Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friends are the Best

Recently some good friends from Austin, headed back to El Paso to visit with friends and family.

Christa and Jimmy are more family than friends and it is always so good to see them. Years ago, I had Christa in my Sunday School class. Now she has two great kids of her own with Jimmy.

Connor, their youngest is a cut up and moves at the flash of light. Camryn their daughter is a beautiful child and very sweet. It was great to see these folks and to spend some time with them, which I don't get enough of. Talk is that Christa may be lining up some of her friends for portrait sessions this spring. That would be awesome taking pics in fields of Bluebonnets and Indian Paint that time of year.

Merry Christmas to my friends the Horst's!



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How To Fold A Reflector

I'm going to begin a series called Out Takes that hopefully folks will find useful when it comes to wanting some ideas on photography. These will also be posted on my Facebook fan page: High Noon Photography.

This first one deals with an issue of folding a reflector. A friend had bought one and of course there is no instructions on how... to fold it back up. So, this is a demo on how to get the cotton picken thing back in the bag when you're done using it.

By the way, after I edited the vid, I realized that I had taken two events and two different people and fused them into the same story. Apologies to Mary in advance. For those of you who know me well, you know that dementia and I are becoming very good friends..... what's my name???

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sam and Jenna

Over the weekend I had two exceptional young ladies visit my studio. We did a mini session for a Christmas Portrait and Christmas cards.

Sam and her younger sister are two beautiful and smart girls... they must get it from their mother who I spent a number of years working alongside of.

We had fun teasing each other, and don't be fooled by their age, these two are seasoned pros at givin' da bizness.

I decided to make this entire session black and white. For whatever reason, I don't see a lot of photographers in El Paso use this beautiful style. I love it and hope that I get a chance to do it a lot more often.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another Christmas Card

I've completed another Christmas card template that I hope to offer clients.

I'm kind of a tradionalist, green and red colors with Christmas Trees or snowflakes, a church or snow covered landscape when it comes to the holidays. But I've seen where more and more folks want something a little different. In fact browns and grays have become in vogue. I think black and white photography works really well with these themes and will hopefully be a success at the studio.

So I decided to create a card that is less traditional, and reflects more of these colors. The cool thing is that I can remove certain layers and still have a functioning non-Christmas card that I can offer throughout the year.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christmas Cards From High Noon Photography

Wow, its been too long since I've been here.

I recently decided to put down the camera and develop new Christmas Card templates.
This time of year can get busy with Christmas Portraits and Family Photography and I wanted some new looks for clients in El Paso and Las Cruces.

I'm no graphic artist, but its fun to stretch yourself, plus save a couple hundred bucks from not buying templates. So far I've only designed one look. It has several combinations of colors or messages to choose from -- hopefully I can knock out a few more in the coming days.

I've decided to also develop a new campaign that can save folks money and still get them beautifully customized cards. I probably will limit this to studio work at High Noon Photography... more details to come.

Anyway, here is a look at the first mock ups. Its easy to change out the text and to even further personalize the look for clients. The pics show the Red, Gold and Green tri-fold cards that are 5x7 and horizontal. I also did the workup for the inside elements and displaying what that looks like in the red card version.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tony Goes Black and White

A friend of mine, Tony, came over to see the studio and talk about old times. I hired him years ago as a photographer/editor. He now is an assignment editor (nice promotion) and doing a heckuva job.

Tony produced a series on a young man who went to Iraq and left that war as a double amputee. The young man whose name is Adrian had been a star basketball player in high school. What Tony and viewers quickly learned about Adrian was that this young man's spirit refuses to allow his misfortune in Iraq, to poison his life. Adrian, besides loving hoops, is a huge admirer of comedian George Lopez. That tid bit will come into play later on.

Anyway, after producing the series, Tony came to befriend Adrian. It was quite something to see the level in which Tony dedicated his time and affections to Adrian. Eventually, news of Tony and Adrian and the story behind their relationship somehow caught the ear of George Lopez. The comedian flew the two to a concert in Los Angeles where he was performing, and soon also found himself wanting to connect in this infectious affair. Two years later we now have an authentic rendition of the 3 amigos, who are constantly in each others company and enjoying friendship at it's truest core.

Alright to wrap this up, as I said Tony came over to see the setup. We really didn't do a shoot, but he wanted to see how strobes work as opposed to hot lights. I fired off 4 or 5 shots and later converted this one to a black and white. I like it because he is also my friend.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Some Of My Favorite People

I'd like for you to check out this really cool slideshow. These are some of my clients from past shoots.