Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christina Von Eerie

I love taking portraits and have done so for people looking to build their portfolios as well as professionals looking into more photographs. During one of my professional jobs, I had the honor of photographing not a professional model, but a professional athlete. This athlete is Christina Von Eerie, a professional wrestler. Her real name is Christina Marie Kardooni, but is known by her ring name, Christina Von Eerie. I had the honor of working with her for a client who wanted photographs of her in a calendar. I got to spend some time with her for casual photographs. My goal was to capture her character. She gave me her signature ring greetings and battle cry.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Updates and Happy Holidays

I have been busy with the last few months dealing with school, and professional work. But by next month (or in this case year), I will finally have some free time for more photographs. I am looking forward to an equipment upgrade in the near future, which may certainly help with providing photographs. However during the times of professional work, I have gotten some photographs worth while of posting. I shall provide my next photo update no later than New Years Day. I wish everyone Happy Holidays!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tilt-Shift Lens Trials

I had the opportunity to experience with a Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II lens in the two major cities that surrounded me. This is a member of Canon’s Tilt-Shift lens series. First, I took the lens with me to the Grand Central Station in New York City. I always saw this station as an impressive example to old fashion architecture, and setting. Not to mention, perfect lighting for photography, allowing great ambient lighting as long as the photographer can keep the camera steady! There used to be another station like this New York, Penn Station. Unfortunately modern design turned it into non photogenic. 

Next I went to Philadelphia and photographed two icons located and the “X” intersection of 9th and Passyunk Avenue. This is the birthplace of the famed Chesesteak, a Philadelphia dish and icon. This intersection is dominated by two Chesesteak giants; Pat’s King of Steaks which started it all, and Gino’s Steaks, which claimed to have perfected the recipe. 

This interesting lens offers a new perspective. It gives a unique depth of field, making objects appear distorted and look like toys. It is a fun lens to use, but not recommended for the beginner. It is manual focus only, and requires a good eye. Finally, it is not something to overuse, or else something supposedly exciting would quickly become boring. In addition, the distortion cannot be corrected if one desires to reverse it. Overall it is one of the specialty lenses that would be used only on very rare occasions. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A New Life Together

I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Megan and Derek for choosing each other and starting a new life together. Thank You for allowing my to be a part of your day. It was both a pleasure and an honor to photograph your wedding. Wishing you many years of happiness ahead.