Digital Mitchell Photography: Blog https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog en-us (C) Digital Mitchell Photography (Digital Mitchell Photography) Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:27:00 GMT Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:27:00 GMT https://www.digitalmitchell.com/img/s/v-12/u898195852-o314489333-50.jpg Digital Mitchell Photography: Blog https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog 120 96 How Many Minutes of Video Can My Memory Card Hold? 16GB to 1TB https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/7/how-many-minutes-of-video-can-my-memory-card-hold-16gb-to-1tb How Many Minutes of Video Can My Memory Card Hold? 16GB to 1TB 

-Video resolution is shown as 4K, 2.7K, 1440, and 1080.
-Video format is based on MPEG-4/H.264.

Left column: 
-First number is video resolution (4K, 2,7K, etc.).
-Second number is aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3).
-Third set of numbers shows frame rate (24, 30, etc).

Here is the breakdown for the video capacities in minutes. (using a bitrate of 70)

Resolution 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
4K 16:9 24/30/60 28.8 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,800
4K 4:3 24/30 28.8 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,800
2.7K 16:9 24/30 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,843.2 3,600
2.7K 16:9 60/120 28.8 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,800
2.7K 4:3 24/30/60 28.8 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,800
1440P 4:3 24/30 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,843.2 3,600
1440P 4:3 60/120 28.8 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,800
1080P 16:9 24/30/60 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,843.2 3,600
1080P 16:9 120/240 28.8 57.6 115.2 230.4 460.8 921.6 1,800
 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) technical https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/7/how-many-minutes-of-video-can-my-memory-card-hold-16gb-to-1tb Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:10:38 GMT
Welcome to the world Baby Ila https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/7/welcome-to-the-world-baby-ila To be able to photograph a persons beginning and watch them grow up to adulthood is a special thing.  As photographers, Michael and I are blessed with the ability to sometimes watch, and be part of, the mother growing up as well.  Jordan holds a special place in our hearts (along with her two brothers, whom Michael coached in hockey) and we are so thankful for being there to be able to capture her life's moments.  Below is the beginning of little Ila's modeling career with us.  ;-)

 

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) baby maternity newborn https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/7/welcome-to-the-world-baby-ila Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:57:38 GMT
Michaela's 1st Communion https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/4/michaelas-1st-communion Michaela's 1st communionMichaela's 1st communion
It is Easter Season, and Michael and I love capturing the memories of a child's first communion.  Michaela's dress was just beautiful!  She is and was a delight to work with. 

Here is a little behind the scenes video we did of her photo session:  Michaela's BTS video

 


What is the sacrament of First Communion:

The sacrament of First Communion is an important tradition for Catholic families and individuals. For Latin Church Catholics, Holy Communion is usually the third of seven sacraments received; it occurs only after receiving Baptism, and once the person has reached the age of reason (usually, around the second grade). First confession (the first sacrament of penance) must precede one's first reception of the Eucharist. For those entering into the Catholic Church as adults, Confirmation occurs immediately before first Communion. In 1910, Pope Pius X issued the decree Quam singulari, which changed the age at which First Communion is taken to 7 years old. Previously, local standards had been 10 or 12 or even 14 years old.Byzantine Catholics celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation (Chrismation), and Holy Communion on the same day as an infant's baptism.

Traditions of celebration surrounding First Communion usually include large family gatherings and parties to celebrate the event. The first communicant wears special clothing. The clothing is often white to symbolize purity, but not in all cultures. Often, a girl wears a fancy dress and a veil attached to a chaplet of flowers or some other hair ornament. In other communities, girls commonly wear dresses passed down to them from sisters or mothers, or even simply their school uniforms with the veil or wreath. Boys may wear a suit and tie, tuxedo, their Sunday best, or national dress, with embroidered armbands worn on the left arm and occasionally white gloves.


