Black & White

I love experimenting with black & white shots. It really does seem to enhance the lighting and shadows and add a bit of mystery to the photos.  Your thoughts?

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Sienna

Normally, newborn shots tend to lend themselves to shooting and processing in black & white to bring out the smoothness of the skin and highlight certain features. But sometimes, color is the only option. Say, for example, when she has this beautiful head of red/strawberry/blonde hair that can only be appreciated in color.

This is my second granddaughter, Sienna, and we were not expecting her to have this hair color. Both parents have blonde to light hair, so this was a surprise. There is no guarantee that it will remain this color, but for now, we are enjoying it as it truly separates her apart from the normal black, brown and blonde category.

I have to wonder, though, if her hair remains this color, will she also develop the demeanor and personality that is rumored to be prevalent among redheads?

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Barns

When you live in Indiana, at some point, you’re going to see a barn.  Whether it be newly updated, barely standing or collapsed to a pile of rubble. But once upon a time, these beautiful structures were commonplace throughout the Indiana landscape and not only served a purpose, but displayed visual artistry through conceptual design that would leave us amazed.

To some, seeing a barn is as every day as passing the local Wal-Mart or Starbucks. But when I look at these architectural wonders, I envision what it was like when they were being constructed; what was the vision of those who created it and for what purpose was it intended. Did an entire community come together to raise these amazing buildings, as I imagine was common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Once completed, I can envision those involved, pausing and gazing upon this magnificent structure they had erected and beaming with pride at their accomplishment. A celebration would surely follow, to celebrate, and share stories with family and friends, posing for photographs for future generations to enjoy.

This is what I see and feel, and try to imagine whenever I come upon a barn during my travels.  For this reason, I must take a photograph to capture the image as I imagine it, in its purest form. Ignoring the dilapidation and graffiti, and seeing it as it was when it was first erected. I see beauty, strength, community, and history.

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Bubbles!

As a toddler, was there anything better than blowing bubbles? It was a lot of work, we got winded, & usually spilled more bubble mix on ourselves than went into the air, but it was worth it.

Nowadays, they have machines that can do it for you with the press of a button. It takes the work out of the process & the results are amazing.

This is my granddaughter with her Mickey Mouse bubble maker. The pure joy & innocence on her face proves it’s the end result that matters, not how you get there.

 

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Lauren

Had such a wonderful time on this mini maternity session with this beautiful, young, mother-to-be. With about one week to go before her due date, we wanted to capture a few more last-minute shots. Even shooting at 9:30 in the morning, it was getting warm under a cloudless sky and full sunshine. Be we managed to capture some great images!

 

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Police Night Scene

This is my first Photoshop/Lightroom composite using a photo I took from a local police department public event and a stock photo from the internet. I don’t normally spend time on composites, but this is something I wanted to try.  Perhaps there will be more of these in the future…

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Life

I stumbled upon this movie by accident one day while scrolling through Netflix. The bio and trailer caught my attention because it was based on a true story, which I love, and it was about a Life magazine photographer charged with following James Dean.

I won’t spoil the plot for you, but I was intrigued by the story and particularly the details as they pertained to photography. Enough so, that after the movie, I immediately went to Amazon and ordered Dennis Stock’s book containing all these iconic images.

The movie stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame. At first, I was reluctant to view the movie because I wasn’t a Twilight fan and “assumed” his acting skills were on par with that series. But I was pleasantly surprised at how well he came into this character.

This movie isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a photographer, you’ll understand how the opportunity of a lifetime can literally fall into your lap.

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Hello Friends!

As I transition to hosting the website here on WordPress, I hope you’ll be patient with me. We all know how quickly technology changes, and it was determined from a social and streamline standpoint to move from SquareSpace to WP.

You’ll notice that the website url has changed from my name to Climate B Studios. That’s because in addition to photography, I will be producing and submitting designs and music to go along with the photos I take. So to keep the old url didn’t encompass everything I wanted to share with you. Thus the change.

I look forward to sharing stories, information, and of course, photos with you as this new chapter begins! As always, I welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback to help make this experience better for you.

until next time…

 

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