Monthly Archives: October 2010

On Assignment: India 2010

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I was going back to India, this time on assignment — but I never gave any more details after that. Here’s what you’ve been waiting for.

Devil’s Den Walkabout 10/26/10

Yesterday I went for a short hike around Devil’s Den State Park in Arkansas with my mom and brother. We meandered about for a few hours, sat by the river, and of course I took some photos. Here are a few, and you can see the rest here on Flickr. (P.S. I like this first one because it reminds me of a hubble space image.)

Studio Shoot: Rachel

Let’s get this out there: I don’t like studio shoots. I don’t like feeling cramped and limited by lighting, space, backgrounds, etc. However, I do believe that, as an aspiring photographer, it is a very important skill to have. Luckily, I have access to a studio in town when I need it. Darby and I did a quick shoot with a friend of ours a few months ago (yes, the same friend from this post), and I just now finished processing my photos. Instead of just putting up a few, since they are quite similar, I chose to play around with Lightroom and see what variations I could come up with. Darby already has her photos up, and you can see them here. I’ve posted a few of mine here, but, as always, you can see the rest here on Flickr.

Homecoming Shoot: Andrew & Jaden

On Saturday, I behaved like a good big brother and donated my valuable time to shoot some portraits for my brother Andrew and his girlfriend Jaden’s junior Homecoming dance. We went to the Inn at Carnall Hall at the University of Arkansas for a few quick snaps before they headed off to dinner. Here are a few below, and the rest are here on Flickr.

Commissioned Work: Spices, Spices, Spices

A few months ago, I was commissioned by a local woman to do some photos as a gift for her husband. I was given one guideline:  he loves cooking and he loves cooking with Indian spices. As it was my first commissioned piece, and not really knowing what would hit the spot, I gave it a shot, using techniques I’d never tried before. (Not to mention the fact that I’d never shot food OR still life in a studio setting before.)  Here are a few of the results. The rest are here on Flickr. P.S. You should have smelled my living room after these spices had been sitting out for a week.