 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) First Communion https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/4/michaelas-1st-communion Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:01:51 GMT
Senior Banners Raised for Senior Night for the Penn Hockey Team https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/1/senior-banners-raised-for-senior-night-for-the-penn-hockey-team Michael and I always enjoy creating Senior Banners for the players, but this year, with the pandemic throwing a big monkey wrench into the works for all the high school kids, it was that much more important for us to make their senior banners.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Banner High Hockey School Senior https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2021/1/senior-banners-raised-for-senior-night-for-the-penn-hockey-team Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:15:00 GMT
Happy Birthday Olivia https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/11/happy-birthday-olivia Michael and I just love photographing people on their birthdays.  Olivia turned 18 and asked us to do a photo shoot for her and of course we said yes!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/11/happy-birthday-olivia Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:09:09 GMT
Podcasts for Photographers https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/4/podcasts-for-photographers Photography Podcasts Worth Listening To:

Bokeh

Six Figure Photography

Master Photography Podcast

B&H Photography Podcast

This Week in Photo

The Digital Story

The Business of Photography Podcast

The Art of Photography: Off Camera

The Candid Frame

Pro Photographer Journey

Photography Tips from the Top Floor

10 Frames Per Second

Photobomb

He Shoots, He Draws Podcast

 

Here are some creative podcasts for photographers:

Being Freelance

Creative Life Show

Make It Happen

Go Creative

Design Life

 

Some others to consider:

The Fashion Photography Podcast

Latitude Photography Podcast (about nature and landscape photography)

Street Shots Photography Podcast

The Mirrorless Minutes (all about mirrorless cameras) 

Equine Photographers Podcast (about horses)

PetaPixel Photography Podcast

FroKnowsPhoto Podcast

The Beginner Photography Podcast 

A Photographic Life

Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin

Martin Bailey Photography Podcast

The Photography Podcast Network

The Future of Photography

Tea Break Tog 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) For Photographers Podcast https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/4/podcasts-for-photographers Wed, 01 Apr 2020 19:05:37 GMT
Get Hand Sanitizer Form Your Local Distilleries https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/3/get-hand-sanitizer-form-your-local-distilleries Old Fourth Distillery Hand CleanerOld Fourth Distillery Hand Cleaner

 

We wrote up a blog post on our Bourbon web site where we list the distilleries where you can find hand sanitizer:

 

http://chasingneat.com/2020/03/19/distilleries-help-clean-up-the-covid-19-virus-mess/
 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Covid-19 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/3/get-hand-sanitizer-form-your-local-distilleries Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:21:09 GMT
Covid-19 Resources for Photographers https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/3/covid-19-resources-for-photographers It is tough times right now, especially when the states are locking down their businesses.

 

Here are some useful links for photographers:

Phlearn

Aaron Nace has a great educational site and has put together a long list of recorusec. 

https://phlearn.com/resources/

 

PPA

www.PPA.com/inittogether


 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/3/covid-19-resources-for-photographers Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:47:32 GMT
Gender Reveal - Claire & Anthony https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/3/gender-reveal-claire-anthony Michael and I have known Claire and Anthony ever since we met Anthony's father at our Wedding Network meetings, he is a DJ, a pretty good DJ as a mater of fact.

Claire asked if we were available to document their Gender Reveal party and of course we said yes!  Below are some of the images from that day.  No one except for Claire's best friend knew what the gender was, so she was the one who purchased the specific colored confetti canons that everyone in the crowd shot off telling Claire and Anthony what color clothes to start telling everyone to start buying!  ;-)

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Gender Reveal https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/3/gender-reveal-claire-anthony Tue, 03 Mar 2020 23:21:34 GMT
My Little Valentines with Brianne https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/2/my-little-valentines-with-brianne We had some red balloons, red jells, red rose petals and a lovely Brianne on the set for her Valentines Day photo session.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Balloons Day Valentines https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/2/my-little-valentines-with-brianne Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:30:00 GMT
Puppies To Love https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/2/puppies-to-love Here are some more puppies to love.  Adopt them at Family Bred Puppies

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/2/puppies-to-love Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:15:00 GMT
Brianne in the Flowers https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/brianne-in-the-flowers This photo session with Brianne started with her suggesting some concepts for a set; she wanted all light colored flowers in her background to contrast with her jet black hair and smokey eyes.  We all threw some suggestions back and forth and then we decided to go with the background that you will see below, if you can even notice it with Brianne's striking beauty getting in the way.  ;-)

Special thanks to Armando from Elegant Designs for hand making the flowers, if you are looking for a bridal dress or Quincenaera gown go to them in downtown Elkhart, Indiana.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) flowers studio https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/brianne-in-the-flowers Sat, 25 Jan 2020 18:37:40 GMT
Rocker Girl Debbie https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/rocker-girl-debbie The lovely model Debbie was definitely rocking the Rocker Girl look during our photo session in our "dungeon" below our studio.  

