Damned by the D3!

So as you read in my previous posts, I had the pleasure of borrowing a Nikon D3 from Jetta Productions. I got to take it home over the weekend and ended up shooting two events plus some good old cat/girlfriend test shots. I have to say, this camera is freaking awesome! It's not only this camera, most of the new cameras out there are pretty awesome. I shoot on a Nikon D200 but have been cursed by the beautiful images produced at high ISOs like 2200 on the D3. I say cursed because now I want a new camera after only a year of shooting on my D200. I usually try not to get caught up in the gear trends but being able to shoot in low light without flash is something very useful in the photography trade. Anyways, I just wanted to share a couple of shots I really liked of Priya (my girlfriend) and Bosh (our feline companion). These were both shot at 2200 ISO. They just have such an old school natural feel to them that I love. Saving starts now.

Oh yeah! I also started a fan page on Facebook for my work! Look over to the right and click "like" if you want to be cool like everyone else!

Meet DJ Tilt

Last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting my old time friend, DJ Tilt. I tried some new editing tricks like layering some grainy layers on top to give it an old vintage feel. I also messed around with white balance to give the photo some old film vibes. I am really happy with how these turned out and I find myself editing less and less which is a huge time saver. The more solid the photo is in camera the less you need to do to make it shine. Check em' out.

Jay Inslee Campaign Kickoff

I had the pleasure of photographing Jay Inslee's Kickoff Campaign last Saturday at Shoreline Community College. I also had the pleasure of shooting with a borrowed Nikon D3 equipped with a 70-200 2.8 and a 24-70 2.8, courtesy of Jetta Productions. I have to be honest and say that the camera made things pretty easy. I was shooting at 2200 ISO and there wasn't a grain of noise showing up anywhere in the photo. This made shooting in the low lit room a breeze.

I was able to pull Jay outside for about a minute and a half and take a couple of head shots. I really like how the one above turned out. Jay's a pretty photogenic dude.

It was great to see all the different walks of life who support his ideas and aspirations. Below are some of my favorite shots from the event.

Also, I just added some event photography to my portfolio. If you get a chance, click on portfolio and check out the "Events" link. I'm curious to see what y'all think. I've been getting work in this field lately and have a good time shooting it so I figured it's time to start marketing myself in that area. That being said, if you need a photographer to cover any type of event, drop me a line!