Forest Lawn Cemetery, Memorial Day 2017...

Memorial Day is for remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives for this country to ensure the freedoms we hold so dear.  

We had the distinct honor of participating in a ceremony at the Grand Army of the Republic Monument in Forest Lawn Cemetery to honor our fallen heroes.

Take a moment out of your busy schedules to visit a cemetery and read aloud the names inscribed on the grave markers of these soldiers.  This is a way to show them that they are not forgotten and to thank them for their selfless sacrifice.   

Cock Robin LIVE...

I had the pleasure of photographing one of my favorite local rock bands recently.  The name of the band is "Cock Robin".  They play music from the 70's and 80's and are all very accomplished musicians.  If you haven't seen them live, you're missing out!!

Here's a few images from that shoot.

Hope you enjoy... 

CanAm Photo Expo continued...

Here's a few more images from the Expo's on-location model shoots.  The poor models braved the cold rainy weather at the Naval Park and the windy cold weather at Silo City in order to provide us with compelling subjects for our portraiture workshops.  Spent the weekend with some great photographers and spent some time with friends, with old and new.

Hope you enjoy!

CanAm Photo Expo

I spent last weekend downtown at the Adam's Mark Hotel for the CanAm Photo Expo.  This spectacular event consisted of formal training and hands-on shooting opportunities in all different styles and types of photography.  Classes and workshops were available in portraiture, landscape, weddings, infant, boudoir, macro, off-camera lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, fine-art printing and others.  There was also a large trade show with many imaging vendors represented.  I chose to attend the lighting/portraiture training which allowed me to shoot with and learn from Tony Corbell, Rick Friedman, and Dana Nordlund.  We had two model shoots as well - one at the Naval Park and the other at Silo City.  Well worth the price of admission!  Can't wait until next year!!

Here's some of the images from the model shoots...

Hope you enjoy!

  

Gettysburg in Winter...

Had the opportunity to overnight in Gettysburg, PA last week after they had a foot of snowfall.  Many of the Battlefield Park roads were closed due to drifting snow.

Hope you enjoy...

Lumagination exterior images...

The Lumagination event at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens is a unique light show that illuminates the place with color.  This event runs for a couple of weeks every year and tomorrow night (Tuesday) is the last night for the event for this season.  Photographing the event is always a fun time whether I'm inside or outside, although inside is much more comfortable.

Hope you enjoy...

The setting sun totally lit up the right-side green house.

The setting sun totally lit up the right-side green house.

Fun with fog...

Here's a few dramatic portraits making use of our new fog machine to set the mood.  Civil War soldier themed as usual.  Two light setup.  A speed light with a grid and orb as the key light and another speed light with a grid as the accent (separation) light.  Noah is a good sport!

Hope you like them.

No fog.  Obviously.

No fog.  Obviously.

Lumagination 2017

Here's a few images from the Lumagination Event at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens.

Hope you enjoy them...

Thanks Keith for the inspiration on this one!

Thanks Keith for the inspiration on this one!