I don't know what to say. We live in a world where anything is possible and that is perfectly manifested by the location of my most recent shoot with Helen Mills. Located near Carlisle, OH is one of the few remaining Futuro houses in the world. A friend happened to be passing by, snapped a … Continue reading The Future was Then
The more I photograph, the more I see room for improvement. I want to consider myself "good,” but how do I define that? I want shots that stop people in their tracks. I want a single image that causes someone to bring a friend over and say, "look at that!" These shots are rare, yet … Continue reading Studio Experimentation with Helen Mills
If you’ve been following along with my blog, you may have noticed some foreshadowing at the end of my previous article. I had spent the day with Aubrey Johnson, taking some great photos of her at unique locations, but they were almost exclusively done indoors. We could see in the forecast that good weather was … Continue reading Aubrey Johnson Seniors – Part Deux
Sometimes you schedule a session far in advance and when the day comes, the weather is hot garbage. Well, perhaps in this case, it's better to describe the day as cold garbage because the temps were freezing and it was incredibly windy. To top it off, the pictures were being taken out of town in … Continue reading The Future is Female – Senior Portraits with Aubrey Johnson
Lafayette photographer, Rachel Sitarz from Bohemian Lights Photography, was kind enough to invite me to head to Chicago for styled shoot with Aletta Bridal. I am not a wedding photographer but the chance to spend the day shooting models in an urban environment was too good to pass up. As luck would have it, a … Continue reading Aletta Bridal Wedding Dress Shoot
Sometimes an unrealistic idea pops into your head and percolates despite the constraints of reality. "A sunrise photoshoot at a desolate beach would be amazing!" I tried to dismiss the thought but it rattled around and wouldn't be forgotten. "Remember that beach thing?" "You haven't shot anything recently." "BEACH! DAN! BEACH!" After growing tired of … Continue reading The World Was Ours. Sunrise at Lake Michigan with Janel.
The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words and with the photos I took after my most recent shoot, you would think I wouldn't have much left to say. If you spent a day with the absolutely confounding Helen Mills, you'd agree that 24 pictures just aren't enough. So, why is Ms. … Continue reading Sometimes pictures aren’t enough. A day with Helen Mills in Bloomington, IN.
Finding amazing models and unique photo locations is sometimes as simple as asking. On the Instagram, I follow a few Indiana specific hashtags and I stumbled on Angie Miller, @birdgerhl_, a stunning yoga instructor from Studio You Yoga, where she practices in Greenwood, IN. I struck up a conversation and next thing I know, we … Continue reading Loads of Fun and other Laundromat Puns
Every once in awhile, you learn about something truly epic and a few weeks back, that knowledge bomb was dropped on Janel and me. What did it mean? All we knew was we needed to head to the suburbs of Chicago to explore an abandoned plane. There is a British Aircraft Corporation BAC-111 plane, with … Continue reading Flying First Class with Janel, Abandoned Illinois.
In this world of Instagram, Facebook photographer groups and YouTube tutorials, it's hard to see my work as unique. I want to take photos that no one has done before, but how is that possible when everyone has a high quality camera in their pocket and the ability to share their art instantaneously? With fall's … Continue reading Exploring and Modeling in Abandoned Indiana