Thursday, December 27, 2007

Best friends - Mothers and daughters

Recently, I had the joy of photographing two best friends - mother and daughter. The weather was perfect and the models were a piece of cake. :) Great job you two! Here are a few favorites from the shoot...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Point to Ponder...

What's better that you could do successfully, and then how much more or less fun is that, how much more or less does it pay, and how much more or less future is there to it?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

tech tip: need to recover deleted images?

Here's a free tool that will recover deleted images from a hard drive or flash card/drive. No guarantees, but it's certainly worth a try and it's FREE! :)
>> Visit: PC Inspector

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Senior shoot

I had great time photographing Paige for her senior photographs. I also convinced her mom to pose for a few with her. The weather was perfect and we produced a lot of great images. Here are just a few favorites...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

I took a few minutes today to photograph one of my daily visitors to my backyard. I haven't yet confirmed if this is the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth or the Snowberry Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. Nonetheless, it's a beautiful creature to watch. It's extremely difficult to photograph since they are so small (about 2 inches tall - which is typical of the Snowberry species), but it's also very fast. It moves and hovers similar to a hummingbird but at a more nervous pace. It's wingbeat is about 30 beats per second, which is impressive for a moth. The ones I photographed last year were about 1-2 inches larger (considerably larger).

Keep in mind, I'm manually focusing my lens to capture these...Here are just a few from today. To give you a sense of size, the flowers you see are about the size of a thumbtack.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

How to wake up early?

The seasons change (at least here in the U.S.) and when the days become shorter and colder, it becomes more tempting to stay in the warmth of your bed covers. What to do? Check out the website How to wake up early. Lots of tips and ideas on the topic of sleeping and waking from your dreams. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Image of the Month - August

It was a tough choice, but this is my choice for August Image of the Month. I took this image of an immature Blue Bird near my home.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Largest photograph and camera

The World's largest photograph and camera is now official by Guinness Book of Records. The print measured over 31' x 111'. The project is termed "The Legacy Photo Project". Read more about it here.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Image of the Month - July

I'm a little behind on choosing my favorite image from July. I chose an action photograph of an Eastern Red-tailed Hawk hunting squirrels near my home. This is an impressive raptor to watch in action.

Friday, August 10, 2007

New t-shirt designs!

I've created a few more t-shirt designs! You can order yours here. :)

New mousepad designs!

I've created a few more mousepad designs! You can order yours here. :)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

new t-shirt design

Since today is my birthday, I have to do something creative! :)
I've created a new t-shirt design to add to my collection. This is an image of an old pair of hiking boots with my slogan "Hiking is life." Take a look and buy one for yourself or a hiking friend!

Friday, July 13, 2007

New t-shirts!

I have a new t-shirt design and hope to be adding more soon! Check out my new design! I still have my Kelly Shipp Photography tees, but now I also offer a new design I'm refering to "CREATIVE (version 1)". It's a unique spelling arrangement of the word 'Creative', split and vertically flipped. There are 15 available colors and styles for men, women and children! Buy yours today! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Security bulletin - Photoshop CS2 and CS3

As of July 10, 2007, Adobe has released a security update to it's Photoshop CS2 and CS3 products. The potential vulnerability could compromise your system if you were to open a malicious BMP, DIB, RLE or PNG file.

If you use Photoshop CS2 or CS3, be sure to update your Photoshop as soon as possible from here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dann Dunn - performance artist

If you haven't seen these yet, you need to see this guy work. You have to be patient - don't fast-forward the video - try to figure-out what he's painting, and realize how fast he's doing it!
Note: If you're at work, put on your headphones.

Both are good to watch:


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Macro images from last week

Here are a few macro images from last week. Each of these has their own artistic flavor. Notice the lines in these photographs - how they add to the depth of the image. The Praying Mantis is almost humorously posed! (ha)
Click the images to view larger versions.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

new images and June's Image of the Month

I've posted my Image of the Month for June - watch the intro. :)

I've also posted some new butterfly images under my Nature-Insects section. Jump to page 5 of that gallery to see them. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy July 4th!

Wish you all a Happy July 4th!
Here's a panorama I took from last year's fireworks. Click the image to view a larger version. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Portraits from Texas

Last Monday I was fortunate to have a portrait session with Faleasha from Texas. She and her friend DD were a ton of fun to hang-out with. We all had a great time and we produced some fantastic images. Here are just a few. You can click each one to see the larger version. Feel free to post comments. :)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Small gifts can change lives

Occasionally, I come across stories which really inspire us to become the kind and generous people we should be. This such story is certainly one of these. This is a great story of how Annette Biggers' seemingly small gift changed someone's life.
A must read!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sunday evening shoot

I went out Sunday evening to capture some images at a nearby lake. Here are a few from that trip...
Black-and-white panorama of a nearby lake.

This immature bluejay was very patient while I photographed it for a few minutes.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Software blog added

I've decided to separate my blogs by photography (this blog) and software. I've decided to move all my tech/software info to my KellySoftware blog. Feel free to visit my new software blog and sign-up for the newsletter there too. This will allow me to keep this blog related only to photography-related topics. Enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2007

May - Image of the Month

This is one of my favorite images from May. It's a very small butterfly - an Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas). It has a total wingspan of about 3/4 of an inch. It's perched on a blade of grass. After photographing it for more than 20 minutes, I was able to build enough trust for it to let me touch it a few times.

Friday, June 8, 2007

New portraits

I have new portraits posted from recent photo shoots. Feel free to take a look and post any comments. :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

In the Press - IconHider

My IconHider program continually gets in the press, so I’ve decided to start collecting the clippings. The latest is the April 2007 issue of PC-WELT magazine. It’s a German PC magazine published by IDG Media. I’ve scanned the respective pages and have them on my IconHider program page. Feel free to check it out - it’s a neat desktop program and it’s FREE.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Photo shoot - the Odom's

I had a great photo shoot with the Odom family today. They're a super-nice family and a lot of fun to work with. They were all excellent models too! The images turned out fantastic. Here are a few.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Welcome Home

This is a very moving video about a US Navy soldier coming home from Iraq. Click here to view.

High Power Job

This is an interesting video clip about workers around 'high power'. Turn up your sound and check it out…

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sleep better - here are some tips

Today's lifestyle just doesn't permit us to get the sleep we really need. So what can we do to get more sleep?….or even get better sleep? Here are some good sleeping tips.