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Back to Photography

Hello everyone!

I am excited to say that I am back at taking photos on a semi-regular basis. I hope to be freelancing more and taking photos groups, friends, and events.  I will spend this post on what photos I have been taking in recent times. Plus, I will enlighten everyone on the kind of projects that I am jumpig into!

Over the last 6 months or so, I have taken photos in 3 different genres.  First, I find myself being drawn back to the roots of nature.  It is quite cleansing and freeing to spend time amongst the trees.  So while in New Mexico, where can someone go to find an abundance of greenery? To the Jemez Mountains!

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Cincinnati, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Uncategorized

Giraffes, Peacocks, Koi fish, Gibbons, ..Oh my!

Last week, I had a little bit of free time and I wanted to do some shooting.   I haven’t been to the zoo in a long time, so on Thursday afternoon, I went to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. It was fun and it allowed me to practice shooting with my telephoto lens.  On top of that, just like at the Krohn Conservatory, I was able to practice talking with people that I took pictures.  It’s not that I’m shy by any means, but it never hurts to engage with people.  I will admit that there were a few times that I told myself that this was practice for when I’ll be shooting in the jungle for National Geographic.  Maybe that’s a pipe dream, who knows.  It’s a dream, nonetheless.

Here are a few images, but I am practicing with Soundslides.  It literally is a simple tool for storytellers!  Unfortunately, wordpress doesn’t allow code embedding, so I can’t put it here, but I have FTP’d it to my site.

So go see the gallery of my zoo images!

 

A little girl visiting the zoo showed off her peacock feather.
A little girl visiting the zoo showed off her peacock feather.
A young boy peers into the binoculars to find a puffin penguin (not a real one though!).
A young boy peers into the binoculars to find a puffin penguin (not a real one though!).

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Butterfly Show, Cincinnati, Journalism, Krohn Conservatory, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits

Adults + Alcohol + Butterflies = Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show’s Happy Hour

Lately, I’ve been blasted by emails from Krohn Constervatory’s Butterfly Show.  I don’t mind, I signed up for it. (it’s called permission-only emails)  I prefer to get this many emails so that I have a reminder.  I figured it was due time for me to go shooting again.  I needed my camera in my hand in order to get a rush.  I love taking people’s pictures!

I found tonight went well considering I was able to practice my communication skills one-on-one with strangers when I took their pictures and then I wanted their name.  It’s one thing to make an image, but to know the person’s name may make the viewer care about the person in the frame.  On top of that, I was able to do a little networking with other photographers.

Here are a few images from tonight:

 

Pam Remmel gently lets a butterfly off of her hand onto a plant.
Pam Remmel gently lets a butterfly off of her hand onto a plant.

 

Lindsay Wilhelm watches a butterfly in her glass enjoying her white wine.  Wilhelm is Marketing Director for D.A.G. Construction Co., Inc, who helped faciliate some of the arrangements in the show.
Lindsay Wilhelm from Sharonville, watches a butterfly in her glass enjoy her white wine. Wilhelm is Marketing Director for D.A.G. Construction Co., Inc, who helped faciliate some of the arrangements in the show.
J.R. Randall from Mason chats with another happy hour go-er while a butterfly clings to his shirt.
J.R. Randall from Mason chats with another happy hour go-er while a butterfly clings to his shirt.

 

The bartender, Nancy, poured some Sprited when we realized that a small butterfly liked the colors on the Sprite label.
The bartender, Nancy, poured some Sprited when we realized that a small butterfly liked the colors on the Sprite label.