Jessica’s Maternity Photo Shoot

January 27, 2010

We did Jessica’s photo shoot outside on my property tonight, and believe me when I tell you, the lighting between 4 and 5pm was to die for!  Jessica is truly a glowing mommy-to-be, and with those beautiful blue eyes and golden hair, she was amazing to shoot.  Because of my love for horses and the fact that she is my sister-in-law, I talked her into getting a few shots laying across my western saddle.  I told her the saddle photos are for my niece, because I am going to teach her to ride someday.  Plus, when do you see pregnant women on saddles??

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Velocity Shots was a featured blog

January 25, 2010

Recently, Alphabetix featured a post about why its important for businesses to blog.  They decided to feature Velocity Shots as an example of a blog that demonstrates field knowledge.   Here’s how I do it.  When I write a blog post, I like to tell a little story about the people or animals I photograph and the location of choice.  I also like to include the lighting conditions I’m working with to determine the best exposure for each shot.  Here’s an example of how I write a blog post about equine photography.

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Ernst Ranch Equine Photo Shoot

January 14, 2010

We took advantage of this great overcast day in mid January and captured some amazing shots of this gorgeous two year old stud colt, Ty, at the Ernst Ranch in Eagle Creek, OR.   I love the photo shoots where my flash just sits in the camera bag.  The natural light was awesome!  You would never know this horse was only two.  He is so well mannered and desensitized to just about everything already.  In fact, he was almost to the point of bored after having a plastic bag waved around so much.  Rebekah Ernst has done an amazing job with Ty’s foundation training that he should develop into quite an athletic cutting horse! 

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