Friday, April 16, 2010

Bitch & State Of

I had the great pleasure to watch and listen to Bitch and the State Of at the Visual Arts Collective a few days ago. I knew that Bitch would be absolutely amazing but I didn't think she would have that huge of an effect on me. She did! She made me want to push my music photography skills to a new level! Thank you Bitch for everything that you are and what you stand for. The State Of knocked my socks off as well! You're awesome as the two person band that you are and also as Bitch's backup band. Here are a few diptych's I made of the beautiful and talented women I was very lucky to be a part of in April 2010. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Love All" - Time–lapse Video

I had a blast creating this project! I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more SACS time-lapse movies.

"Love All" from Sarah Anne Curtis–Schaeffer on Vimeo.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Diptych's & Triptych's

I've always been a big fan of collage type artwork... Especially well thought out diptych's and triptych's! I don't think they're actually classified as collage but what the hey:) Here are a few of my new works. So far I'm loving the first and second but think the third might be a stretch. I figured it would be worth a try so I went with it. What are your thoughts?

Little Bit O...

April 2010 has been a cold and wet one here in Boise Idaho. Last week I had three photo shoots set up but every one of them were postponed due to weather. Friday's shoot was set for 1pm at the Train Depot. Quarter to 1:00 comes around and I got a call from my client... It's so windy my hair is standing on end, she said! Naturally since we were doing a portrait shoot we set our date out a week in hopes of better weather. 

I decided to go to the Depot anyway to scope out the postponed shoot and to spend some much needed time with my camera. What a diverse and amazing two hours I spent at one of Boise's most beautiful area's. These photo's are just one section of my shoot. More to come!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Golden Hour Saved the Day!

I had a family photo shoot set up yesterday around 5:30pm. I have been so excited for this but of course Mother Nature had different plans for me. April Fools SAC, it's snowing and your clients were going for a spring-time shoot. Needless to say the shoot was postponed and I was bummed. I thought perhaps it would be a day where I would not make one single photograph. Heartbreak in the early afternoon quickly turned to heart-race come 6:52pm when the sun shined through the window pounding my little pup with the most beautiful light. Golden Hour saved my day! As fast as I could move I snagged my camera out of it's dark and quite holding station, otherwise known as my camera backpack... Dialed it in and was snapping my shutter button like crazy. SAC was a happy little gal once again!

photographs or diptych made with: 1/60 sec at f 4.0, ISO 200, 105mm lens w/ 1.6 crop factor

I knew I wanted an extremely shallow depth of field therefore I used my lenses widest f-stop. I also knew that my pup would not be sitting still so I popped my ISO to 200 to add a little extra light so I would be able to speed up my shutter to freeze Daphne and make darn sure when I focussed on her eye that it was crystal clear. Sharp eyes are one of the most important parts of animal and people photography. That and catch lights!