Jul 23 2011

Photo class coming soon to Crossroads Art Gallery

Starting the 3rd week of September, I will be offering a photography class at Crossroads Art Gallery. “Getting The Most Out Of Your DSLR” will be a 5 week course for 2 hours on Thursday evenings.

We will cover an entire basic photography in about 10 hours.

Pricing and availability will be coming shortly. Let me know if you or someone you know is interested.


Jul 23 2011

Engagement Photo Sample

This was created in the studio. It is an example of a studio portrait that we have created.


Apr 7 2011

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in the fall

It is easy to tell why Thomas Jefferson selected this as his home.

This is an aerial photograph I took during a fall flight  over the area.

Monticello Fall Aerial Photograph

Jefferson's Monticello from the air on a fall day


Mar 24 2011

Richmond Aerial Photograph

Richmond From Above

Aerial photograph of downtown Richmond, VA.  This shot features the James River in the foreground and Richmond International Raceway in the distance.


Jun 21 2010

New Studio

I have been poor at keeping up with these blog posts.

The new studio is up and running. It is time to get your senior portrait booked for you rising seniors.

The first 2 seniors to contact me from each school will be my ambassadors in there respective school complete with discounts on prints, business cards and the opportunity to earn cash!

The new address is 8401 Patterson Avenue, Suite 104, Richmond, VA 23229. We are in the West End and no longer downtown.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Mike


Jan 15 2010

Sedlar Family Portraits

This was a fun shoot.  I got to do some family portraits for the Sedlar children and they were awesome.  Mom wanted classic B&W images which I did and I also threw in a splash of the shots in color.  I shot these in the studio over the Christmas holiday and they turned out great.  They were shot in the  portrait studio in Richmond, VA.  These are going to make great keepsakes in the Sedlar home.


Jan 5 2010

Handbook for the New Year! Read and Practice!

HANDBOOK 2010

Health:
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants…
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:
11. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree…….

Society:
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29.. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30.. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.


Oct 30 2009

Radford University – Dedmon Center Aerial Photography

We recently did some aerial photography for some clients and this was the result. We photographed all sides and tried to create some images with the horizon in the image to show depth and scale. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.


Oct 20 2009

Atlee High School Varsity Volleyball Shoot

I was blessed to be able to photograph the Atlee Varsity Volleyball Team. My youngest daughter plays club ball with many of these girls and they are awesome. This is a great group of girls and wonderful parents. It was a quick fun session and I really like the panoramic composite that we came up with to do something different for the girls. All the other professional photographers thought this was really well done and I must agree. My good friend Tom Stiles who is an aerial photographer here in town helped with this as he has a daughter on this team. Not only are they really good volleyball players, they are beautiful too. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed creating them.


Oct 19 2009

Godwin High School Varsity Volleyball Poster Shoot

Once again, I got the opportunity to photograph The Godwin Volleyball Team. This is a great group of girls that two of my daughters have had the good fortune of being part of over the years. These girls are great fun and have great heart. Please enjoy the images.