Talk about an insanely busy day… Started out with a job interview, then right as I was finished with that, I get a last-minute call from the Boston Herald to work yesterday. Scramble home to change out of my suit, head into the office, and then get hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back with four assignments!
It’s real good to stay busy, so here’s hoping for some momentum this month!
Day started off with quickie portrait of this nice couple who moved into their new digs in Fenway on Saturday and were still unpacking. I guess they got a sweet deal.
FYI, I think everyone should have orange walls.
10.6.2009 — BOSTON — Cornell and Cristina Hofman moved into their apartment in the Fenway Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, after moving from Chicago. They were able to find their apartment for a relatively inexpensive price, which is a bonus for Cristina, who is starting an orthopedic residency at Mass General Hospital.
Followed that up immediately after by heading down the street to the Boston Academy of the Arts, where the STOMP performance group was holding a master class, teaching the students about their beats and proper etiquette for auditions (the students failed miserably at that one!).
10.6.2009 — BOSTON — Stomp performer Elec Brown, center in black, cheers on his students, Felix Negron, left, and Juan Ortiz, right, during a dance master class the performance troupe was hosting at the Boston Academy of the Arts high school on October 6, 2009. The dance troupe spent an hour teaching the students how to use their whole body as a percussion instrument, showing them their trademark beats and rhythm steps.
10.6.2009 — BOSTON — Stomp performer Donisha Brown, in blue, teaches her group of students some step and clapping moves during a dance master class the performance troupe was hosting at the Boston Academy of the Arts high school on October 6, 2009. The dance troupe spent an hour teaching the students how to use their whole body as a percussion instrument, showing them their trademark beats and rhythm steps.
As part of the ever-present desire to evolve and grow as a photographer, I’ve been trying to mix things up with my shooting lately. Tried messing around with some shallow depth-of-field shooting, particularly as it relates to portraits.
Here’s one from a recent assignment from the Herald, shot with my 28mm at f/1.8.
8.27.2009 — EASTON, Mass. — Marlene Owens is suing the Embassy Rehab and Health Center in Brockton after her stepfather, John Donahue (seen pictured with his wife and Owens' mother, Rose Donahue), died in their care.
Not really sure if this one works, but I’d love to hear what other people think. Feedback welcome!
Basically, I shot these as a sharpness test for my trusty 50mm f/1.8, and I was a bit disappointed with the results. I was hoping to get a little wider on the portrait shot to show a little more of my dad’s “Garden in the woods,” just to show the wooded area behind the house. But the damn thing won’t focus unless you’re within 10 feet, or it’s backfocus city. Either way, my dad’s a ham — which is clearly both a good thing and a bad thing.