Last weekend was a busy weekend for me, besides shooting my first wedding of the season. (More on that in a future post!) I had the opportunity to photograph a special event for charity. Shanice, a friend of mine from high school put together a car show to raise money for The Children's Hospital of Kings Daughters.
Kings Daughters is special to me. Being a severe Asthmatic I spent a lot of winters and Holidays there as a child, they've saved my life more than once. So when I saw what Shanice was doing I wanted to be apart of it. It was an amazing event with a lot of NICE cars. The turn out was amazing and Shanice did a fantastic job putting together this event.
Thank you Shanice for putting this event together and Thank you Kings Daughters for making my eleven hospitalizations as a child safe and caring.
Enjoy the photos!
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The older she gets the funnier she is! When she's not watching Spongebob or eating her favorite food...white rice of all things, she's talking and asking why? I love my little niece. When I was a kid I used to hear kids in elementary school talk about their niece's or nephew's. When I got older I realized I wasn't going to get one for a very long time. Being that I only have one sister and she's younger than me, but on April 6th, 2010. I was blessed with my little Niece Leyona. Although I'm not anyone's father yet, she's shown me what it's like to have a child in your life that you actually care for. I can have the worst day in the world but when I come home and she runs up to me and ask how I am today, I can't say horrible with her smiling at me! Even though she can't read this I love you buddy and can't wait to watch you grow up! :)
I catch a lot of slack from industry friends and peers for shooting Nikon. As I always say Nikon choose me, I didn't choose it. Years ago at my day job a woman was selling a Nikon camera. At the time I was just starting out and had no clue what a professional or novice camera was. I just knew I wanted a camera. badly! The woman was selling the camera for $650. I didn't have the money, my girlfriend at the time went on craigslist and found the same camera in Williamsburg for $500. That afternoon I asked my Dad to take me to Williamsburg and I bought the camera. I shot everything from plants to soda cans I had around my room! (I'm a guy that lives by himself, what can I say i'm a little messy at times .) After I realized I sucked...and I do mean those pictures we're horrible! I went to the internet a read everything I could about using a DSLR in Manual Mode.
After the cruel realization of seeing that I was not by any means going to get hired to shoot anyone's wedding anytime soon, I took my little Nikon D3000 with me everywhere! I practiced aperture, shutter speed, and ISO...until I could finally shoot in manual mode. I really just want to thank that camera today, because without it I would have never learned anything I know today. So here's to Nikon!