Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘On the Job’ Category

40|365 SOOC

Today was definitely an exhausting day. I did a shoot for JSA Productions. They were putting together a calendar for a non-profit organization and needed some photographers to shoot the models they had coming in to model for this calendar. Definitely interesting. The farm itself was really neat, they had all kinds of wild animals running around, like zebras, wildebeast, watusi, and many more interesting stuff. A group of really neat people to work with I must say. I will admit it was awkward at times, mainly because a lot of this was very new to me, but it still went off without a hitch. That’s all I got for today. Enjoy the picture.

Textures Update: The texture tutorial will be up midday/evening tomorrow. So keep checking back, or follow us on Twitter to be the first to hear when we post this splendid tutorial =)

Stay Focused on the Moment,
Ben Riddick

Read Full Post »

25/365 - Headshot day

Okay so today I actually had a photo job. I was asked to take some headshots of a friend of mine from when I was back in high school. And of course, having my own photo business that I run with my partner Kenny Haines, I was happy to oblige. Now today I also spoke to my mother and she was asking me what my shot of the day was, my response of course was that I used a shot from the headshot shoot I had today. She told me this was cheating, using a shot from a job instead of shooting something for myself.

My question for you is this: is it cheating? Should I have gone out and done a different shot for my day? Would that have been better? Let me know in the comments here or on the Flickr page with this photo.

Frustration by Kaytee Lynch

Frustration by Kaytee Lynch

Photographer of the Day: Today I am choosing someone I shared photo class with in high school. Her name is Kaytee Lynch and I have to say she is one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the honor of meeting. I really do not know what else to say about her. She’s in college continuing her photography and I am always happy to see when she puts a new photograph on her Flickr photostream. Do take a look at it. You will not regret it. To the right is a small sample of some the stunning work she has done, and also the very first photograph I had ever seen by this brilliant young photographer =)

Well folks, that’s all I have for you today.

Stay Focused on the Moment,

Ben Riddick

Read Full Post »

20/365 - Cullen Family CrestGood evening everyone. It has been quite a long day. I got the privilege of getting to shoot at the EyeCon Twilight Convention at the Florida Hotel Convention Center. It was very interesting. There are some strange people at these conventions, but it was all interesting nonetheless. I decided that since I worked this event that I would show you a little piece of Twilight memorabilia. The shot on the left is a photo of a cuff with the Cullen family crest on it. Hope you guys enjoy the shot, especially all you Twilight fans out there!

Photographer of the Day: Today I have to go with a photographer who took a picture that changed the world. William Anders! Astronaut. I think that is all I have to say there haha. And here is the beautiful photograph he took. One which I can only dream of ever taking.

Manual Page of the Day: Learned about the auto-focus settings. Really neat. I normally shoot in continuous servo mode for action and single servo mode when I have to compose. What do you guys normally do?

Stay Focused on the Moment,

Ben Riddick

Read Full Post »

Ben365 Day Two

2/365 (more in comments)Sorry that I am posting this shot a little late. I got home edited these, threw them on my Flickr and then went and passed out on my bed.

Anyways yesterdays shoot went really well. I got to work with someone I have never worked with before and she turned out to be an excellent model and up for anything that I wanted to do. For example this shot:

Lady in the WaterWhere I had her go into a fountain at the Maitland Art Center. This water was apparently really cold. I would not be able to confirm that because I, unlike Lindsay here, did not go into the water =). Anyways I do believe that this was one of the most fun shoots I have done with a person in quite a long time and I am glad I got to do it. Probably have another shoot with her in the near future.

Today I want to point out the extremely talented photography of Lisa Bettany. You can find her on Flickr and on her website. This wonderful photographer and all around tech geek hails from Vancouver, Canada and just has some of the most wonderful and creative photographs, my favorite of which is located here.

Oh and I almost forgot to read a page from my camera’s manual today I learned all about tethered shooting and how it works. Which something that I find extremely interesting and will definitely have to try out sometime when I get the chance. Although I don’t really see the use of doing tethered shooting unless you need your client to see a shot right away and be able to edit shots as you shoot. Nonetheless I still found this all extremely interesting. Thanks for listening to me blab once again.

Stay Focused on the Moment,

Ben Riddick

Read Full Post »