Sunday, December 5, 2010

Doing his thing

Spent a few hours yesterday hanging out with Paul, Dan, and Tyler in the studio. Paul was recording some drum tracks for Dan & Tyler's band and he wanted me to get some photos of him "doing his thing." (I just made that up. He never said it...But I know he was thinking it. Hehe) I hadn't been in the new studio yet, so I was pretty excited to see how it all works. So here are a whole bunch of photos from the weekend:

I have some sort of weird love for finding reflections of people in things. One of my favorites, for sure.
Paul "doing his thing"
Dan waiting to play.
Whole bunch of knobs and sliders and things on the soundboard. Paul in the background "doing his thing."
He's good. And even better if you base a drummer's talent on how many sticks they break. =P
It was a pretty great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Dan played the same song over and over and over and over and I don't know how he (or even we) didn't get sick of it. I shot a cool sequence using the continuous release mode on my camera. Might turn it into a GIF for him.

Nate and Cassie stopped by, and Cassie let me try out her 50 mm lens. She had told me about it earlier and I really wanted to get one, and now I really want to even more. The photo below is a quick shot I got with it. Nothing special, but I can definitely see a difference in quality. SO....Since Christmas is on its way...Who wants to buy me this excellent lens?

And since we were on campus and right next door to my favorite building, I tested out some HDR on beautiful Beadle Hall:

64/365: Beadle Hall...May or may not use this for my photo class assignment. Haven't decided yet.
And FINALLY (working backwards,) on Friday Brian and I did some Christmas shopping in Sioux Falls. Now I'm ALL CAUGHT UP, except for Brian's gift. We also ate at our favorite place in Sioux Falls. Who can guess where that is....?

63/365: My favorite photography trick. Hooray for lights!
OK! Now I'm back on track with the photos. I fall behind sometimes with posting. And the special Holiday posts will begin soon. I was going to start last night, but I wasn't in the mood so it wouldn't have turned out the way I am expecting. But they are coming! Enjoy this lazy Sunday!


  1. I love your photography.... period.

  2. And your light picture... looks like people (or a person) running. Very cool.

  3. Why, thank you! I quite enjoy everything you do, as well. =)
    And the lights are street lights and cars on the interstate just outside Sioux Falls. Mmmm fun.



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