3 cities. 3 days. 3 baseball games. Just like last year. Except this time around Jesse D, Jesse J, and I made the trip to Philly, my hometown of Baltimore, and our nation’s capital (ok, I didn’t actually make it to Philly, but the other guys did). Although we’ve graduated from playing doubleheaders every Saturday to complaining about the heat in the stands, its just as much fun. Especially when the O’s get the W.
It seems like whether we connect in person or on the phone, my dad and I inevitably end up in some sort of IT session for our personal electronics (in other words, I come by it honestly). I’m so thankful that he and I had time together today, and that my grandfather let us occupy him all afternoon.
Over the years I’ve found that, when it comes to my photography, personal projects keep me most excited about shooting. I can’t thank Bryan enough for asking me to join him on this recent shoot. Hidad, our gracious subject on a recent Sunday afternoon, was interested in having some portraits done. Bryan found a great space to capture him, and Hidad put up with “left…right…up…down…this way….no that way…I changed my mind, back the other way” for over an hour. On this shoot, I wanted to experiment with mixing flash with natural light. Personal projects are like gold: I can experiment (with plenty of room to fail), I always learn something new, and my excitement for photography is reinvigorated every time. And then I get to use my new tricks on client shoots. I was so excited about these results that I scheduled my next personal project shoot as these images were downloading. Stay tuned!