I photographed this scene a couple of weeks ago at corner of McBean Pkwy and Newhall Ranch Rd. Using Photomatix software I created these two images from the 1st Original Image. Because I shot RAW there is detail in the dark areas that I can extrapolate. When creating HDR images it is better to take multiple images at different exposures than what I did creating additional exposures from 1 image, one lighter and one darker than the original.
I am at the retirement age of 67. Have I retired from photography? NO. The past 3 years I have contemplated it. Business is such now that we’re making money and also have the time to travel. It’s working well.
Recently I have been getting email posts from Great Escape Publishing regarding making money publishing travel articles for all types of publications. Being a contributing photographer to REFEREE Magazine I have some knowledge of this opportunity. Publications get their material from people who market themselves, have an interest in the subject matter and other sources.
Being a professional photographer is a large selling point for publications. My wife and I travel quite a bit, on cruises, tours, road trips etc. We may contemplate an RV lifestyle. I am sure between us we could produce interesting articles, with photos, publications will want.
In 1989 after some solicitation Motorhome Magazine contacted me about photos of Kolob Canyons, a section of Zion National Park not accessible from the main park but the entrance is about 50′ off Interstate 15. We took the trip in August with a broken down air conditioning unit, broke in Newhall, on the way out. I photographed Kolob Canyons with medium format (6x45mm) transparency (slide) film. I was paid $500 for the effort.
This is something interesting to me and looks like my wife may be in on it too. On road trips we’ll take the dogs and maybe mother-in-law (97 years old). We look to travel this summer to Ogden, Ut to visit nephew, wife and new son to be born in April. Then we’ll head on to Glacier National Park. We’ll return by way of Vancouver, Wa to visit a niece, her husband, and new born daughter.
Here are some photos from our 2017 trips.
What types of photography does your company and organization need? I have 44 years experience and have been in business since 1980. Services range from headshot portraits, facilities, products, special events, executive portraits, travel and many others. Please let me know what your future photo needs are and how I can serve you.
Instant Printing of Portraits at Events
A couple of weeks prior to Christmas Angie, her mom, Esther, and I went to Orlando, Fl. This was a redemption of a timeshare certificate we received for attending a dinner/information event. Now let me tell you I don’t recommend timeshares. You can find tremendous vacation values on line without any maintenance fees and the outrageous prices to buy a timeshare.
We had a very nice week though temperatures in Orlando and vicinity were colder than usual, they say coldest in 4 years. Only on Friday was I able to go short sleeves. Amazing that Esther, 97 years old, handled 4 full days of being wheeled around 4 parks, Sea World, Epcot, Disney Animal Kingdom and Busch Gardens. We also dined with friends of Angie’s brother who live in Clearwater & who traveled with us to Kaua’i in August, and our niece’s in-laws who live south of Tampa. Attached are some photos from our trip.
The following images were taken at a recent nursing portrait sessions. The sisters brought their dogs to be photographed. With instant photography we can offer all kinds of photo opportunities. Cost is nothing in many cases to be photographed. Cost is incurred when purchasing prints from the session.
We’re now in the season for fall graduation portraits. Most of out clients are nursing and allied health programs. So far we have photographed Annenberg School of Nursing, Cerritos College Nursing, Santa Monica College Nursing and today we’re at Ventura College Nursing. We’ll be at Moorpark College, Long Beach City College and photographing College of the Canyons nursing in our home. We offer instant portrait printing to take portraits home from the session.
This service is also available for holiday parties.