Oshkosh, July 2018

I attend the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) annual convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin every year. The EAA calls it AirVenture, but most pilots still just call it “Oshkosh.”  For pilots and flying fanatics, it is the ultimate destination venue to appease the aviation addiction. Regardless of your specific interest in aviation or aircraft in particular, Oshkosh is also a unique opportunity for photography, with first class … Continue reading Oshkosh, July 2018

Still-Life Photography

All of my recent photography activities have not been exclusively film-oriented, despite the implication of the last post.  Something that I have been exploring lately is still-life photography in my makeshift studio in my home’s attic.  Still-life photography takes two primary forms – the found still-life and the created or constructed still-life. The found still-life consists of a scene or tableau as it exists in … Continue reading Still-Life Photography

Two Very Different Portraits

Here are a couple of recent portraits, both of which I enjoyed working on, but which could not be more different. The first image was taken a couple of years ago at Cantigny Park, in Wheaton, Illinois.  Cantigny is the former estate of Col Robert R. McCormick, who was publisher and editor of the Chicago Tribune until his death in 1955.  The estate features his … Continue reading Two Very Different Portraits

Out of Chicago Winter Conference Recap

Attended the Out of Chicago (OOC) Winter Conference at the College of Lake County University Center in Grayslake on 18 Feb and found it to be a productive day of photography.  My personal goals for the conference included expanding my knowledge about flash photography and to improve my portraiture technique.  With some reservations, this goal was achieved. Continue reading “Out of Chicago Winter Conference Recap”