Wednesday, February 24, 2010

School of Rock ~ Cover To Cover ~ Ned Devine's

The School of Rock once again rocked the house at Ned Devine's Irish Pub in Centreville VA with there fabulous Cover To Cover show.

Click the HQ in the lower right for a higher resolution show.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Social Media Portraits

Some photographer friends of mine (new and old) gathered at the Carriage House Studio in Washington DC to practice our craft. It was a good time with plenty of space, equipment, and people to hone your skills. The Carriage House offers lots of opportunity to gather for photographers. Check them out at the link above.

Here are just a few from the day.
Are you interested in a great FaceBook profile pic? I can make you look your best.


Some guy I can't remember.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ned Devine's Centreville VA - Friday and Saturday

For those wondering....."Daddy Ging (short for ginger) is a nickname given to my son Danny by his band mates. Its going to be a great show and he is really pumped.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cuppets Performing Arts Center

A tearsheet from a recent dance shoot. My pic is the bottom one.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Heading Out....One More Time!

The blizzard raged all night and we are snow bound once again. Kids off for the whole week. Cabin fever setting in. "Once more into the breach dear friends.....once more."

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Katherine!

My sweet niece and godchild Katherine turns 15 tomorrow. Enjoy your day Kay and stay warm.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Midnight Dragon Sailing, Florida Keys

Our good friend Captain Jim has his website up and running and taking reservations. As you may recall, we sailed with Jim as part of the Boy Scout's Sea Base National High Adventure last summer. See previous post HERE. Some of my photography made its way onto his webpage. Check it out here: Midnight Dragon. The fish photo was actually taken by my son Danny.

Click the pic for a huge view!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mad Brenda Rocks Jammin Java

Sam Foster

Torie Foster

Tom Foster
(yes, their Dad)

Matt Aub

Mad Brenda was not the least bit deterred by last night's snowstorm and rocked Jammin Java here in Northern Virginia. The music was fantastic and the crowd was loving it. Concert photography is challenging, more so when the night club in which you are in is very dimly lit.

The photos above were taken with a Canon 7D racked out at 6400 ISO, with a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens, tweaked in Adobe Lightroom, and denoised in CS4 using Topaz deNoise software. I think the result is fair. Gotta keep trying to find that diamond in the rough.

The entire evening was broadcast by my friend Jim Folliard of Fairfax Video Studio on uStreamTV so my kids were able to watch the band (and me) on my MAC. How cool is that?

Jim Folliard working his magic.