After a few years absence, a very cool motorcycle event returned to Delilah's here in Chicago under a different name run by a different group, called Wreckless which is an informal club of motorcyclists who are out to enjoy riding and the accompanying lifestyle. Their rides and events are one hell of a lot of fun. The best thing about their rides are that they understand that some riders are less experienced so they plan accordingly in consideration of them.
I love what I do. Whether its shooting for clients or for myself, it doesn't get much better than that. Here are some S.T. Dupont lighters that I recently shot for a client. Yes, you may find the watermarks bothersome but since there are people who feel that downloading an image without paying for it isn't stealing, I'll continue to do whatever is necessary to protect my copyright.
Shot in my studio with a Nikon D800, Nikon 105mm F2.8 Micro, lit by Elinchrom and Chimera.
As always, images delivered to clients are not watermarked.
Back on July 25th, Fuelfed (A very cool Classic European Car Club that I'm a member of) started a new monthly event called Retromoto which is an informal gathering of vintage European motorcycle enthusiasts. Here are some images from their first event, which was held at Prairie Espresso in Lake Bluff, IL which is a very cool place. Shot with my Nikon D3, a workhorse camera thats nowhere near ready to be put out to pasture.
For those interested, I am available for hire to shoot your vehicle and I also sell archival prints of my images. Images and prints delivered to clients do not have any form of watermark.
Yes, its old. Announced in 2007 and I got mine back in early 2009. Its still one hell of a camera and its seen much use by me as well as a little abuse. In some ways (Hand-held, high ISO, low light for example) its better than my D800.
Here are some recent examples that prove its still quite useful: These images were taken on the evening of July 18, 2016 around 9PM, so it wasn't exactly sunny ;)
Images originally were shot as RAW files. I have little interest in the amateurs credo of SOOC or anything along those lines. I'm a professional and I shoot RAW.
Oh, and regarding the watermarks- The only people who have ever said anything negative about them are amateurs who don't understand the necessity of a professional protecting their image rights. My clients understand that their images wont have a watermark.