More in the loud music / fast action / dim lighting category of challenge. Also a first I've seen of the Goshen Theater's Backstage Show style setups, nicely done! These Hearts Check them out on Facebook here Future Ghosts Check out Future Ghosts' music here Phinehas Dig some Phinehas music here To Speak of Wolves Blast some To Speak of Wolves music here Write This Down Get some Write This →
(1 part finding a post in the drafts folder, 1 part nostalgia for the old hangout downtown, 1 part chicken logo - shake & enjoy) What to do on the way home from shooting 10 hours of wedding fun on a hot muggy day? Stop by a sweaty hot back room hardcore band debut show at Generic downtown. (I mean at →
We finally got our White Christmas weather in northern Indiana... a week or so late! Since it was more of a muddy and gray Christmas here we burned off some cabin fever energy and let the kids get into Christmas PJs for some photos that matched the magical snowy weather outside. (Neither were too picky that it was early January →
Has it only (and already) been two years since Madeline joined my family? A year ago I shared the letter I wrote to her when I found out she was on the way. Early this morning marked my daughter's 2nd birthday, and I feel the need to brag a little on my kids. :) Maddie loves music and dancing around. I →
It's Labor Day in the US and a busy Monday morning at the Bu household. College football season's here and with it my ideal autumn morning weather today - nice and cool and sunny, I've got my favorite hoodie sweatshirt on and a rather well-made coffee to start the week. This weather always reminds me of autumn in Scandinavia when I spent →
My dad's habit of finding quirky gifts strikes again. A crisp $1 bill got him this nifty Kodak Instamatic 104 Outfit box set at a garage sale. Sweet yellow Kodak box contains an Instamatic camera, unused flash cube, old AAA batteries and box from the last 126 cartridge that expired in May 1975 all stored inside. Now I've just got →
One of the skills I've found essential to wedding photography is that of flexibility. I love the spontaneity of wedding day photography. Even if I've photographed in the same church and reception venue for brides with the same first name two days in a row (and did a few years back) it's never the exact same day twice. I've collected a →
Thank you to the men and women, and their families, who serve and have served for our country's freedom.
When a concert promoter friend of mine texted me "man u have to see these guys' road production stuff" I grabbed a camera and headed over to check out Attaboy & News From Verona's Everything Matters Tour stop in Plymouth. The tour's free (donations welcome!) and my experience of most bands bringing gear consisted of boxes to stand on that →
Image © copyright Eric Bucholtz 2007, all rights reserved. Conversations about how to take and make great photos have come up all this week and every time one of my photos is referenced it seems my best explanations for the images taken is simply dumb luck. Having a camera nearby and ready is a large part of the formula, but serendipity →
Image © copyright Eric Bucholtz 2007, all rights reserved. I backtracked for a camera on my way to breakfast at Albuquerque's finest Motel 6. Taken during the great southwest stretch of a cross country road trip south along Route 66 and Interstate 40 west to California then north to Oregon. Nikon D200, 24mm f/2.8 lens @ 1/250 sec f/8 ISO 100
Image © copyright Eric Bucholtz 2000, all rights reserved. I shot this on an exceptionally photogenic day in Sweden, a day that started out with everything outside covered with frozen fog frost. While visiting the capitol city with my flatmate and Finn friends the sky that was perfectly clear blue in the morning had incredible clouds at dusk. I didn't have very →
Image copyright © 2000 Eric Bucholtz, all rights reserved.Vaksala Kyrka near Gränby in Uppsala, Sweden. Minolta Maxxum 7000i 35-105mm lens, cheap Fuji ISO400 35mm film. Camera in *gasP* program exposure mode. BONUS! See where I shot it from on Google street view. Total mindfreak.
Previously unpublished film photo copyright © 2001 Eric Bucholtz, eB Photography. Saint Augustine, Florida While meandering Saint Augustine, Florida during my time at port near Jacksonville, the lines and shadows from a balcony with sun high overhead caught my attention. I had a roll of C41 color-process black and white 35mm film in one camera and snapped away.
Previously unpublished photo from Khon Kaen, Thailand night market, February 28, 2002. © Eric Bucholtz, all rights reserved. Minolta X-370 35mm body, 50mm f/1.7 lens, Fuji cheap bulk pack film ISO800.
Previously unpublished 35mm film print from Bluefields, Nicaragua, December 2001.
While finishing up some paperwork and scanning something for the Previously Unpublished category, my son Adrian dropped by to visit / play / shuffle through desk drawers. He loves seeing what miscellaneous hardware parts he can fit together with other parts, cameras, or his toys. "Hmm that gives me an idea!" Last night while rummaging the desk we discovered a real →
Abstract detail photo from my flat near Gränby Centrum, Uppsala, Sweden in 2000. I like acronyms. The category "Previously Unpublished" has a perfectly fitting acronym - PU. Enjoy.
"I need a newer/older / film/digital / manual/automatic camera/lens/computer first." This new year has been 3 days -and a few leading up to it last year- of kicks in the pants to get a camera and use it. Not a new one (wife sighs for relief) - one within reach. A phone if I have to. Create already. Reminders I find →
Woke up with a laugh at the first dream of the new year - I was shooting 35mm film with my first SLR camera, the Minolta X-370. Nerd alert. Manual focus, manual exposure, thumb lever winder style. Vaguely remember I was shooting some outdoor wedding stuff and keeping up with the action just fine winding after each shot. I'll take that →
Disclaimer: geeky production stuff ahead. Catching up from a busy October, a few weekends back was packed full of all kinds of production work, new to the mix of production I enjoy: professional video production. I've always liked video production, but a setup of this caliber is above the old camcorder and VCR work I did back in the 90s. One →
Kingston Falls was one of the first local hardcore bands I remember hearing as well as mixing at old Underground Cafe shows. It was a weekend of reminiscing with music between seeing Kingston Falls again Friday and Analecta Thursday. I've seen Analecta's bassist Calvin all around local music since the old Underground shows. Now that I've got plenty of loud →