Thursday, August 16, 2007

Memphis Wedding Photography Southern Bride Magazine

Last month I got a call from one of the editors to photograph a segment for next years issue of Southern Bride Magazine. I wanted to use as much natural light as possible, so most of what you'll see in the magazine was 100% light from the window the studio. The sun was coming in from the west, and I had sheer white fabric diffusers and some silver diffusers.

I did use one 1/2 k hot spot for some fill, but only when the clouds covered up the sun. This article is yet to be written, so I can't elaborate on the details, however,
the photos will feature wedding veils and head pieces.

I used a Canon 5D with a 24-105 IS f4 lense, and working in available light and low light, the camera performed incredibly well. I wanted a soft look, and lots of detail, I'll go back in and do some touchup and may add some softness around the edges. This photo is right out of the camera. Before it goes to print it will undergo a bit of photoshop retouching.
Keep an eye out for this issue, it's sure to be a favorite for brides in 2008. I shot about 300 photos for this segment, we will use about 6 most likely.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Jeremy Horn & Brenton Brown Concert

Here is a great new recording artist that I photographed last month for his debut concert and CD release, Jeremy Horn. Jeremy opened for very well known recording artist Brenton Brown Take time to check out both of their sites, it's well worth the time.
Visit Jeremy at and find out why his new CD debut at #10 on last week in the new worship music category. Here are just a few of the photographs from the concert held in Memphis last month as part of the Hope Summer Concert Series. Visit for more info. For this concert I used my Canon 5D with the 70-200 2.8 IS lense. The light conditions in concerts are all over the place, so I stay in manual and make constant changes on about every dial on the camera....quite a workout....but some nice results. I guess living in Memphis has it's perks getting to be a part of some great music moments.