Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday Festival Events

Great Weather!! Really makes or breaks festival week....
Today was the 10K Run /Walk, the Childrens Parade and tonight was a Beatles
look and sound alike band.

The kids sure had fun at the fun run!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Its Festival Week!!

Its Forest Festival time again. For those that don't know the Forest Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the state and is non-stop events for nine days and I'm lucky enough to be the

Official Photographer for the past 13 years. Today was opening ceremony, the strong man contest and the gospel music show.

Here are a few images from the strong man contest.

Those guys are maniacs!!

I think I got a hernia just watching!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kansas Concert

Had a blast last night shooting the band Kansas in concert. The MKIII was flawless! The images shown are all straight shots at ISO 3200. Shot in RAW and converted in CS3 and thats it!

I also shot the meet and greet before the show. The band seemed like nice guys. The drummer had a thing about shaking hands which at first I thought was kind of rude but after some thought I realized was quite sensible. He makes a living with those hands and some he-man decides to shake real hard and he can't perform like he should. Just my observations....

This week we are shooting Team and individual football and soccer with some seniors sprinkled in. WVU Vs E. Carolina on Saturday and then off to Huntington for the Professional Photographers of WV fall convention. I'm going to be one of the speakers and its a little scary.

I'm used to speaking in front of customers but not in front of other professional photographers. Hopefully they won't fall asleep or throw things.....

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Football Samples From the MKIII

Lovin the MKIII.....I've shot a large wedding and two West Virginia football games so far and have no complaints. I really like the feel of the shutter and its very quiet too. No sign of the focus problem that people were noticing with the first ones shipped. Buttons are very intuitive and the larger display is quite nice.