Bits about photography, digital media and art

Latest

Night falling on Down town Los-Angeles

I was walking in downtown Los-Angeles on my way to have dinner this Saturday after a job. I love this city’s skyline, the weather set up the stage pretty nicely, And I still had my camera with me.

Advertisements

Rail gates

I was shooting a project in downtown LA this week. It’s a wonderful area to hunt for compositions. Using a smart phone made it very easy to snap this image while crossing the train rails to the other side of the river, I processed it the next time I had a couple of free minutes.

Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone

Phodigraphy.com is online

I’m happy to announce that my new site http://phodigraphy.com is now online!
My aim was to combine my website and blog, and make it easier for people to contact me, so I did.
All future blog entries will appear both here and on the new site, so if you’re already subscribed to this blog nothing will change for you, If you like the new design better you can register to it on http://phodigraphy.com .
I can’t leave without posting a new image, and what’s better for a spring entry than a child playing in a wheat field?

Spring

Twilight time

One of my favorite moments for shooting are just before the sun sets, twilight time is turning the sky into a huge, very low-key softbox and when the sun is low enough I get these few moments of light I really like.
Twilight

Twilight

Late afternoon

Vantage point

Vantage point

This weekend I was visiting a friend whom I used to ride with, he moved his horses from a ranch to his back yard a few weeks ago so I went to see the new tenants.

Being around horses is very special, these herbivores are beautiful and are among my favorite subjects.

Supper's ready

Supper's ready

Tech kids

While shooting portraits of her mom, this sweet 5-year-old wanted some camera attention. As soon as her Mom left to change for the next set, I asked her to come up to the set and pretend she’s Mommy, she knew exactly what to do.

Tech girl

Tech girl

After a few smiles to the camera she was drawn into the computer and didn’t mind the camera anymore.

Tech girl

Tech girl

Climbing trees and playing outdoors were my favorite activities when I was this kid’s age, My fascination with computers started when I was well into my 20’s. For the last 10 years I build and keep up all my computers and love doing that.

I didn’t find computers very practical for myself untill Photoshop 3 came out. Looking at these images made me think whose childhood is more fulfilling, the tree climbers or the tech kids? I don’t have an answer for that.

Smart phone photography is fun

I stopped using my snapshot camera a year ago, a bit after I started using a smart phone. Up to that time I always carried one with me, it was usually a canon powershot.
These days I carry with me my phone/snapshot cam/music library/phonebook/portfolio/…. well, you get the idea.

The smart phone images are about as good as any snapshot camera, less the zoom capabilities.

I never use the phone’s digital zoom, I prefer to crop an image after taking it, that’s if I really need to. In order to satisfy my kink for constantly framing the world around me, the smart phone is a great solution.

The huge variety of cool apps out there is a bit confusing at first but I narrowed it down to two apps that I find are fun and helpful. The one I can’t do without is Thamba photo editor, it’s a feature rich “Photoshop” substitute, the other is LoMob which allows me to mimic different film styles. Here’s a couple of recent shots.

I shot the first one at my doorstep this resilient little thing was growing from the concrete two feet front of my door. I consider it lucky even though it has only three leaves. I shot he fire hydrant a couple of blocks from my house.

Minerva

Here’s another image from my current exhibition, she’s called Minerva, She’s named after the German factory that made her, around 1910.

It looks like someone tried to restore her paint job many years ago, pretty badly I must say, I find that it’s adding character to her, well that and her teeth.

Minerva
Minerva

I’m currently showing Minerva and other images from the “Dannah’s Toys” series at:

Sabor 2 Café 708 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena. 91101

from November 16 to December 31. The place is open every day from 7AM to 9PM.

If you’d like to meet me there please drop me a line and we can hang out.

%d bloggers like this: