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https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/11/Quick-Trip-to-Morocco Mon, 04 Nov 2013 07:32:43 GMT Our New Family Member https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/11/Our-New-Family-Member (Marcus & Dilano) Pet Photography Photography Photos Animals Cats Pets https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/11/Our-New-Family-Member Fri, 01 Nov 2013 06:17:38 GMT Taylor Family Portraits Jerusalem Mills Village https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/10/Taylor-Family-Portraits-Jerusalem-Mills-Village (Marcus & Dilano) Family Portraits Historical Places Photography Photos Portraits Portraiture family portraits family portraiture Hartford County Photographers Jerusalem Mills Village MarcusDilano Portrait Photography MarcusDilano portraits MarcusDilanophotography MarcusDilanoPhotography Family Portraits https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/10/Taylor-Family-Portraits-Jerusalem-Mills-Village Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:33:51 GMT Engagement Session with Wes & 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had scheduled a portrait session with Jackie due to the weather forecast that mentioned that we would finally have a weekend that was was not blistering cold and rainy.  Well 27 degrees and wind gusts of 30 mph was what greeted me when I woke up on Saturday morning.  I called Jackie and she was still up for it and I did not want to miss out on the opportunity. Due to the weather the session only lasted 20 minutes!  It actually took me longer to get to the location than it did to photograph Jackie.  All in all I am pleased that I was able to get a few decent images from our mini photo shoot!  All of the images below were shot with the Canon 6D and the Sigma 85mm 1.4.  Thanks again Jackie and I am looking forward to our next portrait session this summer!


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Lego Vampire Castle https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/2/Lego-Vampire-Castle For Christmas my son wanted all things Lego.  Lego video games, Lego sleep ware, Lego books etc etc.    Now I think Lego’s are a fantastic idea for kids because you have to read the instructions carefully and learn to follow directions.  All of which my 6 year old has a very hard time doing :-) .  So in the end it was mom and dad ended up putting together this 948 piece Lego set.  Thankfully it was only 948 pieces because after a trip to the Lego store last weekend we discovered some Lego sets have more than 4,000 pieces lol.  It’s kind of funny because when I was growing up in the 80′s Lego’s were around but kids really did not play with them and I cannot recall ever asking for Lego’s as a child.  An d the prices for some of these sets are ridiculous!!  Apparently this castle must be a hot item because I see the set listed on Ebay for close to $150!   Maybe I am just becoming an old grumpy curmudgeon because at that price I would expect it to come pre-built out of the box lol. :-)    At the end of the day my son was happy and that is what really counts!

 


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Re-edit https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/2/Re-edit Over the weekend while working on a blog post containing our favorite photos of 2012 I came across this photo of Michelle that was taken in Sept of last year.   For some reason I really enjoy the look and feel of this photo but I thought what would it look like in black and white.  I took the photo back into Lightroom and came  up with the image below.   Michelle has really beautiful eyes which are a distinct blue and of course by making it a B/W I lose some of the impact from her eyes.  Which photo do you prefer?

 

 

 


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Sigma 85 1.4, Canon 6D & Michelle Part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/2/Sigma-85-1-4-Canon-6D-Michelle-Part-II Well the weather in the northeast will not be kind to us photographers this weekend unless you don’t mind the 30 degree temps, 35 mph wind gusts, rain, sleet & snow :-) .  Thankfully us Marylander’s will miss the major brunt of the impending storm and I am keeping my fingers crossed that when I wake up tomorrow things won’t be so bad.  We have been thwarted by the weather a few times in January and I am waiting not so patiently for some decent weekend weather.  At this point I will just settle for a sunny Saturday or Sunday!  In this post I am just sharing a few more images from our session with Michelle that occurred a couple of weeks ago.

 


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Sigma 85 1.4, Canon 6D & Michelle https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/2/Sigma-85-1-4-Canon-6D-Michelle The month of January has not been kind to photographers that schedule portrait sessions on location.  The average temperature has been a 47 fun loving degrees.  This past week we had some pretty wild swings for instance Monday a high of 42, Wednesday 74 and today a high of 34 and there is about an inch of snow on the ground and of course most weekends were cold only to have it warm up in the middle of the work week.

Back in December I purchased the Canon 6D and I must say that it performed extremely well at the New Years Eve wedding that Marcus and I photographed.  Due to the fact that it is a full frame camera I was able to use the Sigma 85mm 1.4 for everything besides the group shots and I plan on sharing a few of those images in the next few weeks.

The unfortunate weather we have experienced on our weekends here in MD has forced us to cancel two portrait sessions in January.   I was getting tired of testing out the camera by shooting objects in my house so I decided to give a friend of mine a call to see if she would be willing to take some environmental portraits in nearby Ellicott City Maryland.   Thankfully Michelle was free so we met up for a quick photo session and here are a few of the photos taken on that day.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Canon 6D Model Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Ellicott City Maryland Historical Site Model Mayhem Modeling Models Photos Pics Picture Portrait portraits portraiture https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/2/Sigma-85-1-4-Canon-6D-Michelle Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:39:52 GMT
Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 at the Baltimore Inner harbor https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/1/Bicentennial-Celebration-of-the-War-of-1812-at-the-Baltimore-Inner-harbor Last summer our family visited Baltimore for a maritime festival that brought quite a few tall ships & warships to the Inner Harbor.   The festival lasted for a full week and ships from other countries such as Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Indonesia as well as the US dropped Anchor and offered tours while they were there.  The event also brought along an air show by the Blue Angels which was pretty awesome!  I did not end up taking as many photographs that I would have liked because I wanted to take in the excitement with my children.

Interesting that It was only about 2pm and this pirate appeared to be inebriated. But hey he is a pirate so I guess that fits the bill?

From this side of the harbor you can get a clear view of Federal Hill. During the Civil War Federal Hill was occupied by Union Forces. Canons were placed on the hill and aimed at the city as a warning to be faithful to the Union.

In Front of Federal Hill is one of Baltimore’s most popular restaurants the Rusty Scupper.

It was really cool to see this ship pull in. Crowds immediately formed to tour this ship as well as take pictures with the soldiers.

My son wanted to take a picture with a soldier. It’s a shame that in both photos his eyes were not open lol!

These folks were quite lucky. They were able to catch the air show from the comfort of their rooftop balconies!


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(Marcus & Dilano) Baltimore Maryland Festival Maryland Air Show Airplanes Bicentennial Blue Angels Canon 7D Federal Hill Historical Sites History Inner Harbor Marines Photo Photography Photos Picture Ships War of 1812 War Ships https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/1/Bicentennial-Celebration-of-the-War-of-1812-at-the-Baltimore-Inner-harbor Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:57:44 GMT
The Simmon’s Family https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/1/The-Simmon-s-Family Last October I met up with the Simmons family for a portrait session at Allen Pond in Bowie Maryland.  I had never been to this location before and was pleasantly surprised to see just how beautiful it was.  Little Kyran was full of smiles except when they tried to set him down to let him walk around but that day he was not having any of that!  He was perfectly happen to stay right in his mothers arms that is until we arrived at a small playground lol.  Some people don’t like photographing children because they claim that it is very challenging and frustrating but I have found out that I like it due to how challenging it can be.  I don’t know but I find it rewarding to get 1 or 2 great shots and the effort it takes to get them.  Here are some of the photographs that were taken that day.   Looking forward to another family photo session with this family later this year to see how much Kyran has grown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Portraits Portraiture Children Photo Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture Sigma 85MM toddlers https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/1/The-Simmon-s-Family Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:57:42 GMT
Hilda + Clarence | Georetown Engagement Session https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/1/Hilda-Clarence-Georetown-Engagement-Session 2013 is going to rock… in part because we get to shoot the wedding of these two incredible people.

Dino and I had the opportunity to photograph the engagement session of Hilda and Clarence last weekend in Georgetown. Fortunately, we’ve been having some pretty amazing weather, so conditions were better than we could have imagined. During the wedding consultation Hilda mentioned that they were dog owners and that they would possibly be at the wedding. So, when Hilda and Clarence arrived with Chance and Sunshine leading the way, we were really excited. Below are some of our favorite shots from the session.

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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Engagement shoot georgetown Photo Photos Pics Picture portraits portraiture Washington D.C https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2013/1/Hilda-Clarence-Georetown-Engagement-Session Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:25:37 GMT
My hour with Finn https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/My-hour-with-Finn After shooting a wedding in September the sister of the bride Abby reached out to us because she wanted to have some portraits taken of her son Finn.    As a parent the joy I have received over the years from watching my little ones grow from speechless, sleepy babies to little people with distinct personalities has been amazing.  To have an opportunity to spend time with another family’s little bundle of joy warms my heart.   After all who does not like babies??  At times during the shoot I would even forget that I was hired to photograph little Finn instead of play with him lol.  For some reason Finn kept trying to show me his cute little feet :-) .  As I type this now I cannot help but smile at remembering my time spent with little Finn.

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(Marcus & Dilano) Children Photos Portraits Portraiture baby Infant Photo Photography Pics Picture Portrait portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm Toddler https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/My-hour-with-Finn Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:57:42 GMT
Family Photo Time https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Family-Photo-Time For the last two months my wife has been asking me when are we going to take our seasonal family photos.  So on Saturday I asked Marcus if he could help me out and he drove the 40 miles down to my house for a 15 minute photo shoot!   I must say it feels very weird being in front of the shutter and not behind it.   I am very thankful to have a great friend as my business partner.   He told me afterwards that he just wanted to get a few shots in with the 6D :-) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Family Photography Photos Portraits Portraiture Canon 6D family portrait family portraits Photo Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture Sigma 85MM https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Family-Photo-Time Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:18:17 GMT
Maddison Turns Two! https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Maddison-Turns-Two Last month one of my best friends threw a party for his two year old daughter Maddison. I have know Eric for over 25 years and we have shared so much over the course of our lives. I remember the night that he found out his wife was pregnant because it was a guys night out and we were hanging out in Baltimore at some trendy bar when his phone rang. Looking back now I think he almost went into shock because when he hung up the phone he did not say anything for almost 30 seconds or so. We all thought something was wrong until he said wow his wife is pregnant. We all congratulated him and we could tell he was still in quite a shock and finally I said hey buddy maybe you should go home and be with your wife. He said yeah yeah that is probably a good idea. Laughing as I type this now because I am sure he would have came to the same conclusion eventually but I was the only one at the time that had kids and had been through what he was going through. Well two years later he is a proud father with a beautiful little girl.

We are all just happy that Eric came back from Afghanistan in time for his daughters birthday.  If you remember from a blog post this summer I had done a few portraits of his wife and daughter so they could send them to him while he was deployed.  He came back in the middle of October and we were all so happy that he arrived home safely.

All of these photographs were taken with the 7D and the Tamron 28-75mm combo.   The lighting was rather difficult inside and the ISO stayed at between 3200 and 5000.   After looking at these photos in LR it really pushed me into thinking about going the full frame route.

 

 

 

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Maddy’s grandpa

Eric and his wife rented one of those big bouncy jumping thingy’s for the party.. Yes I said bouncy thingy’s.. It took me forever to get my children to settle down for a photo :-)

 

Maddy was more concerned with the Angry Birds than she was with anything else going on around her :-)

Uncle Wayne being silly!

 

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Little Wayne offering to share a marshmellow with his new friend.

 

His new little friend is appalled that he took a bite out of the marshmallow and tried to put it back with the rest :-)

 

A portrait of Maddison’s aunties and godmother.

Its hard to look tough with Hello Kitty sunglasses on! But John gives it a try lol!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Party Birthday Party Birthdays Canon 7D Events Kids Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Maddison-Turns-Two Thu, 13 Dec 2012 06:58:59 GMT
Waiting for the Train https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Waiting-for-the-Train-1 As I mentioned in a previous post I recently purchased my first full frame camera.  And like  a kid with a new toy I have been itching to pull it out and take photos whenever and wherever I can.  Well the kids were at their grandparents this weekend so I woke up early Saturday morning and decided to go and try and find something interesting to photograph.  After driving to two different local parks I realized that I was having a difficult time finding inspiration in the scenes around me.  It was also drizzling a little which also did not help matters.  While at one of the parks I decided to give a friend a call who has modeled for Marcus and I in the past to see what she was doing the following day.   Turns out that she was busy on Sunday but she was available to shoot in a few hours.    Hard to believe that Lisa is a mother of 3 boys of which one is already in college!  She is one of those rare people that has a fun and bubbly personality,  always the life of a party :-) .

I will admit it I am probably the only guy that I personally know that has a pinterest account and I am always scouring the photos on there to come up with new ideas for portrait sessions.  I like some of the senior portrait sessions that utilized railroad tracks and I was planning to contact a model to work on a similar project soon.   Well since Lisa was available I ran home grabbed some old bags of luggage and off we went.

Since this was not a paying client it allowed me the freedom to use LR and PS to do edit in ways that the average person may not appreciate.  I also realize that I should have noticed that in some shots here pink tank top was showing and should have tried to either change the color to match the green sweater she was wearing.  I may have gone a little crazy with some of the presets I chose to use I but I wanted to do something different and I like how many of the photos turned out.   In this series of photos my favorites are #1 and #4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Canon 6D Sigma 85MM Maryland Model Modeling Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture railroad theme train tracks https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Waiting-for-the-Train-1 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:52:33 GMT
Waiting for the Train https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Waiting-for-the-Train As I mentioned in a previous post I recently purchased a new toy the Canon 6D.  And like  a kid with a new toy I have been itching to pull it out and take photos whenever and wherever I can.  Well the kids were at their grandparents this weekend so I woke up early Saturday morning and decided to go and try and find something interesting to photograph.  After driving to two different local parks I realized that I was having a difficult time finding inspiration in the scenes around me.  It was also drizzling a little which also did not help matters.  While at one of the parks I decided to give a friend a call who has modeled for Marcus and I in the past to see what she was doing the following day.   Turns out that she was busy on Sunday but she was available to shoot in a few hours.    Hard to believe that Lisa is a mother of 3 boys of which one is already in college!  She is one of those rare people that has a fun and bubbly personality,  always the life of a party :-) .

I will admit it I am probably the only guy that I personally know that has a pinterest account and I am always scouring the photos on there to come up with new ideas for portrait sessions.  I like some of the senior portrait sessions that utilized railroad tracks and I was planning to contact a model to work on a similar project soon.   Well since Lisa was available I ran home grabbed some old bags of luggage and off we went.

Since this was not a paying client it allowed me the freedom to use LR and PS to do edit in ways that the average person may not appreciate.  I also realize that I should have noticed that in some shots here pink tank top was showing and should have tried to either change the color to match the green sweater she was wearing.  I may have gone a little crazy with some of the presets I chose to use I but I wanted to do something different and I like how many of the photos turned out.   In this series of photos my favorites are #1 and #4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Remove the couple in the photo? https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Remove-the-couple-in-the-photo-1 Last month Marcus wanted me to take some photographs of his family at Brookside Botanical Gardens which is  just outside of Washington D.C.  While waiting for him to arrive I took a walk around the park to see if there was anything interesting to photograph.  Of about the 20 pictures taken of the grounds the photo below is my favorite.   I am tempted to go back and crop this photograph just a little because of the couple that appears in the far left side of this photograph.   When I set up this shot I did see the couple in my frame and decided to keep them in the picture.  I had walked behind the couple earlier and I noticed that the man was massaging the woman’s temples.  She also appeared to be 7 or 8 months pregnant and she was just leaning back and enjoying the view.   I thought by keeping them in the frame it would add to the story but since no one else will know why they are in the frame it just detracts from the overall image especially due to where they appear in the frame.  I am looking at a 11X14 print of this image while I create this blog post and I think that  I will have to remove them to make the image stronger.   Am I thinking too much about this?  What do you think?   Thanks! 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Landscapes Photography Photos Fall Parks Photo Picture Pictures Plants https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Remove-the-couple-in-the-photo-1 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:40:17 GMT
Remove the couple in the photo? https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Remove-the-couple-in-the-photo Last month Marcus wanted me to take some photographs of his family at Brookside Botanical Gardens which is  just outside of Washington D.C.  While waiting for him to arrive I took a walk around the park to see if there was anything interesting to photograph.  Of about the 20 pictures taken of the grounds the photo below is my favorite.   I am tempted to go back and crop this photograph just a little because of the couple that appears in the far left side of this photograph.   When I set up this shot I did see the couple in my frame and decided to keep them in the picture.  I had walked behind the couple earlier and I noticed that the man was massaging the woman’s temples.  She also appeared to be 7 or 8 months pregnant and she was just leaning back and enjoying the view.   I thought by keeping them in the frame it would add to the story but since no one else will know why they are in the frame it just detracts from the overall image especially due to where they appear in the frame.  I am looking at a 11X14 print of this image while I create this blog post and I think that  I will have to remove them to make the image stronger.   Am I thinking too much about this?  What do you think?   Thanks! 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Landscapes Photography Photos Fall Parks Photo Picture Pictures Plants https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Remove-the-couple-in-the-photo Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:40:17 GMT
Photos from the past https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Photos-from-the-past-1 Last weekend I was browsing through some of the images that I had taken this past summer.  Specifically images that for some reason or another I did not think were worth editing or printing etc.  I came across 3 photos of my wife from a session that Marcus and I did earlier.  After looking a little more closely at the images I decided to play with them in LR.  Now I still cannot say that I love them but I will say that I do like them.  Sadly my wife still hates them lol…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Portraits Portraiture Modeling Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Photos-from-the-past-1 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:53:06 GMT
Photos from the past https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Photos-from-the-past Last weekend I was browsing through some of the images that I had taken this past summer.  Specifically images that for some reason or another I did not think were worth editing or printing etc.  I came across 3 photos of my wife from a session that Marcus and I did earlier.  After looking a little more closely at the images I decided to play with them in LR.  Now I still cannot say that I love them but I will say that I do like them.  Sadly my wife still hates them lol…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Portraits Portraiture Modeling Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Photos-from-the-past Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:53:06 GMT
Canon 6D Part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Canon-6D-Part-II-1 As I mentioned in the last post I purchased the Canon 6D and the 24-105 lens over the weekend and luckily I had a family portrait session scheduled for Saturday at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Earlier that morning I took my kids to the park just to make sure I would be comfortable enough to use it on a paid job. I was truly amazed at the level of detail that was captured even before importing the unedited images into LR. And it was actually a joy to take a few shots with the Sigma 85mm because I did not have to back up the 30 feet or so I normally would when using that lens for family portraits.

