Summer Update

It seems that the dog days of summer are here and with heat indexes around 110º I could stand for some cooling considering one of our AC units is in need of some service.  On the health front, I think I have seen the Doctor more this summer for everything from an upper respiratory infection, severe jaw pain, to back troubles.  All of these ailments have kept me off the bike and out of the gym far more than I wanted.  Hopefully that will change with some cooler weather and some therapy on my back. On the photography front, June Continue reading Summer Update

Weekend Recap

Couple of photo shoots kept me busy all day Saturday.  The first shoot was the 2nd annual 5k "Run for Our Heroes" sponsored by the Raleigh Police Officers Memorial Foundation.  They doubled the number of participants this year and had some awesome weather.  The photos are available at http://performancepixel.com/runforourheroes2010.  The second shoot of the day was the North Carolina Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Support group in Rockingham.   I have to say this not so much of a shoot as it was meeting for me to attend and see old friends and meet some new families who share this disease.  The photos Continue reading Weekend Recap

Time to Catch My Breath

Since my last entry, I have entertained my wife’s relatives from Michigan, attended the Martinsville Sprint Cup Nascar race, spent the week in San Antonio, attended the North Carolina EB support group get together in Emerald Isle, and managed to get to the State Fair today for lunch and a review of the photography competition/exhibition.  After the fair, I mounted my new GPS enabled bike computer and uploaded the images from the support group event to the web gallery.  The password for photos access is the name of the city where this year’s patient care conference was held.  Back to work tomorrow; Continue reading Time to Catch My Breath

Great Weekend at PCC

All in all things went well at this year’s Debra Patient Care Conference.  Many of the kids had grown so much in two years.  It’s amazing.  I met a lot of wonderful families and I plan on being at the next PCC in two years.  The photos from this year’s conference are in the Debra Album.  Please feel free to make comments or e-mail questions about downloading the full size image or how to grab a smaller one for e-mailing.  The password to access the album is the name of the city where the conference was held.

Quick Update

I am headed out tomorrow to photograph the DebRA kids at the Patient Care Conference.  The DebRA photo albums have a new password.  It is the city name where the conference is being held this year. My diet and exercise is still going well.  I am holding at about 23 lbs. lost.  An interesting study by Dr. Dean Ornish is shedding some light on the ability of the body to turn genes on and off when lifestyle changes are made and monitored.  For more on the lifestyle changes used in the study check out the http://www.ornishspectrum.com/ web site. Don’t let Continue reading Quick Update

Saturday Ride

I rode almost 8 miles this morning on my road bike. I found I don’t like the Crank Bros Candy pedals. Getting out of them is fine, but clipping in is too hard. I really need to check into some real road clips and shoes as I also had some arch tenderness. All in all it was pretty good ride. At one point I ended up behind a ride group of about 10 guys that looked like they averaged 25mph. I hung with them for about a ¾ of a mile, while they were warming up. 🙂 I talked to Continue reading Saturday Ride

Recent Shooting

Today I shot baby Cadence again for her 3 1/2 month portrait. The lighting was very straight forward with a simple set up using a translucent umbrella in front of 300WS strobe. Tonight I set up my whole light kit at a friend’s church to test out how they could shoot their members for a pictorial directory. I did not shoot any with my camera so I don’t have any samples, but the shots they were getting with their Canon Rebel Xti were very good. I think the hardest thing for them, apart from building the actual directory in a Continue reading Recent Shooting

Ken Paves’ Big Give & EB news

I am not sure if any of you watch Oprah! or the Big Give, but on O’s show on Monday there was a short feature about the efforts of hairstylist Ken Paves to raise money for medical research for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Last week a celebrity party was held at Eva Longoria’s new restaurant, Beso. After finally getting a chance to replay Ken’s portion of the show tonight, I saw Rachel. A girl Ken befriended several years ago who has EB. I met Rachel almost two years ago at the Nashville EB Patient Care Conference where I made portraits of Continue reading Ken Paves’ Big Give & EB news

Happy New Year 2008!

At the risk of rambling, I will take a try at recapping some recent events and other happenings. As far as photography goes, I have been shooting some pregnancy portraits. Some traditional and some of the Demi Moore variety. It seems each mother to be has a different opinion about what they want in a portrait. I have been pleased with the results from both the traditional and the more revealing poses. I am still not efficient at getting what I shoot onto paper in the from of photographic prints. Thankfully the portrait sessions I have shot have ended with Continue reading Happy New Year 2008!

Photo Labs

The folks at debra.org selected eight portraits to be printed for their offices in NYC. I gathered some pricing locally for the 20″X30″ mounted prints and asked a couple of large print houses in the city for pricing as well. The large print houses were more than double local pricing. I have asked AS Photo Lab for pricing so we will see if I have to ship what I can get locally or if these folks could print, mount and deliver since they are only a few blocks away from the debra offices. To see the prints debra selected, check Continue reading Photo Labs