I’ve worked with Joel for a few years and we share a passion for photography. In the last few months, he has been preparing for a exhibit that opens in a little over two weeks: Harbors. His photographic art will adorn the walls of The Rookery Cafe, and while I might be a little biased, I don’t think they have any idea of how epic his prints will be.
I’ve noticed over the past year or two that while there are a lot of talented photographers and great work, the production efforts have been minimal – get some prints on the wall, smile, shake some hands, and call it good. Joel has rocketed into (what I believe to be) the big leagues by preparing everything possible: high-end perfectly finished art prints, business cards, show posters, photographic prints for sale, the facebook event page, media coverage with local papers, a video segment, and even an exhibition website: harbors2012.com.
So, needless to say, I was excited to have him ask me to help create some images for the up-and-coming article, as well as prints for home.
Take a look…
Take a look at more of the images here:
Technology is amazing. I’ve been playing with my new D4 for the past week and have been really excited about the potential it holds.
To start with, here are a few portraits at the office (cause I couldn’t wait to get home with it). I’ve run them through a bit of light post-processing. A couple black and white conversions, some noise reduction, and a smidgen of clarity and contrast adjustments.
This is Joel. And he’s strongly recommending that you attend his art show in July. See Harbors2012.com for more info!
And of course, this is Heather. She is amazing. Nuf’ said!
And me, in the comfy environs of my office. (Thanks Joel for capturing this image!)
And then, on my way to the car en route to an appointment I had to stop to notice the wildlife in the parking lot:
And lastly, I took it out for a morning with the birds, and found it to be quite the performer for it’s 11 frames per second… I joked with Heather earlier that it’s more likely that I’ll lose interest in the subject before the camera runs out of buffer to shoot! Here’s a (fairly rough) composite that I worked on this evening. 16 frames into one:
Needless to say, I’m excited about the camera and it’s potential in future weddings and other outings.
I’ve put up lots more from the bird and bug explorations. Take a look: http://photos.codyjbennett.com/fine-art/2012/
Stay tuned for more!