Photography has opened up a whole new world to me. As a child I will admit that I was pretty bad at trying to create anything. When it came to sports and playing the piano I excelled. When it came to drawing, painting, sculpting, wood working… Lets just say I never wanted to bring any of those items home from school to show may parents :-) . In high school and my freshman year of college I took a few courses on photography and I really enjoyed going out and trying to create nice images. But back in those days photography was not cheap. I am not saying that photography is cheap now but back then you had to keep track of how many photographs you were taking back then and in high school and college funds did not runneth over. Over the course of the last few weeks I have gone back and viewed some of the images I have taken over the course of the last year and half and I am kind of proud! I realize that I still have so much to learn and I probably only know 20% of what I need to know but over the course of the next 40 years I hope to get there :-) . Not only have I gotten to meet and photograph some pretty wonderful folks but I have also gotten to know a little about quite a few people here in the blogosphere. The criticism’s and the compliments have allowed me to improve my photography as well as gather some new ideas and for that I am very thankful!

The images below are from the portrait session that I mentioned earlier and not only did I have a great time but it was the first time ever that I did a shoot under an hour and I felt as though I was able to provide enough images that they got their monies worth. Dalton their baby boy was just full of smiles and giggles and it was a joy to work with such a happy baby.

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Really like this shot but I should have seen the pole in the back ground.  Will try and remove it in post but arrgghhh.

Really like this shot but I should have seen the pole in the back ground. Will try and remove it in post but arrgghhh.

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(Marcus & Dilano) Canon 6D Family Photos Portraits Portraiture baby Baltimore Maryland family photography family portraits Photo Photography Pics Picture Pictures portraits portraiture https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Canon-6D-Part-II-1 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:18:08 GMT
Canon 6D Part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Canon-6D-Part-II As I mentioned in the last post I purchased the Canon 6D and the 24-105 lens over the weekend and luckily I had a family portrait session scheduled for Saturday at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Earlier that morning I took my kids to the park just to make sure I would be comfortable enough to use it on a paid job. I was truly amazed at the level of detail that was captured even before importing the unedited images into LR. And it was actually a joy to take a few shots with the Sigma 85mm because I did not have to back up the 30 feet or so I normally would when using that lens for family portraits.

Photography has opened up a whole new world to me. As a child I will admit that I was pretty bad at trying to create anything. When it came to sports and playing the piano I excelled. When it came to drawing, painting, sculpting, wood working… Lets just say I never wanted to bring any of those items home from school to show may parents :-) . In high school and my freshman year of college I took a few courses on photography and I really enjoyed going out and trying to create nice images. But back in those days photography was not cheap. I am not saying that photography is cheap now but back then you had to keep track of how many photographs you were taking back then and in high school and college funds did not runneth over. Over the course of the last few weeks I have gone back and viewed some of the images I have taken over the course of the last year and half and I am kind of proud! I realize that I still have so much to learn and I probably only know 20% of what I need to know but over the course of the next 40 years I hope to get there :-) . Not only have I gotten to meet and photograph some pretty wonderful folks but I have also gotten to know a little about quite a few people here in the blogosphere. The criticism’s and the compliments have allowed me to improve my photography as well as gather some new ideas and for that I am very thankful!

The images below are from the portrait session that I mentioned earlier and not only did I have a great time but it was the first time ever that I did a shoot under an hour and I felt as though I was able to provide enough images that they got their monies worth. Dalton their baby boy was just full of smiles and giggles and it was a joy to work with such a happy baby.

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Really like this shot but I should have seen the pole in the back ground.  Will try and remove it in post but arrgghhh.

Really like this shot but I should have seen the pole in the back ground. Will try and remove it in post but arrgghhh.

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(Marcus & Dilano) Canon 6D Family Photos Portraits Portraiture Baltimore Maryland Photography Photo Pictures Pics Picture portraiture portraits family portraits baby family photography https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Canon-6D-Part-II Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:18:08 GMT
Canon 6D & 24-105L Part 1 https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Canon-6D-24-105L-Part-1 For months I had been waiting for Canon to release the rumored cheaper full frame camera.  I originally came across an article back in August that Nikon and Camera were going to be releasing a full frame camera at around a price of $1,600.   Since then Marcus and I have been holding out and waiting for any type of news surrounding the possible release.  Finally in September Nikon came out I believe at Photokina and released the Nikon D600.  When I saw the specs on that camera I was jumping for joy although the price of $2,100 was not necessarily what any one including me was expecting but at least it was more attainable in comparison to the D800.  The very next day Canon announced that the 6D was going to be coming out in December and after looking at the specs Marcus and I were both terribly disappointed    Yes it had a full frame sensor but a 97% view finder?  1 SD card slot versus 2? 11 focus points versus 39? 4.5 fps versus 5.5 fps?  Built in flash versus none? Also not that it really matters but I did not realize that with Nikon full frame cameras you have the ability to use crop sensor lenses which I admit I would probably never do but hey I am just throwing that in to the equation too.  Due to the above I could not understand why Canon was charging the exact same price for the 6D that Nikon was charging for the D600?  I was really disappointed in the features that the 6D had when comparing to the Nikon D600.  Yes the Canon has WiFi and better maximum light sensitivity but who would ever need to shoot at 102,400 ISO?

Well after the announcement I went to work on a spreadsheet to see if I could justify selling my gear and switching over to Nikon and although I would have enough money to buy the camera and maybe 1 or 2 decent lenses I realized I would have to replace flashes, grips, batteries and learn a whole new camera system.   So I told myself I will wait until Canon releases the 6D and I start seeing some reviews and photographs before jumping ship.

Last week Wednesday I saw an article that stated that the Canon 6D started shipping in Singapore and I got a little excited again but after googling everything about the 6D that was the only recent article I came across that talked about a ship date.  Then Thursday night I saw another article that stated B&H and a Canon Authorized dealer on Ebay were shipping the camera’s here in the US.   The next morning I talked with Marcus and while talking he whipped out his phone and called a local camera store and they informed him that they just received the camera that morning and they were offering a $300 rebate on the kit and a $200 rebate on the body.  I was only working a half day so after I left work I ran down to the store with the intention of possibly purchasing the 6D body only.  But when I got to the store they told me that the kit was all that they had and they would not have the camera without the lens for sale until possibly the following Friday.  $2,599 was the price of the 6D with the 24-105L and I thought why not just buy the kit and sell the lens because after checking out the lens on my phone I realized that the lens sold new for $1,200.   On my way home I felt a little nauseous which frankly I always do whenever I buy something for myself.  I even went back to the office to discuss the purchase with Marcus before going home.   I actually once bought a playstation and returned it later that afternoon only to buy one again the following day :-) .   This was no play station purchase.  Thankfully I told my wife that I was going to be purchasing a new camera with the money that Marcus and I have made this year.  But even I did not expect to spend what I did.  Oh well I will be selling the 7D and another lens or two on Ebay to help ease some of the pain.

If you have made it this far into this blog post I am surprised because I just realized I may have done quite a bit of babbling so I just wanted to share with you a photograph I took after a family portrait session I had on Saturday at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore MD.   This is a photograph of the power plant which was built between 1900 and 1909.  I will post the photographs from the family portrait session shortly.  When I got home and downloaded the images off of the camera the first thing that struck me was how sharp everything was.  Also the better high dynamic range was also evident at least to me.  I said to myself wow I feel as though I don’t really even need to to edit the photographs from the session .  The sharpness and level of details had me calling Marcus right away!!   The only problem I have is trying to figure out what made the biggest difference.  The camera or the lens?   I will post some more photographs later today.   Oh one last thing.  I took quite a few shots at ISO’s ranging from 4,000 to 12,000 and then compared them to shots on my 7D.  This is where I think most people will find the value because at an ISO of 10,000 I thought that the images blew away the ones taken with my 7D at 6,400 ISO and that will come in handy for future weddings!

The Baltimore Power Plant

The Baltimore Power Plant


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(Marcus & Dilano) 24-105L Canon 6D Baltimore Maryland New Camera Photo Photography Photos Pictures portraiture https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/12/Canon-6D-24-105L-Part-1 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:58:05 GMT
Canon 6D Un boxing https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Canon-6D-Un-boxing-1 image

So after weeks of deciding do I leave Canon and switch to Nikon I have decided to stay with Canon. I took some test shots earlier today and at 12,000 iso I was pretty blown away. I plan on doing some test shots shortly and will share them later tonight. I also have to say I have seen the light when it comes to why some folks prefer to stick with L series glass. My intention was to sell the kit lens as soon as I came home. Now I fear that I may sell my Tamron 24-70 to justify keeping the 24-105 that came with the camera.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Canon Canon 6D full frame New Camera https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Canon-6D-Un-boxing-1 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:44:22 GMT
Canon 6D Un boxing https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Canon-6D-Un-boxing image

So after weeks of deciding do I leave Canon and switch to Nikon I have decided to stay with Canon. I took some test shots earlier today and at 12,000 iso I was pretty blown away. I plan on doing some test shots shortly and will share them later tonight. I also have to say I have seen the light when it comes to why some folks prefer to stick with L series glass. My intention was to sell the kit lens as soon as I came home. Now I fear that I may sell my Tamron 24-70 to justify keeping the 24-105 that came with the camera.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Canon Canon 6D full frame New Camera https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Canon-6D-Un-boxing Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:44:22 GMT
The Bride Marisa https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/The-Bride-Marisa-1 We previously shared a few photos of the groom Ty getting prepped for his wedding.  Marcus and I happen to enjoy taking photos of the groom getting prepared for his big day but lets face it, most relatives and guests want to see the photographs of the bride.  They don’t have a show say yes to the tux! :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Brides Weddings Bride Couple Dress Flower Flowers gown jewelry Photography Photos Pics Picture portraits portraiture wedding weddings https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/The-Bride-Marisa-1 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:38:03 GMT
The Bride Marisa https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/The-Bride-Marisa We previously shared a few photos of the groom Ty getting prepped for his wedding.  Marcus and I happen to enjoy taking photos of the groom getting prepared for his big day but lets face it, most relatives and guests want to see the photographs of the bride.  They don’t have a show say yes to the tux! :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Brides Weddings Bride Couple Dress Flower Flowers gown jewelry Photography Photos Pics Picture portraits portraiture wedding weddings https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/The-Bride-Marisa Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:38:03 GMT
Ty & Marisa Preparing for their wedding II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Ty-Marisa-Preparing-for-their-wedding-II-1 Today I am doing a quick posting of a few more shots of Ty getting prepared for his wedding.  In my last post I shared a few shots of the groom getting ready for his wedding and I just realized I published the wrong draft  which left out  the photographs below.  Serves me right for trying to rush and put out a blog post before heading off to work!

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Weddings groom Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture watch wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Ty-Marisa-Preparing-for-their-wedding-II-1 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:51:31 GMT
Ty & Marisa Preparing for their wedding II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Ty-Marisa-Preparing-for-their-wedding-II Today I am doing a quick posting of a few more shots of Ty getting prepared for his wedding.  In my last post I shared a few shots of the groom getting ready for his wedding and I just realized I published the wrong draft  which left out  the photographs below.  Serves me right for trying to rush and put out a blog post before heading off to work!

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Weddings groom Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture watch wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/Ty-Marisa-Preparing-for-their-wedding-II Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:51:31 GMT
TY & Marissa https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/TY-Marissa-1 Wow where has this year gone?  Even though it shouldn’t it amazes me that as I get older time really does seem to fly by.   It feels like it was just a few weeks ago that we had the engagement session with Ty and Marisa when in fact it was way back in July.   Well Marcus and I were blessed with the opportunity to photograph their September wedding and I must say that what we witnessed that day are two people that truly love and adore each other.  Here are some photographs of the groom preparing for his big day.

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Groom Weddings groom groomsmen nuptials Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Portrait portraits portraiture wedding wedding details https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/TY-Marissa-1 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:41:02 GMT
TY & Marissa https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/TY-Marissa Wow where has this year gone?  Even though it shouldn’t it amazes me that as I get older time really does seem to fly by.   It feels like it was just a few weeks ago that we had the engagement session with Ty and Marisa when in fact it was way back in July.   Well Marcus and I were blessed with the opportunity to photograph their September wedding and I must say that what we witnessed that day are two people that truly love and adore each other.  Here are some photographs of the groom preparing for his big day.

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Weddings Groom Photography Photo Pics Portrait Photos Picture portraiture wedding portraits groomsmen groom nuptials wedding details https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/11/TY-Marissa Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:41:02 GMT
Shark!!!! https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Shark-1 No actually just a dolphin but everyone was racing for their kids until we all realized what we were really seeing.   Then everyone raced back to their bags and grabbed their cameras :-) .  The guys in this photo were swimming when they heard the commotion and they quickly swam in to the shore.     On this day there a group of maybe 8 dolphins that made an appearance and it was quite the site to see!

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Assateague Assateague Island Canon 7D Dolphin easter shore Ocean Photo Pics Picture Pictures wildlife https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Shark-1 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:31:52 GMT
Shark!!!! https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Shark No actually just a dolphin but everyone was racing for their kids until we all realized what we were really seeing.   Then everyone raced back to their bags and grabbed their cameras :-) .  The guys in this photo were swimming when they heard the commotion and they quickly swam in to the shore.     On this day there a group of maybe 8 dolphins that made an appearance and it was quite the site to see!

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Assateague Assateague Island Canon 7D Dolphin easter shore Ocean Photo Pics Picture Pictures wildlife https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Shark Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:31:52 GMT
Looking for a Ghost https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Looking-for-a-Ghost-1 One morning after striking out looking for wild ponies on Assateague I decided to drive around and look for anything else to photograph and I came across this  cemetary.   Not the ideal place to take a photo while on vacation at the beach but I saw the fog surrounding the tombstones and was instantly mesmerized.   I am a big fan of the horror genre of films and a part of me wished  I could see someone or something walking out of the fog towards me and how cool would that be?  :-)  Come to think about it maybe not so cool after all because I would have probably dropped my camera and hightailed it out of there lol..

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Canon 7D Cemetary Eastern Shore Ghost Pics Picture Pictures Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Looking-for-a-Ghost-1 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:13:16 GMT
Looking for a Ghost https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Looking-for-a-Ghost One morning after striking out looking for wild ponies on Assateague I decided to drive around and look for anything else to photograph and I came across this  cemetary.   Not the ideal place to take a photo while on vacation at the beach but I saw the fog surrounding the tombstones and was instantly mesmerized.   I am a big fan of the horror genre of films and a part of me wished  I could see someone or something walking out of the fog towards me and how cool would that be?  :-)  Come to think about it maybe not so cool after all because I would have probably dropped my camera and hightailed it out of there lol..