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Black Leather https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/rocker-girl-debbie Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:27:06 GMT
Jenny and Aaron Out On The Beach https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/jenny-and-aaron-out-on-the-beach Dawn and I got to known Jenny because her father is a DJ in our local wedding network, we even photographed her dad and mom's wedding vows renewal.  And soon, we will get to photograph her wedding!  We did photograph her engagement session in the fall, but then the next summer we all went to the beach!

It was an adventure to say the least.  First the location we were supposed to meet them at was not on any map or on Google Maps, so they had to call us and talk our way into finding them the last several miles.  We found them at last, but as soon as we parked the car, it started to rain, oh no!  It was a quick downpour that only lasted about 10 minutes thank goodness.  Once out of our cars we then had to hike about 30 minutes to the beach, partially on a trail through the woods and the remainder through Michigan sand dunes.

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But, we made it finally, and the images was certainly worth it!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) beach engagement https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/jenny-and-aaron-out-on-the-beach Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT
Goldendoodle Puppies Needing A Good Home https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/goldendoodle-puppies-needing-a-good-home-1-13-2020 These lovely little puppies can be yours, they need a good home!   If you want one, or maybe them all, just go to Family Bred Puppies and tell them Michael sent you!
 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/goldendoodle-puppies-needing-a-good-home-1-13-2020 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Xio the Rocker Girl https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/xio-the-rocker-girl It was a cold evening but a hot photo session to be sure!  Xio was rockn the black leather look in our back alley set. We loved how she worked the hard iron and the cold bricks into her poses.  

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) city outside https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/xio-the-rocker-girl Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:36:47 GMT
Tyler's Senior Photo Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/tylers-senior-photo-session Dawn and I love photographing High School Seniors, being around them always make us feel young again.  This session with Taylor was fun, albeit a little cold as he wanted to be out in the snow, but he was certainly seem to enjoy the spotlight out in the snow. 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) outside senior https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/tylers-senior-photo-session Sun, 12 Jan 2020 15:37:29 GMT
Family at the Gardens in Fall https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/family-at-the-gardens-in-fall It was a perfect Fall day for a family outing out in the gardens and a perfect day to get their family portraits taken.  We have had the pleasure of photographing this family for some time now and we love watching the kids grow up in front of our cameras.  

The day started out a little overcast and we thought it was going to rain, but it quickly turned into a good day for getting everyone together for their photo session.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Family outside https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2020/1/family-at-the-gardens-in-fall Fri, 03 Jan 2020 20:11:17 GMT
The One Millionth Patient https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/the-one-millionth-patient Recently we were called to document the One Millionth Patient for the WeCare health clinics.  They have clinics all over the country but the one millionth patient was scheduled to be in Albion, Indiana which is not to far from us.

Michael drove down, on a snowy day, and met with them in the morning. He then sat in an office waiting for the special patient to arrive and when they did, everyone congratulated her!  It came as a surprise to her, but after it set it she thought it was great!

 

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Nicole Noe, third from left holding the "Whoo Hoo" sign, was given a $100 spa treatment gift certificate for being the 1 millionth patient visit at WeCare TLC’s 53 clinics. Noe works for Noble County government. From left, are Dr. John Ramsey, nurse practitioner Donna Hackman, Noe, nurse Kelly Lundquist, medical assistant Tori Nowels, WeCare TLC president Judy Garber and regional nurse manager Kathleen Ware.
 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Event https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/the-one-millionth-patient Tue, 17 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Quilt For Charity https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/quilt-for-charity Hand made quilting is a time consuming practice and the artistry can be beautiful when done correctly.  Both beauty and scale were achieved in this charity quilt by our friend Marie Troyer.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) charity quilt https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/quilt-for-charity Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Christmas Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/christmas-puppies We just love these little festive Christmas Puppies!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Christmas puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/christmas-puppies Sun, 15 Dec 2019 02:22:58 GMT
Santa Billboard https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/santa-billboard In addition to children coming into the studio for our yearly Santa Experience, we also had some adults.  Three of the adults were with the same realty group and had their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus so that they could put the image on a  billboard.

 

Here is the image they selected. 

image of real estate agents with Santa ClausSanta and the RealtorsThree of our favorite realtors and the Clauses

From Sunrise Realty: Dianna, Amy, and Dodie.

 

When the image gets put up on the billboard we will share that with you all!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Santa https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/santa-billboard Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
A Window of Wonder https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/a-window-of-wonder Our friends and neighbors at Elegant Designs of Elkhart always have the best window displays and this years Winter window is just lovely, and I am not being biases since we helped them paint and wallpaper it either (we were waiting for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to roll by that evening).

