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I recently had the privelage of photographing Jessica, a good friend of mine. Walking the streets with a 5 in 1 reflector, I looked for shade and diffused light. Using the reflector to bounce back light onto the model, really made the images pop. The gold side of the reflector really helped with warming the face and the overall mood of the images. This shoot also was the beginning, of a hopfully long history, with my new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS.

Click here for a slideshow

 

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Equipment Info:

Canon 5D w/ 70-200mm f/4L IS and 5 in 1 reflector

Here are a few of my favorites

 photo by Matthew Taylor

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What do you do on a Saturday night in Warrensburg? A question often asked. Well, this last weekend my girlfriend and I chose to go see the dirt track races on Highway 13, just north of Warrensburg. We had a blast! The temperture was perfect, the cars were loud, and the fans were fun too. I knew there might be some interesting faces amongst all those race fans. To my joy, the clouds were very dramatic and made for a great backdrop to the race track. I am glad I had my earplugs, because it is too loud without them. I don’t care what anyone says, you are losing hearing if you don’t where them…its not you just getting used to the noise.

Well here is the slideshow from the night, and below are some of my favorites. http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157617393595948/show/

 

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Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

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Lower taxes, less government control, and more fiscal responsibility were a few of the many topics at the recent Tea Party in Kansas City, Mo. On April 15th, tax day, thousands of Americans voiced their opinion on the governments lack of accountability and responsibility. This peaceful protest was not a one party gathering, rather a group unified by the common belief of the government spending too much and taxing excessively as well. I attended both as a supporter as well as photographer. It was a great experience and opportunity for some excellent images as well. The main idea I wanted to portray was the variety of people and attitudes. I did not see just young people, or just elderly people, it was a mixture of all ages. I saw blacks, whites, and Hispanics amongst others I probably didn’t see. The enormity of these Tea Parties were downplayed by much of the local and national news organizations, even in Mid West America. This shows the declining honesty much of the media is suffering from. Even the local Kansas City Star had their own account of the event that did not give the credit due to this protest. Here are some images to show the scale and attitudes at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City where the Tea Party was held.

Slide show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157616758441955/show/

 

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Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

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Here is a  few of my favorite images from a recent Editorial Class assignment. This is my very first attempt at shooting food….I’m better at eating it. 🙂

 

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Slideshow of the rest.

 

Editorial: Food

Editorial: Food by you.

 Editorial: Food by you.

 Editorial: Food by you.

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Here is a quick example of on location Q-flash taken in my Editorial Class.

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For my sports assignment I went to Joplin Missouri to watch the Lions play some hoops. It was interesting to watch because they were wearing pink in order to bring attention ot breast cancer. It was a good game with many good images made. Here are some of the best, as well as a slideshow.

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Recently my editorial class was given the assignment of photographing a basketball practice here at UCM. I used a Canon 5D and 70-200 2.8L IS USm combo. Here is just a small sampling of the images I made.

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Photographing landscapes has become a part of my life. I never walk, drive, or fly somewhere without thinking of the photographic opportunites. I feel that landscapes should simply be depictions of beauty and actuality. I strive to keep my photos representative of how I envisioned the scene. I am not afraid to use digital post processing, but as long as it does not deter the image from my initial sensory perceptions. I have enclosed some of my landscapes that I feel depict my visions. I have included a link to a flickr slideshow that displays my landscapes.

 http://flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157613300160860/show/

Over the years I became increasingly aware of the importance of visualization. The ability to anticipate  – to see in the mind’s eye, so to speak – the final print while viewing the subject makes it possible to apply the numerous controls of the craft in precise ways that contribute to achieving the desired result.”  – Ansel Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week for my Editorial class, I had to come up with a fashion, portrait, and event photographer that I admired or found interesting. I have taken a few screen grabs from the photographers sites so you can have a preview of their work. Click on the image to go to there site.

I will start off with event photography. I found Sal Sessa Photography as a great example of candid event and portrait work. Take a look at the slideshow, the photos are a lot of fun.

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The next here is portrait photography. I know the photographers personally and had the opportunity to work with Lagow family. Lagow Portrait Design specializes in protraits and weddings, but my favorite is the “Touch of Rockwell” family portraits they do. Using familair scenes to the family, they capture a more candid and natural look of the family.

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Finally, I have chosen David Lachapelle as my fashion photographer of choice. Lachapelle has one of the most outrageous and many times controversial collection of fashion photos. Lachapelle uses heavy post processing to create the looks he is going for. Often the scenes are of half naked or naked women with demolition and debris strewn about them. It is qutie outstanding to look at his image simply because they are so unique. Not all of the fashion shoots are so extreme, buth the ones that catch your eye are definately the wild ones. (Be adivsed: his photos can be disturbing)

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Here is my choice of a few photographers I found well known in their fields of editorial photography. The first is a fitness and health photographer. Alex Ardenti is based on the West Coast and has been published on a regular basis with magazines including Oxygen, Reps, and Muscle and Fitness.

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Second photographer is a specialist in food photography. His list of clients includes McDonalds, TGIF, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Michael Ray is the arguably the best and most definately the most succesful food photographer I could find. All of his shots really will make you hungary.

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The third photographer is my personal favorite. Brad Mangin routinely shoots for Sports Illustrated and even has one of his images on the front of an Xbox 360 game. I especially appreciate the photo story he did on Barry Bonds. I get a real sense of emotion or intimacy with his images.

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