Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Already missing summer

Ok, I am guilty. Guilty of holding back some photos. Well kind of, many of these have been posted on my photography site: but many of you just check here and so for those of you that follow this blog here you go.

Today I am in my office and wishing it were summer again so I am going to share with you a bunch of shots from this past summer. Many of these shots were for Buff USA and I could not share them at the time, others I was too busy in the summer to post and some I just found in my photo library.
Enjoy, and I really like to hear feedback.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A true professional

Last week I had an opportunity to have my portrait taken by award winning photographer, Thomas Winter. Many of you have heard of or have seen Tom's work, but if you are unfamiliar with Thomas Winter I believe you should take a minute or ten and check out his work. I have known Tom for a few years and have developed a great working friendship with Tom, so when he asked if I would be interested in taking a "Power Portrait" I could not wait to see what he had in mind. Tom is an extremely well rounded photographer but his specialty is taking corporate portraits, pictures of real people in their real environments.

Lucky for me my office is the Indian River so that is where we headed.
We left the dock an hour before sunset and headed to the sandbar near the St. Lucie inlet. As we were idling into the sandbar Tom was sharing his vision with me and explaining that most of the best stuff would come after sundown. This blew me away because I know how tough it can be to shoot in such low light but once I saw the amount of gear that was being unloaded I started to see the shot and this got me even more excited. With the help of an assistant and my girlfriend Kelly we shot photos and videos for the next hour or so, I felt like a rockstar, it was so much fun watching a professional of Tom's caliber work.

Now, most of you reading this know that I try not to label myself as a professional photographer, more just a fishing guide with a camera and a decent eye for what looks good. Photography is a passion of mine and it helps me pay the electric bill every month but not much more. Thomas Winter is a true professional. I was amazed at his vision and of his knowledge of photography and his equipment. Fishing photography is obviously my strong point and so setting up a shot or having a vision and knowing how to create it is not something that I typically have to deal with. My idea of using a strobe is sticking an external flash on my camera body and using it as fill flash. All I know about multiple strobes is what I have read or have heard about on podcasts. It was very cool seeing the results of Tom's work, he has a vast knowledge of lighting.

Also, here is a behind the scenes video that Tom put together.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what Tom created and if you are interested in having your own power portrait done or just checking out Tom's other work here is where you can find him. or for more on our photo shoot

thomas winter


"Outstanding Visual Artist"

-2009 mARTies

""2010 Top Ten Photographer Award"

- Fl Professional Photographers

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Monday, June 13, 2011

An owl, an egret, and some tarpon

I hope you enjoy some of these images. I love this time of the year, the tarpon and snook fishing is heating up with the temperatures. I have also been doing loads of photography work for Buff USA. I will be sure to share some of the images as soon as I can.

a very cooperative owl, it is so nice to see so much bird life in the St. Lucie river.

my egret buddy that meets me at the dock everyday when I return home from my charters.

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