Artist and Painter Jonathan Hightower

Artist and Painter Jonathan Hightower

Made a new friend tonight, Johnathan Hightower, who does the amazing murals at the Team Octopus location in Sandy Springs. Incredible to watch him do his thing and just create detail and art using nothing more than a brush and a bit of pigment; especially once you realize he sketched all of this stuff originally freehand. Truly envious of that kind of skill.

Jesus Portilla: Master of the Pads and the Ring

Jesus Portilla: Master of the Pads and the Ring

Jesus is one of my favorite trainers at the gym both to work with and to photograph.  He has this poise about him that is commanding and comforting and you can tell that he is really trying to help you improve your skills.  When I saw him working with this guy (sorry I don't know his name) in the ring, I took it as an opportunity to try and capture that and also experiment with the lighting to get the most out of the photos.  More specifically I tried to frame and angle my shots so that the light was falling across his face from the side instead of from above, and overall I think it helped

High Speed Image Testing from 04.09.2018

High Speed Image Testing from 04.09.2018

Just some quick shots from this morning before I had to get home to focus on some work.   I wish I could say who the person in these photos is, but unfortunately I am terrible at remembering names.  The impetus for this little photo session was primarily that I wanted to try and get better at capturing and framing certain kinds of shots.  More specifically, trying to capture someone working the speed bag and jumping rope.  I have experimented a bit with this in the past with regards to framing and different shutter speeds, but when you do that you always have to w

Doing Flips: First Attempts at Capturing Gymnastics

Doing Flips: First Attempts at Capturing Gymnastics

So this was a fun little experiment.  I was able to capture T and some of her friends were trying to do flips on the rings, and I have to say that I love how some of these images came out.  I think they really capture the drama of the moment as well as how incredibly beautiful and amazing some of the women at my gym are.  That said, I think that is more a credit to the lighting than to me as a photographer.  With the sun coming in through the window... well it just makes for some really nice silhouettes.  

Lil Rod, Big Punch

Lil Rod, Big Punch

In an attempt to improve my photography at the gym in relation to some of the enviromental challenges that it represents I have been experimenting around with different ways of framing shots and using the limited lighting that is available.  This is one such experiment in that vein, and overall I am happy with the outcome.  Thanks to my man Lil Rod for taking the time to serve as my subject for these shots.