Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Open Mic Nite @ Bare Bulb!

I had the privelege of shooting some of the performers at the Bare Bulb Coffee House on Saturday 5/7/11!  It was a blast!  The performers were great and the owners were very hospitable!  I will be posting some photos of that night right here on 5/11/11, so come back and check'em out!  Also, when you get a chance, go by and checkout Bare Bulb's Facebook page HERE and be sure to say I sent you.  While you're there "like" them and share the love.

As promised, here are some select shots from that night.  Open Mic Nite @ Bare Bulb, tag your friends and everyone you know at my FaceBook page here. More photos are available on my website under "view your proofs", then choose "events". Enjoy. 











PS. be sure to stop by Bare Bulb and show'em love at: 1117 Hwy 96 Kathleen, Georgia 31097 and their website at www.barebulbcoffee.org.




AJ

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sometimes you just gotta DIY!

Here are some photos of the Ring Light/Beauty Dish I created in response to Larry Becker's (larryscheapshots.com) cheap shot idea.  I have also uploaded 2 videos explaining how this was done:


Part 1


Part 2

Finished mylar/emergency blanket version (best for ring light)

Mounted on SB800

Frontal view of mounting

Copy of Larry Becker's version ( best for beauty dish)

Painted version mounted to SB800

Frontal view of Larry Becker's version (painted)

 This first show was straight on with a Stofen diffuser. 
Manual mode, ISO 100, f8, 1/200 sec, 52mm

 Same Stofen diffuser but flash bounced off ceiling. 
Manual mode, ISO 100, f8, 1/200 sec, 44mm

 This one is with the ringflash I made with the highly reflective material.  Notice with highlights in the hair and on the cheek bones, down the neck and how the lips really stand out. 
Manual mode, ISO 100, f8, 1/200 sec, 46mm

 This final image is with the ringflash but with the satin paint on the inside.  The overall contrast is lower and the eye sockets have less definition.  Also, I increased the power output on the flash to full power. 
Manual mode, ISO 100, f8, 1/200 sec, 52mm

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Successful Photoshoot!

My good friend Michael Williams and I had an awesome day of shooting yesterday!   It turned out even better than I hoped.  My daughter played an excellent model for us as well as we drove around Macon.   We're planning another outing in May but hope to have more photographers involved. I personally learned a great deal from watching and being around Michael 's talent and skill. My daughter was a great help and very willingly changed clothes in the car and trekked across parks, wet grass, and parking garages without complaint!  I will post some pix soon!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Update! I told you God is good!

In the way of a quick update...I am so excited about the goodness of God.  I scheduled a portrait photoshoot for a billboard today.  The client came in at the appointed time and all went very well.  Some photos of the shoot are below as well as posted on my Facebook page.  The extra blessing however, is that when the client showed up, she immediately told me about two others that need photo sessions and her daughter was there and needs to have photos for her CD done!!  Man, I told you, God is good and good at what He does!  I have an appointment scheduled for Monday night from this appointment!

Pastor/Prophetess Rivers:



Upcoming events!

Friends and readers, this is just an update of some happenings with Carlisle Photography.  I believe that when one door shuts, there is at least another waiting to be opened.  Well in my case it was no less than 3!  Yes, God does it again.

I recently lost a client (due to event cancellation), and I was really looking forward to it.  Well, as God would have it, in just a matter of days, that one cancellation made room for 2 more weddings, a new business client that wants a regular photographer for their authors, a portrait session (for tonight) for a billboard ad and another bride interview on the 16th!  God IS good and all that He does is good!

On this Monday, I will be working with Mr. Michael Williams of Michael Williams Photography doing some "around the town" model shooting in Macon, GA.  The model is my one and only daughter, and we're looking to have some great photographs.  Keep checking back for the photos to see what we've done!

Thanks for all of your for your support and prayers.  I'll be in touch!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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