Since I use this blog as a place to post more personal ideas and thoughts, I won’t reveal the names of these two fine people. If you know who they are, consider yourself lucky. They’re awesome.
Here are two of my portraits from our session that I absolutely adore.
Every year I’ve lived in Chicago and I’m available to do so, I shoot the gay pride parade.
This year Bill and I went out together with a portable Chimera beauty dish, my Canon 5D Mark 3, a 50mm 1.4 attached with a polarizer. I don’t have a ND filter for it right now. We shot everything at f2 and it was SOOOO much fun. We got great stuff with beautiful people.
Should we have run into any protestors, I would have loved to have photographed them with the Chimera. It would have been the best light they’ve ever been seen in. 🙂
I remember the first year I shot it, I was still a little more country than I realized, and I was more or less horrified and intrigued. I produced some videos with some footage, and when I showed my family, I’m pretty sure their shock was all I needed to think, “My old values need to go.”
What struck me was the sheer number of supporters in the form of families with young kids. Now I don’t even question anything about it.
Equality is amazing, but the pride parade is amazing-er.
The above is a work in progress, but I love where it is.
It’s hard to work on photos like this. While I might think it needs retouching, it’s in such a great place already.
Last night we donated our photography to a charity event downtown right on the water. We find that these types of things benefit good causes and they draw attention to us in positive ways.
Lately the fog seems to be rolling in daily, and it engulfs the entire downtown. But outside the loop, it seems to be sunny and warm.
When summer finally comes, I’ll be here. Waiting.
This is opportunism at its best!
Kudos to photographer Josh Newton for pulling it together!