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Howdy the names Aaron, and this is my attempt at taking a photo a day and posting it here for everyone to see starting january 1st 2010. I know, I know it’s not original.

UPDATE: Ok, so I'm not getting one out everyday anymore. But hey at least I'm still working at it!

Bit about me and my life of creating images... I’ve been taking photos well back into the days of film. I’ve spent a couple years shooting only black and white and developing in the dark room and loved it. Fast forwarding to the days of the pixel I’ve since abondoned film and have gone all digital (Sorry film! I will always love you, I’ve been seduced by the instant gradification).

Recently I’ve been becoming obsessed with studio and strobist lighting.

Camera and glass...

  • Canon 40D
  • EF 50mm 1.4
  • EF 100 2.8 Macro
  • EFS 17mm-85mm 4-5.6

Lighting etc...

  • Ultra White Ligtning 600
  • 2 540 EZ Speedlights
  • Pocket Wizards

Goodies I like to use...

  • Alien Bees Beauty Dish with 40° grid
  • Umbrellas
  • 5 in 1 reflector
Closeup of an eye

If I want to see what something looks like close up a lot of times I will grab my macro lens and take a couple snaps. It's amazing to see details that you normally don't or can't see with the naked eye.

Dempsey design coffee cup

Took a photo for a friend's design company for some advertisement. Think it turned out pretty well. I did cheat and use photoshop to add the steam. But I did take the photo of the steam, so it's not totally cheating, right?

Ford Bronco

This is my neighbor's Ford Bronco. It's got a rough exterior but has a great style and beauty of it's own. My neighbor has such a love for this vehicle that he even wants to be buried in it one day. It seems rare that a vehicle really reflects their owner and vis versa. It's a beautiful thing... Keep on Truckin.

Hands, knees and fishnets stockings

Fishnet Stockings are so fun to photograph because of the natural patterns and texture they create. I didn't want to make you puke, so I decided not to wear them and had the wife pose instead.

self portrait black and white lighting study

This was just some lighting studies that I was messing around with.

Record player and records triptych

I have a special place in my heart for records. They sound more real to me. I even like the little scratchy sounds every once in a while. It feels cozy for some reason... And it is also very fun to dig through all the records at places like Goodwill. Usually you'll find one good record out of 500 or so. But it is so awesome when you do and it will only cost you a buck or two.

Two Unsuspecting GI-Joes with a Teddy bear monster behind

Forget Bigfoot... I've seen this monster out in the woods and this is my proof. Soon I'm sure I'll will be invited onto all the daytime talk shows and become rich and famous. You just wait and see.

BLT with avocado and home-made focaccia bread

For dinner tonight we had a BLT with avocado and home-made focaccia bread. Along with the lighting in the room I only used one flash with a defuser above and to the right of the camera.

Olympia and Lucky beer bottle and can

Okay, so you probably think I'm a alcohalic with all the beer reference lately. I really don't drink all that much, just coincidence. Anyways, over the years I've run across some old bottles and cans of beer and I kinda like them. Boy do I miss the Lucky Stubbies... It's a shame that you can't get those anymore. As for the Olympia can, it's old enough that it had the little pull top. Before my beer drinking days.

Beer drinking belt

Yay! it's friday, get your drinking lips on, time to party! Not really. Anyways, I was talking with a buddy about The Rolling Stone's greatest album Sticky Fingers. The cover is a closeup of a dude in a pair of pants and was actually done by Andy Warhol. So that was kinda what I was going for plus the beer drinking weekend thing.

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