carolina.  The projects include painting a mural in the gym, painting designs on the walls of a classroom, creating benches, planting a flower garden, setting up an outdoor classroom and constructing playground equipment.  The effort was a collaboration with Care Force, a division of the non-profit organization City Year which provides corporations with opportunities to do volunteer work in local communities.