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Canon 7D Cemetary Eastern Shore Ghost Pics Picture Pictures Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Looking-for-a-Ghost Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:13:16 GMT
The Verrazano Bridge https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/The-Verrazano-Bridge-1 My family and I vacation on the eastern shore every year for 10 days or so.  This year I brought a lot of my camera gear so that I could document the trip and include my favorite photographs in a photobook.  I used a service called MyPublisher to build the photobook and I have to say I was extremely pleased with the outcome!

I would wake up around 5:30 in the mornings and head out to Assateague Island which is about 30 minutes away from our location.  Every morning I would go hunting  ”with my camera” to shoot “photograph” some of the wild ponies that run around on the Island and sadly I struck out on capturing any of them on my early morning jaunts.  The good news is that  I would always find something else to shoot.   As a child I have always had a fascination for bridges and on one of those mornings I stopped to shoot the Verrazano bridge which connects Assateague Island to the mainland.

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Eastern Shore Assateague Assateague Island Bridges Maryland Ocean City Photography Photos Pics Picture Verrazano https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/The-Verrazano-Bridge-1 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 08:49:37 GMT
The Verrazano Bridge https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/The-Verrazano-Bridge My family and I vacation on the eastern shore every year for 10 days or so.  This year I brought a lot of my camera gear so that I could document the trip and include my favorite photographs in a photobook.  I used a service called MyPublisher to build the photobook and I have to say I was extremely pleased with the outcome!

I would wake up around 5:30 in the mornings and head out to Assateague Island which is about 30 minutes away from our location.  Every morning I would go hunting  ”with my camera” to shoot “photograph” some of the wild ponies that run around on the Island and sadly I struck out on capturing any of them on my early morning jaunts.  The good news is that  I would always find something else to shoot.   As a child I have always had a fascination for bridges and on one of those mornings I stopped to shoot the Verrazano bridge which connects Assateague Island to the mainland.

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Eastern Shore Assateague Assateague Island Bridges Maryland Ocean City Photography Photos Pics Picture Verrazano https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/The-Verrazano-Bridge Tue, 09 Oct 2012 08:49:37 GMT
Michelle Part III https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Michelle-Part-III-1 I am just sharing the final series of photographs that we have from our session with Michelle that were taken a few weeks ago.    Until this portrait session I have never really taken portraits using a DOF less than 1.8.  But I have come to find out that I really enjoy the super shallow dept of field at 1.4 and 1.6 because it can give such a dreamy quality and isolates the distractions from the focus of your image.  Now if I could only ensure that I nailed focus while doing so!!    I am going to have to refrain from being too enthusiastic because the next thing I know I will end up shooting anything and everything at that setting which could be disastrous.    I guess I can always rely on Marcus to be the level headed one in the partnership!  lol

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/1.6
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog. Manual
ISO 100

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure 1/2500 at f/1.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
ISO 100

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/3200 at f/1.4
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 100

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/2500 at f/1.4
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 100

 

70 mm
Max lens aperture f/2.7
Exposure1/1000 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 200

Focal length 70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.7
Exposure1/800 at f/3.2
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 20

 


Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/1.4
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 100

 

Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/2.2
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 100

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Models Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Model Mayhem Modeling Photography Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture Tamron 70-200mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Michelle-Part-III-1 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 06:40:58 GMT
Michelle Part III https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Michelle-Part-III I am just sharing the final series of photographs that we have from our session with Michelle that were taken a few weeks ago.    Until this portrait session I have never really taken portraits using a DOF less than 1.8.  But I have come to find out that I really enjoy the super shallow dept of field at 1.4 and 1.6 because it can give such a dreamy quality and isolates the distractions from the focus of your image.  Now if I could only ensure that I nailed focus while doing so!!    I am going to have to refrain from being too enthusiastic because the next thing I know I will end up shooting anything and everything at that setting which could be disastrous.    I guess I can always rely on Marcus to be the level headed one in the partnership!  lol

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/1.6
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog. Manual
ISO 100

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure 1/2500 at f/1.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
ISO 100

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/3200 at f/1.4
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 100

 

85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/2500 at f/1.4
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 100

 

70 mm
Max lens aperture f/2.7
Exposure1/1000 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 200

Focal length 70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.7
Exposure1/800 at f/3.2
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 20

 


Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/1.4
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 100

 

Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/2.2
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO 100

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Models Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Model Mayhem Modeling Photography Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture Tamron 70-200mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Michelle-Part-III Mon, 08 Oct 2012 06:40:58 GMT
Rock The Pier Charity Event Part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-The-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-II-1 As mentioned in the previous post Marcus and I covered the Rock the Pier Event held at the Hard Rock Cafe at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  The photos below are of some of the performers that put on a great show that evening.

Okay well this is just a photo of behind the bar that I really like :-) .

Hmmppph.. Who could that be?

Clue # 2

Clue # 3

It’s the King of Rock n Roll :-)

The comedian Nick Carter

miss j NYce one of Baltimore’s hottest radio personalities co hosted the event.

miss j NYce and the event coordinator Kim Reed announcing the winner for the raffle.

Everyone seemed to have had a great time and Marcus and I were glad to offer our services for the night..

The Artist Wordsmith. The crowd was pretty moved when he performed the song “A Hero’s Welcome”. His father served in the Army for over 20 years and retired as a Full Colonel.

The Shoes the Socks the Pants??

The real name of this performer is Matt Macis who is the only tribute artist to have performed lived in concert with Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT band! Having toured worldwide in his tribute to Michael Jackson.

Arrival of the Charm City Roller Girls

The Charm City Roller Girls in the air guitar contest.

Lead singer of the band Meridian One


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(Marcus & Dilano) Charity Event Baltimore Maryland Barbarian Media Bennet's Curse Black Rose Photography Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Bret Michaels Pets Rock! Canvas on Demand Charm City Cakes Charm City Rollergirls DeSantis Entertainment Group Earth Treks Climbing Center Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Great BIG Canvas Ian Brown Inc. Jiffy Lube Live Langton Art Marcus Dilano Photography Matt Macis Meridian One Mike's Music miss j NYce Modcloth Nick Carter Night of 100 Elvises Parkway Corporation Photography Photos Platinum Hitz Promo Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses Really Big Coloring Books Roadrunner Records Rob "E" Lutz Sam Roth Stephanie Martin Tavis Stanley's Guitar School The Hard Rock Cafe - Baltimore Titorian's Event Management Wordsmith https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-The-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-II-1 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 08:32:19 GMT
Rock The Pier Charity Event Part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-The-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-II As mentioned in the previous post Marcus and I covered the Rock the Pier Event held at the Hard Rock Cafe at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  The photos below are of some of the performers that put on a great show that evening.

Okay well this is just a photo of behind the bar that I really like :-) .

Hmmppph.. Who could that be?

Clue # 2

Clue # 3

It’s the King of Rock n Roll :-)

The comedian Nick Carter

miss j NYce one of Baltimore’s hottest radio personalities co hosted the event.

miss j NYce and the event coordinator Kim Reed announcing the winner for the raffle.

Everyone seemed to have had a great time and Marcus and I were glad to offer our services for the night..

The Artist Wordsmith. The crowd was pretty moved when he performed the song “A Hero’s Welcome”. His father served in the Army for over 20 years and retired as a Full Colonel.

The Shoes the Socks the Pants??

The real name of this performer is Matt Macis who is the only tribute artist to have performed lived in concert with Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT band! Having toured worldwide in his tribute to Michael Jackson.

Arrival of the Charm City Roller Girls

The Charm City Roller Girls in the air guitar contest.

Lead singer of the band Meridian One


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(Marcus & Dilano) Charity Event Baltimore Maryland Barbarian Media Bennet's Curse Black Rose Photography Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Bret Michaels Pets Rock! Canvas on Demand Charm City Cakes Charm City Rollergirls DeSantis Entertainment Group Earth Treks Climbing Center Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Great BIG Canvas Ian Brown Inc. Jiffy Lube Live Langton Art Marcus Dilano Photography Matt Macis Meridian One Mike's Music miss j NYce Modcloth Nick Carter Night of 100 Elvises Parkway Corporation Photography Photos Platinum Hitz Promo Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses Really Big Coloring Books Roadrunner Records Rob "E" Lutz Sam Roth Stephanie Martin Tavis Stanley's Guitar School The Hard Rock Cafe - Baltimore Titorian's Event Management Wordsmith https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-The-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-II Thu, 04 Oct 2012 08:32:19 GMT
Session with Michelle part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Session-with-Michelle-part-II-1 I am sharing a few more photographs from our photo session with Michelle that we did a couple weeks ago.   As I mentioned in the first post I think the photographs did get progressively better as the shoot went along.  The only lens I used for this shoot was the Sigma f1.4 85MM lens and I experimented a lot during this shoot with using a shallow of depth of field.  Nailing focus at 1.4 is mighty difficult and I definitely need more practice lol.   Marcus shot with the 70-200mm f2.8 and the 50mm 1.4.  All in all I was very happy with the outcome of this group of photographs and thankfully so was Michelle.

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length123 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.7
Exposure1/200 at f/2.8
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 200
Metering modePattern

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length118 mm
Max lens aperture f/2.7
Exposure1/200 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
ISO speed ISO 200

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.2
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure mode Auto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/1.4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure mode Auto
Exposure prog Aperture priority
ISO speed ISO 100

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length 77 mm
Max lens aperture f/2.7
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/640 at f/1.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 100

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/400 at f/2
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 100

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length79 mm
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length 50 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length188 mm
Exposure1/200 at f/2.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speedISO 200

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/1250 at f/1.4
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 100

Look at that smile :-)
Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1250 at f/1.4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 100


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(Marcus & Dilano) 50mm Model Models Sigma 85MM Canon 7D dslr Model Mayhem Modeling Photo Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture posing https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Session-with-Michelle-part-II-1 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:18:05 GMT
Session with Michelle part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Session-with-Michelle-part-II I am sharing a few more photographs from our photo session with Michelle that we did a couple weeks ago.   As I mentioned in the first post I think the photographs did get progressively better as the shoot went along.  The only lens I used for this shoot was the Sigma f1.4 85MM lens and I experimented a lot during this shoot with using a shallow of depth of field.  Nailing focus at 1.4 is mighty difficult and I definitely need more practice lol.   Marcus shot with the 70-200mm f2.8 and the 50mm 1.4.  All in all I was very happy with the outcome of this group of photographs and thankfully so was Michelle.

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length123 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.7
Exposure1/200 at f/2.8
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 200
Metering modePattern

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length118 mm
Max lens aperture f/2.7
Exposure1/200 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
ISO speed ISO 200

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.2
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure mode Auto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/1.4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure mode Auto
Exposure prog Aperture priority
ISO speed ISO 100

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length 77 mm
Max lens aperture f/2.7
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/640 at f/1.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 100

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/400 at f/2
Flash Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 100

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length79 mm
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length 50 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 200

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length188 mm
Exposure1/200 at f/2.8
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speedISO 200

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperture f/1.4
Exposure1/1250 at f/1.4
Flash Fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speed ISO 100

Look at that smile :-)
Canon EOS 7D
Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1250 at f/1.4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speed ISO 100


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(Marcus & Dilano) 50mm Model Models Sigma 85MM Canon 7D dslr Model Mayhem Modeling Photo Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture posing https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Session-with-Michelle-part-II Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:18:05 GMT
Rock the Pier Charity Event Part I https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-the-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-I-1 On the 11th of September Marcus and I volunteered to cover a charity event called Rock the Pier which was held at the Hard Rock Café in Baltimore MD.   The event was hosted by Kim Reed and the proceeds went to the Fisher House Foundation.  The Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.  The program originated in 1990 and has serves more than 10,000 families annually.

The event went from 6pm – 10pm and there were numerous people that volunteered to put on the event including the King of Pop and the King of Rock n Roll.  I just just wanted to share some of the photos from the event and Marcus and I were very glad to have had the opportunity to cover it.

The contributors to the event were The Hard Rock Cafe – Baltimore, Barbarian Media, Bennet’s Curse, Black Rose Photography, Boutique of Quality Books Publishing, Bret Michaels Pets Rock!, Canvas on Demand, Charm City Rollergirls, Charm City Cakes, DeSantis Entertainment Group,  Earth Treks Climbing Center, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Great BIG Canvas, Ian Brown, Jiffy Lube Live, Langton Art, Marcus Dilano Photography, Matt Macis, miss j NYce, Meridian One, Mike’s Music, Modcloth, Nick Carter, Night of 100 Elvises, Parkway Corporation, Platinum Hitz Promo, Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses,  Really Big Coloring Books, Inc., Rob “E” Lutz, Roadrunner Records, Sam Roth, Stephanie Martin, Tavis Stanley’s Guitar School, Titorian’s Event Management, Wordsmith and many volunteers

 There are far too many photos that I would like to share so I will am breaking up the event into two posts.  The next post will be primarily be about the performers that gave their time to help bring in money for the event.

View from the Hard Rock

The woman in the Ravens jersey is Kim Reed and she was the one responsible for organizing the event.

The host of the event Kim Reed

This little girl was so adorable I could not resist taking a few photos of her.

We are not sure who this gentleman was but when he walked in quite a few people were whispering and glancing his way so we made sure to take numerous photos of him :-)

The lead singer of the band Meridian One relaxing before his performance.

The Hip Hop Artist Wordsmith


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(Marcus & Dilano) Charity Event Photography Baltimore Baltimore Maryland. Inner Harbor Barbarian Media Bennet's Curse Black Rose Photography Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Bret Michaels Pets Rock! Canvas on Demand Charm City Cakes Charm City Rollergirls DeSantis Entertainment Group Earth Treks Climbing Center Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Great BIG Canvas Hard Rock Cafe Historical Site Ian Brown Inc. Jiffy Lube Live Kim Reed Langton Art Marcus Dilano Photography Maryland Matt Macis Meridian One Mike's Music miss j NYce Modcloth Nick Carter Night of 100 Elvises Parkway Corporation Photo Pictures Platinum Hitz Promo Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses Really Big Coloring Books Roadrunner Records Rob "E" Lutz Rockin The Pier Sam Roth Stephanie Martin Tavis Stanley's Guitar School Titorian's Event Management Wordsmith https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-the-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-I-1 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 08:51:17 GMT
Rock the Pier Charity Event Part I https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-the-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-I On the 11th of September Marcus and I volunteered to cover a charity event called Rock the Pier which was held at the Hard Rock Café in Baltimore MD.   The event was hosted by Kim Reed and the proceeds went to the Fisher House Foundation.  The Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.  The program originated in 1990 and has serves more than 10,000 families annually.

The event went from 6pm – 10pm and there were numerous people that volunteered to put on the event including the King of Pop and the King of Rock n Roll.  I just just wanted to share some of the photos from the event and Marcus and I were very glad to have had the opportunity to cover it.

The contributors to the event were The Hard Rock Cafe – Baltimore, Barbarian Media, Bennet’s Curse, Black Rose Photography, Boutique of Quality Books Publishing, Bret Michaels Pets Rock!, Canvas on Demand, Charm City Rollergirls, Charm City Cakes, DeSantis Entertainment Group,  Earth Treks Climbing Center, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Great BIG Canvas, Ian Brown, Jiffy Lube Live, Langton Art, Marcus Dilano Photography, Matt Macis, miss j NYce, Meridian One, Mike’s Music, Modcloth, Nick Carter, Night of 100 Elvises, Parkway Corporation, Platinum Hitz Promo, Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses,  Really Big Coloring Books, Inc., Rob “E” Lutz, Roadrunner Records, Sam Roth, Stephanie Martin, Tavis Stanley’s Guitar School, Titorian’s Event Management, Wordsmith and many volunteers

 There are far too many photos that I would like to share so I will am breaking up the event into two posts.  The next post will be primarily be about the performers that gave their time to help bring in money for the event.

View from the Hard Rock

The woman in the Ravens jersey is Kim Reed and she was the one responsible for organizing the event.

The host of the event Kim Reed

This little girl was so adorable I could not resist taking a few photos of her.

We are not sure who this gentleman was but when he walked in quite a few people were whispering and glancing his way so we made sure to take numerous photos of him :-)

The lead singer of the band Meridian One relaxing before his performance.

The Hip Hop Artist Wordsmith


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(Marcus & Dilano) Charity Event Photography Baltimore Baltimore Maryland. Inner Harbor Barbarian Media Bennet's Curse Black Rose Photography Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Bret Michaels Pets Rock! Canvas on Demand Charm City Cakes Charm City Rollergirls DeSantis Entertainment Group Earth Treks Climbing Center Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Great BIG Canvas Hard Rock Cafe Historical Site Ian Brown Inc. Jiffy Lube Live Kim Reed Langton Art Marcus Dilano Photography Maryland Matt Macis Meridian One Mike's Music miss j NYce Modcloth Nick Carter Night of 100 Elvises Parkway Corporation Photo Pictures Platinum Hitz Promo Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses Really Big Coloring Books Roadrunner Records Rob "E" Lutz Rockin The Pier Sam Roth Stephanie Martin Tavis Stanley's Guitar School Titorian's Event Management Wordsmith https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/10/Rock-the-Pier-Charity-Event-Part-I Mon, 01 Oct 2012 08:51:17 GMT
Chrissy at Jolie tete https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Chrissy-at-Jolie-tete-1 A few weeks ago Marcus and I went back to the Valhalla estate in Howard County Maryland to photograph the nuptials of Chrissy and Matt.  We had so much fun spending time with them for their engagement session earlier this year that we just knew that their wedding would also be a hoot and they did not disappoint.

We met Chrissy at the Jolie tete spa where she was getting prepared for her big day.   It’s funny because when I walked in I was immediately taken back to my childhood.  At one point my grandmother had owned three hair salons in Jamaica and I remembered running around them when I was younger and I have not been inside of a Salon since then.  I would visit Jamaica twice a year for a week or two every year until I was a teenager and I would help my grandmother and the other stylists with whatever needed to be done.   I also remember the wonderful tips that I would receive and that I would usually come back to the US with over a hundred dollars for a weeks worth of work :-) .     A fellow blogger recently mentioned that he was amazed at how much there was to photograph inside one of these spas and I told him that I felt the same way.  From the art on the walls to the numerous colors of nail polish aligned on the tables to even the folded towels.   Below are some of the photographs taken that morning at the salon prior to the wedding.   And I have to give props to the young woman that did Chrissy’s make up that day.  Earlier that morning she had an accident in which her car door slammed into her hand and I believe she was going to the doctors office after she finished doing Chrissy’s makeup.  Now that is dedication.  We also want to say thanks to the nice folks at Jolie tete for letting us take these photographs!

410.740.1990
contactus@jolietetesalon.com
Jolie Tete Salon & Spa
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway
Suite 105, Columbia
MD 21045

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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Event Weddings Columbia Maryland Hair Salon Howard County Maryland Jolie tete Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Chrissy-at-Jolie-tete-1 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:23:53 GMT
Chrissy at Jolie tete https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Chrissy-at-Jolie-tete A few weeks ago Marcus and I went back to the Valhalla estate in Howard County Maryland to photograph the nuptials of Chrissy and Matt.  We had so much fun spending time with them for their engagement session earlier this year that we just knew that their wedding would also be a hoot and they did not disappoint.

We met Chrissy at the Jolie tete spa where she was getting prepared for her big day.   It’s funny because when I walked in I was immediately taken back to my childhood.  At one point my grandmother had owned three hair salons in Jamaica and I remembered running around them when I was younger and I have not been inside of a Salon since then.  I would visit Jamaica twice a year for a week or two every year until I was a teenager and I would help my grandmother and the other stylists with whatever needed to be done.   I also remember the wonderful tips that I would receive and that I would usually come back to the US with over a hundred dollars for a weeks worth of work :-) .     A fellow blogger recently mentioned that he was amazed at how much there was to photograph inside one of these spas and I told him that I felt the same way.  From the art on the walls to the numerous colors of nail polish aligned on the tables to even the folded towels.   Below are some of the photographs taken that morning at the salon prior to the wedding.   And I have to give props to the young woman that did Chrissy’s make up that day.  Earlier that morning she had an accident in which her car door slammed into her hand and I believe she was going to the doctors office after she finished doing Chrissy’s makeup.  Now that is dedication.  We also want to say thanks to the nice folks at Jolie tete for letting us take these photographs!

410.740.1990
contactus@jolietetesalon.com
Jolie Tete Salon & Spa
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway
Suite 105, Columbia
MD 21045

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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Event Weddings Columbia Maryland Hair Salon Howard County Maryland Jolie tete Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Chrissy-at-Jolie-tete Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:23:53 GMT
A Session with Michelle Part 1 https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/A-Session-with-Michelle-Part-1-1 Between a stressful job, running the kids back and forth from one event to another as well as keeping my wife Cristy happy and editing photographs… keeping up on a weekly blog post has slipped from twice a week down to once every 14 days.  September has been a pretty busy month for us between weddings, parties, charity events etc but I am not complaining because at least we are busy.   Last weekend we had the pleasure of working with Michelle a  model that we met on Model Mayhem.  Michelle is a twenty plus year old student that really would like to pursue a career in modeling and we wish her all the luck.   I have mentioned in previous post that Marcus and I have come across a lot of fantastic people over the course of the year and Michelle is definitely one of them.  She was such a joy to work with so much so that the 1 1/2 hours that we scheduled for the shoot quickly turned in to 3 hours and we could have kept shooting lol.  Michelle like me is a Redskins fan and at 12:30 we had to call it a wrap so that we did not miss the kickoff.  Marcus is a Chiefs fan so frankly there is never a rush for him to get home lol.  Actually come to think of it there should not be a rush for me to rush home either considering the last 4 years or so lol.   Thankfully we will get the opportunity to work with Michelle again in November and we are really looking forward to it.
What I really enjoy about working with a model as opposed to doing an event – wedding is that you have some time to experiment a little.  I mean you can experiment while shooting  a wedding but I would not risk it especially if you are getting paid and frankly even if your are not because you don’t want to take those kind of risks on someones special day.  I used the 85MM Sigma for the entire shoot and Marcus shot with the 70-200mm f2.8.   I have always wanted to do a shoot with a really shallow DOF and for the majority of the shoot I stayed between f1.4 and f2.0.  Yes there were a few photos where focus was not nailed but for the most part I was able to nail roughly 60-70% of the shots at f1.6 and at f1.4 ehhhhh close to 50%.  We were pleased that by the end of the shoot we were able to deliver over 200 photographs which all in all means we had a successful day.  Again thanks Michelle and we are really looking forward to working with you later this year.

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What a beautiful Smile!!!  These photographs were taken literally within the first 45 minutes of the shoot and I think you will notice some subtle differences from the photographs here in comparison to the ones that I will share that were taken later during the session.  Marcus and I have come to realize that we prefer to book 2 hour shoots due to the fact that typically the first hour is spent getting to know one another..  The feeling each other out period usually last for a good 30 minutes or so but for this shoot I think we were pretty warmed up within the first 15 minutes due to a few poor jokes told on my part and Marcus rolling his eyes at almost everything I said.  As a matter of fact the more I type the more I recall that Marcus was hogging up a lot of the face time with Michelle.  I would literally setup a shot with Michelle and the next thing I know Marcus’s big head would be in my frame setting up to take the shot!!  Lucky I consider him to be one of my best friends and I digress.  We will be posting quite a few more of Michelle over the course of the next week or so.   In our next post you will see that Michelle has the ability when smiling to bring some color into  black and white photos :-) .


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Models Photography Photos Portraits Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Model Mayhem Modeling Photo Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/A-Session-with-Michelle-Part-1-1 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:49:57 GMT
A Session with Michelle Part 1 https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/A-Session-with-Michelle-Part-1 Between a stressful job, running the kids back and forth from one event to another as well as keeping my wife Cristy happy and editing photographs… keeping up on a weekly blog post has slipped from twice a week down to once every 14 days.  September has been a pretty busy month for us between weddings, parties, charity events etc but I am not complaining because at least we are busy.   Last weekend we had the pleasure of working with Michelle a  model that we met on Model Mayhem.  Michelle is a twenty plus year old student that really would like to pursue a career in modeling and we wish her all the luck.   I have mentioned in previous post that Marcus and I have come across a lot of fantastic people over the course of the year and Michelle is definitely one of them.  She was such a joy to work with so much so that the 1 1/2 hours that we scheduled for the shoot quickly turned in to 3 hours and we could have kept shooting lol.  Michelle like me is a Redskins fan and at 12:30 we had to call it a wrap so that we did not miss the kickoff.  Marcus is a Chiefs fan so frankly there is never a rush for him to get home lol.  Actually come to think of it there should not be a rush for me to rush home either considering the last 4 years or so lol.   Thankfully we will get the opportunity to work with Michelle again in November and we are really looking forward to it.
What I really enjoy about working with a model as opposed to doing an event – wedding is that you have some time to experiment a little.  I mean you can experiment while shooting  a wedding but I would not risk it especially if you are getting paid and frankly even if your are not because you don’t want to take those kind of risks on someones special day.  I used the 85MM Sigma for the entire shoot and Marcus shot with the 70-200mm f2.8.   I have always wanted to do a shoot with a really shallow DOF and for the majority of the shoot I stayed between f1.4 and f2.0.  Yes there were a few photos where focus was not nailed but for the most part I was able to nail roughly 60-70% of the shots at f1.6 and at f1.4 ehhhhh close to 50%.  We were pleased that by the end of the shoot we were able to deliver over 200 photographs which all in all means we had a successful day.  Again thanks Michelle and we are really looking forward to working with you later this year.

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What a beautiful Smile!!!  These photographs were taken literally within the first 45 minutes of the shoot and I think you will notice some subtle differences from the photographs here in comparison to the ones that I will share that were taken later during the session.  Marcus and I have come to realize that we prefer to book 2 hour shoots due to the fact that typically the first hour is spent getting to know one another..  The feeling each other out period usually last for a good 30 minutes or so but for this shoot I think we were pretty warmed up within the first 15 minutes due to a few poor jokes told on my part and Marcus rolling his eyes at almost everything I said.  As a matter of fact the more I type the more I recall that Marcus was hogging up a lot of the face time with Michelle.  I would literally setup a shot with Michelle and the next thing I know Marcus’s big head would be in my frame setting up to take the shot!!  Lucky I consider him to be one of my best friends and I digress.  We will be posting quite a few more of Michelle over the course of the next week or so.   In our next post you will see that Michelle has the ability when smiling to bring some color into  black and white photos :-) .


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Models Photography Photos Portraits Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Model Mayhem Modeling Photo Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/A-Session-with-Michelle-Part-1 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:49:57 GMT
Engagement Shoot for Ty & Marisa https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Engagement-Shoot-for-Ty-Marisa-1 So I am home in bed today and since I am having trouble sleeping I decided to hop online and spend some time catching up on all of my fellow bloggers blog posts as well as update ours.  A part of me wonders if the reason for me feeling like a truck ran over me is all the shouting I was doing yesterday while watching my Washington Redskins play well yesterday :-) .
In July Marcus and I met up with Ty and Marisa at Brookside Gardens for their engagement shoot.  I have said this before but I will say it again that we have been very privleged to meet up with several wonderful people over the last few months and for that we are grateful.  I really got the impression that Ty absolutely adores Marisa due to the constant hand holding the whispering in her ears and just the joy on his face whenever he looked at her.  It was very clear that Ty is a romantic at heart.  A few nights before the session he mentioned that he downloaded some music on his iphone and while we were shooting the music was playing and they honestly at times looked like they were in their own little world.  It really was quite amazing to see and I started realizing that I may have to kick up my game when it comes to romancing my wife lol.   The way they were together allowed me and Marcus to just step back outside of the scene and document the couple just spending time together walking around the beautiful gardens.  We will be seeing them again in 3 weeks when we photograph their special day.

Not sure if this shot works. I was trying to shoot the couple thru a fountain and I think I like the shot but curious to see what others think.

They were full of smiles for the entire 2 1/2 hours of the shoot. I think my face was hurting after this shoot because I had a goofy grin on my face too. :-)

I remember why Marisa had a big smile in this photo. I had ran ahead of them and hid in the woods so that I could capture them walking on the trail. Marisa noticed me and jumped at first then started cracking up when she saw me in the woods. Marcus rolling his eyes and asked me if I thought I was a Ninja or something. :-)

I really liked this photograph because the way the light was hitting the tall grass behind them.

Sigh.. I have to say again how easy of a shoot this was for Marcus and I. They just did their own thing and we barely had to guide them when it came to posing.

While walking around we came across this chess table. Ty suggested to Marisa that they should arm wrestle lol. Marcus and I shared a look, shrugged our shoulders and started firing away :-)

Ty picks up a flower and starts singing to Marisa.. A part of me was like who is this guy? Its easy to see why they should be happy together because it was very evident that they really enjoy each others company.

We had a fabulous time with the happy couple and we are ooking forward to photographing their wedding at the end of this month.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Flowers Love Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Flower happiness joy love Maryland Nature Parks Photography Picture Portrait portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Engagement-Shoot-for-Ty-Marisa-1 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:24:42 GMT
Engagement Shoot for Ty & Marisa https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Engagement-Shoot-for-Ty-Marisa So I am home in bed today and since I am having trouble sleeping I decided to hop online and spend some time catching up on all of my fellow bloggers blog posts as well as update ours.  A part of me wonders if the reason for me feeling like a truck ran over me is all the shouting I was doing yesterday while watching my Washington Redskins play well yesterday :-) .
In July Marcus and I met up with Ty and Marisa at Brookside Gardens for their engagement shoot.  I have said this before but I will say it again that we have been very privleged to meet up with several wonderful people over the last few months and for that we are grateful.  I really got the impression that Ty absolutely adores Marisa due to the constant hand holding the whispering in her ears and just the joy on his face whenever he looked at her.  It was very clear that Ty is a romantic at heart.  A few nights before the session he mentioned that he downloaded some music on his iphone and while we were shooting the music was playing and they honestly at times looked like they were in their own little world.  It really was quite amazing to see and I started realizing that I may have to kick up my game when it comes to romancing my wife lol.   The way they were together allowed me and Marcus to just step back outside of the scene and document the couple just spending time together walking around the beautiful gardens.  We will be seeing them again in 3 weeks when we photograph their special day.

Not sure if this shot works. I was trying to shoot the couple thru a fountain and I think I like the shot but curious to see what others think.

They were full of smiles for the entire 2 1/2 hours of the shoot. I think my face was hurting after this shoot because I had a goofy grin on my face too. :-)

I remember why Marisa had a big smile in this photo. I had ran ahead of them and hid in the woods so that I could capture them walking on the trail. Marisa noticed me and jumped at first then started cracking up when she saw me in the woods. Marcus rolling his eyes and asked me if I thought I was a Ninja or something. :-)

I really liked this photograph because the way the light was hitting the tall grass behind them.

Sigh.. I have to say again how easy of a shoot this was for Marcus and I. They just did their own thing and we barely had to guide them when it came to posing.

While walking around we came across this chess table. Ty suggested to Marisa that they should arm wrestle lol. Marcus and I shared a look, shrugged our shoulders and started firing away :-)

Ty picks up a flower and starts singing to Marisa.. A part of me was like who is this guy? Its easy to see why they should be happy together because it was very evident that they really enjoy each others company.

We had a fabulous time with the happy couple and we are ooking forward to photographing their wedding at the end of this month.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Flowers Love Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Flower happiness joy love Maryland Nature Parks Photography Picture Portrait portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Engagement-Shoot-for-Ty-Marisa Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:24:42 GMT
Article: It’s the End of the Road for Ritz and Wolf Camera Stores https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Article-It-s-the-End-of-the-Road-for-Ritz-and-Wolf-Camera-Stores-1 It’s the End of the Road for Ritz and Wolf Camera Stores. What a shame. I remember my father and I visiting the one down the road from us about twice a year where he would peruse the shelfs to see what was recently released. Now I don’t think there are any specialized camera stores left here in Maryland. http://www.petapixel.com/2012/09/07/its-the-end-of-the-road-for-ritz-and-wolf-camera-stores/


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(Marcus & Dilano) https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Article-It-s-the-End-of-the-Road-for-Ritz-and-Wolf-Camera-Stores-1 Sat, 08 Sep 2012 10:42:21 GMT
Article: It’s the End of the Road for Ritz and Wolf Camera Stores https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Article-It-s-the-End-of-the-Road-for-Ritz-and-Wolf-Camera-Stores It’s the End of the Road for Ritz and Wolf Camera Stores. What a shame. I remember my father and I visiting the one down the road from us about twice a year where he would peruse the shelfs to see what was recently released. Now I don’t think there are any specialized camera stores left here in Maryland. http://www.petapixel.com/2012/09/07/its-the-end-of-the-road-for-ritz-and-wolf-camera-stores/


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(Marcus & Dilano) https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/9/Article-It-s-the-End-of-the-Road-for-Ritz-and-Wolf-Camera-Stores Sat, 08 Sep 2012 10:42:21 GMT
Big Day Tomorrow https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/Big-Day-Tomorrow-1 Wow I am truly amazed at how time flies.   I went on vacation to the Eastern Shore earlier this month only to come back with a pile of work on my desk in which I have been trying desperately to catch up on.    These days it feels as though you are penalized for taking a vacation lol.  Tomorrow is a big day for Marcus and I because we were hired to document the wedding of the wonderful couple Chrissy and Matt.   Tonight I will be checking all facets of my equipment to ensure that I am ready for a day in which we will start shooting at 8am and end at 8pm.  We are really excited and thankful that the weather is supposed to be relatively nice especially since it is a outdoor wedding on a local estate.   Below are just a couple of photos from the soon to be married couple.   Wish us luck!

