Gring’s Mill Photo Shoot

Added a collection of over 30 shots to the Portrait Section called Gring’s Mill Shoot aka “A Gring’s Thing”. This shoot contained a bit of yoga, a bit of innocence and a lot of fun.

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Model Shoot Website Update

I updated the website to show a preview of the latest model shoot. I would like to thank Melissa “Honeybee” for doing an amazing job during this shoot. Photos will be added to the portrait section in due time. Come back soon to see Melissa and the rest of the fantastic models!

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Bridal Model Shoot

Added a large 25 shot collection to the Portrait Section called Bridal Photo Shoot. I had such a great time and had some fantastic models. Check them out! Also I updated the site to go along with the shoot and “wedding season”.

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Photography: Polarizer Filter

With all the fancy equipment out there there is nothing as impressive as what a little filter can do for a photo. There’s a variety of filters available including: Ultra Violet, Neutral Density, Warm, Cool, Black & White, Infrared, and on and on. The most impressive filter and best for rich landscapes is a polarizer filter, more specifically, a circular polarizer.

So what does the polarizer filter do and how do I use it?

First, it minimizes reflections on a lake or river. Second, it deepens the color in the skys, rocks and foliage. Third, it makes faded clouds pop into focus. The circular portion of the filter gives the user the control of the effect of the filter so it aligns with the scene by simply gripping the edge and rotating. There’s no right and wrong answer so experiment with the dial. Just note that a polarizer will cause a loss of light so increase your camera by one or two stops of exposure and, if possible, try to stick with a tripod due to the longer shutter speeds.

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Cute Babies!

3 NEW photos added to the portrait section to show off the cute and adorable Baby Jaime.

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Happy Holidays!

We’ve been so busy with photography and holiday shopping that we forgot to update the blog in some time. We just wanted to thank our many visitors for coming to our website and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Also, for your New Years Resolution, we highly suggest you follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We are constantly adding great links to tips and fantastic photography updates! Again happy holidays and have a Happy Merry Chrismikahwanza! – Jake

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Photography: Morning Glory

The old saying “The Early Bird Gets The Worm” has tremendous meaning in the realm of photography. To get the most amazing depth and color out of an outdoor scenic photo is to be able to wake up before the sun. Yes, this may be extremely difficult for those who must watch the season finale of “The X-Factor” or Monday Night Football, but it’s worth every moment.

How this works…

Time the shot just when a kiss of sunlight hits the top of the grass, mountains and trees, which usually is about 30 minutes before the sun actually rises. Make sure the sun is angled from the side to increase depth of field. Bring a wide angle lens with a low number focal length such as the Nikkor 10-24mm and the Cannon 10-22mm. The low focal length and wide angle allows the shooter to pack more information into the photo. Bring the lens close to a foreground object, whether it’s a collection of flowers or small trees to provide an eye-catching lead into the rest of the photograph. Also, a circular polarizing filter can be used to virtually eliminate glare and create a dramatic separation between land and sky. Don’t forget to drink lots of coffee to wake up.

…Dunkin Donuts really owes me big for this post…

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New Site Imagery and 2 New Scenery Images

Website has been updated to reflect Glen Onoko Falls near Jim Thorpe, PA. Also 2 NEW images from the Jim Thorpe region have been added to the Scenic Photos. Check ’em out! Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook. More images from Jim Thorpe can be found there!

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Wedding Section Added!

New photo section added with Wedding Photos. Check out a sample of Scott & Abbey’s wedding in Houston, Texas. And as always, much more to come.

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Prints Can Now Be Purchased!

Galleries now provide links to purchase select prints, and the ability to share individual photos!

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