Friday, June 26, 2009

Featured Photographer: Blake

Bonjour, c'est moi Blake. Im sort of new to photography and I am glad to be able to see and learn from all of you! I am married to the most wonderful smokin hot wife. She took the picture above, isnt she pretty good! I also have two kids, ages 4 and 2 who I adore and love to just play with. When they go to bed I get bored. You have seen their pics on the challenges. I am currently in my masters degree online and my wife is a travel nurse so we move around every 3 months or so. Lately we have just planted soft roots in San Jose, CA and we love it for the scenery, weather and tourist attractions.

What are your hobbies outside of photography? Music, movies, gardening, guitar and especially blogging! I have enjoyed web design and a lot of other techy stuff online too.

Do you have a blog? Yes my family blog and a blog for attempting photography. I have others but you can find them from my profile if you are interested.

What camera do you use? I use a Canon SD1100 Si point and shoot. Overall I like it but when it comes to doing some advanced stuff, it lacks in manual control.

What is your favorite photography subject? I would have to say nature and my kids! They just love to have their picture taken now.

What camera equipment is on your wishlist? I am open to suggestion and I would really like a DSLR. I do prefer Canon though Nikon is good.

What is the best photography advice you have been given? Someone on here in a tutorial said to fill the frame and also rule of thirds. The last 2 tutorials have been excellent as well! Keep the good advice coming people I need it!

What editing program do you use? Picasa for now anyway.

Top 3 Photos: I dont feel I have a 3 best cus I am very picky and hard on myself but here are some of my favorite! This first one is my son looking through a fence on to Pier 39 in San Francisco with the setting sun on his right. Thanks to Rachel who pointed this one out I almost forgot about it.This second one you might recognize from a challenge. It is sort of hard for me to top since this was my first and just about only success in manual setting. I got lucky I suppose.

This one is in Santa Cruz looking through the fence in the middle of the pier down at the sea lions. The angle is somewhat interesting but the light across one side of his face makes this picture I think. I just cant resist posting this last picture which was taken of my son in a jumping blow up toy christmas last year, that is priceless (below).


Teri said...

Thanks for shareing all that with us Blake, I love the Friday Features, it 's so nice to get to know everyone and look at your blogs... I love the dancing head thing you did..that was soo funny! Your pictures are great too. My brother used to live in San Jose so I have been there many times..many fun places to visit. You are fun to have on the mission 24.

Brittney said...

So much fun to learn a bit more about you. That picture of your son looking through the fence is stunning!

Erin Wageman said...

Hey Blake!! Its good to get to know you! Your little boy it very cute! I'm jealous that you guys travel so much! Good luck finishing school! the pictures are beautiful!

Katy said...

Blake! You're one of my favorite new friends from M24, I always get a kick out of your comments and cool ideas. Great answers too- I love the top pictures, your kids are ADORABLE!

Shelby said...

HI Blake
You have a beautiful family. Its great to read about you.
If I had to pick 2 of my fav pics of the 4 you submitted I would pick,,,,all of them!
great pics to share with us..

Blake said...

Thanks guys! I just enjoy learning from you all!

Rachel H. said...

I loved seeing those little tidbits about you Blake! It's so fun to get to know others through the feature photographer questions. GLAD you are a part of the group! I appreciate all you add to it!

Jackie said...

your kiddos are the cutest....nice to get to know you!