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Canon Canon 7D Couple dslr love Photo Photography Pics Picture Portrait portraits portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/Big-Day-Tomorrow-1 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 05:51:41 GMT
Big Day Tomorrow https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/Big-Day-Tomorrow Wow I am truly amazed at how time flies.   I went on vacation to the Eastern Shore earlier this month only to come back with a pile of work on my desk in which I have been trying desperately to catch up on.    These days it feels as though you are penalized for taking a vacation lol.  Tomorrow is a big day for Marcus and I because we were hired to document the wedding of the wonderful couple Chrissy and Matt.   Tonight I will be checking all facets of my equipment to ensure that I am ready for a day in which we will start shooting at 8am and end at 8pm.  We are really excited and thankful that the weather is supposed to be relatively nice especially since it is a outdoor wedding on a local estate.   Below are just a couple of photos from the soon to be married couple.   Wish us luck!

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Canon Canon 7D Couple dslr love Photo Photography Pics Picture Portrait portraits portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/Big-Day-Tomorrow Fri, 31 Aug 2012 05:51:41 GMT
In front of the camera https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/In-front-of-the-camera-1 Rarely do I find myself in front of a camera but Marcus asked if my wife and I would do a portrait session for him.  It has been awhile since we had photos taken together and Marcus and I are always looking to practice posing with couples.  This is one of those times I wish there were two of me.  That way I could take a picture of my wife and I as well as pose us according to what I think may look good or interesting even.   I have to say I was very pleased with the portraits that Marcus took of us that day and I am sharing them with you.  It definitely felt weird being on the other side of the camera and I recall giving Marcus several ideas so much so that he eventually told me to be quite lol.  I met my wife at the age of 21 and we have been married for 9 out of the 14 years that we have been together.   I am still in love with her ;-) .

Heading off to the beach for vacation and this year I am looking forward to it.  I look forward to it every year of course because this year I will be able to take along my dslr.    I hope to capture some of the beautiful wild ponies on Assateague Island while I am there and plan on posting those photos as soon as I get back.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Portraiture 50mm Canon 7D dslr love p Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm wife https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/In-front-of-the-camera-1 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:21:56 GMT
In front of the camera https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/In-front-of-the-camera Rarely do I find myself in front of a camera but Marcus asked if my wife and I would do a portrait session for him.  It has been awhile since we had photos taken together and Marcus and I are always looking to practice posing with couples.  This is one of those times I wish there were two of me.  That way I could take a picture of my wife and I as well as pose us according to what I think may look good or interesting even.   I have to say I was very pleased with the portraits that Marcus took of us that day and I am sharing them with you.  It definitely felt weird being on the other side of the camera and I recall giving Marcus several ideas so much so that he eventually told me to be quite lol.  I met my wife at the age of 21 and we have been married for 9 out of the 14 years that we have been together.   I am still in love with her ;-) .

Heading off to the beach for vacation and this year I am looking forward to it.  I look forward to it every year of course because this year I will be able to take along my dslr.    I hope to capture some of the beautiful wild ponies on Assateague Island while I am there and plan on posting those photos as soon as I get back.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Portraiture 50mm Canon 7D dslr love p Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm wife https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/8/In-front-of-the-camera Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:21:56 GMT
Part II of the Engagement Session with Chrissy & Matt https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-II-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt-1 In the last post I shared a few photographs from our engagement session with Matt and Chrissy that we did in June.   The engagement shoot took place at Valhalla and it sits on 48 acres of land.  From what we saw it was a little bit of paradise.  Valhalla Farm breeds, raises and shows quality registered miniature horses and Marcus and I did see one or two while we walked around.     As I have mentioned in previous posts I really enjoy having the opportunity to shoot portrait sessions.

 

It was kinda cool. You could hit the balls off of the deck onto the driving range about 50 years away. So I asked Matt to pick up his golf clubs and try and walk through a few swings with Chrissy.

And another kiss :-)

Acting like big kids. lol


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(Marcus & Dilano) Canon 7D Horses Kiss love marriage Photography Photos portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-II-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt-1 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:46:45 GMT
Part II of the Engagement Session with Chrissy & Matt https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-II-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt In the last post I shared a few photographs from our engagement session with Matt and Chrissy that we did in June.   The engagement shoot took place at Valhalla and it sits on 48 acres of land.  From what we saw it was a little bit of paradise.  Valhalla Farm breeds, raises and shows quality registered miniature horses and Marcus and I did see one or two while we walked around.     As I have mentioned in previous posts I really enjoy having the opportunity to shoot portrait sessions.

 

It was kinda cool. You could hit the balls off of the deck onto the driving range about 50 years away. So I asked Matt to pick up his golf clubs and try and walk through a few swings with Chrissy.

And another kiss :-)

Acting like big kids. lol


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(Marcus & Dilano) Canon 7D Horses Kiss love marriage Photography Photos portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-II-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:46:45 GMT
Part I of the Engagement Session with Chrissy & Matt https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-I-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt-1 Last month we did an engagement shoot for the lovely Chrissy and her soon to be husband Matthew. I had the privilege of meeting Chrissy when she stopped by a photo shoot that we were doing for a mutual friend.   During that  shoot we got to talking and she mentioned that she was getting married in the fall and she was looking for a photographer. Well naturally I could not resist offering our services lol.   Chrissy and Matt have what I would call bubbly personalities and it was quite easy to capture a kiss or two because I swear they were kissing each other every 10 minutes or so.     We are looking forward to their fall wedding and we are hoping to be able to capture some magical moments between them.

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And just what was Matt planning to do??? lol

And another kiss :-)


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings Canon 7D Couple Engagement Kiss love Photo Photography Photos Pics Pictures portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-I-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt-1 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:59:38 GMT
Part I of the Engagement Session with Chrissy & Matt https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-I-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt Last month we did an engagement shoot for the lovely Chrissy and her soon to be husband Matthew. I had the privilege of meeting Chrissy when she stopped by a photo shoot that we were doing for a mutual friend.   During that  shoot we got to talking and she mentioned that she was getting married in the fall and she was looking for a photographer. Well naturally I could not resist offering our services lol.   Chrissy and Matt have what I would call bubbly personalities and it was quite easy to capture a kiss or two because I swear they were kissing each other every 10 minutes or so.     We are looking forward to their fall wedding and we are hoping to be able to capture some magical moments between them.

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And just what was Matt planning to do??? lol

And another kiss :-)


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings Canon 7D Couple Engagement Kiss love Photo Photography Photos Pics Pictures portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Part-I-of-the-Engagement-Session-with-Chrissy-Matt Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:59:38 GMT
Models at the Victory Bike Show part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Victory-Bike-Show-part-II-1 It has been a few weeks since our last post and that’s primarily due to work, vacations and just life in general.  Our office has gone through some big changes and the last 2 months have been a bit rough in regards to the amount of over time that has been requested of us.

We plan to post a lot more frequently after we get through this rough week at work.   This post contains the rest of the photographs that Marcus and I took at the Victory bike show a few weeks back.  We are invited to photograph another show next weekend and we hope to get some good shots from that event too.  The funny thing is Marcus and I have went on about 7 photos shoots since we did this one and our editing styles are slowing starting to meld together.  After editing our last shoot there were quite a few photos that I thought that I took and they were actually his.  But looking back at these photographs I can clearly see the differences in our processing styles :-) .

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Models Bikes Canon 7D dslr Motorcycles Photo Photography Pics Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Victory Bikes https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Victory-Bike-Show-part-II-1 Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:33:06 GMT
Models at the Victory Bike Show part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Victory-Bike-Show-part-II It has been a few weeks since our last post and that’s primarily due to work, vacations and just life in general.  Our office has gone through some big changes and the last 2 months have been a bit rough in regards to the amount of over time that has been requested of us.

We plan to post a lot more frequently after we get through this rough week at work.   This post contains the rest of the photographs that Marcus and I took at the Victory bike show a few weeks back.  We are invited to photograph another show next weekend and we hope to get some good shots from that event too.  The funny thing is Marcus and I have went on about 7 photos shoots since we did this one and our editing styles are slowing starting to meld together.  After editing our last shoot there were quite a few photos that I thought that I took and they were actually his.  But looking back at these photographs I can clearly see the differences in our processing styles :-) .

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Model Models Bikes Canon 7D dslr Motorcycles Photo Photography Pics Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Victory Bikes https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Victory-Bike-Show-part-II Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:33:06 GMT
One Language https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/One-Language-1

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The eyes have one language everywhere.

~ George Herbert

I just had to share this image from a fellow blogger Brian Gaynor. This is perfection in my opinion. ..
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(Marcus & Dilano) https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/One-Language-1 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:00:43 GMT
One Language https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/One-Language

Reblogged from Brian Gaynor Photography:

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The eyes have one language everywhere.

~ George Herbert

I just had to share this image from a fellow blogger Brian Gaynor. This is perfection in my opinion. ..
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(Marcus & Dilano) https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/One-Language Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:00:43 GMT
Models at the Motorcycle Bike Show https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Motorcycle-Bike-Show-1 My last post primarily consisted of the bikes at the Victory Motorcycle bike show we attended.   The photographs in this post are of the models that were in attendance which we had the opportunity to work with.   And by work with…  Put it this way when you have 5 photographers trying to work with 5 models confusion and chaos can occur.  And to be honest when you have 2 of the 5 photographers spending most of their time hitting on the models and also trying to get border line inappropriate shots it can be disturbing to say the least.    So Marcus and I stepped away from the pack and focused on shooting the bikes and the overall event until a little later in the afternoon.

We ended up approaching  the models and asking for some alone time so that Marcus and I could shoot them individually.   The photographs below are of Brittani  and it was very challenging due to the relatively close quarters and the amount of people milling around but we did get some decent shots.   This was a bike show with models so of course the theme of most of the photographs tend to be a little racy, edgy, sexy etc…  We wanted our photographs to be sexy yet tasteful for the most part and I think we were able to accomplish that.   I will show more photographs of the models from that day in later posts.

Brittani


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(Marcus & Dilano) Event Model Models Bike Show. Canon 7D dslr Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Victory Victory Bikes Victory Motorcycles https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Motorcycle-Bike-Show-1 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 06:28:23 GMT
Models at the Motorcycle Bike Show https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Motorcycle-Bike-Show My last post primarily consisted of the bikes at the Victory Motorcycle bike show we attended.   The photographs in this post are of the models that were in attendance which we had the opportunity to work with.   And by work with…  Put it this way when you have 5 photographers trying to work with 5 models confusion and chaos can occur.  And to be honest when you have 2 of the 5 photographers spending most of their time hitting on the models and also trying to get border line inappropriate shots it can be disturbing to say the least.    So Marcus and I stepped away from the pack and focused on shooting the bikes and the overall event until a little later in the afternoon.

We ended up approaching  the models and asking for some alone time so that Marcus and I could shoot them individually.   The photographs below are of Brittani  and it was very challenging due to the relatively close quarters and the amount of people milling around but we did get some decent shots.   This was a bike show with models so of course the theme of most of the photographs tend to be a little racy, edgy, sexy etc…  We wanted our photographs to be sexy yet tasteful for the most part and I think we were able to accomplish that.   I will show more photographs of the models from that day in later posts.

Brittani


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(Marcus & Dilano) Event Model Models Bike Show. Canon 7D dslr Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Victory Victory Bikes Victory Motorcycles https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/Models-at-the-Motorcycle-Bike-Show Thu, 05 Jul 2012 06:28:23 GMT
The Victory Motorcycle Bike Show https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/The-Victory-Motorcycle-Bike-Show-1 A few weeks ago Marcus and I went to the Victory motor sport bike event which was held at Coleman Power Sport in Woodbridge VA.   This was our first time shooting an event like this one and boy did we have fun.  It was a bright sunny day and we were among 4 other photographers that were there to shoot the event.

Unlike Marcus I have never really had the opportunity to ride a motor bike while Marcus on the other hand has had quite a few over the years.   Three years ago I was on the verge of buying one partly due to a large chunk of my friends owning one including my best friend.    I  remember visiting a local cycle shop a few years back and I worked out what I thought was a great deal on a Ninja ZX-R and then I made the huge mistake of calling my wife to let her know what I was doing.  After a 30 minute phone call I went back inside and ended up cancelling the deal.  I guess I should not have tried the tactic of promising her I even tried promising that I would never go over  150 mph like some riders that I know lol.

Marcus and I also had a chance to work with a few of the models that were there for the event and the next blog post will contain those photographs.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Bike Show. Canon 7D Coleman Power Sport cycles Events Motorcycles Riding Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Victory Victory Bikes Victory Motorcycles Woodbridge Virginia https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/The-Victory-Motorcycle-Bike-Show-1 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 09:29:19 GMT
The Victory Motorcycle Bike Show https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/The-Victory-Motorcycle-Bike-Show A few weeks ago Marcus and I went to the Victory motor sport bike event which was held at Coleman Power Sport in Woodbridge VA.   This was our first time shooting an event like this one and boy did we have fun.  It was a bright sunny day and we were among 4 other photographers that were there to shoot the event.

Unlike Marcus I have never really had the opportunity to ride a motor bike while Marcus on the other hand has had quite a few over the years.   Three years ago I was on the verge of buying one partly due to a large chunk of my friends owning one including my best friend.    I  remember visiting a local cycle shop a few years back and I worked out what I thought was a great deal on a Ninja ZX-R and then I made the huge mistake of calling my wife to let her know what I was doing.  After a 30 minute phone call I went back inside and ended up cancelling the deal.  I guess I should not have tried the tactic of promising her I even tried promising that I would never go over  150 mph like some riders that I know lol.

Marcus and I also had a chance to work with a few of the models that were there for the event and the next blog post will contain those photographs.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Bike Show. Canon 7D Coleman Power Sport cycles Events Motorcycles Riding Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Victory Victory Bikes Victory Motorcycles Woodbridge Virginia https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/7/The-Victory-Motorcycle-Bike-Show Tue, 03 Jul 2012 09:29:19 GMT
Gramercy Wedding Part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-II-1 In the first part of this series I shared photos of the bride Stacy and her bridesmaids getting prepared for the wedding.  These photographs are primarily of the groom the groomsmen as well as the ceremony.   For the most part due to the various lighting conditions we kept the ISO in the 1000-3,200 range and we used DeNoise in post processing to help get rid of some of the noise.

I could not help but smile like a darn fool while taking the photos below.  It is a wedding I know and everyone seemed to be filled with happiness and joy which of course is ideal for a wedding so I did kind of got swept up in the moment :-) .  Joshua and Stacy make for a lovely couple and I hope these photos display the joy and merriment that was in the air on this day.


Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/80 at f/3.2
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Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 3200

Father and son.
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/4.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

Joshua’s parents
44 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/4.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

63 mm
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FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
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ISO speedISO 1250

63 mm
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Exposure1/160 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

59 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/100 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

185 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

28 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/125 at f/3.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

73 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

65 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

32 mm
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Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

Stacy’s mother

75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

Joshua’s mother

75 mm
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Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

75 mm
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FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

75 mm
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Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Historical Places Love Maryland Photography Photos Portraits Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings Bride Bridesmaids Canon 7D Couple dslr Gramercy Mansion groom groomsmen Historical Site love Mansion Pics Picture portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-II-1 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 05:33:51 GMT
Gramercy Wedding Part II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-II In the first part of this series I shared photos of the bride Stacy and her bridesmaids getting prepared for the wedding.  These photographs are primarily of the groom the groomsmen as well as the ceremony.   For the most part due to the various lighting conditions we kept the ISO in the 1000-3,200 range and we used DeNoise in post processing to help get rid of some of the noise.

