When it’s Cold Outside Try….

When it’s too cold outside like it has been here the last couple of days one of the things that I like to do is still life photography.  I will take over the kitchen and turn it into a studio with my lights, backdrops, and other items all just to take a few pictures of something I saw sitting around the house.

For the technical readers I use Elinchrom studio lights model Bx500ri with soft boxes, grids, and mini spot attachments.  I have been using these lights for about a year or so and have found them to be simply amazing.

Below is a few of the photos I shot using these lights and my Nikon D300.  Hope you enjoy.  And as always comments and questions are welcome.

Miniature Town

One of the nice attractions at Phipps Conservatory is the miniature railroad display that they out up every year.  And every year I am just as excited as the last to photograph it.  Somehow it has a way of making you feel like a kid again.

The Automobile: My Way

Tonight, I decided to share some my vision of that amazing invention: The Automobile.  To say I’m a fan of cars would be a “slight” understatement.  I have been involved with cars my whole life.  As a kid, instead of playing in the streets, I was normally at home working on a car of some sort.  My dad was a mechanic and painted cars.  And I was always right there along side of him working, helping, and learning.  I learned many things about the cars that we worked on and grew to have a great appreciation for classic and antique cars.  My dad and I never missed an opportunity to visit a car show.

Years later I started to photograph automobiles and found that overall shots of the cars was, well, kind-of boring. So I began to photograph parts of the cars and I think that the results show the intricacies of the car that many may never have noticed. Today I’m am posting several closeups of classic and antique cars.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Feel free to let me know what you think.