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Observing Light in films, This week: The Walking dead

I dont know about you but last weeks The Walking dead episode has been on my mind all week. In my opinion, it was one of the best episodes in a long time! I ended up rewatching it and noticing some really awesome lighting techniques that they used on set. 

I find myself drifting off on most movies and tv shows when Im drawn to the lighting so I thought, why not make this a fun learning game for my blog?  As you may know if you follow me on facebook I am a Netflix binge watcher. For me, Its a great tool to zone into my shows while editing to help me focus, and I do alot of editing! So here are my thoughts on how they lit up certain scenes! If you think different please feel free to share your comments below! 

I did really love the dramatic lighting in this scene Enid looks so pretty!

OH! and also you can check out these scenes and observe it for yourself on the AMC website

This one was fun to figure out! 


I wanted to write about this lighting set up but I couldnt get great screen shots from watching the show. 


This Sunday while watching the walking dead. Make sure to Observe all the Awesome lighting techniques! The cinematographer for AMC's The Walking Dead - David Boyd is Absolutly Amazing at what he does! 


So what do you think? Did I get the lighting style correct!?  Let me know what you think by commenting below! 






 Making Strides Walk Providence 2015

Last October, after shooting an all day wedding the day before... I literally rolled out of bed. (ok more like melted). It was 5 in the morning and I decided to wake up my son Abel to surprise him. 

I grabbed one of my older cameras,  strapped it over his neck and told him he was going to be my 2nd photographer and that he was coming to work with me! 

I have been working with the American Cancer Society by shooting and donating my photographs to the Making strides and the Relay for life for the past 5 years. This foundation has a very special place in my heart and I am so thankful I am asked to volunteer each year! :)  and to be able to share this experience with my oldest child this year felt really nice.. 

Here are some photos that I took from the Walk.

Here are some pictures that 7 year old Abel took! I am so proud! 

To view the full gallery of images of both My photos and Abels photos from the walk please click on this link:





My Favorite 5 online links for photography education

Ten years ago I didn't know much about digital photography.  I took photos with film cameras my whole life. I took one photography course in college and used my 30mm that didnt even have a auto focus or automatic settings. I learned how to develop my photographs in a dark room but never adobe. Had a job at a local portrait studio and even then still had to wind up the film under a dark cloth at the end of the night. 

When I developed my passion for opening up my own business, I did a lot of searching around on the internet. Here is a list of my top five favorite places online to learn!

  1.   Creative Live-  free live online classes taught by the world's most inspiring instructors.

  2. Karl Taylors youtube videos as soon as you watch one of his videos you'll understand why I find him such a great teacher. 

  3. AdoramaTV Amazing videos on their youtube channel! I've even bought alot of gear from which is also great!

  4. DigitalRev is always so funny and entertaining to watch. I look forward to every new video he posts. 

  5. SLR lounge  a great photography community with awesome tutorial  blogs and videos to learn from (Check out my friend Trevor Dayley's link hes a great teacher!)

So that's it! Now go Learn stuff!