Monday, January 30, 2012

Appalachian Coal - Gary, WV installation

Cory made sure any angle or height I wanted, was available.  Thanks for giving me the grand tour!

Friday, January 27, 2012

"It's a hard job, but someone has to do it!"

What job can you be photographing a special time in a young couples life?

Followed by capturing huge installations in the Appalachian coal fields!

And then photograph beautiful jewelry floating in mid air!!!

It just doesn't get any better!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spring Landscape Photography Class

Rich Nuckolls from Atlanta is our first student to sign up for the Spring class!  Responding to questions I have received I wanted to add:  Photography comes in two parts, taking the picture and processing it.  We do both as my computer will be attached to a home theater, so the class can watch each step of the process. Michael Quick has offered to assist with the class again!  When in the field it is great having his help, working with each student.  The lighting changes very rapidly when it is time to start shooting, and a photographer has to react quickly.  Anyone taking the class, get ready and rested for a busy weekend!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spring Photography Class

My next landscape photography class will be May 18 - 20, in Bluefield, West Virginia.  I like to not only  teach but try to get my students out at hours that they can capture memories, which means either a sunrise or sunset shoot, depending on the weather.  Consequently the hours for Saturdays and Sundays class will be established later.  The Friday class will be from 6:30 PM to 9:00PM.  In this session I hope to prepare everyone for a successful landscape shoot, before getting the hands on experience.  I can explain why certain settings are important on your camera, but everyone needs to study their manuals and know how to access those settings.  Please know how to turn on your histogram, exposure composition or the Automatic Exposure Balance (AEB), and manually set your shutter speed and f-stop.  I recommend a cable release, tripod, and the Lee 4" x  6" - .9 Graduated Neutral Density filter.  The class is limited to only 8 students and is $350.00.  A deposit of $150.00 is due April 18th, with the balance due the evening of the first class.  To reserve your seat call Betty at the gallery, 304/327-9330.  The photo above was taken at the last class!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Breaking a Horse"

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I guess it is all in knowing what you are doing!  Not much happened!
I wondered what is going through a young mans mind, as he prepares to break a horse that has already thrown three men.  A horse that is tranquilized each time his hooves are trimmed!
There was resistance, but to no use.

After a  brief episode, Red was taken on a 3 - 4 mile trail ride!