The above image caught my eye on the club wall of The [b]school. How does your eye not want to follow the graceful curving lines of the light painting?
A fellow [b]schooler, RJ Kern, took the image and I had to visit his site. To put it mildly, I was surprised. He has tons of images on his blog and they are all good. In addition, he shares some of his secrets about how he takes the images. It is rare that a good photographer of his caliber is willing to honestly share his techniques.
Based in Denver, he has some great winter images and the thing that caught my eye was that he had couples and weddings shot in the snow and cold and the people all look comfortable and happy. I have no idea if this is his doing or what, but it is the first time I have seen image of people in the cold where they look good.
His work includes wedding, portraits, landscape, food, and some macro work. Intermingled among the images are glimpses into his life as well as his thoughts. All of his posts are short and easy to read, but usually packed with information.
He has an interesting goal of 101 Goals In 1001 Days. It’s a list of ambitious goals to accomplish over the next few years. It’s worth the read just to get ideas for yourself. He also writes a lot about lighting, but in very simple, easy to understand terms and in doing so, gives you the attitude that you can produce the same quality of image if you spend some time practicing.
If you are looking for some inspirational images and thought provoking blog posts, I encourage you to take a few minutes and visit RJ Kern’s website.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.