Armando and Donnie but so much work into their window displays and it always shows in the results.  Just beautiful!

If you are looking for a wedding, brides maid, mother-of-the-bride or quinceañera go look at their dresses!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) dress winter https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/a-window-of-wonder Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Christmas Dresses and Little Ladies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/christmas-dresses-and-little-ladies Michael and I had the pleasure of having these young ladies in our studio for a fun afternoon of photos.  Their smiles and of course their dresses were just lovely.  It was so much fun to have everyone on our holiday sets, and so much fun to be around them.  

 

Here are some of our favorites group images from the session.  We will be posting some of the individual images throughout the season, but for now enjoy all these smiling faces and lovely dresses.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Christmas dress https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/12/christmas-dresses-and-little-ladies Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:23:32 GMT
Bison Sculpture at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/11/bison-sculpture-at-the-wellfield-botanic-gardens The Wellfield Botanic Gardens installed its newest sculpture; a larger than life Bison.

We were asked to photograph the newest addition to the sculptures at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens in November and we will again in the Summer when the gardens are in full bloom.

On Thursday August 22, 2019 a large crane lowered the roughly seven feet tall and near 1,500 pounds bronze sculpture onto the center island in the middle of the main pond.

The sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana.  Mr. Bjorge also created the other two animal sculptures in the gardens; one of a mama bear with her cubs, and another of an elk.  The Bison bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick and about 125 percent scale so it is a little larger than life.

The newest sculpture was donated as a gift from Doug Grant, former president of Lake City Bank, who is a long-time supporter of the gardens. The sculpture is in memory of his wife, Barbara, who was a Colorado Buffaloes fan.

 

Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana Image of a Bronze Bison sculptureBronze Bison at Wellfield Botanic GardensA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana
 


Below is a picture, from his website, shows  Mr. Bjorge creating the buffalo:

Image of Ken Bjorge sculpting a Bisonken bjorgeA 7 feet tall and near 1,500 pounds. The bronze sculpture is hollow, but roughly one and a half inches thick. It is roughly 125 percent scale. Sculpture was constructed by Ken Bjorge of Bigfork, Montana. --Image from Bjorge's website

 

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Botanic Gardens sculpture Wellfield https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/11/bison-sculpture-at-the-wellfield-botanic-gardens Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:29:49 GMT
Brianne's Fall-Winter Photo Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/11/brianas-fall-winter-photo-session Winter's snow came early this year, and our scheduled Fall photo session turned out to be a Winter one as well.  It was cold morning so we all worked quickly.  Dawn found the perfect locations close to our car, so no one had to walk to far in the snow.  We set up the lights, dialed them in quickly and then Brianne stuck her poses perfectly every time.  It was a great photo shoot and we are certain that the images below will enchant you as much as they did us.

 

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Our two favorite images captured during the session are below, love the golden colors from the Fall leaves!

 

Photograph Lovely young lady in a dark coat in the snowBrianne's Fall-Winter Photo Session

Photograph Lovely young lady in a dark coat in the snowBrianne's Fall-Winter Photo Session

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Fall Outside Winter https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/11/brianas-fall-winter-photo-session Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:28:21 GMT
Dayshia's 21st Birthday Photo Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/dayshias-21st-birthday-photo-session Dawn and I have been photographing birthdays for our clients for a long time, but generally they are for our "younger clients."  Today we were able to photograph an adult, and it was the 21st celebration of her birth!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) birthday https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/dayshias-21st-birthday-photo-session Fri, 01 Nov 2019 01:47:44 GMT
Danielle and Erick Family Fall Photo Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/danielle-and-erick-family-fall-photo-session Fall in Northern Indiana is always a fun time for us.  The leaves are changing, the air is getting a little cooler, the days are getting shorter and we are seeing all our past brides and grooms back for pictures!  

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Fall Family https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/danielle-and-erick-family-fall-photo-session Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Kirsty Mitchell's The Wonderland Series https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/kirsty-mitchells-the-wonderland-series Dawn is always surprising me with presents (I love her for that trait) and one of them was a very large, think photo book called Wonderland by artist Kirsty Mitchell (no relation that I can find, but there is always hope).  A dress designer by training, Kirsty created a storyline devoted to honor her mother whom she lost to cancer. It somewhat chronicles her mother's journey with her cancer.

