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Tri-Valley Contractor’s Nate Wenger Portrait

Posted on April 19, 2013

I was filming at Tri-Valley Contractors (a Lebanon, Pennsylvania custom home builder that I am doing a promo video for–through my small business marketing company) when one of their team members (Nate Wenger) asked me to take a new photo for his business cards. I sent them to Nate on a white background as he requested for the sake of his cards–but I really appreciated the natural step gradient created by the window shutters in the background, so I thought I’d share this version of the shot.

Matsunoki Fine Skin Art and Adam Schlegel

Posted on April 2, 2013

Matsunoki Fine Skin Art and his client-and-friend Adam Schlegel. Adam is getting a sweet tribal piece across his upper arm. Although the pictures don’t do justice, I love the range of blues across the tattoo. I don’t have a tattoo, but if I did, I’d want something pretty vibrant too. I just took these photos quickly at the end of a long session–but the main reason I had my camera out was to create a time-lapse video of Adam’s session in the chair. I’ll put that up when I have it–but it’ll take me some time because there are a total of like 2,500 pictures! Even as jpegs, the files take up 13.4 gigs of my hard drive! Crazy! 🙂

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Mason the Musician

Posted on March 21, 2013

Living with our friends the Okamotos has been a blast in general–but one of our favorite things is playing with Stephen and Cassie’s son Mason. Like his father before him, he is a musician in the making. I discovered this when I was sitting with him and pulled out Stephen’s guitar. “Quick! Christina! Bring me my camera! Look at the way he concentrates!” Filming with one hand and holding him was a challenge, so I set him down a few times. Freed, he left the guitar for a moment and went for the nearest outlet. Freed again, he dashed for my coffee mug. So, I filmed the rest with one hand. 🙂

*Filmed with a Canon 60D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, edited with Premiere Pro CS5.5.

Beirut Gathers for Wissam al-Hassan

Posted on October 23, 2012

After the brutal bombing that killed several and wounded many on Friday afternoon, thousands gathered in Downtown Beirut near the Martyr’s Square statue for the funeral ceremony of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces brigadier general Wissam al-Hassan. Rebecca and I visited the square on Saturday night–we just missed the rally called by the 14 March coalition–and we attended al-Hassan’s funeral service on Sunday. Here are a few photos from both times we went down there:

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