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So I recently picked up a 15mm f2.8 fisheye over the holiday season and needed an event to mess around. Sure enough DJ Vito was throwing a winter break party and figured I would stop by and check it out.
Here are a couple photos from the night:
So, November was filled with more than a far share of shooting including the Eternal Enemies Tour. Unfortunately that meant I had to take a little break from updating my blog to focus on travel plans and a 24 hour turn around for photos. Hopefully next time around I will be able update more frequently on the road.
Here is a list I learned throughout my travels:
- It is easy to eat healthy
- It is easy to eat unhealthy
- Everyone should travel
- Everyone should make time for themselves
- Band members are not always as tough as they seem but are actually some of the nicest people.
- You cant be a photographer if you are afraid to take risks
- Ask questions all the time.
- Hotels can be disgusting
- Massachusetts is possibly the most expensive place ever
- The power of music is unbelievable
- Being in a city you don't know is an empowering experience
- 5 Hour rides aren't as bad as they sound
- Follow the three song rule
- Don't give security a hard time - they are there for you as well
- Respect the photo pit
- Respect the actual pit
- Do your job first then be a fan second
- Leave your photo caps at home
- Leave your lens hoods home
- Don't be afraid of dust/dirt
- BRING EAR PLUGS
- BRING EAR PLUGS
- Shows without photo pits could be the worst thing ever
- Never stop networking
- Be friendly
- Editing on the road sucks
- Don't forget to eat - this was actually difficult
- Always have water on you
- Don't bring too much gear into the venue. It becomes a hassle
- Have fun
I know some of these may seem obvious but when you are out and about you can easily lose track of the simple things.
Last night had the opportunity to stop in Cambridge, MA for the Freedom Cypher. It gives an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents over beats produced by local artists. This was the first time I have every been to something like this and it was an incredible eye opener.
Here are a few photos from the night. The rest can be found on my page.
Finally took the time to create my Facebook page for my photography rather than using just my website and personal page. It seemed that I was getting enough traffic to take the leap and start promoting my photography as a brand.
So with this short and sweet blog post head on over and like my page:
Talk about terrifying in the photo world. During an NCAA football game a player catching a ball heading out of bounds made contact with $17,000 in camera gear. The camera appears to be in OK condition but the lens is a no go.
Here is a small video of what happened:
Video found on: http://petapixel.com/2014/10/18/video-football-player-falls-snaps-canon-telephoto-lens-half-sideline/
Talk about incredible. After grazing the internet and Facebook I stumbled upon another link that lead to this time lapse. A New Hampshire native, Julian Tryba, captured some of Bostons best angles in this brilliant time lapse.
It's going to be a productive weekend so be sure to stop by and say hey. Always feel free to ask questions if you have any.
This upcoming weekend you can find me:
Mike Forgette & Friends w/ Flick Squad Photo - FSM
Mike Forgette & Friends w/ Flick Squad Photo - FSM
Smokehouse Tavern in Lowell
Gloucester vs Swampscott Football
Gloucester High School
TRANSIT October Tour
Middle East Downstairs
Age of Digital
Its amazing what you can do now with cameras. This is an amazing example of using a tilt-shift lens to create a unique time lapse.
Check out the original article found here: http://petapixel.com/2014/04/11/gorgeous-tilt-shift-time-lapse-turns-sydney-tiny/
We will be live ringside with some behind the scenes footage of Kyle Bochniak this Friday at Twin Rivers Casino.Read More
A few photos/crashed from the Sprint NASCAR cup. Overall fun day being limited to shooting through the fence. Still caught a few accidents and Jeff Gordons pit crew.Read More
The final takeaway image from todays trip into boston.Read More
Thanks to everyone that visits my website/blog!
Just got back from a weekend trip to Maine and decided to check the passed few days of website activity. Turns out we have a few international visitors and readers. Hopefully I can continue to grow and improve the content that I put up so everyone can continue to enjoy.
I have just finished uploading the photos to my computer from this weekend in Maine and the stop to cover some NASCAR on the way back. Everything is looking better than expected and I cant wait to get them up.
Gear Section Added
A recent question I have been asked is what kind of camera I use. I figured I would take the time to create a gear page so that people can freely look as I update my gear. You can view everything I use from cameras to lenses and backpacks to travel cases.
I have also become an Amazon.com affiliate so you can actually buy gear through me. If anyone is interested in purchasing any camera gear feel free to let me know.
Content, Content, Content!
Things are going to get content heavy pretty soon. I plan on creating some vlog's as well as some helpful tutorials to showcase how I am achieving certain looks in each of the images I am editing.
In these images I show an example of how I recovered a not-so-thrilling sunset and was able to turn it into a high-contrast / HDR feeling image. Rather than trying to pump up the saturation I decided to keep it as natural as I could and just try to bring the image to life through contrast.
I primarily use a combination of Lightroom/Photoshop and occasionally use Color Efex 4.
I was going through my photos and stumbled upon a couple images that I never got around to posting. The more I push the high ISO capabilities of my cameras the more I continue to stop bringing my flash out when I shoot events.
Wasn't really planning on taking any pictures but I had my camera with me and decided to snap a few photos. Also because the good friend and Flick Squad partner, Ryan Burgess, was laying down a crazy Trap set.
Overall it was a pretty tame night except everyone put down a solid set and some good friends came out.
Later on in the night we had a guest appearance from XPRESS. This was a first for me but he laid down another great, albeit short, set.
This was a shot I took a few nights ago. Shortly after getting my 2x teleconverter I couldn't wait to use it. I still wish I had something longer but what can you do... Everything costs money. I wish I shot this with the d610 just for the higher megapixel count which would allow me to keep a little more detail but I still think the detail is good.
Feel free to comment if you like it!
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