I loved the book and all of its images, they are truly wondrous!  The story line was also a personal one for me as I was going through my own journey with cancer as well.  The imagery that Kirsty has created allowed me to lose myself in them and forget my own issues and think only about the gorgeous costumes and locations in the pictures.  It made me think long about what can be accomplished with personal projects.

Kirsty started this self publishing book project on Kickstarter and Dawn signed up and paid right away.  Due to the exchange timing issues her "pledge" wasn't taken so she did not get the very first round of books that were signed, but did get the second round of unsigned books.  


 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) photographer https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/kirsty-mitchells-the-wonderland-series Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Bryson's Extreme Sports Banner https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/brysons-extreme-sports-banner We love making our "Extreme Sports Banners" and the one we made for Bryson was so much fun to make, here are some of the behind the scenes of that session and Michael presenting it to him for the first time.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) BTS Sports https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/brysons-extreme-sports-banner Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:37:58 GMT
Standard Goldendoodles Revisited https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/standard-goldendoodles-revisited I got the opportunity to go back and photograph some puppies at 8 weeks, and they are even more adorable now!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/standard-goldendoodles-revisited Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Kelsey on Red https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/kelsey-on-red The studio welcomed Kelsey into our shooting bays that we had waiting for her.  We shot on Red for this session, and she was a pleasure to work with.

 

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We had the bookshelf bay set up and could not resist the opportunity to have Kelsey pose in it.   young blonde girl sitting in front of a bookshelfKelsey in the library

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) bookshelf paper red studio https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/10/kelsey-on-red Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:04:49 GMT
Puppies and More Puppies to Adopt https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/puppies-and-more-puppies-to-adopt These lovely little puppies can be yours, they need a good home!   If you want one, or maybe them all, just go to Family Bred Puppies and tell them Michael sent you!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/puppies-and-more-puppies-to-adopt Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:45:00 GMT
Miranda's Large, Fluffy Friend https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/mirandas-large-fluffy-friend When Miranda and her mother walked in to Studio M for Dawn and I to photograph her, we we immediately noticed her big, fluffy and stuffed friend--a Big Teddy Bear.  Dawn and I turned to each other with big smiles on our face because we both knew that this was going to be a fun session, and it certainly was.

 

Photo with young girl and large stuffed bearMiranda and her bearMiranda brought her favorite stuffed animal to the photo session Photo with young girl and large stuffed bearMiranda with stuffed bear wearing a top hatA large stuffed bear wearing a top hat with his best friend Miranda

After photographing Miranda with her fluffy friend, we went outside into the evening and photographed her against the nights lights.  She is just a lovely young girl and we can't wait to see her grow up to a lovely young woman.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Children https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/mirandas-large-fluffy-friend Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Goldendoodles https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/goldendoodles Time for some more puppies, this time it is Standard Goldendoodles!

All of these puppies need a good home, so go to: Family Bred Puppies

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/goldendoodles Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:15:00 GMT
Daphne's Senior Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/daphnes-senior-session The first time that Daphne walked into our studio we immediately noticed her lovely eyes.  Peering into her eyes you see the love and joy and sweetness of a young lady and we quickly learned that what we saw in those big blue eyes was true; Daphne is such a sweet soul, we just can't get enough of her!

 

The many faces of beauty
photograph of a high school senior posing in a red top and blue genes on a black backgroundDaphne in red on blackA strong pose for a strong young lady photograph of a high school senior posing in a gray top and black genes in front of a gray set of doors Daphne and her doorsShe knows how to wear ripped genes photograph of a high school senior posing in a field of tall, yellow flowersDaphne and her flowersTall flowers and a tall young, pretty lady

 

 

This series of black and white images are some of our favorites, we think they stand on their own and tell a story all their own.  We hope you like them as much as we do.

