Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My sister Shon called me last night....

...and stated she was looking over my website with fellow co-workers. The bunch showered me with compliments and I accepted them graciously. About 15 minutes later she called back and said...

Shon: "Do you know the picture on your website with the woman in glasses?"

James: "Yes."

Shon: "You know it's out of focus?"

James: "Yes, it's suppose to be."

Shon: "Oh, okay...what is that, abstract or something?"

James: (LMAO...cause' I was so surprised by the term abstract, sister is no art buff) "It's suppose to evoke a semblance of motion."

Shon: "Oh, I see..."

The image was shot with tungsten lighting and a low shutter speed. I asked the model to turn her head slightly as I exposed.


Saturday, September 5, 2009


On June 13, 2009 three boys allegedly lured Joshua in the woods, threw alcohol on him and set him afire. Joshua suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 30% of his body. Last night I had the fortunate opportunity to photograph a fundraiser for Joshua given by the St. Mark's Grand Lodge of Indiana. Here's Joshua...

Joshua had all the exuberance of a nine year old and seems to be developing well.

The kid had some moves too! I'd like to thank the Judkins family for allowing me a brief moment in their lives. All the best little Joshua....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Keep it simple...

...and simple it is. One light, with the Photek Softlighter II attached place right above my head. One silver reflector just below the subject. Canon 5D, f/16, iso 200, shutter at 1/60th of a second. The images were captured with Aperture 2 and I used Imagenomic's Portraiture plug-in for softening.