Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Vegas Photo shoot/lesson learned

First of all, thank to all the people that wished us well on our anniversary. It's actually in August, but this Vegas trip and photo shoot is just the start of a fun-filled "anniversary year" that I have planned.

The photo shoot was a blast! Trish and Jared from Studio ATG are amazing - both as photographers and as people. We had sooooo much fun doing the photo shoot out at Nelson, the "ghost town" that offers so many amazing photo opps.

Here are a few samples that they posted on their blog

As a photographer I would highly recommend that you get your photo taken by another photographer. What an interesting experience it was to be on the other side of the camera. It reminded me of so many things, including how to give clear directions to your subject, explaining the results you're going for, how to make the subject feel at ease and how to have fun! Besides that, Trish and Jared definitely showed the importance being prepared and having a plan. We only had to wait a couple of minutes to get started and never had to wait for them to fiddle with lights, settings etc. Like I said, it was both a lot of fun and taught me a few things as well.

Thanks Trish & Jared - you guys ROCK!

[PS. The font from Monday's photos is Jellyka - Estrya's Handwriting - from (thanks to "Wacko" for correcting me]


Anonymous said...

That is a great photograph!

Tanya Plonka said...

Those are awesome, what a great spot for photos!

I totally agree on being on both sides of the camera. Another benefit is that as photographers, we hardly ever have any photographs of ourselves, so it's nice to have some visual proof that we existed :)

On the flip side, being a photographer absolutely helps you learn how to model, because you are already aware of where you should be in relation to the camera and where the light is coming from.

Wacko said...

Dave --

Tall Paul - looks different... (looking at the a in the example on Checking the Top 100 I think Jellyka - Estrya's Handwriting looks more like it...


peter said...

The photos and you guys look great, Dave. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of your anniversary. It's so good to see such a happy, loving couple. The photos were great.

Alan Hess said...

great photos.
It looks like you were having a really good time.