It's all in the eyes.
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photograph of a high school senior posing in a red top and blue genes on a black backgroundDaphne with golden curlsa lovely pose for a lovely young lady photograph of a high school senior posing in a red top and blue genes on a black background with a big black hatDaphne and her hatWe love hats, especially when they bring out the smiles photograph of a high school senior posing in a red top and blue genes on a black background in front of a metal room dividerDaphne striking a poseWe love this pose, such a power pose against the metal room divider photograph of a high school senior posing in a gray top and black genes in front of a gray set of doors 165-Daphne DunnShe has a lovely smile photograph of a high school senior posing in a gray top and black genes in front of a gray set of doors Daphne and her chairDaphne can rock any pose, even a sitting one photograph of a high school senior posing in a gray top and black genes in front of a gray set of doors Daphne Relaxed and confident in her chair photograph of a high school senior posing in a gray top and black genes in front of a gray set of doors Daphne and her golden locksWe just love her hair photograph of a high school senior posing in a field of tall, yellow flowersflowers and those eyesEven closed Daphne's eyes are lovely photograph of a high school senior posing in a field of tall, yellow flowersDaphne's hair in the windBlue eyes, blond hair and yellow flowers photograph of a high school senior posing in a field of tall, yellow flowersDaphne and her field of dreamsWe love placing our seniors in the middle of lovely fields photograph of a high school senior posing in a field of tall, yellow flowersDaphne tall and confidentShe is a beauty for sure

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) senior https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/daphnes-senior-session Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:20:15 GMT
Marisa's Photo Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/marisas-photo-session We had a great photo session with Marisa she was so much fun to photograph with a smile that never stopped.  We can't wait to photograph her again.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Senior https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/9/marisas-photo-session Thu, 05 Sep 2019 11:37:32 GMT
Miranda In The Studio https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/miranda-in-the-studio Miranda is so fun to have in our studio!

 

Portrait photo sessionMirandaMiranda with her big blue flower photo session of high school senior with big hatMiranda and hatMiranda looking good with her big black and white hat Photograph of young lady with bookshelfMiranda in the libraryMiranda sitting in the library image of girl with bookshelfYoung LadyMiranda sitting pretty in the study image of high school senior in red dressLady in RedYoung Miranda in a red dress image of high school senior in red flowing dressRed flowing dressMiranda is floating in that red dress

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Photo Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/miranda-in-the-studio Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:15:00 GMT
Headshots Times Four https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/head-shots-times-four We love taking headshots and these four young ladies came into the studio and rocked their head shots! We love capturing the true expressions of our clients and headshots is a wonderful way to do that.  It involves getting them relaxed and comfortable and at ease so their true selves can be expressed in their expressions.  And it helps that they laugh at Michael's bad jokes!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Headshot Studio https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/head-shots-times-four Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:43:01 GMT
Wedding Reception Light Show https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/wedding-reception-light-show Michael and I love a good wedding reception; the food, the drink, the dancing and if we are lucky a light show.  A still image did not do this dance justice, so I took a video of it.

We have been known to get out on the dance floor also (always with our camera FYI) and we love to have fun with the crowd! 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) dance reception https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/wedding-reception-light-show Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:07:20 GMT
Cute and Cuddly https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/cute-and-cuddly It was an overcast morning, but these adorable min-goldendoodles will warm your heart!

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And below is Little Lilly in a short video.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/8/cute-and-cuddly Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:07:07 GMT
GQ Session with Dimetri https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/6/gq-session-with-dimetri We were scheduled to do a father-daughter photo session with our newest model and his daughter, but the day of the shoot only Dimetri was available so we decided to make it more of a GQ style of photo shoot.

Soon after we started photographing outside, it began to rain, so we only got a few images out in the Botanical Gardens.  We quickly moved inside to our studio, and threw together some sets for Dimetri to work with.  He is a natural for sure, and is very comfortable in front of our camera.  

Can't wait for the next session, in or out of the rain!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) GQ https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/6/gq-session-with-dimetri Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:37:44 GMT
Patriotic Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/6/patriotic-puppies Our cute puppies are being very patriotic for their photo session:

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/6/patriotic-puppies Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:15:00 GMT
Goldendoodle Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/6/goldendoodle-puppies Here are some Goldendoodle puppies!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/6/goldendoodle-puppies Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:15:00 GMT
Monkeying Around With Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/5/monkeying-around-with-puppies We are just going ape for these Havapoos and Cavapoos!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/5/monkeying-around-with-puppies Wed, 29 May 2019 12:15:00 GMT
Dawn and I are Going To Mars https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/5/dawn-and-i-are-going-to-mars We got our tickets:
 

