|Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.
Uploading images, mentally preparing for the new week, resting. This is what I busy myself with after a wonderful, marathon weekend with close friend, and photographer Michael Kircher.
Mike lives on the East coast, Maryland, just a stones throw from our Nation’s capitol state.
We share ideas, photography, and encouragement…communicating through cyberspace, phone calls, and even Instagram!
Not this weekend, Mike made the trip out West to see a bit of cowboy culture and Rocky Mountain scenery, a chance to visit with Rachel and I at our home on the lake…
Today he travels East. We will both certainly be editing images for some time…sharing them as we can. Pushing the creative boundaries, a friendship built on our shared ambitions, a curiosity for life and a unwavering passion for the photographic image!
Safe travels Mike! Cheers, Jeremy
Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010.
The Nikon 50mm/F1.4 Prime lens, recently acquired and immediately tested. I picked this sucker up used for a price most photogs wouldn’t even flinch at, slammed it on my camera and then walked across the street to make this picture. The reason I bought the lens in the first place was to make this picture.
The prime with it’s shallow depth of field is ideal for portraiture. The D90 makes this a very acceptable substitute for the more expensive 85mm lens, but ever so compact, light and lovely. As the evening light dwindles and fades away, one can still create stunning images with available light and the low depth of field will only add interest as you engage your subject!
This image of a flute player was shot in bright sunlight, under the shade of a covered walkway, not uncommon in the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico with it’s historic architecture.
Simplify your gear, free your mind of unnecessary choices and the pictures will follow! Now go enjoy the light….Cheers, Jeremy