Saturday, November 28, 2009

A sweet deal...

Not directly photo-related, but with video, graphic design and photo so closely related these days:

Hershey's is looking for Film Makers, Animators & Graphic Designers to create commercials for its new "Making the World a Sweeter Place" ad campaign.

$1,500 will go to the creator of the best video ad, $450 to the creator of the best print. A total of $6,000 will be earned in this campaign.

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Cabe Booth...

As many of you already knew, I did a lot of PR and marketing work this year for the annual Rhett Miller charity concert - benefitting CF research. I also donated a few of my limited edition prints and acquired a couple other charitable donations - including an awesome commissioned painting by Cabe Booth.

However, I didn't get to actually attend the show this year, due to my Disney trip. I didn't get to hear the bands perform. I didn't get to see all the people enjoying the evening. I never got to see my photos sitting at the silent auction table. I never got to see Cabe's artwork in person.

Luckily, Cabe sent me a photo he took of his painting. Not quite the same as seeing it live, but still pretty cool. The painting was done from one of my photos, so it is special to me. I've always been a huge fan of Cabe's work, and love everything he does! I hope the high bidder has already hung this piece in their home/office/wherever and is enjoying it right now...

It is hard to tell from the small picture, but this is painted on wood and the edges are torn and roughed up. It is somewhere between three and four feet wide and tall.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Where have you been?!?

You may be wondering why I dropped off the face of the earth recently. Well, I got swamped with shoots when I got back from Disney World. Plus, I haven't had anything really important to say or share on the blog in the last few days. I'll post some cool pics from some recent shoots sometime soon. But not now... I'm off to yet another shoot.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wonderful wedding...

Yes, I shoot a small number of weddings each year. I can't help it. Maybe I'm a romantic, but I love getting caught up in the moment, capturing all the joy and excitement. Last night, I shot the most awesome wedding ever. It was a mixture of western and eastern traditions, and it was a blast! Lots of dancing and singing, laughing and smiling.

There was a big entrance, where all the guests danced and chanted as they led the bride and groom into the reception hall. I got a ton of great still photos of the event. However, the music, movement and excitement were so great that I had to switch over to video for a few seconds (eight seconds to be exact). Doesn't this look like fun?!?