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Old 06-05-2012, 01:16 AM #526
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been shooting birds for an interior design company for a big casino up north. Buying some of these images for use in all of their Suites, and hopefully the full hotel. Weird word shooting birds. Especially when they want the images to have a blue hint to them to go with the rooms feel





So many photos form the slingshot shoot, here are just a couple of em. It was for the Stand Up Paddles boards, so nothing too eventful, lots of product style shots, so these are the more interesting ones


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Old 06-05-2012, 01:17 AM #527
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This shot had potential, but needed light



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Keeping me safe, stuck it in front of me haha


Tried to spin, didnt get any of my homies doing it right, but in the down time I shot the skiiers

another half hour I woulda had it, was rocking the 9 stop ND filter, so that added to it

Helped with lighting for a video shot of a hardcore band, shot a few shots of em as well. Shot on the second story of a retirement home, an old hospital...abandoned, creepy past









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Always a good thing when a photobooth can be used as a modeling shot for your portfolio. Been doing these photobooths for free lately, trying to meet new people and promote myself. It has led to 3 separate jobs currently, and I am in the works with a lot of other things due to them. Somewhat risky, but it has been the best form of networking I have been able to do lately. Fun time, free beer generally free swag and the people are starting to get to know me pretty well.


Shot my friends band at a crazy small venue


Meatchubs was texting during the show

Lots of cool things in the works with this new company

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This image represents everything I love about photography.

I traveled to Northern California, checked in to our motel room and no more than five minutes after getting settled in I saw this man getting out of his truck. Shirt off, cowboy hat, sweet beard, big belt buckle...having been busy this past month with paid work, I really haven't had the time to dedicate the personal work I love to create.

I grabbed my camera, took my shirt off to fit in, and headed in his direction. I saw his Marine sticker on his rig and thanked him for his service. From there our conversation branched in to all subjects of life. The Cowboy, who's name he wished to remain anonymous (but he did consider himself a cowboy and his nick name includes Cowboy), owns a horse ranch in Northern California as well as around 70 peacocks. He served in Vietnam and is currently taking the stock market for all it's worth. He has survived multiple heart attacks and open heart surgery. To top it off, he is a bounty hunter for some pretty serious clients and wanted people. 95% of all money made through that goes into his foundation (again that I can't name it, however it basically makes the world a better place)

We spoke for an hour about all sorts of things. There was never a dull moment. It was a extremely insightful and beautiful conversation. Despite the 97 degree heat beating down on my back.

Towards the end of the conversation I mentioned my love for capturing interesting people in photographs, and said I would be honored if I could take his portrait. He agreed under the condition that I kept his name private. We walked 10 feet away from where we were standing and created this frame.

I only shot for about 2 minutes, I knew the image I wanted in the location we had. He finished our conversation about a story from his experience in Vietnam.

He was assigned to take care of a small village. While there he handed out supplies to the people there. When he gave a small girl a wrapped bar of soap, she took it, and began eating it. At this point in the story, the hardened cowboy started to cry. This image was only captured by my eyes and only stored in my brain.

Traveling speaking, learning, befriending and capturing complete strangers. Every one of these encounters is an experience I take something important from, more than just an image. The worlds an amazing place and I am humbled by some of the people that inhabit this place.



Eh lots of other stuff too but thats it for now haha
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when you come east (Mt. Hood/Timberline etc.) give me a heads up. I would have thought long and hard about bringing up the strobes for Timberline to do some stuff like that. Especially if you are rocking the ND filter for the shots, vagabond + 2-3 strobes + nd filter = you can get those panning shots with the help of the strobes to freeze the subject a bit better.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:27 AM #533
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Love this one: http://jimmyhickey.smugmug.com/Galle...gshot-58-M.jpg

http://jimmyhickey.smugmug.com/Galle...1IATM-14-M.jpg has a great feel to it as well.

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THanks guys, and sounds good fain
Venus Transit today, was messing around with a little reflection style shot but couldn't get it in focus:/
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I'm sorry if this seems like a silly question, but you are doing photography for a living, right? You just opened a new studio recently?

Very awesome stuff. I love to see your updates via facebook. Always entertaining.
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Yep, yep, and thanks!
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Hey Jimmy, I remember you mentioning in some thread that you use an LCD loupe on live view shots. Which one have you found works out best?
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Yep I use it on the majority of my ambient shoots, and the LCDVF brand!
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Just looked it up, they're really marketing towards the canon side with that red ring!
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haha yeah it matches perfectly!
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Seriously though, your stuff rocks. Great story about the cowboy.
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Video I just uploaded, how to photograph a stranger

Lemme know what ya think! Hope it helps some photographers and is interesting to nonphotographers

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That video is getting some press on the social media circuit - nicely done man.

I think its amazing how you do what you do. That's a sort of confidence that I'm missing right now.
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I haven't shot many strangers, but of the few I have, most were in my travels. Living in a smaller city (~200,000 people) I find it a lot easier to photograph people in places far from home, the whole "know one here knows you so what's the harm in trying" mentality really helps me in approaching people. I guess that's why most of the big time street photographers are in huge cities like NY, Hong Kong, etc.
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That video is getting some press on the social media circuit - nicely done man.

I think its amazing how you do what you do. That's a sort of confidence that I'm missing right now.
I saw a video someone posted here on how to shoot skateboarding, just inspired me... and was like hmm what can I do, then came up with the idea to create this. Wrote down a little overview of what I was gonna discuss then took like a hundred takes of myself, then put it all together. Complex little deal but worked out nice. Sw it on Lumix and Petra pixel, If anyone catches it anywhere else lemme know!
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I haven't shot many strangers, but of the few I have, most were in my travels. Living in a smaller city (~200,000 people) I find it a lot easier to photograph people in places far from home, the whole "know one here knows you so what's the harm in trying" mentality really helps me in approaching people. I guess that's why most of the big time street photographers are in huge cities like NY, Hong Kong, etc.
agreed that does help me a lot as well. I sorta suck at doing it in foreign places most of my travel stuff is candid and not posed, but also not too good or my style haha

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