I haven't updated in a few days (okay... just over a week), which is an eternity in the web world, right? Anyway, I wanted to do a profile picture for my Monster.com account that was semi-creative yet not absurd. This is what I came up with. As always feel free to post any feelings in comments!
November 29, 2009
November 21, 2009
This is part of my Basketball coverage. I don't even remember this happening, but I thought it was kinda cool and different from the usual sports shots.
This was another test shot/marker I did so I could make sure my metering was correct and to let me know where the card started. This time I was shooting a basketball game.
November 20, 2009
This weekend has me devoted to College Volleyball and Basketball. I am never one to complain about trying my hand at different assignments, and a paycheck for that matter. These photos are from the Friday night games. Saturday is the championship game. I'm sure I will have more photos then. Mainly, I posted this because it has been awhile since I had anything new to post.
November 19, 2009
Night one of Volleyball coverage. Sports fans like this always amuse me, but I was not expecting them for Volleyball. Let alone for a game a few states away.
November 11, 2009
November 6, 2009
As much as I hate to knock Ingrid Michaelson from the top of my page, I guess I had to eventually. This photo is a follow-up shot to a photo I did last year. Here is what happened then:
I was delivering The Cal Times with Jared, and we stopped to deliver them at a bar, Lagerhead's, by the river. Before I jumped back in the van, I realized it was a really misty morning. I ran down this ramp, and on to the dock. I only had my point and shoot at the time. I was taking a few photos, and the dock started shaking under me, and I almost fell in twice.
This morning, I went back with a vengeance though. I grabbed the 5D mk. ii from the office and went back on that dock, and I was ready for it this time. I snapped a few shots, but this one is my favorite. I feel better now.
November 5, 2009
I was fortunate enough (thanks to Carol of “Really Papi, Really") to hear the Ingrid Michaelson was playing a "secret" show near me in the day before her real show in town that night. All the details were on twitter, and only twitter as far as I know. Micahelson posted the two tweets below leading up to the night before. As soon as I heard, I planned it out with Carol. We’d leave at 9 a.m. and get into town just as Michaelson gave details.
“Heads up Pittsburgh! Coming in for an acoustic performance for Star 100.7 at a secret location @ 12pm on Thurs. Stay tuned for more info.”
“All will be revealed for my secret performance tomorrow in Pittsburgh! Posting location by 10am ET”
We had no idea where it would be, except in the city somewhere. Carol thought, and I agreed, it would likely be at a radio station that was sponsoring the show. We left at 9 a.m. and made it to the radio station exactly as she tweeted:
“Secret show @ 12PM ET. Location - Panera Bread Restaurant: North Fayette and The Point, Next to Walmart, Robinson Township, PA, 15071”
I knew where it was. We got there at 10:15, a.m. Naturally, the first arrivals. We got breakfast, and stalked the place out, waiting. While we were waiting, Ingrid tweeted:
“i'm gonna eat some BREAD.”
The crowd was pretty small, I think very few people actually knew about it unless they happened to be there.
She played three songs (Be OK, The Way I Am, and Maybe). I shot some stills and video of the show. After that she signed autographs and posed for photos with people. I asked for a portrait of her, and snapped this before getting mine with her.
I wasn’t planning on going to the actual show, because by the time I found out about it, it was already sold out. There was a brief period where one of the other people at the secret show offered me a free ticket because one of her friends couldn’t go. After having all my Ingrid Michaelson needs fulfilled by this smaller show, I just couldn’t see any way the concert could top meeting her, taking photos of and with her, and getting an autograph… except a shirt.
I shot some High Def videos of Ingrid performing "Be OK" and "Maybe." You can find them over at http://reallypapi.blogspot.com/2009/11/oh-what-day-is-today.html
Here are the videos I shot on the 5D mk ii.
November 3, 2009
I shot this for the Cal Times. In the latest issue we talk about the opening of a place on campus called "The Prime House." The interesting thing is that they sell sushi.
I went down, and asked the sushi chef, Tony Tan, if I could take photos of him making some rolls.
I think it makes a kind of cool little profile.