After a short break from writing in order to get settled into our new upgrades I would love to update everyone on the changes we have made and the exciting future.
First is the brand new website which was announced on Facebook three weeks ago. We have set up an online store where you can order prints and products right from the website. You can also set up an account to get exclusive offers and first glance at out new photos. You can also set up a favorites section for quick access to your favorite photos. Currently we are running our Breakout promotion where you will save 20% on your entire first order by entering the Promo Code: Breakout20. New clients will also save an additional 10% when they sign up.
We are adding new photos to our gallery every week and some of the most recent ones used a technique that was not seen in any of my earlier photographs. I experimented with some night photography of the stars and the results were pretty cool. I went out to Island Beach State Park, Beach 22, around 9:30 at night in order to get complete darkness. I set up my tripod and using exposures between 20 and 45 seconds and used a manual focus of infinity. My zoom lens was set to 18mm with an ISO that fluctuated between 1000 and 2500. I tried to keep my aperture as low as possible which was around a 3.4 with my current lens. I was very pleased with the results and also played around with inserting myself into a couple photos. I did not use a remote shutter release, which would be ideal but I did notice that if the exposure is long enough and I moved fast enough, the trail will be unnoticeable. I also messed around with some light writing and you can check that out in the Night Gallery with "Love".
We have our first two events coming up quickly. The first is November 21, 2015 at the Elks Club, Toms River, located on Washington Ave. This is a Holiday Craft Show to support the Spirit Factor Cheer Squad.
The second show is a week later, November 28, 2015 at the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department, Art, Craft and Gift Show to support their Scholarship Fund. This event will have a $1 donation at the door.
We hope to see you there!
We will be introducing some new hand made products next week! I will have a separate post for this project as I complete it. To give you a quick preview of the project, I will be using old rustic window frames to create a custom frame for my landscape photos. I have several 6 pane and single pane frames I will be experimenting with. Photos will be posted soon.
Another busy weekend for me moving into a new apartment with Nina and Liam so I probably will not be getting out for any new shots. We will be blocks from the beach so keep an eye out for some sunrise pictures coming soon.
I also have Allaire State Park and Manasquan Inlet planned for the upcoming weeks along with NYC and possibly Philadelphia scheduled for the holiday season. If there are any specifics you would like to see please let us know!
Also a Happy Birthday to my niece Harper Grace! She turned 3 yesterday.