Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One Shot

I have taken at least 2 shots a day for the last 453 days. Of those days this is the first day I only took ONE shot. This was the shot. I did it on purpose. Just one snap. We are remodeling our 3 bathrooms. They are all torn apart and we are hoping they are put back together by easter.

Monday, March 29, 2010

light bright

Do you remember these? My daughter and I put together the clown today.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A picture of a picture

A poster I printed for my wife. My daughter made the card and we gave it to her today. a 12x36 print.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A clue?

Where is the clue to this crime scene? Jackson was here at some point inthe last few days and has left a major clue to his interest? Can you guess what it might be?

Friday, March 26, 2010


More posters and a set date for the grand opening.
f1.8~~1/50~~ISO200~~50mm Prime I needed an eye shot and a co-worker let me snap a shot of her eye. Photoshoped to make the poster.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Old Glory

This ws my first prime lens, well it was also my first lens. It is 35 years old. I came attached to my Pentax k1000. Manual focus f2. What was better than that in the day?
tamron 28-75 f2.8 F5.0~~1.60~~ISO200~~75mm cropped. Used my wescott apollo 28 softbox umbrella style :) One light setup with a 540 at 1/4 power.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Get yer T-shirts right here...

The heavy advertising has started for the big show. Cadena productions are giving away free T-shirts and key chains. The first 2 in the door will receive the goods.
I was playing with displacement mapping today in Photoshop and took a shot of a t-shirt. I wanted to see how well I could drop a logo on and see how realistic I could get it. What do you think?

Wanted dead or olive

Posters around town.


I shot this with a buddy of mine on Friday. I felt things went off real well and and the water balloon shot was most definitely a tag team effort. I popped the balloon full of water while Adam set the camera and flashed in motion. It sets up for a most dramatic effect. Hand in focus while getting Diago OOF. Click on image for a larger view.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A shot

My daughter loves to put books together. She had a busy day today and had her first real accident. Got 3 fingers slamed shut in the door jam :(

Friday, March 19, 2010

Big Guns

The authorities are tired of playing around. They are sending out the big guns. Call him what you want, hired hit man, vigilante vermin, bossman bob, cool collector. He has been hired to find Jackson once and for all. I would not want to run into this mobster of mayhem in a dark alley. Breakout final chapter?
Adam invited me to shoot Diago today. Thank you so much for the invite. Diago, thank you so much for being a sport. THe shoot was fun and you are a trooper. Ravi and Tom, thank you for the assistance, you guys were terrific and we would not have gotten the shots without you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Jackson was spotted putting in his application at a local dance studio in Federal Way. On is resume he listed last employer "Clinton Piano".
Happy St Patty's Day

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Knife and a necklace

If you look close there appears to be something on the handle? What might this be?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Halloween come early

These pictures were drummed up recently. They are said to be of Jason Jackson as a kid, thus the tie to the Feb 21st post. Jackson was a well known athlete in his day. Seeing these pictures of his early promo shots to get him a scholarship to Texas, LSU, or USC to play baseball and his stepping stone to the majors is what he was looking for.
off camera flashes 45 degrees camera right and left. 1/16 power

Friday, March 12, 2010

Breaking and entering

The apartment seemed to be turned upside down. What was the burglar looking for? Cash, jewlery, electronics? or perhaps sheet music?
off camera flash 1/16 power, f4.0~~1/180~~ISO100~~43mm

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stadium Music

Police re-visit the Stadium Hotel for clues. In the basement they find an interesting rare sheet of music that appears to have been purchase at Jackson's last place of employment. Sheet music is "Don't shoot me, I am only a piano player" Which rockin 70's dude sang this song? Ironic? Worked in a piano store, loved music, name of song? hmmmmm
It was fun putting this shot together. The sheet music is actually pure white that I had to dummy down to my old school yellow in photoshop. I added a grunge look background/overlay and came up with my final result.

Off camera flash at 1/64 power f14~~1/160~~ISO100~~63mm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I heart you

A message to Jackson, just turn yourself in and no one will get hurt. The family wants him to give up and come home safe.
I am teaching Middle school kids the art of Photography, or trying anyhow. They did a great job in the Manual mode today and are catching on the what setting need to be adjusted to get the right shot. And its amazing to learn from these kids as well. The shadow is perfect and not sure I have ever seen this before. And I can see all my readers now, all 3 of you holding your hands up trying to configure your fingers to this position LOL.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cast member

Just when we thought it was ending (or more like, we wish it was ending). A Jackson friend? Acquaintance? Enemy? Authorities want to question this man as to his relationship with Jackson. He is not wanted at this time but is a person of interest. If you have seen this man please call your local police station. Do you see initials in the image? Is this a clue?

I love working with negative space. I took pictures of the department today. Doug's shot was a bit gritty/grunge look. I took the shot on a black background and played in the channels panel in CS4 to mask him from the background and replace it with a white sort of wannabe high key but not.
original image. Key light camera left, brolly fill camera right, hairlight back left

Monday, March 8, 2010

Searching the net

Jackson is checking the net for cheap air fare. Where is he off to and is he traveling alone? Is that a shadow of a person to the right?
f7.1~~1 second~~ISO200~~28mm

off camera flash/snoot camera left. 1/16 power.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

41st anniversary

Waste management CEO Jack bootha and wife Debbie both pictured on the right throw an intimate dinner party to celebrate the companies 41st year in the green. Is this one reason Jackson is upset? Jack was once thought to be missing or dead, but he turned up unharmed and still running the show.
My sister in laws birthday party tonight. I had to photoshop me in the shot.
f4~~1/80~~ISO100~~28mm off camera flashes one directly over cameramans left shoulder and 2nd camera right 45 degrees.
Salad shot only difference is lens at 75mm. Both flashes at 1/16 power.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Jackson was seen earning some extra cash as a caddie on Twn Lakes Golf Course. I beautiful late winter day in Federal Way.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Hideout in the Gym?
fisheye 10-17 f3.5~~1/25~~ISO100~~10mm

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Time waits for no one

No time like the present. Does anyone really know what time it is. Time is money. A moment in time...and it goes on and on. Jackson's time is winding down and his capture is emanate.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

School converted to prison

This intermediate school was converted to a prison 10 years ago and is now home to Jackson's former cell inmate Eric. Eric is in for 10 for stuffing parking meters with the Bellingham bubble gum. Eric says he puts nothing past Jason. He thinks the main danger with with Jackson is Dumpster diving. We need to keep focused on why we are chasing this man. His waste management problems have him running from the law.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The stakeout is on. The authorities are setting up under cover officers to nab Jackson when he returns to this locker. It is located across the street from the Stadium Hotel. Something of value is locked in this storage box. Tune in tomorrow.
first shot of lockers at the new middle school I will shoot the other schools I have yet to cover over the course of the last 14 months.


Monday, March 1, 2010

High Rise Apartment

Jackson has been spotted in many of the uptown restaurants, nightclubs, and smoke shops. Authorities seem to be one step behind him. He is spotted here in a plush Queen Ann high rise. He appears in this photo as a bit nervous peering out the window as if looking for something.
f3.5~~1/180~~ISO200~~55mm off camera flash behind and slightly right of subject. This shot was a bit tricky. My remote did not want to shoot through the glass so I had to set the camera to my 12 second timer. I then had to run from my camera to the door which is on the other end of the house and get to my spot before the flash went off. The nice thing about it was if the flash went off and I was in my spot I knew I was golden...which of course I did not make twice. I took a total of 6 shots, 4 useable ones. I picked this one for my shot of the day.
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