I could not help but smile like a darn fool while taking the photos below.  It is a wedding I know and everyone seemed to be filled with happiness and joy which of course is ideal for a wedding so I did kind of got swept up in the moment :-) .  Joshua and Stacy make for a lovely couple and I hope these photos display the joy and merriment that was in the air on this day.


Focal length 85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/80 at f/3.2
FlashNot fired,
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 3200

Father and son.
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/4.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

Joshua’s parents
44 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/4.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

63 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/4.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

63 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

59 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/100 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

185 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

28 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/125 at f/3.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

73 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

65 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

32 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

Stacy’s mother

75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/4
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

Joshua’s mother

75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250

75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Historical Places Love Maryland Photography Photos Portraits Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings Bride Bridesmaids Canon 7D Couple dslr Gramercy Mansion groom groomsmen Historical Site love Mansion Pics Picture portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-II Thu, 28 Jun 2012 05:33:51 GMT
Gramercy Wedding Part I https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-I-1 Over the course of the next week I will be sharing a few  photographs of  the wedding between Joshua and Stacy.  About three months ago Marcus and had an engagement session with Stacy and Joshua and a month ago we had the wonderful opportunity to shoot their wedding.  The wedding was at the historic Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore county Maryland.   A couple of weeks before the wedding we drove to the Gramercy to scout the location so that we could get an idea of where we may want to shoot from during the ceremony as well as to check out the numerous gardens in which we could take their portraits.  Sadly all of that early preparation was done in vain because on the day of the wedding it rained.   Luckily the mansion has a very large semi enclosed patio and that is where the ceremony was moved to.    This was by far the most challenging shoot that we have ever done together and the reason is because a lot of the walls in the mansion  were a dark red and some were wood from floor to ceiling.   There was also numerous different kinds of lighting in some rooms.   Overhead lighting, lamp lighting and natural light all in one.

The first series of photographs that I would like to share are photographs of the bride preparing for her wedding day.   I have to say that I was a nervous mess being in a room with a bunch of beautiful women getting prepared for the wedding.  I spent so much energy trying to avert my eyes and camera to ensure that they felt as comfortable with us in the room while they were getting ready and I was almost drained after the experience ;-) ..    I watched the bride getting prepared and I could almost feel the joy and happiness radiate from her.  It was like a switch that went off in my head and I said to myself its game time!  It felt to me like this was the 4th quarter in a playoff game and we had to win.  It may seem silly but I envisioned Marcus and I being down by a touchdown and every minute counts if we had to pull out a victory.  That is what shooting the wedding felt like for us.  I wanted to win and a win in this scenario meant that when Stacy and Josh got their photographs we had to ensure that they were not just happy but ecstatic that they chose us to capture their special day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Weddings Bride Bridesmaids Canon 7D Engagement Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-I-1 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 04:34:07 GMT
Gramercy Wedding Part I https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-I Over the course of the next week I will be sharing a few  photographs of  the wedding between Joshua and Stacy.  About three months ago Marcus and had an engagement session with Stacy and Joshua and a month ago we had the wonderful opportunity to shoot their wedding.  The wedding was at the historic Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore county Maryland.   A couple of weeks before the wedding we drove to the Gramercy to scout the location so that we could get an idea of where we may want to shoot from during the ceremony as well as to check out the numerous gardens in which we could take their portraits.  Sadly all of that early preparation was done in vain because on the day of the wedding it rained.   Luckily the mansion has a very large semi enclosed patio and that is where the ceremony was moved to.    This was by far the most challenging shoot that we have ever done together and the reason is because a lot of the walls in the mansion  were a dark red and some were wood from floor to ceiling.   There was also numerous different kinds of lighting in some rooms.   Overhead lighting, lamp lighting and natural light all in one.

The first series of photographs that I would like to share are photographs of the bride preparing for her wedding day.   I have to say that I was a nervous mess being in a room with a bunch of beautiful women getting prepared for the wedding.  I spent so much energy trying to avert my eyes and camera to ensure that they felt as comfortable with us in the room while they were getting ready and I was almost drained after the experience ;-) ..    I watched the bride getting prepared and I could almost feel the joy and happiness radiate from her.  It was like a switch that went off in my head and I said to myself its game time!  It felt to me like this was the 4th quarter in a playoff game and we had to win.  It may seem silly but I envisioned Marcus and I being down by a touchdown and every minute counts if we had to pull out a victory.  That is what shooting the wedding felt like for us.  I wanted to win and a win in this scenario meant that when Stacy and Josh got their photographs we had to ensure that they were not just happy but ecstatic that they chose us to capture their special day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Weddings Bride Bridesmaids Canon 7D Engagement Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Gramercy-Wedding-Part-I Mon, 25 Jun 2012 04:34:07 GMT
Reader Appreciation Award https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Reader-Appreciation-Award-1 Wow I am delighted that I have been nominated for the Reader Appreciation Award by Sofia at http://samsoeephotography.wordpress.com/. Thank you Sofia, Marcus and I really do appreciate you nominating us for this award and in time we can only hope to continue to grow as photographers as well as bloggers.

 

 

Here’s the rules:

1.  Award your top 6 bloggers who have commented the most.

2. Be thankful.

3.  You cannot award someone who has already been awarded. And you cannot give the award back to me.

4.  Don’t forget to tell the bloggers you’ve awarded.

5.  If you don’t want to pass on this award, that’s okay to. Just admire it.

This award quite interesting and different from the usual blog awards, because it recognizes your blog’s top readers (by the number of comments posted). So based on the rules above we are nominating the fellow bloggers below. Thank you for taking an interest in our blog posts as well as being an inspiration to continue to learn the craft of photography. If you follow us for another 10 years we promise to get better. Not saying by how much but it is inevitable.. Right?? :-)

http://dhphotosite.wordpress.com/

http://monahoward.com/

http://wannabephotographer87.wordpress.com/

http://photographyofnia.com/

http://spiderpaw.wordpress.com/


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(Marcus & Dilano) Reader Appreciation Awards Awards Photography Photos Reader Appreciation Award https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Reader-Appreciation-Award-1 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:39:45 GMT
Reader Appreciation Award https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Reader-Appreciation-Award Wow I am delighted that I have been nominated for the Reader Appreciation Award by Sofia at http://samsoeephotography.wordpress.com/. Thank you Sofia, Marcus and I really do appreciate you nominating us for this award and in time we can only hope to continue to grow as photographers as well as bloggers.

 

 

Here’s the rules:

1.  Award your top 6 bloggers who have commented the most.

2. Be thankful.

3.  You cannot award someone who has already been awarded. And you cannot give the award back to me.

4.  Don’t forget to tell the bloggers you’ve awarded.

5.  If you don’t want to pass on this award, that’s okay to. Just admire it.

This award quite interesting and different from the usual blog awards, because it recognizes your blog’s top readers (by the number of comments posted). So based on the rules above we are nominating the fellow bloggers below. Thank you for taking an interest in our blog posts as well as being an inspiration to continue to learn the craft of photography. If you follow us for another 10 years we promise to get better. Not saying by how much but it is inevitable.. Right?? :-)

http://dhphotosite.wordpress.com/

http://monahoward.com/

http://wannabephotographer87.wordpress.com/

http://photographyofnia.com/

http://spiderpaw.wordpress.com/


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(Marcus & Dilano) Reader Appreciation Awards Awards Photography Photos Reader Appreciation Award https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Reader-Appreciation-Award Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:39:45 GMT
Daniel & Amy’s Engagement Shoot https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Daniel-Amy-s-Engagement-Shoot-1 Well the month of June has been very busy for Marcus and I and for that I am  thankful.  Over the course of time I have come to realize that I absolutely love shooting people.  The night before a photo session I have a hard time sleeping because I am excited about trying out new poses as well  interacting with someone who I have not met before. Well two weeks ago we met up with Daniel and Amy for their engagement shoot in Annapolis Maryland.  Daniel and Amy actually met at a wedding of mutual friends a couple of years ago and from there love blossomed between them.   We had a fantastic time spending the afternoon getting to know them.  Funny that while talking with Amy we realized that she too is a photographer and not just a photographer but a wedding photographer :-) .  Talk about additional pressure!

When it comes to weddings I have come to realize that the engagement shoot is really important because it gives everyone involved the opportunity to get to know each other better.  It also allows the bride and groom to get comfortable being photographed.  There is also the added benefit of using these  as part of your save the dates or just to keep as a reminder of this amazing time of your life together.    Marcus and I wish that you have a life time of  love and happiness and we are looking forward to your big day in Oct.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings 50mm Canon 7D Couple happiness Historical Site love Photography Photos Pics Picture portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Daniel-Amy-s-Engagement-Shoot-1 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 06:03:06 GMT
Daniel & Amy’s Engagement Shoot https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Daniel-Amy-s-Engagement-Shoot Well the month of June has been very busy for Marcus and I and for that I am  thankful.  Over the course of time I have come to realize that I absolutely love shooting people.  The night before a photo session I have a hard time sleeping because I am excited about trying out new poses as well  interacting with someone who I have not met before. Well two weeks ago we met up with Daniel and Amy for their engagement shoot in Annapolis Maryland.  Daniel and Amy actually met at a wedding of mutual friends a couple of years ago and from there love blossomed between them.   We had a fantastic time spending the afternoon getting to know them.  Funny that while talking with Amy we realized that she too is a photographer and not just a photographer but a wedding photographer :-) .  Talk about additional pressure!

When it comes to weddings I have come to realize that the engagement shoot is really important because it gives everyone involved the opportunity to get to know each other better.  It also allows the bride and groom to get comfortable being photographed.  There is also the added benefit of using these  as part of your save the dates or just to keep as a reminder of this amazing time of your life together.    Marcus and I wish that you have a life time of  love and happiness and we are looking forward to your big day in Oct.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings 50mm Canon 7D Couple happiness Historical Site love Photography Photos Pics Picture portraits portraiture Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/Daniel-Amy-s-Engagement-Shoot Tue, 12 Jun 2012 06:03:06 GMT
The Groomsmen https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/The-Groomsmen-1 Three weeks ago my buddy James called me up and asked if I would be willing to take some photos of him and the groomsmen getting ready for his wedding.   We often see shots of the bride getting ready but rarely do I come across photographs of the groom getting prepared.  I have to say I was a little nervous about being able to deliver some interesting photographs but at the end of the day I was quite pleased to see what we were able to capture for the hour that we were there.  Of course James had a lot on his mind that day.  James’s other wedding  was going to occur in China within the next 7 days.  I think he is the first person that I know of who has gotten married twice within a 7 day period.   I was very pleased that I could do this for him  and we hoped that we were able to tell a small part of the story through these photographs.

James

In the elevator

Gametime!


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings Dress groomsmen Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture preparation shoots suit Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/The-Groomsmen-1 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:23:55 GMT
The Groomsmen https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/The-Groomsmen Three weeks ago my buddy James called me up and asked if I would be willing to take some photos of him and the groomsmen getting ready for his wedding.   We often see shots of the bride getting ready but rarely do I come across photographs of the groom getting prepared.  I have to say I was a little nervous about being able to deliver some interesting photographs but at the end of the day I was quite pleased to see what we were able to capture for the hour that we were there.  Of course James had a lot on his mind that day.  James’s other wedding  was going to occur in China within the next 7 days.  I think he is the first person that I know of who has gotten married twice within a 7 day period.   I was very pleased that I could do this for him  and we hoped that we were able to tell a small part of the story through these photographs.

James

In the elevator

Gametime!


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Weddings Dress groomsmen Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraits portraiture preparation shoots suit Tamron 28-75mm wedding https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/6/The-Groomsmen Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:23:55 GMT
Waiting https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Waiting-1 I have close a friend who has been serving in Afghanistan for the last 3 months. He has literally left a job where he was serving our country to another one where he continues to serve our country but in a different form.  He leaves behind a beautiful wife and a daughter who is just over a year old. We thought it would be a nice idea if we could send some photographs to him of his beautiful family for Memorial Day. I have known Erick since I was about 12 years old and I will never forget the circumstances that brought us together. It was a Thursday morning and we both arrived at the school bus stop a little late. After standing around for 10 minutes or so we realized that we missed the bus. I was planning on going back home and calling my parents to tell them that I missed the bus. Erick tells me he knows of a short cut and we can get to school before 8:30 which is the time school started. So I take his advice and we start to walk to school together. Of course his short cut takes us through the woods and to make a long story short we did arrive at the school but not until 11:30am. 3 hours to walk 2 miles but to Erick’s credit we did get there but lets just say his idea of a short cut could use some refining.

Over the course of the years there have been numerous similar situations such as telling me while we are in D.C ” You can park here I park here all the time” and yeah like a dummy I listened only to come back to the car later to see a white slip of paper on my dashboard indicating that once again my know it all best friend does not know what he is talking about at times. I remember when school was out for the summer, before wifi gaming was accessible I would actually bring over my 32 inch screen television and my playstation to his house so we could play war games against each other. But I also remember that he had given me my first real camera a Canon EOS rebel which I currently still own and I used it for photography class my Junior and Senior year of high school. I remember Erick installing a new stereo and speakers in my car because I could not do it. I remember even though we would joke and make fun of each we always had each others backs when it came down to it. I cherish all of those memories and experiences today because those experiences have made our friendship what it is today.

As you can see Erick has a beautiful wife and a little girl and they are waiting patiently for his return. Be safe bro and we are all looking forward to seeing you when you get back this year especially these 2 beautiful women below.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Daughter dslr Kids Memorial Parks Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture Soldier Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Waiting-1 Wed, 30 May 2012 11:55:39 GMT
Waiting https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Waiting I have close a friend who has been serving in Afghanistan for the last 3 months. He has literally left a job where he was serving our country to another one where he continues to serve our country but in a different form.  He leaves behind a beautiful wife and a daughter who is just over a year old. We thought it would be a nice idea if we could send some photographs to him of his beautiful family for Memorial Day. I have known Erick since I was about 12 years old and I will never forget the circumstances that brought us together. It was a Thursday morning and we both arrived at the school bus stop a little late. After standing around for 10 minutes or so we realized that we missed the bus. I was planning on going back home and calling my parents to tell them that I missed the bus. Erick tells me he knows of a short cut and we can get to school before 8:30 which is the time school started. So I take his advice and we start to walk to school together. Of course his short cut takes us through the woods and to make a long story short we did arrive at the school but not until 11:30am. 3 hours to walk 2 miles but to Erick’s credit we did get there but lets just say his idea of a short cut could use some refining.

Over the course of the years there have been numerous similar situations such as telling me while we are in D.C ” You can park here I park here all the time” and yeah like a dummy I listened only to come back to the car later to see a white slip of paper on my dashboard indicating that once again my know it all best friend does not know what he is talking about at times. I remember when school was out for the summer, before wifi gaming was accessible I would actually bring over my 32 inch screen television and my playstation to his house so we could play war games against each other. But I also remember that he had given me my first real camera a Canon EOS rebel which I currently still own and I used it for photography class my Junior and Senior year of high school. I remember Erick installing a new stereo and speakers in my car because I could not do it. I remember even though we would joke and make fun of each we always had each others backs when it came down to it. I cherish all of those memories and experiences today because those experiences have made our friendship what it is today.

As you can see Erick has a beautiful wife and a little girl and they are waiting patiently for his return. Be safe bro and we are all looking forward to seeing you when you get back this year especially these 2 beautiful women below.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Canon 7D Daughter dslr Kids Memorial Parks Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture Soldier Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Waiting Wed, 30 May 2012 11:55:39 GMT
Fashion Show at Macy’s https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Fashion-Show-at-Macy-s-1 Well I have not been able to post in a while due to spending roughly 90 hours in the office over the last 10 days.  After getting here at 7am and leaving at 10 – 11pm I think it may be worth it to get a sleeping bag and setup camp :-) .   I should be out of the office early today to start the long holiday weekend and I can’t wait to catch up and see the photos that my fellow bloggers have been sharing with the blogosphere.  Another bit of good news is that Marcus and I did break out of the office for a few hours over the weekend to shoot our first wedding  and what a wonderful experience that was!

