My muse, the floral art of Françoise Weeks. These are my favorites from photographing her floral designs last week that were seen at the Girl’s Inc. fundraising event ”Power of the Purse” at the Portland Art Museum.
Imagine, each person in this vast sea of humanity knows someone afflicted with breast cancer. It boggles the mind and puts into perspective the need for awareness for early detection and for research. Our shout out to Marlene Fine, Maryanne Cleary and Catherine Sternbergh-Davis!
The Portland Business Alliance asked if I would photograph ESCO’s Tony Guiterrez for their Jobs Report on local manufacturing. I wanted to make sure I got the machinery and the glowing fiery liquid in the background. So how do we get ambient background light to show up? Right, use a longer shutter speed. But the light was too dim to get a nice exposure on Tony in the foreground. So I set up an Einstein bouncing into a small umbrella on a light stand. My exposure was 1/20s at f/5.0, with ISO 800 using Nikon AF 85 f/1.4 + D300.
Okay I admit this was staged after he sunk his putt. He did land it less than a foot but I didn’t want this shot to be of his blown putt so I told him to putt first then we would re-stage the shot. Asking someone to “redo” what you missed or in this case not being the cause of a “miss” isn’t a bad thing – you might loose some of the sponteneity but you never know unless you try, right?
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