Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Out of the the norm from my fashion photography, I used this this image which was the location from an underground fashion show that I was invited to. If you can find it in the city, YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!
Monday, December 6, 2010
When I thought about what to do for my next assignment "light" I came up with all the cliché light ideas then I thought what kind of light do you not want to see. I instantly came up with this concept. I live on a really busy road so all I had to do is wait with my camera ready and I would see light soon enough. On the second night a police office pulled a car over right in front of my house. I took this shot right out my front window. It got really exciting watching the cop integrating the driver but he just let him go. Over all it was a exhilarating shoot.
Light is everywhere and you can't get away from it. It lightens up our days and we are surrounded by it at night. We use it without worry and know that we can't get away from it. Photographers can use light to their advantages in more ways than any person can possibly think of. From lighting an apple in the studio to lighting a whole set out on the street, would you know how to light the most simple objects?
After the first wedding I photographed in August, I swore I would never shoot another, and yet here I am. This time I was one of TWO shooters for the day in question. Cameron Dabney was the other shooter and was really great to work with! This seemed like a great way to relieve some of the stress that inevitably comes with a wedding, which apparently happens even when it's not yours! Although stressful, this experience was a lot of fun.
We photographed Meredith, Jared, and the wedding party at a beautiful park in Boulder and had a lot of creative freedom. The reason I chose this shot to represent light is because of the amount that is present through all of the stress of this special day for a fantastic couple. As a photographer, it's wonderful seeing the light in the eyes of all of those a part of the wedding day. Capturing love and the festivities surrounding it is very rewarding.
Thanks to Meredith and Jared for allowing me to be a part of your special day! Congratulations!
Perfect lighting makes a perfect photo. This photo has an amazing background and 4 cute girls, but with out the light on their faces the photo would not be nearly as strong. It is amazing what a difference the pop of a Q flash can make on a photo. This is true with most images. The image can have a ton of beautiful things in it but with out lighting the image is weak. I took this photo at my friend Meredith Xepolis's wedding this weekend. Raydene Salinas was the other photographer for the wedding, she also took some amazing photos! We went to a park in Boulder for the wedding party pictures. The sun was not shinning like I wanted it to be so I created my own sun using a Q flash. Light is what makes photography!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Without light there is darkness. Our lives are driven by light and as a photographer its our job to capture it. I have been on a new kick lately for shadows. I think that shadows are fun and as a little girl (really little!) I used to think of my shadow as my best friend. We were attached at the toes and would go everywhere together. Its interesting how shadows can help transform an everyday parking garage into something amazing. I just love how the shadows repeat the lines in the roof of the garage.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sound is a wonderful thing; it can be so simple an beautiful and yet so raw and packed with emotion. I wanted to capture the raw power of sound in a photograph. Using a red, green, and blue light I tried to replicate the overwhelming power and creativity sound has on people. It is straight forward and in your face just like sound.
Monday, November 22, 2010
The beautiful sound of guitar strings and my grandpa’s voice always made me relax and let all my troubles go for a couple of minutes. When I think of sound I remember when my grandpa was alive, singing and playing the guitar to calm my nerves before a big event or just to get me to relax and fall sleep. Since he passed away I love to go listen to others play the magical guitar.
Earphones are a wonderful creation. They let me listen to my music anywhere, as they are small and portable. I'm a big fan of music, my library spans vast genre's and decades. Music is an art form that has powerful effect on our brain and emotions. According to Diane Bales, Ph.D., "Some of these music pathways actually affect the way we think. Listening to classical music can improve our spatial reasoning, at least for a short time. And learning to play an instrument may have an even longer effect on certain thinking skills."
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
In my opinion there is nothing more classic than a man playing a grand piano. I was walking through the Portland airport and noticed this man, William Fischer, playing the piano. As I thought more about it, I realized the classic feel a piano has. Anymore, you hear bands with multiple instruments and most of the time, someone singing. But, not very often do you hear just a piano. To me it was the perfect description of "classic".
Monday, November 8, 2010
When I think of today it is full of technology that gets the job done faster, cheaper and with less quality. This generations wants what they want five seconds earlier than the idea. This piece of machinery brought me back to a time when the pace of life was slower. Hard work was honorable and respected. There was not many distractions from family, friends and real life. This is classic to me because it symbolizes a time when families work together to gather their crops for themselves and for sale. It brought the family together in good times and bad.
Family photos in the park. This is a pretty classic scene to see in the parks during the fall. Just this weekend, my friend Shawn called me to ask if I would take family pictures of her, her boyfriend and their two dogs. I jumped at the chance, because it's been a long time since I've taken family portraits and I liked the addition of the dogs in the shot.
Their dogs added a fun element that is often lacking in family pictures. Shawn enabled me to take something classic, like family portraits, and do a modern twist. We had a blast running all over the park with the dogs, tossing leaves, and creating beautiful photographs.
, originally uploaded by Fabricius Photography.
Originally constructed in 1926 as the Rialto Theatre, the building at 1135 13th Street had a number of occupants in its early years. The ownership record is nearly as convoluted as the list of business occupants. The property was sold in April 1926 by William Beach to Adrian G. Diez, who constructed the building. He sold it in May 1927 to the Curran-Isis Theatres Company (Frank Ricketson and associates). They sold in 1930 to the Fox Colorado Theatre Group, who in turn sold it in 1933 to the Fox Colorado Theatre Company. A quitclaim deed in 1935 resulted with the Boulder K & F Realty Company as the new owner. They sold it in 1946 to the Isis Theatre Company (also Fox Intermountain Theaters). County Assessor’s records are not available until a transaction in 1978, when the building was sold by the National General Theaters to the Mann Theaters Corporation. This company sold the property in 1988 to Cinamerica Theaters. In 1994, the present owner, Celtic Properties, purchased the building at 1135 13th Street. Read more.
Nothing says "classic", like a pairs of jeans and a white t-shirt. Bringing back a traditional Calvin Klein look is something I remember growing to be an iconic photo. I went with a dirtier and grittier attempt here.
Model: Carlos Fillis
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Playgrounds have always held a particularly creepy feeling for me. Not simply because they are often made of sharp, metal objects. Rather, because they symbolize that fragile moment when we leave childhood behind and venture into adulthood. I can’t help but think about all the children who once found joy there, and have since abandoned the simple pleasures of their youth for the complications that await us when we grow up.