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/5/dawn-and-i-are-going-to-mars Thu, 23 May 2019 13:22:51 GMT
Are you ready for some Cuteness?! https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/5/are-you-ready-for-some-cuteness Puppies are just so fun to play with, and you can never get enough of them!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/5/are-you-ready-for-some-cuteness Wed, 22 May 2019 12:00:00 GMT
More Havapoo and Cavapoo Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/4/more-havapoo-puppies Here are some more adorable Havapoos and Cavapoos  that we had the pleasure of photographing for one of our many breeders.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/4/more-havapoo-puppies Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Cute Havapoo Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/cute-puppies Today we got to photograph adorable Havapoo puppies.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/cute-puppies Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Standard Poodle Puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/standard-poodle-puppies Another session with our adorable puppy models!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/standard-poodle-puppies Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:45:00 GMT
The Power of an Image https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/the-memory-recall-of-an-image The Power of an image can be enormous, especially when it recalls a memory.  I am currently scanning some old 35mm slides and came across one that was an image of one of our pet fishes, an Oscar (South American rock bass).  The actual image, below,  isn't a very good image, it is dark and slightly out of focus, but it instantly resonated with me and when I first saw it I immediately recalled the actual smell of the scene!  Don't ask me why the smell was the first thing my brain remembered, I can't answer that.  It was as if I was standing right there in front of the fish tank.  I could smell the water vapors coming from the filtration system.  I could make out the smell of the fish in the water.  I could smell the hard water scale on the top of the tank.  I could even tell that the water needed cleaning, all from a memory that was instantly recalled from just seeing that one image!  

After looking at that image for a while, I began to remember other things not related to smell, like feeding the fish cat food by hand.  We would hold a small piece of cat food above the water about half an inch and the fish would actually rise up out of the water (not jump) and take it right out of our hand without ever getting our fingers.  I also remember that if you put up a mirror to the side of the tank the fish would attack it, and if you put your face up to the take and opened your mouth it would try to attack you also.  It was soo cool as a kid to do!

Memories, that is the true power of an image; to invoke memories.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) memories https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/the-memory-recall-of-an-image Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:23:19 GMT
Supercross 2019 in Indianapolis https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/supercross-2019-in-indianapolis About once or twice a year I get to photograph a Monster Supercross event, this year I was able to attend the one in my own state in Indianapolis at the Lucas Oil Stadium.

It amazes me how much dirt they bring into the stadium and how fast they get it built and torn down.  They start Wednesday for the race on Saturday then they start tearing it down after the race on Saturday night.  By Monday morning it is back to a football field!  

On race day, there is a lot of things going on.  It starts around 8am as the teams get to their pit areas under the stadium and get ready fo the practice runs.  The first practice runs are at 9am, and qualifying races start at 4pm. There are two main classes, the 450 and 250 clases which refers to the engine sizes.  The final races start around 7pm, and the entire event ends around 11pm and we can finally get off our feet and back to the hotel.

During a race, it is the start that is the most exciting for me, you have about 20 racers all trying to get to the same spot at the same time and that spot is a turn that causes everyone to bunch up and crashes are quite common.  After that first race for the "hole" it spreads out a bit, but then the strategies of passing and jumping comes into play and it is fun to watch the competitors go head to head and battle back and forth for the top position.

The races end with a mad dash for the finish line which is actually a jump, and when they hit that jump the flames go off and the winner takes flight!

 

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In the middle of the race, there is a Junior division race, which is actually fun to watch, and it is not just for boys, the girls actually do quite well.

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Below is the course as seen from the Media Center up in the very top press boxes.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Supercross https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/supercross-2019-in-indianapolis Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:49:13 GMT
Puppy Day https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/puppy-day We have started to photograph puppies for some breeders and wanted to start sharing them because they are so darn cute!

 

Below are some Standard Poodle puppies:

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) puppies https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/puppy-day Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT
Sarah in a Blue Dress on Yellow Paper https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/sarah-in-a-blue-dress-on-yellow-paper Sometimes the wardrobe is the inspiration for the photo session.  One day while Dawn and I were in our friend's and neighbor's dress store they showed us the dresses that had just come in that day and one jumped out at me right away.  Donnie and Armando, from Elegant Designs, are wonderful people and just great to work with, and they are funny too, and when they brought out one of their new quinceanera dresses, I just fell in love with it!  It was a medium kelly blue dress with gold stripes and accents, and I just new I had to photograph someone in that, well, most of it.  The dress came in four pieces: The jacket, top, bottom, and big skirt.  I wanted to use everything except for the big skirt bottom, which was lovely, but I just didn't want to use that part.

