As many people know, I am a history buff. As a history buff I also enjoy old photos. And, as a photographer, I enjoy sometimes making new photographs look old. While photographing the Mason County Central Varsity Baseball team we decided to do a casual dugout shot and then make it look like an old photograph. This works well with groups like baseball teams because it’s a sport that’s been around for a long time. However, we do enjoy photographing all types of sports teams!
Senior portraits are a rite of passage. They are a celebration of 13 years of education and growing up into adulthood. We believe it’s important for these pictures to show a person’s personality. We photographed Adam of Shelby High School in several locations around Scottville and Ludington. One of my personal favorites is the picture of him with the guitar in the field.
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I have to admit, my patience is wearing thin on the cold, rainy/snowy weather we are having in mid-April here in northwestern Michigan. In late March, I can accept it, but I am ready for 50- to 60-degree days. However, as a photographer I appreciate dramatic weather. Sunday’s high winds looked like there was a chance of some drama along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. So, I decided to head up to Manistee to check out what Lake Michigan was doing there. As sunset got closer, the clouds went away (photographers like clouds, they are our friends). I was with my friend/mentor Ron. We drove to First Street beach first and then to Fifth Avenue beach on the north side of Manistee. We almost didn’t get out of the car, because there was no drama. But, a few moments before sunset, we decided we’d give it a try anyway. I actually was pleased with the colors of this sunset which had the character of a summer sunset with a little wave action.
We are only about six weeks away from the first sailing of 2011 of the SS Badger, one of my favorite things about summer in Ludington. For almost 60 years, the Badger has been sailing across Lake Michigan between Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The ship is the icon of Ludington and brings thousands of visitors to our area every year. I took this photograph last fall as the Badger was coming into Ludington harbor on a rough September day.
For more information about the SS Badger, go to www.ssbadger.com. Big ship, more fun!