Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Baseball and Softball Portraits

The month of May was great because the weather finally warmed up and athletes were breaking out the bats, gloves and were practicing on the freshly cut grass. I worked with the baseball and softball teams from Wallace Elementary School to capture their individual and team portraits. I also recently worked with the boys and girls of the Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues. The players looked sharp in their uniforms as they took the field in Faison, North Carolina . There is a beautiful park for baseball and softball located next to the Faison Recreation and Wellness center. About a week later I took portraits of girls softball in Calypso, North Carolina. I have years of experience working with baseball and softball players of all ages, including high school. I can also create photos in my studio that aren't quite real but look spectacular! If you look at the last 2 images in this blog post, they were captured in my studio. I photographed them separately against a gray background and went out later and shot the rest of the scene at sunset without them evening being there. My photography studio is located in Mount Olive, North Carolina if you are interested in sports portraits.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Not Your Ordinary Senior Portrait Session

Congratulations to Anna Huffman who will be graduating with the class of 2018! When Anna contacted me about doing her senior portraits, she told me she wanted the standard cap and gown photos but she also wanted to use flour in a dance action photo sequence. I have worked with dancers for years now, but I have never worked with flour during a photo session. I was happy to accept the challenge and intrigued by the  possibilities of making some unique images! When you work with flour, it goes everywhere and you had better prepare beforehand, covering up anything that you don't want messy. During the two hour session, we had such a good time trying different movements with the flour! Anna's mother also participated in throwing some flour on the background and Anna during the session. Anna had some nice things to say about her experience with Kirk Pullen Photography. On her social media page she said, "18 years of dance pictures and i have never had this much fun during a shoot & this guy is AWESOME! #kirkpullenphotography

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2018 Mount Olive Pickle Festival

One of the highlights of the Mount Olive Pickle Festival this past weekend was Circus Stella. They performed death defying tricks and included the audience in the fun! I was hired by the Mount Olive Pickle Company to photograph all the events at the festival. There were so many family friendly events to attend and participate in. Some of my favorites to photograph were the pickle eating contest, mascot races, bicycle racing and the various musical performances.trucks#circusstella #kirkpullenphotography #mountolivepickles #mountolivepicklefestival #mountolivephotographer

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Kirk Pullen Photography interview in the May/June issue of Wildlife in NC Magazine

Check out my interview in the 2018 May/June issue of Wildlife in NC Magazine. I shared tips on how to photograph wildlife. They also included some of my non-wildlife images. This is my second time this year being in the magazine. I won several categories of the Wildlife in NC photo contest back in January.  #wildlife #wildlifeinnc #kirkpullenphotography #capehatteraslighthouse #mountolivephotographer

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Waterloo Diorama

I have a client who creates incredible dioramas of historical events. For this scene of Waterloo he spent countless hours painting each figurine by hand. I photographed several images and this one was selected for the Fine Scale Modeler website. LINK

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dance photography sessions with no sitting fees!

No sitting fee dance studio photo sessions on Saturday, March 24th! I am waiving the studio fee that I normally charge and you can buy prints or digital files. Limited spaces available, so contact me to schedule a time. Stay tuned for dates announced in April and May. #dancer #dancephotography #dance #mountolivephotographer #kirkpullenphotography

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Photography Equipment for Sale

I recently changed lighting systems for my Kirk Pullen Photography business. I have a large selection of lighting equipment at great prices. If you are interested in any of this equipment give me a call or text at 9105907761. The prices are listed and I am open to negotiation on some of it. 

Two Alien Bee 800 strobe lights, one Alien Bee 1600 strobe light and one Einstein strobe from paulcbuff.com, (power cords for each unit included) set of 4 grids and nose cones ranging from 10-40 degrees, 2 unopened strobe light replacement bulbs for the Einstein unit and 2 unopened replacement bulbs for the Alien Bee units. Everything is in good working order with some slight cosmetic wear from studio use. $1025

5 pocket wizard plus 3 flash triggers. All 5 triggers are in excellent condition. These can trigger flashes or cameras from great distances and their reliability is the top in the industry. Each one comes in original box with sync cords. $500

Have all the power you could ever need on a photo session. This can be used to fire multiple flashes/strobes at once. The casing shows signs of use but I just replaced the internal battery in it. Works with a power strip as well. Could have use beyond photography for anything that you need to plug in. Comes with a charging cable. $75

 Vagabond Mini Lithium Battery for Photographers. Have all the power you could ever need on a photo session. This can be used to fire multiple flashes/strobes at once. The battery has been replaced by Paul C Buff with a new battery. Works with a power strip as well. Could have use beyond photography for anything that you need to plug in. Comes with a charging cable. $200