Burning Daylight…

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Post Hard Core: Burning Daylight brings down the house at Gator’s Lounge en route to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check out the sounds of Burning Daylight and thier latest studio album, Knife Fight Ethic right HERE!

Moments Between Moments.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009. All Rights Reserved.

I selected this image from a number of photographs shot last weekend as part of an outdoor portrait session. While many of the portraits were formal, this was one of those spontaneous moments captured in between formalities. This is the journalistic photograph that I would otherwise hope to achieve, the candid photograph, the natural state, a moment between father and daughter.

This image, originally shot in color, takes on a sense of serenity when the color is desaturated. The subtle hints of green and brown add a layer to this image that would not exist in a traditional black and white print. We shot early in the morning near my mountain home outside of Durango, Colorado letting the young aspen trees set a backdrop against the calm waters of the distant lake.

As photographers, do you consider your environment to be one of the strongest elements when making a portrait? Perhaps taking advantage of urban landscapes, distinctive architecture, or surrounding wilderness. Often a place or setting can also speak strongly about that individual and their story as you try to relate the significance of a single image or photo essay to your viewers. On the topic of objective vs. subjective, can an objective photograph be made this way?

PhotoShelter: An Image Archive Takes Shape.

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The company PhotoShelter has been on the up and up since the fall of Digital Railroad in 2008. The company has expanded it’s features and market simultaneously over the last twelve months and proves to be an attractive and affordable option to self market stock photography. The basic photoshelter site offers online storage, printing services and for some the template of a website ideal for most photographers looking to market their collections to a worldwide audience.

I have recently made the investment in both time and money to bring my images to PhotoShelter and thus create the beginnings of Fedora Photo’s latest online site. FedoraPhoto.com will remain as my main website and portfolio, while FedoraProjects will continue to post the latest in news and photography. What I hope to achieve with a PhotoShelter archive is to make my personal work available to editors, friends, and potential clients, while also safe guarding and organizing a massive digital archive currently unavailable to the public market.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley. All Rights Reserved.

Time and energy will define the progress of this site, as each file must be carefully captioned, keyworded, and sized. The basic structure is set, and will continue to develop in the coming months! I hope you enjoy the site, and I welcome any and all feedback right here on FedoraProjects or via email.

Cheers, Jeremy

Click HERE to enter Jeremy Wade Shockley’s PhotoShelter Archive.

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Close to Home: A Portrait Piece

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009.

Smoked Brisket, Horseshoes, Mountain Streams, Fly-Fishing, Country Air, Cold Tecate, Friends, Family, Dogs, Fresh Cut Watermelon, Cowboy Beans, Fireworks, Lakeshore, Nikon Cameras, Canon Cameras, Smoke, Laughter and Quite Moments- A Celebration of Independence.

I chose these images for their intimacy and the serenity I was able to capture during these candid moments. While each of the individuals knew I was shooting, I was careful to capture moments of conversation, or the subtle rehearsed action of smoking, thereby drawing the attention away from my lens. The exception might be an above image of Garrett shot following a brief rain storm, where I asked my subject to “hold up” for a picture, the rest came naturally!

Final Edit.

Garrett Ross in the spotlight….