Wednesday, October 28, 2009

lesson learned

i got up to turn up the light and tripped on my bag

knocked over everything on the dressed

cut my chest on the dresser corner top

lesson learned God

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

i don't want to dream anymore

i want to stay awake and live.

we all want to change the world.

but theres so much to do. so little time. so little financing. so few hands.


bringing awareness brings about change.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

just because

needed somewhere to post this

Friday, May 29, 2009

Wedding in Virginia

Attending a childhood friend's wedding (to occur in roughly 12 hours) as a guest right now in Ashburn, Virginia. Here's some shots from the last day of being a bachelor..

working on the vow (groom left, best man right)

driving to wedding rehearsal...

groom with groomsmen...

rehearsal ceremony...

early congrats to Kristin & Ruiqi

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quest For Life Retreat 2009

Some of my favorite photos.
Located: Eastern University, PA

registration ladies

oodly noodles

sharing by Irene & Tim

played a game called "drip drip drop" (just like duck duck goose but with a cup of water)

campers' attempt at dumping water on a counselor backfires...

while eating lunch on the steps, a little girl walks by to say hi

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

To Love a Dog

Random photo-session of sorts with Josh & his dog, "Lat"

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A little bit of sunshine...

It is quite obvious that these two photos do not really correlate in style or texture or perspective, but sometimes that's how art is. It's a personal perspective of what the artist sees through their own camera.

The first photo took place as the sun was setting in the evening, and the light was getting softer. I loved how the light casted a long shadow from the illuminated chairs. Most of the photo is dark, yet the 'subjects'-- the chairs and the shadows-- encourages the viewer to follow the path of a diagonal trajectory of viewing.

The second photo took place during the sunset. The clouds above were very dramatic, puffy, scattered yet clumped. It was quite the sight. Clouds are a major reason why I enjoy the seasons of spring/summer so much, because the clouds are ever changing and constantly entertaining our eyes in their various forms. Rita was dilly-dallying (obviously), and swinging her keys in a moment of rest. I purposely rotated my SB-800 towards her directly to create a harsh fill-flash on her (my main subject), while previously metering off the clouds and recomposing to fit her in the middle. I was not going for a perfect, clean photo in which she would be gently lit with the flash. I wanted the harsh flash + the consuming clouds to create a dramatic image of waiting, anticipation, and rest.

thanks for reading this blurb!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Walking in the Park

[all photos taken with my 50mm 1.4 AIS lens- manual focus]

hung out with two buddies today in the park, then grabbed dinner. thanks for letting me take some snaps!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Jersey Half-Marathon & Marathon Race, 5/3/09

at the New Jersey Shore Marathon

pretty dog

the starting line spectators

Tricia with her pacer

around the 5 mile mark

Justine finishing her half-marathon (13.1 miles)...

with her smile!

Tricia approaching the finish line of her 26.2 mile marathon

(actual time: 4:04:37)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's official

This site will, from now on, be my personal photoblog. Postings will be of personal projects, adventures, musings.

Dreamlite Studios is webnologically official.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Busy Break!

Final projects, papers, and unit plans are really hammering down now.

However, I had an awesome break from all of this schoolwork. Had a 7am shoot with a friend of mine. Thanks to Jen for being a fun and cooperative model.

Here's a glimpse of my latest project:


here are some photos!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Block Party Photos

Way. Too. Cute.

(the two toddlers saw each other, walked up to each other and started their hugfest.)

More photos, added 4/19/09

(view from inside our painting location, before block party)

(hand painting)

(yes, there are holes that he is drinking from)

(waiting in line for the moon jump)

(he saw the camera coming)