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Twin Tech Party

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Things have been busy and busy is good! I’m just putting the finishing touches on the Bozzuto set and I’m looking to get permission from the company to post a few of the pics for my portfolio. I’m especially proud of the product that I’m turning into them. For the last couple weeks I’ve been a Photoshop machine, and with the addition of CS3 and Lightroom to my arsenal, I’m really feeling like this is all coming together!

This time last week I shot an event for a good friend of mine, Peter Corbett. There’s a large gallery posted of the event on the site and if you get a chance, check ‘em out! Also, I had my first student…apprentice…I don’t know? How about another friend of mine, Amit Mehta volunteered to help me out with this shoot. He’s got a tremendous eye and just as soon as he learns his Cannon 5D inside and out, he will be well on his way to becoming a great photographer.

The event was a lot of fun for me since I got to take pics, meet a whole plethora of people, and expand my photography network…all good things. The crowd was real easy to shoot and since this was my second time with the “tech community,” I ran into some familiar faces that helped me wrangle people for shots. Good tip for any aspiring event photographers that happen to stumble across this blog; when shooting events where alcohol is being supplied…hold off on the group shots as long as possible. Shoot candids with a telephoto lens until people get a chance to get a couple drinks in them, it makes things drasitcally easier and everybody loves you for some reason???

At the end of the night I had just the right amount of shots and post processing wasn’t to lengthy since I shot in JPEG because it was a “charity gig” for me. I want to take the time out to say thanks to Peter and Amit and that I am looking forward to working with them again in the future.

Reflection

Hope you all had a great weekend, mine was quite full, especially Saturday.

Amy and I had a scheduled shoot for Buzzuto at the Newseum residences adjacent to the musem. The shoot went really well and having Amy there made things tremendously easier for myself. Right now it looks like that it’s going to take me about two weeks to turn over a finished product to them, and just as soon as I do I will look to them for permission to publish their shots.

Right after that I went off to my long time friend Chip Rockey’s house for a good friend’s bachelor party. The lucky man is Curtis Cannon, who I’ve known since middle school and he’s getting married to another good friend of mine (Yael Zakai) in August. The bachelor party was just what you would expect out of a group of “20 somethings” (isn’t that how we are classified?) and at some point in the night we ended up at the Waterfront in Georgetown for a few drinks before leaveing for our next desitination. On the way out I snapped this picture.

I normally don’t take pics of people without asking them first, but I knew that this moment was fleeting. This image is unedited since I’m not quite sure what I want to do with it yet, but to be honest I think it’s a pretty awesome shot as it is. Reflections are especially cool and hard to find. After reading an article this week in Popular Photography talking to the subject, I think I subliminally put it in my mind to find one, and I did!

I think the image really comes together well; the high ISO helped to capture a majority of the details, the lights from the building really warm the whole picture, and of course the little girl playing in the puddle bring everything together, I hope you enjoy!