Category Archives: Events Coverage and Photographic Commentaries
Coverage for the 2013 Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo
Galleries are posted here: http://sconwayphotos.zenfolio.com/f984065996
I really have gotten to where I love doing these. They really feel like I’m practicing for weddings and some times they even surpass a weddings themselves. Rachel’s Quincey was fantastic in every way you could imagine be it with her family all around her, the fantastic decor they came up with and not to leave out the incredible dress. It was a privilege to be a a part of it and an honor to record it.
This has to be the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Granted one of my sons was in the play even if he was just a Munchkin’ so you know I had to be there to shoot it. I didn’t get to see Saturdays performance for the wedding I had to cover but I know this performance was fantastic as I’m sure it was as well. After 3 months of hard work and preparation the drama department and the kids put forth it made this little interpretation of Oz an absolute joy to be present for. To get descent shots I stood up for the entire performance moving around to try and get the best angles I could find and with about 950 shots taken I have placed a little over 400 in a gallery.
To access this gallery you will need to contact me directly.
The gallery link is here: http://sconwayphotos.zenfolio.com/p695605006
Here are a few previews from the performance.
Hey folks if you don’t watch channel 11 you need to for at least a few nights. I entered a contes dealing with football and the sights we see at the games. Turns out one of my images I entered was chosen as a finalist in the contest and is 1 of 4 images up for the prize. Here is the email I just got from KCBD Channel 11 a few moments ago.
The direct link to VOTE is HERE: http://www.kcbd.com/story/15552966/friday-night-sights#.ToEqRlB0Ozk.facebook
You have been selected as one of our 4 finalists for Friday Night Sights. Viewers will be directed to kcbd.com starting tonight to vote for their favorite picture. Then, next Monday (October 3) Pete Christy will announce the winner! Again, the winner will receive $500 to Academy Sports and Outdoors!
Thanks and I wish you the best of luck!
Sales/Online/Community Promotions Producer
KCBD NewsChannel 11
So if you find it in your opinion to be the best shot of the bunch your vote would be greatly appreciated!
In it’s 4th year of existence and thriving more than ever the Bid 4 Benefit Golf Tourney was a grand success again this year. They even had a cool chance for a Million Dollars up for grab in a hole in one contest…..though he didn’t come close and actually missed the green it was still cool seeing someone try for $1000000 bucks. It’s all for a fantastic cause and a cause that is especially close to all of us now involved with it as Marty’s (Big 4′s Owner) wife has just recently been diagnosed for the 3rd time. So if you are a praying man…or woman…they need them now.
Here are a few shots of the fun from the day and if you’d like to see more follow the link to the gallery as follows:http://sconwayphotos.zenfolio.com/p90313026
The tradition goes on with the marking of Levellands 50th Early Settlers. Folks from all over come to be a part of this tradition that began back in 1951 in Levelland Texas. If you haven’t been a apart of it in some way you should make a point to in the future.
Today is the most wonderful and special day this young lady will have for quite some time….this is her wedding day. By the time you are reading this Mason and Sarah will have already said “I do”.
It’s as simple as this.
They did it folks!
They are outta’ here!
The gallery for the evenings events is linked here: http://sconwayphotos.zenfolio.com/f855031759
This was a volunteered event for me and I receive zero compensation from Levelland ISD to attend.
You can’t judge these shots until you read this…HA!
Have you ever had a day where nothing worked out the way it was supposed to? Well I had 2 of them back to back…lol. Whiteface sought my service to help capture their Prom for 2011 and I thank you guys very very much for letting me be a part of this significant period of time for these kids. Stuff like this only comes a few times for most and I’m honored that you entrusted me to snag these moments. My plans were to set up a Photo Booth for the kids….you know open air with a huge white back drop a lot of props and the kids just being…well kids. Where my plan started to fall apart was Friday…UPS never showed up with the my stands and 12×24 backdrop I ordered just for this event. So there goes PLAN “A” out the window. In a panic I call up my good friend Kristen who just finished doing a Photo Booth set up at the Lubbock Cooper Prom with great succes. She opened up access for me to go and grab her gear so that I could still do what I wanted to do….“Love you tons KB for being you”! So now with PLAN “B” in full swing thanks to Kristen I head out to the location to start getting setup. The schedule was simple with me taking the scenic picture for the couples from 5;30-7 and then they were leaving at that point to go to dinner. Well Whiteface only wanted me to be there from 5:30-7 and that’s all I charged them for but since I wanted to do the Photo Booth I told them I’d stay for a few more hours no charge just to do this for them. So I get everyone done with the scenic shots on time and then they all start to head off to dinner. I figured I would go ahead and get everything for the booth set up at this point and then go eat dinner with them since they had offered. Here is PLAN “B” falling apart….I set up the stands and put the back drop paper on the bar and then slowly started to on roll the paper to stretch it out for the set. Turns out there was only 5 ft left on the roll….who would have known…it’s on the roll and you just can really tell how much is left until you roll it out…lol. Yip that’s what I said! So PLAN “A” was the 12×24 backdrop that didn’t show up…PLAN “B” was borrowed equipment with a 10x whatever paper back drop…that ended up being a bit short. At this point I think most folks would have been done….well I decided I wanted to do this so I was going to find away one way or another! On to PLAN “C”… All I had left were two white floor boards which were 4×8 sheets used for walking on to help keep the paper from getting snagged on heels and shoes. They were dirty and a little beat up but the only thing white I had left to use. I lay them flat on the floor and duct tapped them together from behind to give me a 8×8 white back drop…not ideal in anyway or form especially with the huge 8ft seam in the middle that was going to show up in almost every shot. It worked….barely I’m so glad I had my Profoto D1 500′s with me other wise I would have been toast! I hit the background with a second light at full power the blow out the white seam as best as it could be done all things considered and then photoshopped a little in afterwards. The big negative about having the second light the way I did was the hot spots it created on the subjects…but it had to be there. The 8ft seam is still present in a few shots but it’s not too bad…I have to say that once these kids got into it…they really got into it! So I will apologize now for the little inconsistencies in some of the photo booth shots but it’s just how it had to be to get anything at all. I hope you guys all enjoyed yourselves because I sure did just watching you guys. I thank you once again for having me….I hope you make it a habit to have me around in the future!
I sure wish I could have done this at a few other Proms that were close to me….it could have been really fun.
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I have the pleasure of presenting to you Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kelly and Keagan!
What a great day for a wedding! I thank you two for letting me be a a part of this day with you guys it was an honor and a privilege to do this.
I am still working on all of the great stuff so I’m just gonna shut up now and let your images talk about your day for me.
I had the incredible pleasure of accompanying 18 fantastic prom bound folks tonight. We went everywhere it seemed with our first stop at the lovely Bryants home in Levelland…thank you guys for letting us come over. From there we headed off to Lubbock to the Country Club for an amazing dinner. After dinner we headed out to the balcony for a few couple and individual shots showing off all of their best. In conclusion I beat them back to Levelland to the red carpet just in time to catch most of them walking down their “isle of fame” leading them on to their next step in life. Sorry for those I missed!
The gallery is uploaded in the clients section…but here are a few highlights for you browsers.