Day five of the black and white photo challenge. I started a new series of black & white photos this fall that takes me back about 30 years to doing some street photography. The idea is to find urban landscapes and include include part of the downtown high rise buildings in the shot. I went to the Korean War memorial which is across the river from downtown Dayton. I took a few photographs at various places when this young boy started running laps around the park. I timed this photograph as he ran though the frame.
Day four of my black & white photo challenge. I made this photograph two years ago right after Christmas. We had about eight inches of snow and then a high pressure system came in so there was a beautiful blue sky. Normally in Ohio in the winter the sky is a gloomy sort of gray. I went to Wesleyan MetroPark which is small park close to downtown Dayton. There are three small rivers that converge at downtown Dayton and the river that goes through Weslyan MetroPark is called the Wolf Creek. I made many really good photographs that day but this is the best black & white photograph.
Day three of the Black & White photo challenge. This young lady came into the studio a couple months ago for my junior models program. She wanted to try out a full model photo shoot and wanted to look glamorous. She was a lot of fun to work with. Our junior models photography session let young boys and girls try a professional photo shoot by a 25 year professional photographer at a nominal cost.
Day two of the Black & White professional photography challenge. This photograph was taken at sunrise at the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio. It was a very foggy morning in September. I pulled up the gravel road and saw these trees with the sun rising from the behind them. I have driven back to this location during the day and I can’t imagine the photograph because it’s just a field with a few skinny trees.
Professional photographers are being challenged to post black & white images for consecutive 5 days. Here’s my first images. This is a young family that came in for baby and family portraits. They had a 3 month old and a 2 year old. Any professional photographer can tell you how challenging photographing a 2 year old can be. So I posed the Mom, Dad and baby, I have a one foot tall box that gets used for all sorts of things. I asked the little boy who was running around the studio to jump up on the box and look at his brother. I made three exposures and this one came out perfect. The Mom & Dad liked it so much that the purchased a 16×20 framed print. What a blessing to have this image displayed in their house for a long time to come.
I want to thank Brittany from the Miami Valley Career Technical Center High School in Clayton Ohio, MVCTC, for coming in for a great high school senior portrait photography session. We did both studio portraits and location photography. Brittany was really easy to work with. I think the photographs are beautiful. Call the studio to see what our current high school senior portrait specials are for the rest of the year.