52 Portraits : 1/52

Off to a slow start on this 52 Portraits project, but a weekend of ice fishing provided a great opportunity. I couldn't feel my fingers, the shot isn't well focused, and I didn't have my A7R III handy, but it pretty accurately depicts the cold we endured packing up camp on Sunday morning. https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-JSdtd4h/A Every … Continue reading 52 Portraits : 1/52

A Year in Pictures: 2019

It's that time of year again. Breaking down a few stats from my Lightroom library to see what's what. I already know I took fewer photos this year--it's been a weird year for me photographically speaking. This is something I plan to change in 2020 Camera Use The first thing I always look at is … Continue reading A Year in Pictures: 2019

52 Portraits

I've done the 52 week projects before. I've done the 365 projects. Most of the time, they were disappointing. I'd realize at the last moment that I hadn't shot a photo for the week or day and end up just grabbing some random emotionless shot to satisfy the requirements of the project. I'm not letting … Continue reading 52 Portraits

Flickr, SmugMug, and WordPress

Flickr Back in 2005, I signed up for an account on Flickr. I wanted to be able to share albums of photos with friends and family, and Flickr did that incredibly well. https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/Personal-Galleries/Oregon/n-FfWd2Q/i-q4XM3wJ/A Very first photo uploaded to Flickr Eventually, I started making photos public, and discovered the Flickr community. I’ve had exactly one photo … Continue reading Flickr, SmugMug, and WordPress

Neewer LED Lights

I've always been a fan of constant lighting. Now that we can get LED light panels with adjustable color temperatures, I like it even more. I've been looking for some inexpensive LED panels for awhile, and of course Neewer came through. If you've never owned Neewer equipment, it's worth taking a look at. They're "good … Continue reading Neewer LED Lights

Kayla – September 2019

This Portland trip has been busier than most, but Kayla and I managed to carve out a couple hours for a quick shoot. It was a gorgeous day in Portland, so the window light was perfect. There's something to be said for working with the same models for years. We are able to spend less … Continue reading Kayla – September 2019

Octoberfest

There’s a great little brewery down under the St. John’s bridge called Occidental. Across the courtyard from it is an awesome wursthaus by the name of Urban German. They put on a perfectly-sized Octoberfest. There are just enough people to make it a party without being so packed you can’t walk around.

Arts Fest Montana 2019

Great Falls can sometimes feel a little… behind. Culturally. Don’t get me wrong—I love this town, but it needs a little something. We’re starting to get some awesome local restaurants, and this past weekend, I watched several artists paint amazing murals on buildings downtown.My buddy owns Speaking Socially, so I spent most of my time … Continue reading Arts Fest Montana 2019