Nothing much to banter about, not in a social mood today. This was a quick hurry and get your camera and I snapped off the hip before I could really adjust for what I was shooting. Anyways, the tilt was on purpose. Enjoy :)
I felt that this one need to look antiqueish and mysterious. I also felt that I wanted it to be painterly with some texture and noise. Here is the image I settled on – I like it for now, yet tomorrow I may not…
Today’s Photo | DEFCON 5
I took this photo while at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. I am really glad that I took this when I did as they have since changed everything around and this no longer is there. I have a lot of shots from there and more to explore as it is one of my absolute favorite places to shoot :)
Took this a while back and thought that I had posted it – it is the outside of Union Terminal Station in Cincinnati. It is quite a photogenic place. Though inside – you might get yelled at for taking pictures like I did. I asked if they had rules on photography they said yes, I asked to see them and they could not produce them. They said as long as I take pictures of the structure inside or out without people in them I was allowed to shoot – I stood there and scratched my head….take a photo…inside at the museum…without getting anyone in it?? After that ordeal I did contact the museum and emailed a few times with someone that was quite nice. I still need to get with her to see if I can setup a super secret photowalk :)
PS: And have you ever had a photo that by the graph says it is straight, yet you look at it and say – there is no way this is straight? This is that photo for me – I cant get it to where I am happy with it to save myself.by Chris Lehman
I would like you all to meet Koja – This is a good friend of mine’s companion, the friend is Kionte Storey. I had the absolute honor of meeting this warrior and courageous individual as well as teach him some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Please click on the link and go learn some more about this remarkable young man.
Well, went out to shoot in Cincyish (<---- not a word I know I do this from time to time), someone forgot to tell the rain that it was not needed that day, and so it was cold wet rain from above tried to embark on this adventure. Needless to say that the camera did not get out, however the trip was fun and location scouting in the rain has never been so great. I will go back soon - before it is 100 degrees and scorching...and yes the location is still secret to only those that know...do you know?
While coming back from a photowalk (Where I shot this as well Christmas Lights ) myself and another photographer came through this corridor, it was freezing cold and we just wanted some heat…I turned around and saw this and said – hold on I am shooting this. I got the – “huh?” look, but paid no attention and proceeded setting up. Now this is a bit of an optical illusion as it was not as long as it seems on the photo. This is not something magical that I did in post processing but rather it is inherent of the lens choice. I was using a wide-angle lens which tends to narrow things out in the center of the frame adding a bit of depth with the right composure. Anyways – hope you enjoy the photo – I thought for sure that I was going to lose a hand to frostbite…
I have been wanting to shoot in Cincinnati for a while, there are a few places that I have shot and a few that I marked on my list to shoot, I am going to be going there very soon and am currently scouting for places to shoot, so if you know anywhere feel free to drop a note in the comments section.
This is one of those that I keep looking at and just could not come up with anything at all. I will call it a mind block and move on. This was taken from the National Museum of the USAF which is one of my all time favorite places to shoot. I need to head back real soon to shoot it again, I always find something new and interesting to shoot there.
Where have you been???
Well, I have been all over shooting some but not enough. The weather is warming up and I am excited to be doing some photowalks to not only help teach others and get enthusiasm for photography but also to just get out and have some fun and meeting interesting people :). I have a few exciting announcements that I will be able to share soon so stay tuned :)
So I was up in the mountains in a place that most cell phones dont work – this is both a blessing and a curse. It is awesome to be able to unplug a bit however when you are addicted to your phone as I am it is very aggervating at the same time. I felt like I was at an intervention or something :)
Anyways – the below photo was taken on the morning that I left. We went down to the lake and the kids were getting some energy out before the drive home, and I of course saw the morning fog rising and grabbed my camera. It was muddy and crazy however totally awesome at the same time. The warmth of the sun and the sparkle of the water reflections combined with the rising of the “smoke” was just fabulous. I cant wait to go back and shoot some more!by Chris Lehman
Excited for some upcoming events that I am going to be going on and hosting – more to come later – stay tuned!! Some secret and some public :)
This was taken inside a restaurant and originally I did not think that this was going to be one that I released. But after staring at it for months now it has grown on me and maybe it will grow on you to…maybe.
This one was really really fun to shoot. I did something different on this one, typically you find a leading line that draws your eye to the main subject. In this that leading line is reversed, I think that it worked in this situation and am quite happy with the shot. Rules are just guidelines and I think that it is good to try new things. I took a video of this – my very first behind the scenes video, however I did not like how it turned out so I dont think that I am going to post it. Part of the reason is that I took it setup in portrait mode and I shot this in both portrait and landscape and liked the landscape better. The other reason is I just fumbled around and it just was not good.
Anyways – I was shooting this, the kids were in the care playing their video games (which is great for keeping them consumed while I driving around looking to capture the moment), it was snowing like made, it was cold and the scene was just truly beautiful. So there I was all setup and ready to shoot my first shot, tripod down and sure enough – car comes and I have to grab my gear and run off the road. Then I got all setup again and decided to record a behind the scenes, then I decided I wanted to shoot it again in landscape mode and a couple appeared on the other side of the bridge slowly walking through and enjoying the winter wonderland. I waited them and as they got to where I was setup, the gentleman carrying a DSLR stopped and looked and said “WOW! He is capturing the…that is so cool!…” you fill in the blanks ;-)
Canon 5D III, Canon 17-40L, shot at F/11 and ISO 100, 5 shot exposure from -2 to +2
Today is the day that Christians celebrate the most important event known. I for one am very thankful for what he did.
If you read any of my blogs or blips you will see something repeated a few times in text – do you know what that is? If you do drop a comment in here and let me know :)
This girl has barely ever seen snow as she lives in a place that snow comes once or twice a lifetime. We were just lucky enough to be together when the snow came, now she has a photo to always remember it by – Capture The Momentby Chris Lehman
Bokehlicious < - - - - is that a word? Did I spell it right?
This was pretty much SOOC - taken at Church Christmas Eve.by Chris Lehman
A while back…
You might remember that I toyed with the idea of doing a behind the scenes video…well while this is not that, this is a kinda of behind the scenes video…but then again not really…you get the picture :)
so I could go crazy and ramble on and on about various things…however I am not going to – so enjoy the video and here is today’s photo :)
Not been shooting….
So I cant remember the last time that I actually decided to go shoot something interesting for me, I have been shooting things that I have to but not that I want to – huge difference. So maybe I can get back to basics and go looking for some creative juices to flow…
As this storm rolled through I quickly grabbed my camera and took off to try to capture something out of it. I ended up 2 minutes from house (that two minutes was a flat run) and setup to find this dramatic moving of the clouds. I was hoping the storm would slow down and give me more time to setup and shoot but it did not. I often at times like to study the scene and what is going on and then setup at various angles and positions taking a wide variety of shots. This was a holy smokes!!! Just shoot! Here is what was captured….