Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Ive really enjoyed the last week off from work and have been in the studio again. I took this shot last night. Glasses, water, or light seem to be my new passtime. Its been a great year for photography. I wanna personally thank all of you who have used me to photograph your important moments. Thanks and GOD bless you!

Just a reminder to anyone reading this that I am still giving away free one hour portrait sessions(with free 8 x10 and CD of all images) until the end of January to boost my portrait portfolio. No strings attached. Call 910-293-3428 or email me at to set up an appointment time. Thanks, Kirk

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth...

The happiest place on earth is your home! We had a great time in Orlando Florida this week visiting a couple Disney parks and staying at a great resort. For parents of children under five, I have a bit of parenting advice. Stay away from Disney until your kids get older. Think about this...What kid likes to stand in lines for 20+ minutes(even with a fast pass) to go on a ride. My kids hated it and there were just too many people there to enjoy the parks. The kids had a blast playing at the resort we were at because it had a water park. In Disney's defense, they did have a great time at a place called Disney Quest. It's a 5 story building in Downtown Disney. It has video games and old school entertainment games such as skee ball. It took us 12 hours to drive to Orlando, with all the necessary bathroom and eating breaks. Im thinking a plane sounds pretty good next time around. I hope the rest of 2008 treats you well and that God would bless you all in the new year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Merry Christmas

I did these two shots last night. I must say that I think I enjoy working with water a little too much. Ill be going to Disneyworld for Christmas starting on the 19-26th. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Orange you glad...

Getting creative with fruit was helping me pass some time on Thursday night. This is my take on a strobist favorite. I used a snooted sb800 under a glass desk with orange gels 1/64 power to light the orange and then a double blue gelled from an an sb600 from the top 1/16 power 1 sec exposure at f 11 Iso 200. I think that this type of photography is challenging and fun, because its really up to you what the end result will be. I may do more shots like this in the coming week. I hope everyone has a joyous Christmas! I have alot of things to be thankful for! Thank you God for blessing me and my family!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Some red dye in water sure made for a big mess, but the results were really cool. I used a 3 x 2 foot of glass and black sheet of paper underneath to capture this shot. I used an old shower curtain to catch the water as it left the glass. It was nice having my new lens 24-70mm f2.8 to use on this shoot. It is super sharp!
Be sure to take advantage of the FREE photoshoots offered from DEC 1-Jan 31. See my previous post or website for details. Kirk