A few weeks ago Marcus and I were granted the opportunity to photograph a fashion show for a Macy’s here in Maryland that was hosted by Paul Wharton.  Mr. Wharton previously made numerous appearances on MTV, The Ricki Lake Show & The Real Housewives of D.C.  and he is the owner of Evolution Look Modeling Agency in Washington.   In my opinion have to say that he seemed to be a very pleasant man.  He stayed after the show for almost an hour and allowed numerous people to take photographs with him most of which we got to shoot :-) :-) .

Marcus and I had a fantastic time and we were pretty pleased with the outcome.  The issues that we ran into was the fact that it was very warm at the location we were shooting in and the lighting was kind of all over the place.  A part of the ceiling was one big sky light so we also had a few spots in which we could not shoot due to some lens flare but the stage itself started under a part of the ceiling that was under Macy’s which was very dark.   So we ended up cranking up the ISO to 1250 to 1500 and just kept it there for the majority of the shoot.   We  also were not able to shoot directly in front of the stage due to the lens flare issue so we stood slightly off to the sides in order to avoid the problem.  A lot was learned that day and we cannot wait to do an event like this again.  I also want to say thank you to Diane, Matt and Cristy for giving us the opportunity to photograph the event.   Below is a sampling of the photographs and if you want to see more just click on the link below.

http://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/p962181647/slideshow

Paul Wharton

Everyone else was getting pictures!! :-)


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(Marcus & Dilano) Fashion Show Models Bags Canon Canon 50D Canon 7D Celebrity Dress dslr Fashion Macy's Model Paul Wharton Photo Photos Pics Picture Pictures portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm The Real House Wives https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Fashion-Show-at-Macy-s-1 Fri, 25 May 2012 04:57:06 GMT
Fashion Show at Macy’s https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Fashion-Show-at-Macy-s Well I have not been able to post in a while due to spending roughly 90 hours in the office over the last 10 days.  After getting here at 7am and leaving at 10 – 11pm I think it may be worth it to get a sleeping bag and setup camp :-) .   I should be out of the office early today to start the long holiday weekend and I can’t wait to catch up and see the photos that my fellow bloggers have been sharing with the blogosphere.  Another bit of good news is that Marcus and I did break out of the office for a few hours over the weekend to shoot our first wedding  and what a wonderful experience that was!

A few weeks ago Marcus and I were granted the opportunity to photograph a fashion show for a Macy’s here in Maryland that was hosted by Paul Wharton.  Mr. Wharton previously made numerous appearances on MTV, The Ricki Lake Show & The Real Housewives of D.C.  and he is the owner of Evolution Look Modeling Agency in Washington.   In my opinion have to say that he seemed to be a very pleasant man.  He stayed after the show for almost an hour and allowed numerous people to take photographs with him most of which we got to shoot :-) :-) .

Marcus and I had a fantastic time and we were pretty pleased with the outcome.  The issues that we ran into was the fact that it was very warm at the location we were shooting in and the lighting was kind of all over the place.  A part of the ceiling was one big sky light so we also had a few spots in which we could not shoot due to some lens flare but the stage itself started under a part of the ceiling that was under Macy’s which was very dark.   So we ended up cranking up the ISO to 1250 to 1500 and just kept it there for the majority of the shoot.   We  also were not able to shoot directly in front of the stage due to the lens flare issue so we stood slightly off to the sides in order to avoid the problem.  A lot was learned that day and we cannot wait to do an event like this again.  I also want to say thank you to Diane, Matt and Cristy for giving us the opportunity to photograph the event.   Below is a sampling of the photographs and if you want to see more just click on the link below.

http://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/p962181647/slideshow

Paul Wharton

Everyone else was getting pictures!! :-)


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(Marcus & Dilano) Fashion Show Models Bags Canon Canon 50D Canon 7D Celebrity Dress dslr Fashion Macy's Model Paul Wharton Photo Photos Pics Picture Pictures portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm The Real House Wives https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Fashion-Show-at-Macy-s Fri, 25 May 2012 04:57:06 GMT
H2ObyDino :-) https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/H2ObyDino-1 A few weeks ago I was at my mother in-laws and I woke up at 6am determined to find some interesting locations or objects to shoot such as  old barns, cemetaries, bridges etc.    I took a drive around Harrisburg PA just exploring the area  and I did pass some old barns cemetaries abandoned buildings but nothing I saw really inspired me.   So after an hour I went back to my MIL’s house without pressing the shutter once and looked again at her garden.   There is a fellow blogger http://h2obyjoanna.wordpress.com  and I really am blown away by the series of work she is creating this year all revolving around water as the title of her blog suggests.  So I thought hmmphh it is drizzling maybe I could try attempt to take some photographs with the theme being H20 :-) .  I decided to try to use the force to get in touch with my inner Joanna to see what I could accomplish.   After squeezing my eyes shut and looking to the heavens I raised my canon like a light saber and started firing away.  When the force left I quickly ran inside and imported my images into light room.  I thought not too bad and I really like 2 of the images in this post but yeah you better go to her blog site  if you want to see incredible images of anything H2o.  H20byDino will be taking a hiatus for now until I can get a better handle on how to use the force to create fantastic H2o images!   Thanks for stopping by.

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/4.5
ISO 640

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length63 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/4.5
ISO 400

 

I promise if you zoom in 500% there is water in those leaves!!!
Canon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/4.5
ISO 640

 

Just trust me the water is inside the flower you just can’t see it!

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/4
ISO 400

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length60 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/4.5
ISO 640

 

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length42 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/5
ISO 640


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(Marcus & Dilano) Flowers Tamron 28-75MM Canon Canon 7D Flower h20 Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Plants rain Tamron 28-75mm water wet https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/H2ObyDino-1 Thu, 17 May 2012 05:02:03 GMT
H2ObyDino :-) https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/H2ObyDino A few weeks ago I was at my mother in-laws and I woke up at 6am determined to find some interesting locations or objects to shoot such as  old barns, cemetaries, bridges etc.    I took a drive around Harrisburg PA just exploring the area  and I did pass some old barns cemetaries abandoned buildings but nothing I saw really inspired me.   So after an hour I went back to my MIL’s house without pressing the shutter once and looked again at her garden.   There is a fellow blogger http://h2obyjoanna.wordpress.com  and I really am blown away by the series of work she is creating this year all revolving around water as the title of her blog suggests.  So I thought hmmphh it is drizzling maybe I could try attempt to take some photographs with the theme being H20 :-) .  I decided to try to use the force to get in touch with my inner Joanna to see what I could accomplish.   After squeezing my eyes shut and looking to the heavens I raised my canon like a light saber and started firing away.  When the force left I quickly ran inside and imported my images into light room.  I thought not too bad and I really like 2 of the images in this post but yeah you better go to her blog site  if you want to see incredible images of anything H2o.  H20byDino will be taking a hiatus for now until I can get a better handle on how to use the force to create fantastic H2o images!   Thanks for stopping by.

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/4.5
ISO 640

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length63 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/4.5
ISO 400

 

I promise if you zoom in 500% there is water in those leaves!!!
Canon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/4.5
ISO 640

 

Just trust me the water is inside the flower you just can’t see it!

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/4
ISO 400

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length60 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/4.5
ISO 640

 

 

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length42 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/5
ISO 640


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(Marcus & Dilano) Flowers Tamron 28-75MM Canon Canon 7D Flower h20 Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Plants rain Tamron 28-75mm water wet https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/H2ObyDino Thu, 17 May 2012 05:02:03 GMT
Josh And Stacy Engagement Shoot https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Josh-And-Stacy-Engagement-Shoot-1 Josh and Stacy got engaged on the 14th of February.  Yes that’s right they got engaged on Valentines day and not only that but they are getting married this month.  Marcus and I were granted the opportunity to do an engagement shoot for the lovely couple so we went to a local park and spent a few hours together.  Josh and Stacy met at work and quickly fell deeply in love a little over a year ago.   We had a wonderful afternoon talking with them as well as shooting their portraits and we are sure that they will have a wonderful life together.

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.8
Exposure1/640 at f/2.8
ISO speedISO 100

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1600 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/640 at f/3.5
ISO400

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 50D
Focal length135 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/250 at f/5.6
ISO100

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 50D
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/5
Exposure1/800 at f/5
ISO100

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1600 at f/3.5
ISO400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1600 at f/3.5
ISO400

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.8
Exposure1/250 at f/2.5
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/3200 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length53 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/2000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length51 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/2000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/800 at f/2.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length51 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/2000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/60 at f/5.6
ISO 100

 

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/60 at f/5.6
ISO 100

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/2.8
ISO 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Portraits Portraiture Couple Engaged Eshoot Flowers Married Photo Photography Photos Pics Pictures Portrait portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Josh-And-Stacy-Engagement-Shoot-1 Tue, 15 May 2012 10:36:43 GMT
Josh And Stacy Engagement Shoot https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Josh-And-Stacy-Engagement-Shoot Josh and Stacy got engaged on the 14th of February.  Yes that’s right they got engaged on Valentines day and not only that but they are getting married this month.  Marcus and I were granted the opportunity to do an engagement shoot for the lovely couple so we went to a local park and spent a few hours together.  Josh and Stacy met at work and quickly fell deeply in love a little over a year ago.   We had a wonderful afternoon talking with them as well as shooting their portraits and we are sure that they will have a wonderful life together.

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.8
Exposure1/640 at f/2.8
ISO speedISO 100

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1600 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/640 at f/3.5
ISO400

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 50D
Focal length135 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/250 at f/5.6
ISO100

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 50D
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/5
Exposure1/800 at f/5
ISO100

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1600 at f/3.5
ISO400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1600 at f/3.5
ISO400

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.8
Exposure1/250 at f/2.5
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/3200 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length53 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/2000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length51 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/2000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/800 at f/2.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length51 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/2000 at f/3.5
ISO 400

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/60 at f/5.6
ISO 100

 

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/60 at f/5.6
ISO 100

 

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/2.8
ISO 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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(Marcus & Dilano) Engagement Portraits Portraiture Couple Engaged Eshoot Flowers Married Photo Photography Photos Pics Pictures Portrait portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Josh-And-Stacy-Engagement-Shoot Tue, 15 May 2012 10:36:43 GMT
The First Kiss https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/The-First-Kiss-1 “Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul,” wrote Judy Garland in 1939.   Nice sentiment and I can fully agree with it when I kissed my wife for the first time.   Truly a moment that I will never forget because it really did feel like coming home.  I am sure a lot of you know that feeling where within that moment everything just feels right.   I honestly don’t mind seeing public displays of affection because it brings a smile to my face.   Whether  it is a subtle touch of your partners back leading one through a doorway or seeing 2 couples holding hands and  even seeing the occasional  peck on the lips warms my heart.

All that aside this picture below was taken in front of roughly 12 people which included 3 sets of grandparents lol.  As you can see my wife’s niece is clearly blushing when this shot was taken.  I only wish I could have turned around fast enough to see how my brother in law was taking it all in.  I have to admit it was a little disconcerting even for me because I have known her since she was 5 years old and I was just thanking heavens that my daughter has a good 8 more years before she will be attending her prom.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Portraits Prom Canon 7D Couple First Kiss Kiss Photo Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture Sigma 85MM Young Love https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/The-First-Kiss-1 Fri, 11 May 2012 06:53:33 GMT
The First Kiss https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/The-First-Kiss “Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul,” wrote Judy Garland in 1939.   Nice sentiment and I can fully agree with it when I kissed my wife for the first time.   Truly a moment that I will never forget because it really did feel like coming home.  I am sure a lot of you know that feeling where within that moment everything just feels right.   I honestly don’t mind seeing public displays of affection because it brings a smile to my face.   Whether  it is a subtle touch of your partners back leading one through a doorway or seeing 2 couples holding hands and  even seeing the occasional  peck on the lips warms my heart.

All that aside this picture below was taken in front of roughly 12 people which included 3 sets of grandparents lol.  As you can see my wife’s niece is clearly blushing when this shot was taken.  I only wish I could have turned around fast enough to see how my brother in law was taking it all in.  I have to admit it was a little disconcerting even for me because I have known her since she was 5 years old and I was just thanking heavens that my daughter has a good 8 more years before she will be attending her prom.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Portraits Prom Canon 7D Couple First Kiss Kiss Photo Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture Sigma 85MM Young Love https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/The-First-Kiss Fri, 11 May 2012 06:53:33 GMT
Young Love – Prom Photographs https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Young-Love-Prom-Photographs-1 Well this month has consisted of many firsts for me.  Early Saturday morning we shot a fashion show  hosted by Macy’s and a Celeb from the DC housewives Paul Wharton.  That experience was pretty darn cool and I will post those photographs soon.   As soon as that event was over I had to jump in the car and head up to PA to shoot prom pictures of my wife’s niece and her boyfriend.   By the end of the day I was exhausted but also very excited because they were both new experiences for me.   Both my wife’s niece and her boyfriend are troopers because I can imagine how stressful it may have been having 12 or more family members with cameras taking pictures of them for almost 2 hours straight.    I could not help but smile the entire time I was photographing her because I remember when she was just a cute little 5 year old to now see that she is blossoming into a beautiful young lady.   There were way too many photos to post but if you would like to see more just visit the Facebook link at the bottom.

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1250 at f/3.5

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1250 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length45 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1250 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length53 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3
Focal length53 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/125 at f/3.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/4.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length45 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/640 at f/2.8
ISO 125

Canon EOS REBEL T3
Focal length60 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/4.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/3.5
ISO speedISO 200


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Portraits Portraiture Prom Canon Canon 7D Flower Photo Pics Picture Pictures portraiture Prom Dress Prom Photographs Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Teenagers https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Young-Love-Prom-Photographs-1 Thu, 10 May 2012 05:08:07 GMT
Young Love – Prom Photographs https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Young-Love-Prom-Photographs Well this month has consisted of many firsts for me.  Early Saturday morning we shot a fashion show  hosted by Macy’s and a Celeb from the DC housewives Paul Wharton.  That experience was pretty darn cool and I will post those photographs soon.   As soon as that event was over I had to jump in the car and head up to PA to shoot prom pictures of my wife’s niece and her boyfriend.   By the end of the day I was exhausted but also very excited because they were both new experiences for me.   Both my wife’s niece and her boyfriend are troopers because I can imagine how stressful it may have been having 12 or more family members with cameras taking pictures of them for almost 2 hours straight.    I could not help but smile the entire time I was photographing her because I remember when she was just a cute little 5 year old to now see that she is blossoming into a beautiful young lady.   There were way too many photos to post but if you would like to see more just visit the Facebook link at the bottom.

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length75 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1250 at f/3.5

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/2.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1250 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length45 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1250 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length53 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3
Focal length53 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/125 at f/3.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/4.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length45 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/640 at f/2.8
ISO 125

Canon EOS REBEL T3
Focal length60 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/4.5
ISO 125

Canon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/3.5
ISO 200

Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/250 at f/3.5
ISO speedISO 200


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Portraits Portraiture Prom Canon Canon 7D Flower Photo Pics Picture Pictures portraiture Prom Dress Prom Photographs Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75mm Teenagers https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Young-Love-Prom-Photographs Thu, 10 May 2012 05:08:07 GMT
Portraits Session with Cynthia https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Portraits-Session-with-Cynthia A few weeks ago Marcus and I met up with Cynthia,  an old co-worker and friend of ours.  Cynthia has one of those personalities that is pretty addictive to be around.  She is always laughing about something as well as cracking jokes.  She actually had us laughing so hard I was afraid that most of the shots we took would be out of focus.   Cynthia’s childhood friend Melissa showed up during the shoot and that only made matters worse .  Just listening to them talk back and forth to each other made my head hurt because I was laughing so hard.

Cynthia is a beautiful mother of 3 boys and she has gone thru a rather tough time recently so she wanted photographs that captured her playfulness and we hope that is what we were able to deliver.  Thanks Cynthia and we are looking forward to our next shoot with you.

It was funny because Marcus literally picked her up by her waist and threw her in the tree.

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Candid shot of Melissa. Cynthia’s friend..


