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Molly at Duke Gardens

Molly at Duke Gardens

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a post up here. But I have been shooting a bit again after a long hiatus and thought it would be good to get a post up. I have a back log of stuff that I should post, and am actively shooting again so I plan to make this an active blog again.

March 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Seriously?!?



Seriously, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

This is another of my favorite Isaac expressions. It shows up when he is calling you on something you’ve said or done.

June 29, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This face always cracks me up.



Drama, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

It’s another of his “canned” expressions. And one of my absolute favorites.

June 28, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Isaac

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My boy has huge and expressive eyes.   He’s usually moving about too fast to capture them on camera but I did manage to get a few recently.  More to come….

June 23, 2011 Posted by | Children, Isaac | Leave a comment

Tia



Uvo-8, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

This is from a shoot last year for a local accessories company (Uvo) based in Raleigh. This image, captured in between sets featuring the company’s products is one of my favorite captures from the day.

April 6, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

365 Day Sixty-Three -Flickr Duel winner for color BROWN



365 Day Sixty-Three, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

My latest win. This was a shot from when I was doing my 360 project last year. This was is processed to have a kind of etheral quality.

March 20, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Simple Beauty at Sunset



Simple Beauty at Sunset.jpg, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

Another Flickr Duel win (this time for Flora in the Color group). This is from almost two years ago. The light (late afternoon) was just perfect and it was just a matter of positioning myself in a way to get good out of focus color in the background to complement the composition. I used to shoot a lot of flowers, mostly wild flowers out around people’s mail boxes and front yards. With spring fast approaching, hoping to do more of that soon.

March 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Another Flickr Duel win



365 Day Fifteen Rejects-8, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

This photo won in the Home/Cover Page contest in the color group.

March 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Schaulis (winner, Flickr Duel color portrait)



chinadoll201-1, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

This is the most recent of my photos to win a Flickr Duel. It’s of my good friend Schaulis who made the dress she is wearing for this shoot (we were trying to get a china doll look).

March 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bozo



Bozo, originally uploaded by Brian Chmura.

Been playing around with various Android Apps to improve the stock camera on my new Droid X. I’ve never really used a phone camera for anything more than snapshots and quick videos of the kids, but there’s an 8mp camera in the Droid X (and 720p HD video that can be sent to TV through a micro HDMI conncetion) so I thought I’d play around with it some. First up was to get an app that would improve the interface (which was poorly customizable). I’ve tried Retro Camera (pretty decent) and a few others, but Vignette is my definite favorite. It has numerous effects that it can apply and is also a nice easy interface for shooting with the basic default camera. While I’m at it, for those of you with a Droid phone, get Android Flickr (makes it quick and easy to send stuff into you stream, view recent photos, exlplore, and even thumbnail through photos you’ve marked as favorites. It’s a little rough looking, but it works great.

March 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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