Monday, December 29, 2008

Apartment Studio

I try to make the most out of the little space and gear that Alison and I have in our studio apartment. One day we will be able to afford space and equipment, but for now learning from my mistakes is a lot of fun. This is what I shot the night after I finished my last final. I have to day it is nice not having another book to read, or paper to write. These are both simple three light setups. I used two Ikea 50-30 watt adjustable halogen desk lamps and one SB 800, balanced with a tungsten (3200K or 2800K) gel.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Raiders holiday

This is the first Raider game I have shot in two years. I missed the feeling I get being on the field. Football is one of the things I love. Going to the game was my father's Holiday present to me. I couldn't think of a better gift.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

St. Stanislaus

I was given one of those last minute photo packages for A1 from the weekend desk to shoot a church opening. I got lucky with the light, and I think it is nice to be under pressure again. I miss the immediacy of shooting dailies. Well, I hope you like them.

It was standing room only when the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church opened it doors for the first time to the pubic as it hosted the Modesto Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Candlelight Concert in Modesto, Calif., Saturday, December 13, 2008. The church will officially open on Ash Wednesday, Febuary 25, 2009. (Adm Golub/ The Modesto Bee)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fun Fav Car Portrait

I had fun trying to make the standard favorite car shot a little different. Mike Wade displays his 1950 Willys Jeep at his home in Modesto, Calif., Saturday, December 13, 2008. (Adm Golub/ The Modesto Bee)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


There are merry-go-rounds and carousels all throughout France.
This is the more traditional one in Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. The children play a fun game where they hold sticks as they ride the horses and try to grab a ring off of a pole with their sticks.

This is a more modern merry-go-round in Amiens, which is about an hour from Paris:

Photos by Alison Yin

Monday, December 8, 2008

Blois at Night

Blois, one of the larger towns in the Loire Valley in France, sets on the lower banks of the Loire river. The stone bridge dates from the 18th century.

Photo by Alison Yin