Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BrainStorm Tutoring Center in Franklin Lakes

A wonderful local tutoring center with a decidedly "homey" feel.  Photo shoot from two weeks ago for Franklin Lakes Patch.com, published today.  Any slight distortions of interior photos were tweaked in LightRoom, a great tool.

Click here for my photos and the corresponding article by Lynn Bruggeman.

Visit my newly designed website .. Click on left photo on home page, Proof Positive Photography. 

Artsy experimental photos

Sometimes its fun to just see what will happen .. A couple of shots taken for a recent PPSOP.com class.

Dropping an orange slice into a vase of water and using flash to freeze the action.
Tracking the trail of light coming from an electric yo-yo using rear curtain sync.
 Exercises courtesy of PPSOP.com .. a great online learning resource for slow times and when you need some inspiration.  Five stars, highly recommended.

Visit my newly designed website .. Click on left photo on home page, Proof Positive Photography. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Space Shuttle Enterprise at National Air & Space Museum

This weekend, my husband Eric, Curator of Aviation and Aircraft Maintenance for Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and I, traveled to Chantilly, Virginia to photograph and take measurements of the Space Shuttle Enterprise which will soon be coming to the Intrepid.

What an awesome aircraft this is, regal, sleek and beautiful.  Here are a few of the photos I took of her on Monday morning which will be used by the teams who are preparing for her arrival. (Click on any photo to enlarge).
The view as you approach the Shuttle, in the early morning light before visitors arrive.

The view exiting the museum.
We left at just the right moment to catch sunlight at the tip of this graceful sculpture.

See more photos on FaceBook or under "Intrepid Events Gallery" at my newly designed Proof Positive Photography website. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
(Hearts on the wings of this Red Bellied Woodpecker, one of "our" backyard birds, with a bit of PhotoShop enhancement for the occasion.)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Proof Positive Photography website for computers & smart phones

Just revised! New template for my website which is also now smart-phone friendly for Android, iPhone and Blackberry.  Same URL, whole new look.

Check it out .. (Click on left side photo)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Homage to photographer Tim Walker

On July 5, 2010, The New Yorker Magazine published this wonderful photo by Tim Walker, former assistant to fashion photographer Richard Avedon. I kept it in my archives, hoping one day to mimic his technique. Here's the shot, entitled "The Dress/Lamp Tree", taken in England in 2002. And here's his website.

And here's my homage, shot with my D300s and 18-70 mm lens. I shot about half an hour after sunset, on aperture priority to pick up the color of the sky. I used a 2-flash set up.  The first was an SB-700 mounted to my camera and set to 1/32, angled away from the subject. The second flash, an old Morris midi slave, was hidden inside the blouse, suspended from the hanger.  The string was removed in post.