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(Marcus & Dilano) Photography Photos Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM 50mm Cannon Model Parks Photo Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Portraits-Session-with-Cynthia Wed, 09 May 2012 05:16:21 GMT
The Ridgely’s and Historic Hampton Part I https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/The-Ridgely-s-and-Historic-Hampton-Part-I Last weekend on our way to Loch Raven Reservoir we passed some signs indicating there was a historical mansion nearby.  We originally thought it was a perfect day to spend  some time at Loch Raven Reservoir but it was rather windy and a tad chilly, we were not really dressed to be shooting in those conditions.  So after about an hour we decided to back track and see what this mansion was all about.  When we pulled up to the mansion our eyes grew a little big at the sight before us.  Amazing to think that we had not heard that much about this mansion and its history when we both live less than 20 miles away.  We also lucked out because we were able to spend 20 minutes chatting with a park ranger that was able to give us a lot of insight into the family that owned the mansion.    We were not able to photograph the entire grounds of the mansion because we only had an hour to shoot before the mansion was scheduled to close.   We fully intend to revisit this location because not only did we not get a chance to visit the slave quarters but surprisingly they allow you to photograph the inside the mansion.  Not counting the mansions in Newport RI this is the one of the most beautiful Georgian mansions that I have ever seen.  I kept walking around in awe at the beauty of the gardens and the mansion itself.

Hampton House was the mansion of Charles Ridgely.  He made his fortune from the Northhampton Furnace and Forge.  The Iron produced from this location was then shipped to England.  The family also cultivated and exported their tobacco crop.  The Mansion is built in Northern Balitmore County and it took 7 years to completed.  Construction started in 1772 and it was completed in 1790 right before Charles died. After it was completed the Hampton House was the largest private home in Northern America.  The mansion originally consisted of 24,000 acres of land and today the property consist of 60 acres of lans.   There is a huge terraced garden  and twenty buildings which include slave quarters.  Also on the property are six state champion trees.   The Hampton National Historic Site still retains many of its original outbuildings and landscape features that made the estate a showplace for the last 3 decades.  We were also told that nearly all of the furnishings seen in the Mansion today were originally owned by the Ridgelys.

While listening to the ranger we learned that there is a lot of interesting history behind the wealth of the family.  Slaves preformed the lowest-skilled, dirtiest jobs such as hauling materials. Indentured servants often worked as tradesmen; these higher-skilled jobs included molding the pig iron into bars and maintaining the correct mixture of iron ore, limestone, and lumber in the furnace. Free blacks also held both skilled and unskilled jobs. While white and black, free and enslaved, families worked together, working conditions were awful for all; food rations were poor, and child labor was common.

Well we did not want to bore you guys with too many photographs in one post so all of the photos in this post are taken from was was seen from the front of the mansion.  We will post additional photographs of the mansion sometime later.  If interested feel free to click on the following links below to learn more about the mansion and the family that owned it.
http://www.nps.gov/hamp/historyculture/some-notable-ridgelys.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_National_Historic_Site
http://www.mdslavery.net/html/casestudies/fifrh.html

Front view of the mansion

Front of the mansion

Stables

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(Marcus & Dilano) Historical Places Landscapes Maryland Photography Baltimore County Baltimore Maryland Canon 7D dslr Georgian Mansions Hampton Mansion Historical Site Iron works National Park Service Northhampton Parks Photos Pics Picture Pictures Sigma 85MM Slavery Tamron 28-75mm The Ridgely's Towson MD https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/The-Ridgely-s-and-Historic-Hampton-Part-I Fri, 04 May 2012 06:17:32 GMT
Photo Session with American Girl Isabelle https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Photo-Session-with-American-Girl-Isabelle Marcus and I have worked with a few models over the past few months and all in all we have had a great time shooting them.  But 2 weeks ago I worked with Isabelle from the American Girl agency and it ended up being the most frustrating photo shoot that I have ever been on.  She really could not take direction at all.  I would think she was looking at the camera but when I checked my lcd screen after a shot she was staring off into the distance.  To top it off she was telling me what angles she thought worked best for her and she showed a clear disregard for some of the poses that I had in mind.  Needles to say we may not work together again unless my daughter can find away to reason with her.  Here are a few pictures of the little diva below.


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(Marcus & Dilano) American Girl Doll Model Portraits Portraiture American Girl Canon Doll dslr Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture Sigma 85MM https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Photo-Session-with-American-Girl-Isabelle Thu, 03 May 2012 05:03:41 GMT
Loch Raven Resevoir II https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Loch-Raven-Resevoir-II I mentioned yesterday that I would post the photographs that Marcus took once he uploaded them to our site and here they are.  I really do enjoy looking at his photographs because I always find it interesting that although we are at the same place and some times standing within feet of each other we see manage to see things differently.  He may be lying on the ground while I am shooting things flying in the sky and vice versa.  As a matter of a fact I think I was taking the photograph of the goose’s foot while Marcus caught the plane in the sky :-)

Jeesh Marcus.. I guess you could not take a little time and do some airbrushing huh??? :-)


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(Marcus & Dilano) Landscapes Nature Photography Trees Wild Life Birds Canon dslr Loch Raven Reservoir Parks Photos Pics Picture Pictures Seagulls sky https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/5/Loch-Raven-Resevoir-II Tue, 01 May 2012 07:05:23 GMT
Loch Raven Reservoir https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Loch-Raven-Reservoir Last week was one of the busiest weeks we had at work in years.  Worked 74 hours in 5 days which of course left no time to update much less read anyone else’s blogs.  The good news is that Marcus’s daughter was just released this weekend from the hospital after being there for 9 days.  This also was really the first time that I got to play with my new 7D which I received a good week ago and I have to say boy am I happy that I decided to upgrade.  I will give more of a review when I have used it for more than a week though but the auto focus system on that camera is fast fast fast!!

Marcus and I finally did get together for a short time this weekend and we visited Loch Raven Resevoir as well as the Historic Hampton Mansion located near Hunt Valley MD.  Loch Raven Resevoir provides most of the drinking water for the City of Baltimore and it was originally built as a Dam in 1881.  The lake also serves as a park for families to enjoy.  On its 2,400 acres you can find shooting ranges, numerous trails and picnic areas.

We were only here for about an hour because it was rather chilly near the water due to the high wind and we were not prepared for the conditions.  Once we decided to call it quits due to our hands becoming a little numb we headed out only to run into a police officer.   His name was mike and it just happens that he was watching us for awhile and he wanted to let us know a little about the numerous birds that could be found at the reservoir.  Turns out he is an amateur photographer and he pulled out his iphone and I have to say he had some of the most amazing photos of birds that I have seen taken on a phone period!!  Granted he is at this park 12 hours a day for 4 days a week but still I could not believe that they were all taken on his iphone.  He mentioned that he has come across the Wilson Storm Petrel, Red Tailed Hawk and a Red-winged Blackbird.  We chatted with him for a good 1/2 an hour and we decided then and there that we would come back when we had a good portion of a day to spend there.

These are just a few of the shots that I took while I was there and I will be posting the shots that Marcus took tomorrow.

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/2500 at f/4.5
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length250 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length250 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length250 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length250 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/640 at f/5.6
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length250 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length250 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/2500 at f/5.6
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/1250 at f/4
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/2500 at f/4.5
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length179 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.4
Exposure1/2500 at f/5.6
ISO 250

Trying to make a Lexus commercial :-) Canon EOS 7D
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/3200 at f/4
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length55 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/2500 at f/4
ISO 250

Canon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/500 at f/4.5
ISO 250

Yeah I know this does not fit the theme but I thought it was a cool shot of Marcus's ear :-)


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(Marcus & Dilano) Nature Wildlife Baltimore Maryland Canon 7D Landscapes Parks Photo Photography Picture Pictures Seagulls https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Loch-Raven-Reservoir Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:56:48 GMT
High ISO Portraits Of My Wife III https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/High-ISO-Portraits-Of-My-Wife-III About 2 weeks ago I walked into our bedroom and caught my wife flexing her muscles.  It was cute really!!  My wife has always been athletic but due to a demanding career and raising a family etc it took awhile to get rid of the last 10lbs of baby weight she claims she was carrying around after having our son.   Anyways I am always looking for an opporunity to take photographs of her while she is in amiable mood which is far and few between.  While she was still talking I snuck back downstairs while throwing out phrases like yes dear, wow dear, you look fantastic always have dear, while grabbing my camera.  Of course as soon as I appeared back in the room she rolled her eyes but before she could say anything else I started firing away.

 
After viewing these photos and looking at the lighting in these images I have decided that its time to invest in some mono lights and speed lights.  The speed light I recieved yesterday yippe!  Don’t get me wrong I do like these particular photographs but I can see the value in getting to know and practice  different lighting setups.  All of these images were shot with Canon’s nifty fifty lens at f/1.8 with an ISO of 3200.   I think that using an ISO of 3200 is pushing the limits with the T3I and I am not sure how much of an improvement the 7D will provide but we will soon see.


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(Marcus & Dilano) 50mm Portraits Portraiture Canon dslr High ISO ISO 3200 Model Photo Photography Photos Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/High-ISO-Portraits-Of-My-Wife-III Sat, 21 Apr 2012 05:52:25 GMT
New Camera and other stuff https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/New-Camera-and-other-stuff The last 5 days have been filled with ups and downs and sadly I have not picked up my camera since Saturday.    This past weekend my wife and I attended the wedding of her best friend and when we got back to our in-laws we recieved the news that my father in laws mother had a stroke and sadly she passed on Monday morning.  Thursday Marcus’s 6 year old daughter had to be admitted to the hospital for a minor operation so it has been a trying week for all.  On a positive note Marcus and I both celebrated our birthdays which were in the first and second weeks of April.    I wonder if it is because we are both the same age and only a few days a part why we get along so well together.   I guess being 10 days older than him explains the reason why I am that much wiser.  :-) :-)

 
On a completely different note yesterday I finally broke down and decided to upgrade my T3i for the 7D .  I have been looking to upgrade my camera to the 7D or the Mark II  and I went to Canon’s website and noticed the price for a used one was literally $400 less than it costs brand new.  I called the customer service line around 8am and was trying to get some general information when they told me that since I was a loyal customer I also qualified for a 15% discount.  I could not resist the offer because I would literally be saving almost $600.  I also asked about the condition of the camera and the customer service rep claimed that most of their refurbished camera’s have less than  1000 shutter clicks.   I also only had to pay an additional $8 for them to overnight the camera so hopefully I will receive it today.  Around noon yesterday I received an email with a  coupon from Canon for 20% off of my next purchase and I made a mistake and went back to the Canon site to look at accessories for the 7D.  Well I ended up looking at external flash units and I ended up using my coupon and getting the 430exII for less than $200 and that would also be shipped over night at no cost to me.   I am calling this a Bday present to myself and I realize that I will not be able to purchase any thing else for the rest of this year and probably next year too :-) but the prices were just too good to resist.   If anyone is interested in buying Canon equipment I highly suggest you check out their site first because not only will you probably end up getting a good deal but you are buying from the manufacturer and all of their refurbished cameras come with a 90 day warranty.  I believe the  Mark II is listed for $1729 but with the customer loyalty program I got a quote of $1419.  In my opinion that price is a steal but you almost have to check the site hourly to see if they have one in because I was advised that they sell within hours of the item being listed.

 

Since I have not had a chance to shoot recently I had to go back and pull out some photos that were taken of my beautiful niece over Easter weekend.  This weekend Pirates are invading Fells Point so Marcus and I are hoping to get down there for a few hours to take photos of swashbuckling pirates and hopefully we sill spot Anne Bonny and Mary Read.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraits Portraiture 430exII Canon 7D Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures Portrait portraiture https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/New-Camera-and-other-stuff Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:06:01 GMT
Weight Watchers Champion “Dawn Weber” https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Weight-Watchers-Champion-Dawn-Weber This past weekend was filled with ups and downs.  We visited my mother in law and as well as attended the wedding of my wife’s best friend.  Sadly when we got back home we received news that my father in-laws mother had a stroke and they don’t expect her to make it.   It always amazes me how life can bring joy and pain within minutes of each other.

In the previous blog post I mentioned that I wanted to take photos of my mother-in-laws flowers using different lenses than the one I had used over the Easter holiday but due to everything that was going on that did not happen.    I did take some portraits of Dawn, my wife’s cousin over Easter weekend and I have posted them below.

Dawn entered the Weight Watchers Inspiring Stories Contest and by losing 60 lbs over the course of 9 months she ended up being one of the 100 winners nationwide.   While attending college I was a personal trainer at Golds Gym and over the course of 4 years I met a lot of people who struggled with their weight.  I know how hard it is to change your lifestyle and to be consistent with a diet and excercise program and I would say that the average client used to burn out over the course of 1 to 2 months.  To this day I still remember the names of clients that stuck it out and achieved their weight loss goals and  I admire them because I saw how hard they worked to get there.   Surprisingly Dawn says she never stepped into the gym but she did do some additional walking around the neighborhood 3 to 4 times a week.   Congratulations Dawn, I am happy  that you were able to achieve what you set out to do and picked up an award along the way.   Here is a link to a news paper article where she gives a little insight about what made her set out to achieve this goal.

http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2012/02/inspiration_for_weight_loss.html

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(Marcus & Dilano) Portraiture Contest Winner Dawn Weber Diet Photo Photos Pics Picture Portrait portraiture Weight Loss Weight Watchers https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Weight-Watchers-Champion-Dawn-Weber Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:13:27 GMT
More Garden Flowers https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/More-Garden-Flowers Below are a few more photographs of my mother in-laws garden flowers.   The first Garden Flowers blog I posted were the of the photos that I took approximately 30 minutes after arriving at her house on Saturday evening and I had rushed to a bit to get those shots because it was family time and my wife was giving me that look that said ” you better put away that camera soon”.   Well Sunday morning I woke up a wee bit earlier than everyone else just so that I could spend a little more time capturing the photos that I missed the day before.  I think that I may seriously consider getting a true macro lens later this year or look at possibly getting an extension tube for the canon 55-250mm lens that these were taken with.   This weekend we are visiting my in laws again and I am going to take photos of the flowers shown below with my Sigma 85mm and the Tamron 28-75mm and see if the level of detail captured is any better.


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(Marcus & Dilano) Canon 55-250mm Flowers Canon Flower Lily Nature Photography Photos Plants https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/More-Garden-Flowers Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:02:11 GMT
Pinup Themed Picnic Shoot – What color scheme works best? https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Pinup-Themed-Picnic-Shoot-What-color-scheme-works-best For awhile now I wanted to work with a model or friend and shoot a pinup themed picnic.   We went to Model Mayhem and reached out to Mary,  a woman that lives in my town and thankfully she was up for it.  Mary and her husband own a home renovation business and she only does a few shoots a year for fun but she loved our idea.  This was our 3rd time working with a model from the Model Mayhem and once again we had a wonderful experience.    I can only hope our luck does not run out!!   Thank you Mary for spending the afternoon with us and we really do appreciate you volunteering your time.

Now my question to my fellow bloggers is which color scheme works best for what we were going for with this shoot.  As you can see below we processed some photos in color, sepia and black and white.  Marcus and I lean towards the sepia and black and white photos but my wife and her entire family leaned towards processing these pics in color.  I don’t think anything is wrong with the color photographs but do they work best for what we were trying to achieve?????


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(Marcus & Dilano) Calendar Girl Photography Portraits Portraiture Sigma 85MM Tamron 28-75MM Model Model Mayhem Photos Pics Picture Pinup Portrait portraiture Shoot style Tamron 28-75mm https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Pinup-Themed-Picnic-Shoot-What-color-scheme-works-best Tue, 10 Apr 2012 05:31:27 GMT
Garden Flowers https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Garden-Flowers This weekend we visited my mother in laws for Easter.  She has a beautiful yard and of course I did not go out of town without my camera so I took advantage of the opportunity to take a few photographs.  I have not used my 55-250 for some time now and decided to use it because out of all my lenses this one has the best Macro ability.   No it is not a true Macro because the magnification is not 1:1 but closer to 1:3 so a dedicated Macro lens is  something that I will be thinking about getting later this year.

Focal length 250 mm, Max lens aperture f /5.7 Exposure1/500, ISO 100

Focal length 250 mm, Exposure1/640 at f/5.6, ISO speed ISO 400,

Focal length 250 mm, Exposure1/500 at f/5.6, ISO speed ISO 100,

Focal length 250 mm, Exposure1/500 at f/5.6, ISO speed ISO 100

Focal length163 mm, Exposure1/500 at f/5.6, ISO speed ISO 100

Focal length 250 mm, Exposure1/160 at f/5.6, ISO speed ISO 100

Focal length 250 mm, Exposure1/500 at f/5.6, ISO speed ISO 100

Focal length163 mm, Exposure1/500 at f/5.6, ISO speed ISO 100,


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(Marcus & Dilano) Flowers Plants Canon 55-250 Photo Photography Photos Pics Picture Pictures https://www.marcusdilanophotography.com/blog/2012/4/Garden-Flowers Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:29:11 GMT