Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Reflecting on 2008

I made a facebook post about the year 2008.
I won't post it all here, because most of it is personal, but you can follow the link if you'd like.

Some highlights of the year for me are:

- Exploring the midwest US on a photo road trip in January.


- Started this blog in Feb

- Covering UNT athletics for the NT Daily during the spring semester.


- Road Trip to Llano Texas to photograph Bald Eagles.


- Winning a video contest with Brad which won us a Nintendo Wii.


- My first magazine cover


- I got engaged to Sarah!


- Published in US Weekly

- Won a free trip to Seattle in a golf tournament and photo tripped Washington State




- The UNT photo club hosts a gallery show.


- Connor, my Sarah's nephew is born and found out my brother's wife is pregnant.


- We elected the first black president of the United States.

-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sarah the superstar

Ok, well she's not a superstar, but my fiance, and this is why I love her.





..just one of those random shoots in an empty field. It was a pretty sunset and I had a strobe with me, so why not. :)


-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jonny Carroll dot com !!

JonnyCarroll.com finally has a home.



I've been wanting to do this for a long time. Create a parent site that shows my diversity as a photographer and doesn't overwhelm you with photographs from a million different genres. I'm very happy with this site, which is pretty much a portal site.

check it out.
jonnycarroll.com
(that's my name)

-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

Dallas Commercial Photographer
Texas fort worth Aerial Photography
Produce Real-estate 360 Virtual Tours
Dallas Texas Wedding Photography
North Texas Purchase gallery Photography
Dallas Texas Portrait Photographer

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

5D mark II video


5D mark II first take, wedding from Jonny Carroll on Vimeo.

The 5D mk II is the hottest new toy for professional photographers. I was able to get my hands on one of the first models to come out and have already giving it a few test runs. One of which was a wedding. While at the wedding. I took a few sample video clips, still trying to figure out how to utilize and profit from this nifty video function, but until then, I'm just going to have some fun.

This clip is 100% raw, no edits, no color correction, no tripod, no microphone or sound edits, simply compressed for the web.

-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

Yes, I know I'm a few days late. Thanksgiving was two days ago. I've been out of town for the holidays.



This is a wild Turkey in Denton, TX . It hangs out at my fiance's house.


We all have a lot to be thankful for. Think about the simple things you have that others do not. running clean water, a bed, a computer, internet access, a phone, a jacket, a family to share thanksgiving with. etc.


-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

Dallas Commercial Photographer
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Produce Real-estate 360 Virtual Tours
Dallas Texas Wedding Photography
North Texas Purchase gallery Photography
Dallas Texas Portrait Photographer

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

First 5D mark II samples, first USA arrival.

I got a chance to play with one yesterday in Arlington, Texas. This is one of the first in the US to come in. My name is on the list, but not high enough to take one home yet. I did get some sample images however.

The first thing I did was test out a high ISO shot. Of course.
ISO 6400, this was the highest it would go without turning expansion on.

full image - 1/500 - f/4.5 - ISO6400


1:1 - 1/500 - f/4.5 - ISO6400


Then I went into the menu to turn on ISO expansion.
Time to test out the famous 25600 ISO.

full image - f/4.5 - 1/3200 - ISO25600


1:1 - f/4.5 - 1/3200 - ISO25600


Movie Time.
I put on Av mode, aperture priority. I wanted to see how it handled adjusting exposure, it was quite violent. Later in the video I tested out the auto focus button. I was impressed at the speed, but I had low expectations. It was a lot faster than the D90.
video
see the full res video here



-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

Dallas Commercial Photographer
Texas fort worth Aerial Photography
Produce Real-estate 360 Virtual Tours
Dallas Texas Wedding Photography
North Texas Purchase gallery Photography
Dallas Texas Portrait Photographer

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Photo Club Studio Day

Joe has proven that blog posts about the UNT photo club events has been successful in spreading the word and even gaining members who do not go to UNT.

This month, along with numerous other events, we had a "studio day", where with what we had, I was able to teach just a little about lighting, although it turned from a tutorial to goofing around pretty quickly. That's just us. A goofy group.


shown is Matt Fagan with his broom and Nikon. We mostly shot pictures of each other.


however, some of the girls from the UNT dance team showed up for some photos. Shown to the left is UNT dancer, Holly. To the right is one of our most photogenic photo club members, Kayla with her Canon. We had a Nikon-Canon battle going on, ...one of you guys should sponsor us.


Here's some of the group. In the center is the president Brad, him and I are also the co-founders of the club. Now that I think of it, Brad is the most photogenic of the group. I'll spare my blog readers a gasp for air by not posting any pictures of him. His poses are lethal.


JUMP
more info www.UNTphotoclub.com


-Jonny Carroll
Photographer

Dallas Commercial Photographer
Texas fort worth Aerial Photography
Produce Real-estate 360 Virtual Tours
Dallas Texas Wedding Photography
North Texas Purchase gallery Photography
Dallas Texas Portrait Photographer