Archive for March, 2011

Today’s photo of the day is the opening face-off for the third period of Monday night’s Blackhawk’s game at Joe Louis Arena. It’s a hand held HDR image. (High Dynamic Range – combining the darks and lights of several different photos.) I thought I’d use this one today since it goes along with something I have to say.

My brother, who lives in the Detroit area got tickets to Monday’s game. I went to the game with my Dad and my two boys ages 6 and 9. I took my camera bag with some moderately long lenses. Upon arriving at Joe Louis Arena we saw signs posted that lenses over 80mm are not allowed, now we are parked several blocks away so we decide to test the rule. Once they opened the doors I think they were more concerned that somebody might get a decent photograph than sneak in some actual threat to safety. Every security guard that saw a camera wanted to know how long the lens was. I was forced to check my bag at the information desk were the lady that took me there was at least nice enough to blame the rule on the media. I can only imagine that this rule is to protect the “professional” photographers that work the games. They are afraid that someone might take a better photo than their’s and sell it taking money out of their pockets. The other possibility, I noticed there was a booth selling photographs taken of various Redwing hockey players in action. Now you need to remember that these professional photographers are given special passes and access to areas that the average fan is not. They have special shooting areas around the glass, they are allowed in the locker rooms, and they have access to high powered flash systems built into the stadium itself. That’s not even including the fact that they are transmitting their photos to the newspapers and blogs before the game is even over.

I’m sorry about the rant, but I feel very strongly about this. That rule really made my trip to Joe Louis Arena something less than a pleasant experience. Professional photographers today need to grow up and deal with the amateur. The more they complain about the equipment the less special they make themselves.

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My apologies, I was on the road yesterday and unable to post a new photo. I am back today and have photo created in an abandoned church in downtown Gary. This is a view of the seating and balcony of a theater inside the church from the viewpoint of the stage. I was there on Saturday for a Senior Model session. Look for photos from the senior session in future photos of the day.

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Today’s photo is from my IPhone camera. I am out of town today so I decided to use this photo. I created this a few days ago, when he was talking to me at my desk. I liked the lighting on him and grabbed a few photos and this is my favorite.

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Today’s photo is a high school senior photographed in downtown Chesterton. ┬áThis is one of my favorites from an evening around the streets of Chesterton. I particularly like the mix of greenery and urban style.

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Today’s photo is a wedding photo. My main light source for it was only a handful of table candles. I think it has a very nice warm and romantic feel. The texture and border make it look like a photograph that might be really old or it might not.

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Today’s photo is a little different. I have entered it into the North America’s Cutest Kid contest. The contest benefits Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Please vote for Jesse. Click here to be taken to the voting page. Votes are $1.00 per vote and go to a great cause. VOTE FOR JESSE or at least give her 5 Stars!

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Today’s photo of the day is an engagement photo I created at Coffee Creek in Chesterton at sunset. What I really like about this photo is the backlighting from the setting sun and how it lights the leaves. Which causes them to appear to be glowing. I also like how the couple is interacting, like I caught them sharing a private moment.

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Today’s photo was done in the family’s home. It’s not a perfectly posed photograph, but it represents the little boy. I just put him in an area and interacted with him. I have plenty of photographs of him making silly faces just so I could capture a genuine smile.

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Today’s photo is another one from a couple years ago. This is another of my favorites. I like the soft expression and the way the blue eyes pop out of the photograph. By warming the rest of the image, it makes the cool blues stand out that much more.

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Happy Saint Patricks Day! For Today’s photo I went back a few years to an image that I really like, but haven’t been able to edit it to my standards. I think that this finally does it justice. She is a very pretty girl and I really like the location.

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