Wednesday, December 17, 2014

More Capitol Christmas

The Central South Dakota Photography Club held a photo walk last night at the Capitol Christmas in Pierre, which gave me a chance to shoot some more ornaments.

My Olympus OM-D E-M1 got a new firmware update with a feature called "Partial Color" where you can dial in only the color you want to see while the rest of the image is black and white. I used two frames here blended together to show only the red and green.

Lona assumed the correct posture for photographing the freshly renovated stained glass in the top of the rotunda.

Keith brought his crystal ball and all of us had fun playing with and in it.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Capitol Christmas time again

This time of year the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre fills with the smell of pine and spruce and the sparkle of Christmas d├ęcor lining the hallways. For photographers there is something fun to play with around every corner.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Don't miss out on your Dakotagraph calendar

The 2015 Dakotagraph calendars feature "Shapes and Shadows" from across the USA. They look great and are available now at CafePress.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Here's a fun opportunity for young photographers

The Rapid City Arts Council's Find A Way Collective is seeking submissions from young artists between the ages of 13-30  for a small independent arts and culture magazine commonly referred to as a "zine." The zine aims to document and promote the thriving creative culture that exists in the Black Hills. Selected work will be featured in our first zine. 1000 copies will be printed and distributed throughout the area in the spring of 2015.

Submissions will be accepted in three areas- visual, written, and photography. Deadline is midnight on November 30.

For detailed submission guidelines, click HERE.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Foggy Capitol

Halloween morning 2014 in Pierre started appropriately as the sun attempted to burn through the fog over the South Dakota State Capitol.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Shapes and Shadows calendar now available

Dakotagraph's 2015 "Shapes and Shadows" calendar, featuring silhouetted images from across the country, is now available at our CafePress store.

Thanks to Keith Hemmelman for providing the perfect silhouette image of me to complement the work inside the calendar. You can see more of Keith's photography at his website.

While you are checking out the CafePress store, don't forget to get your favorite photographer a shirt, hat, mousepad or mug for the upcoming holidays!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Here the results of a recent rattlesnake shoot with snake hunter Ben Smith and the Central South Dakota Photography Club.