Monday, March 23, 2009

Las Vegas Photo Shoot

Sorry it has taken me so long to post these photos. I have been working long hours.

We took a VERY quick trip to Las Vegas and I had the opportunity to take lots of fun pictures.


I love this casual pose and soft smile.


This one was difficult to get because it was dark outside and I was in a moving car. I am shocked at how well it turned out. I love how there are so many bright colors.


I love the reds and yellows in this picture.


This picture is the surprise picture. If you look closely, you can see multiple reflections. This was on display at a street vendor on Freemont Street. When you look close, you can see several casino lights reflecting on the glass. It makes this more colorful and mysterious!


My wife loves this picture. Don't they have the most awesome smiles. Even their eyes are smiling! These are two handsome models!


The casinos pour millions of dollars into marketing research. The lights, colors, designs, speed of lights, and shapes were all designed with the purpose of drawing your attention and luring you in. That is the symbolism I see in this picture. It is very intruiguing.


This picture is quite a contrast from the previous one. Here is a creation that has taken millions of years to form this beauty. The lights, color and shapes are all very beautiful and luring in a different way.


What a perfect smile.


Here is another decoration that has curious reflections of casino lights in it.


Another beautiful aspect of these ornament picutres is the bokeh. Notice the awesome background blurs that have unique patterns.


Another perfect model!


As always, this little model loves to pose for the camera!


I did a little post-editing to this picture and I was blown away. I love the effects.

Well. Thats all for now! Enjoy. Feel free to leave your comments and critiques! I am constantly trying to improve and impress.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

More practice with the new lense

I don't have a lot of time to practice with my new lense right now, but here are some shots I got the other day.


Sometimes the kids just strike a pose and tell me to take a picture. This one above was like that.


This one was amazing. The light was coming through the window just right so I could get some "catch lights" in her eyes. She had so much fun changing her pose each time I snapped the shutter.


This one also has the wonderful "catch light" but her fingernails are brighter and more colorful. I just love using natural light. Flashes tend to wash out parts of the picture, but if you can take pictures next to a window with lots of light, it is just perfect. Just adjust the aperture and shoot away!


I just couldn't pass this one up. She had her hands and legs crossed perfectly to dislplay her newly painted nails!


I did a little "Lomo" editing on this photo. It turned out pretty good.


Here is the same picture SOOC (Straight out of camera). I think it turned out pretty good. No editing needed (that is why I tried the Lomo editing to change it to a different style).

Overall this was a fun evening of photography. I hope to have more opportunities like this. Unfortunately since I am working long tax season hours, I may not get to many opportunities like this until after April 15th.