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A look back at 2013

This year was such an enjoyable experience. I am nothing short of proud of the fact. My original goal of traveling to different events was exceeded. Including taking on a wedding solo with little time to plan or meet with clients. I haven’t planned much for ’14 so far. I want to stray from Formula D and drifting for the most part. The not most part? Detroit and Lime Rock. Lime Rock for the friends, and Detroit…well because there is something great about that city. Looking back at it, I had no idea what to expect. Sure you hear nothing but bad things about it, but once you’re there you forget all the negative. I need more time to explore, more time to meet random friendly faces. (Yes everyone, be it downtown or the surrounding wasteland, everyone was friendly).

This post is going to have a part 2. I’m being hard on myself and not just throwing a bunch of photos up. The ones below and part 2 are only the photos that came out exactly how I envisioned them. Some aren’t great by any means, but to me they have me grinning from ear to ear.

Enjoy, because 2013 fucking rocked…

 

Some images have links. Check them out.

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Blog only photos

Didn’t shoot much this week. When I have nothing to edit, I usually go through my old shots and find things I missed. Here are a few.

 

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In a rut, buy new glass!

A few days ago, Brandon over at Allen’s Camera emailed me about some ideas he has for future videos for the store. Told him I was definitely interested. He also told me they just took in a demo Nikon 35mm 1.4. This lens has been in the back of my head for a few months now. Headed up to check out the lens and talk about his idea. Don’t want to go into it yet, but its a great way for new content and local photographers to get their work out there. Then he showed me the lens. God I love this piece of glass. It feels so good in the hands and looks good mounted. I tested it out and pulled the trigger. It was hard, but I decided to give up my 24-70 in trade. I just didn’t use it as much as I thought I would. Also, slowly converting to all primes. My 70-200 is staying though.

Bought the lens and didn’t have time or anyone  to use it on. My friend Julia sent me a message and I said lets shoot. She agreed and shot down in Philly. Of course it had to be windy and rainy, but I wanted to use this lens so bad. All in all, I love it. This my become my new workhorse lens. Its a great focal length for my style of shooting. Not too wide, not to tight.

 

 

Ok the last one isn’t the 35, but my other work horse, the 85. Can’t wait to use this lens more.

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So I’m in a rut. Again.

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So it’s December. That time of year where the day light doesn’t last long enough but the cold and darkness does. It seems like it takes a massive effect on my mind. I always feel so creative-less, empty, bored. Every winter comes around and I say to myself, if it snows I’m shooting portraits! Well the days it has snowed in the past I wasn’t able to. Makes me so upset. I have all these ideas written down for a snow shoot, yet I’m never able to make it happen. I used to love the winter. Now I dread it like the plague. With everything that has happened in the last few months doesn’t help either. I just keep questioning myself if I should keep going. Keep striving so I won’t have to work a day job. Every December this runs rampant through my head. Sure I have plenty of shoots lined up but damn, am I reaching deep in my mind to find creative ideas. Maybe I just need to get away for a bit. I’ve thought of visiting my aunt or grandma for a week or 2. If I did that I would just bring my d700, 85, and sb800. Put myself out there and put myself into a situation where that’s all I have to work with. Who knows…maybe.

On a positive note however, I am super excited to work with Gina Osbourne and her team at Beauty Marks. She is super talented and can’t wait for this.

Ok no more rambling. Just sitting here bored at work, waiting to delivery car. Don’t worry, I’m not ready to give up just yet.

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