Ohio The New Alaska

Using this blast of never ending Ohio winter weather to go through some old pictures and challenge myself to do something creative with them has actually been kind of fun. I am able to see the pictures I took in the past and look at them  with a different context. This photo I remember was taken after a photo walk around my little town. It was one of the last pictures taken and there was something about these old style retro chairs with their faded colors against this white washed cement wall background that caught my eye.

Here is the original un-processed straight out of the camera picture I took of the chairs.


I was hesitant to add any text because when there is text in a photo the photo becomes about the text.
In this case I think it compliments the image.


What do you think?

Family Photo

Happy New Year Everyone from Gary Jackson Photography. http://www.garyjacksonphotography.com/

I had the distinct pleasure of shooting a family portrait of my old friends the Scheeser’s. We had the shoot in their living room where we used to have band practice many, many years ago. I only mention that because it is really not a large space. We picked a spot by the sliding glass door with some curtains as our backdrop. We got everyone together and I started shooting. Right away I knew I was in trouble because I didn’t have much room and I couldn’t get any depth between the family and the background. I brought two speedlights with umbrellas and that was enough light to cover everyone. When I got home and was reviewing the shots most of them turned out great and then there was this one shown here. The “before” picture. The before indicates before I started working on it in the digital darkroom. I am continually blown away by todays digital technology centered around photography. I think the final photograph turned out great after some processing. What do you think? Thanks to the Scheeser family for letting me take some photographs of their awesome family!