Gwinnett Medical Building

(Medical Facility Photography) – This property was a lot of fun to photograph, especially the lobby and reception areas. Like all of the other medical properties that I have photographed I had to move a bit more quickly in some areas than I would have liked to, but getting in the way of any patients or staff is definitely not an option!  Getting the opportunity to photograph a building that is of some architectural interest is such a treat. There was so much to work with, so many good angles.

Conference Room (obviously). One of the accent lights in the background wasn’t working so I had to use Photoshop to turn it back on. I’ll do a separate blog post later on showing some of the editing that I do for these photos.

Waiting Area for the lab

I edited a lot of distracting stuff out of the lobby for the sake of tidying up this shot! I was lucky that by the time I was photographing this area the building was getting ready to close for the day and the line of people that had been in the lobby when I arrived had dissipated.

One of the many exam rooms.

A reception area with the late afternoon light pouring in…

Another view of the same area.

Pools, Pools, Pools

It’s almost mid-July and it has been a hot summer so far in the Atlanta area. Way too hot if you ask me! Where is the rain?? I’m ready for three months of October…jeans and long-sleeved t-shirts. But until then how about some photographs of pools? I have photographed these pools over the past two years or so (a few of them just within that past few weeks) in and around Macon, GA, Atlanta and Birmingham, AL. I hope they make you feel a little cooler…enjoy!

Legacy River Crossing Pool I

Mill Creek Pool

Lakeshore Pool I

Grand Reserve Pool II

Grand Reserve Pool I

Falls Spring Creek Pool

Dunwoody Pool

Merry Christmas 2015!

December 25, 2015 Photography 0 Comments

I took this photo in December 2013 as part of an assignment but I just realized that I haven’t ever shared it here, other than in my portfolio. This is the Coca-Cola Museum in downtown Atlanta with the Westin, 191 Peachtree Tower, the Georgia Pacific building, the American Cancer Society building and just the edge of Centennial Park visible in the photo. The Georgia Aquarium was directly behind me.

Merry Christmas to everybody out there from this unseasonable warm, drizzly Christmas Eve (technically Christmas Day) in Georgia!

New York in Black & White

I took a semester of photography as an elective when I was in college, long before I began to consider trying to make money as a photographer. The class was taught using film SLRs with black & white film. I quickly learned that I loved shooting in black & white and that even more than shooting, I loved the traditional dark room. It was right around the time that digital cameras were breaking on to the scene. Nobody knew back then just how much digital would take over and become the new normal. So at the time I found myself wanting two cameras – one that I could always have loaded with color film and one that I could dedicate to black & white film.  I wanted to eventually have my own dark room, too. I loved the idea of converting a bathroom into a dark room.

Four years later I bought my first digital point-and-shoot (and Photoshop) and then eventually upgraded to Nikon DLSRs and lenses. How quickly things changed. Now I always shoot in color but love the process of creating black & white images from my original shots. These are just a few images from my brief New York trip that I think lend themselves nicely to black and white…

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

Love locks on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges

Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges over the East River.

Looking north towards the Empire State Building from One World Trade.

Looking north towards the Empire State Building from One World Trade.

One World Windows

The One World Trade observatory. I think this is the 102nd floor (shot with my S6).

Old & New

Old and new in lower Manhattan.

Rooftop Water Tank

Rooftop water tank in lower Manhattan (keep scrolling).

Statue of Liberty & Sailboat

A sail boat near Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty (cargo container cranes in New Jersey in the background).

Verrazano Narrows Black & White

Looking south towards the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from the ferry.

Brooklyn Traffic

Late afternoon traffic in Brooklyn, from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade.

House in Stockbridge, GA

These photos are from a home that I photographed in Stockbridge. The home owners were still living in the house while it was on the market so I’ve made sure not to include any images with family photos or diplomas or anything that would identify who they are.

Kitchen Formal Dining Room Teal & Brown Bedroom Master Bathroom

Back in Business & Catching Up

Getting my site switched over to a new WordPress theme has taken a bit longer than I thought it would – and there are still a few formatting changes that I want to make.  But for the most part everything is up and running as it should be, so it’s time for a few new photographs.

These shots are from two houses that I photographed for a new client back in December. The first four images are from one house and the last five are from another house down the street. Most of the properties that I photograph are staged but every now and then I’ll photograph one that is unfurnished. There’s something very pure about the unstaged, furniture-free properties…I can focus entire on photographing the space and the light and the geometry and not worry about which staging item is cluttering the shot.

Oriole II Kitchen Oriole II Bedroom Oriole II BathroomOriole I Exterior Oriole I Entry Oriole I Living I Oriole I Living IIOriole I Bathroom

Happy Fourth of July 2014!

July 4, 2014 Photography 0 Comments

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!  (this image is seven fireworks shots composited together from a fireworks display that I went to in 2012).

 

Graduation Season is (Finally) Over!

It’s been a little while since I posted anything.  Graduation season has kept me busy but is mostly over now.  I get to put the black pant suit away for little while!  This May I drove almost 710 miles, spent 14 hours in the car, photographed 11 graduation ceremonies and almost 4,900 new graduates!

I’m looking forward to getting back to the slower pace of real estate photography over the next few weeks.  I have an apartment complex to photograph this week and several commercial properties to shoot at the end of May and beginning of June.  Mixed in there will be a lot of Lightroom organization time and and some studying for the Adobe Certified Expert Exam.  I can’t wait!

(the photo above was taken at a nature preserve in Morrow, GA in early May)

Photo Chosen for NAPP Editor’s Choice!

October 20, 2012 Photography 0 Comments

I joined the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (now known as KelbyOne) back in February 2011.  As part of my membership I get access to a members-only website where I can watch all kinds of Photoshop training videos, access great discounts, get Photoshop and photography help from other members and create a portfolio of my favorite images (as well as receive Photoshop User Magazine 10 times a year, which I love).

Every week they choose an Image of the Week along with four Editor’s Choice images. I found out on Friday morning that one of my images was chosen as an Editor’s Choice image! I haven’t ever had a photo chosen for anything before (I haven’t entered too many contests), so I was pretty excited. It’s a bit surreal to see one of your photos on a website that you admire being praised by such talented people. The shot that I took of the pegs and scroll of my viola can be seen in a previous post or in my portfolio.

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