Sunday, November 30, 2008

We've Moved!

We are moving our blog to our own internal servers. We really want to have a little more control over the design of our blog, so we have opted to use WordPress.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cold weather shooting

Nikon D200
ISO 100
Large hunting boots
Wool socks

Monday, November 24, 2008

Production photos from yesterday's session

Yes, snow. Always a good time. We still have the responsibility to produce good work, even when we are freezing our asses off.

Its a great idea to show clients great shots as you take them. It builds their confidence, and it re-assures them that you are getting some great photos.

Sometimes you have to go places you may not want to to get the shot.

We'll be posting some more pics from Lindsay and Mike's session a bit later this week. Their Animoto video will follow shortly.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Megan and Jeff

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share with all of you our latest engagement session. Chris and I got a chance to hang out with Megan and Jeff at our alma mater, Bowling Green State. We had a blast even though it was a bit cold outside. As a photographer, you may not always have the weather on your side, but it's your ability to adapt for any situation that forces you to get creative with your lighting, posing, what-have-you.

Megan and Jeff both met each other at Bowling Green, and their wedding is actually taking place in the campus chapel. It's a very cool location because of the abundance of 100-year old trees located around the chapel. Megan and Jeff also wanted to create some cool "Save-the-Date" invitations for family and friends, so we shot a series of "photobooth" style photography for them to use. They appear at the end of their engagement video.

While I have the opportunity to write, I wanted to tell you about a funny story that happened that day. Chris and I were both shooting with d300's, and Chris had the 24-70mm lens, and I had the 70-200mm lens. David, one of our up and coming shooters wanted to lend us a hand with the shoot, so as he was assisting, he went to look over my shoulder at what I was shooting. As he bent over, there was a bit of a ripping sound, which I didn't hear, but he swears to (sorry Dave), followed by a look of surprise and suspense. David then proceeded to wear a jacket around his waist all day. This was all pretty funny throughout the day because the rip in his pants was literally a good 6-8 inches in length. Little did David know that the majority of our shoot would be spent walking from one end of campus to the other, which could total up to almost a mile each way. So, this is my opportunity to embarrass Dave, which I so rarely have the opportunity to do, but a good story nonetheless.

Hope you enjoy the photos!


Monday, November 10, 2008

A portrait from Megan and Jeff's Engagement Session

Hi all. I am in the middle of post production on Megan and Jeff's engagement session, but I thought I would throw up this pic. Jeff requested that we do some headshots that he could use on his website. Of course, we were happy to do what we could. I think the series we did for him works very well. You'll be seeing an Animoto video of their session later this week. For now, here are the specs:

Nikon D300
SB800 off camera, shot through a large tri-grip
is0 200

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Angels on the 1st

Hey everyone. Shot some more angels this weekend, and thought I would share some of the images. A word to the wise about shooting this type of subject, buy knee pads. These angels, and other statues are sometimes very small, requiring you to get very low to the ground, which can be quite uncomfortable at times. Also, if the ground is wet, you'll have to walk around with a big wet spot on your me, I know from experience.

Camera specs:
Nikon D200
ISO Fairly Low
105 f/2.8 Micro
Lexar and Sandisk digital film
Aperture Priority

Trash the Dress (The Long Awaited Video)

Ha. This is a long awaited video! I can honestly say that this particular shoot was probably my favorite for Kaufman Kramer thus far because it was such a departure for us in terms of photography. We got a chance to work with Erica and Danny, (featured in this video) who are absolutely wonderful to work with. They're daring, and completely open to new ideas and pushing the envelope.

So, a little background history about this session. During the summer, we sponsored a mini-Kaufman Kramer Photography Weekend, and the idea was to work with each other and our friends on different types of lighting. The weekend culminated in a "Trash the Dress" session with Erica and Danny. This session was split into two different areas. First, we wanted to shoot on a beach, and since there are SO many beaches here in Ohio, well... you get the idea. We had to get creative on where to go and how to pull it off. The second part of their session was shot at a park in Mansfield, as well as Mohican State Park. I think that when you check out their photography, you'll see a great blend between the edgy, high-contrast photography we love, and the dynamic "on-location" lighting we are starting to specialize in.

Erica and Danny, thank you so much for your patience with us as we put together all of your photography! (They've been waiting a month for their "Trash the Dress" shots) I just wanted to make sure you got the most mileage out of your online account. :) The two of you were a blast to work with, and we can't wait to shoot the wedding!