The Doctor Blue Box

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


1/8 @ f/22 ISO 500 Nikon D90 105mm
I created this for my portfolio. I wanted to have a scientific feel for lighting the flask. I lit the glass with two 750s on the background and one mini light with a snoot skimming the front of the glass to push light on the basil plant inside. I then added one light below the table pointed at the leaves to get a more natural feel.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Busy College Student

1/30 @ f/5.0 ISO 640 Nikon D90 30mm

This picture was taken for an assignment to represent a "busy college student".

Thanks to Samantha for being my model.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fruit light writing

f/36 @ 5.0 sec ISO 250 105 mm Nikon D90

I used a flash gun to light this image.


f/16 @ 1/60 ISO 500 Nikon D90 105mm

I used a Farrell light to back light the entire setup, I then used a negative fill to control the highlight on the syrup. I also placed a fill on the right to light up the spheres.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Frozen Hot Chocolate

1/30 @ f/3.8 ISO 2000 Nikon D90 21 mm


While in NY for the PDN Photo expo a group of us went to Serendipity 3 for their famous frozen hot chocolate, and let me tell you it is FAMOUS for a reason.

Cell Phone

1/80 @ f/5.6 ISO 640 Nikon D90 105 mm

I back lit the board with green gelled hot lights, I bounced light on to my object from one light source. I enjoyed using a reflective background and color to spice up the set.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

High Dynamic Range

Nikon D90 1/250 @ f/13 ISO 200 18mm

This is an HDR image I created of a local artists house. He creates the sculptures you see with a chainsaw and also has a wonderfully colorful home. I used 7 images placed into Photomatix to create this.


f/9 @ 1/1250 ISO 500 Nikon D90 66mm

Panoramic shot in Central Park.
I compiled roughly 50 pictures for this shot.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Colored Water

Nikon D90 1/600 @ f/10 ISO 640 105mm

While looking through a few photographic magazines I found on image that kept everything in the scene its "normal" tone and changed anything that moved, such as water, to another color.
The technique they used was to set the camera on a tripod and expose the same scene three times with different filters. They used RGB so that the images all together would create a normal tone except for the moving objects caught in just one or two but not all filters.

I do not own the specific filters needed but I felt compelled to find my own way of doing it.
For this image I simply did a multiple exposure of three shots, and with each one I adjust the white balance to something close to RGB. The results vary but I find them interesting.

Downtown Asheboro, NC

Nikon D90 1/60 @ f/11 ISO 640 25mm

Last week my Object lighting class took a trip in to downtown Asheboro to see what we could find. The goal was to look past the iconic scenes and in to something indescribable. This was one of the images I found.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever

1/100 @ f/8 ISO 320 Nikon D90 45mm

Last week I went with my class to Manhattan for the PDN Photo Plus Expo. While we where there we made a trip in to Central park to find Strawberry Fields. I had been three times before, each trip the flowers that decorate the memorial are different. The design always incorporates a peace sign.

Self Portrait 2

1/50 @ 5.6 ISO 400 Nikon D90 105mm

This is a self portrait I set up using a white flower and lights pointed on to it. I wanted to create an RGB mixture with lights. I used hot lights with snoots and gels. I had one Halo light pointed on me. The gels filled in the shadows so I had to be careful with my contrast.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Water drop in motion

f /16 @ 1/3 ISO 100 Canon EOS 5D, 65mm

My classmate, Alex Elder, brought in a machine that uses an infrared beam to sense when the water passes by in order to set off the flash and catch the drop in motion. By using different delays you could catch the drop at different stages in motion. We then introduced colored water to add some interest. We used one Sigma 500dg super that was synced up to flash when the water hit the beam.

Self Portrait

Portrait:f/13 @ 1/60 Apple:f/10 @ 1/15 ISO:320 Nikon D90

For both of the shots before bringing them into Photoshop I used two Halo lights as balanced light. One at a 45 degree and one filling in the shadows where I wanted it. After setting up lights and camera angle I had my classmate Samantha McCaskill help me shoot.

Monday, July 6, 2009

the 4th

Bynum, NC.
This is the first year I went to the celebration at Bynum. It was really amazing, this was also the first time I photographed fireworks. It was incredible.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Buckwheat Zydeco and friends

30th Artsplosure Raleigh, NC
Saturday, April 16th 2009