The blue dress didn't sit long when I found someone perfect to wear it; Sarah one of our COS Play models. I asked if she wanted to come in and she said an energetic "Yes!"  I love that about her, she is full of energy.  We have shot with Sarah before, and I will soon share those images with you all soon, however for now I will show you the images we shot on simple yellow paper.  Interestingly enough, the yellow paper had just come in the day of the session as our buddy and fellow photographer--Rob Miller--had just bought a bunch of things from a local photographer that was closing down his studio.  You should see the blue paper!  ;-)

Here are some of the images from that session, full of loveliness:

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It was a fun little photo session, and I loved every minute of it and with Sarah!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) quinceanera https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/3/sarah-in-a-blue-dress-on-yellow-paper Tue, 05 Mar 2019 21:14:57 GMT
An evening With Jen and a Lesson in Boudoir Photography https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/2/an-evening-with-jen-and-a-lesson-in-boudoir-photography Dawn and I are always furthering our education, especially in our photography.  One of the photography educators that we follow is Jen Rozenbaum.  We have been following Jen since we first saw her on-line class on CreativeLive, and have been following her ever since.  Jen has a line of lighting equipment from Wescott and is also a Nikon Ambassador, and she represents their brands very well. Jen is also a fellow cancer survivor so she has a double special place in my heart. 

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As an educator Jen hosts photography classes across the country and Dawn saw that she would be close to us in Indianapolis at Roberts Camera, our very favorite camera store.  We have purchased most of our equipment from them and they have always given us the best deals as well as the best service.  It is nice to be able to do business with people we like. 

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As soon as Dawn saw the class announced, she signed us up for it, although the next day she had to cancel her spot because our neese and her husband were having a dinner party the night of the class to announce the gender of their baby and we decided that Dawn would go to the gender reveal and represent our family and I would go to the class.

The night before the class, Jen did a lecture on Lighting.  I almost didn't make it to the event even though I was an hour early because Google Maps put me at the wrong location. Luckily after walking around a little I discovered that the correct location was just next door to where I was, so crisis averted.

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Jen getting ready to give her lecture on lighting.

 

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Jen showing off the Westcott two light kit named after her:  Solix 2-Light Kit by Jen Rozenbaum

 

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Prior to the lighting lecture I had driven down early to have lunch with my nephew that lived close to Indianapolis. We had a good lunch at a good restaurant called Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.  I will surely be dinning there again when I have the chance.

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The actual boudoir class was held in the upstairs classroom at Roberts Camera.  I arrived there early, as I always try to do since I like sitting in the front row which Dawn always teases me about. I was a little worried as the other students started coming in as it was just female after female and it was looking like I was going to be the only male student, not a big deal, but it would have been nice to have had some other male there.  Luckily another gentleman did show up and he actually sat right behind me, so I wasn't completely out numbered, he actually had won a spot in the class at the lighting lecture the night before.

It was a good class and I did learn a lot as well as reinforcing a great deal of what I already did know.  We had two lovely young ladies who modeled for us, and they did a great job putting up with us.  Jen gave them one piece of instructions before we started photographing them on our own, she told them not to do any posing on their own, that they had to only do what the photographer told them to do.  A good thing because it challenged us and took that crutch away from us.

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Jen getting the first model ready.

 

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The class taking turns working with the model, the class was kept to only 10 people.

 

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As you can expect, everyone loves Jen's images.

 

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Me and Jen (you can't see but she is standing on her tippy toes!)

 

Below are two of my favorite images from the class.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Boudoir Education https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/2/an-evening-with-jen-and-a-lesson-in-boudoir-photography Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:19:20 GMT
Winter in our Back Yard https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/winter-in-our-back-yard Winter has finally come to Northern Indiana and it came in very cold, but also beautiful.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) winter https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/winter-in-our-back-yard Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:09:09 GMT
Trash Compactor https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/trash-compactor We love doing Commercial Photography, especially on location where we get to go places and see knew things.  Today we were headed to a national Recreational Vehicle (RV) manufacturer at the request of a company located in California.  They called us and asked if we could meet one of their representatives out-in-the-field at one of their customers and take pictures, for their marketing brochure, of a new piece of equipment they were now selling.  We were happy to, and we scheduled the date. 

A couple of days before our schedule shoot date, they asked if we could move it up a few days as the weather forcast looked like it would be bad, we agreed and moved the date up a few days.  This was good and bad; it was good because the weather did get bad and on those days it rained/sleeted.  It was bad because the day of the shoot it was -8 degrees and I had to be up in a ladder!  I wore several layers of clothing and wore my insulated boots that day, but even though I had on warm gloves my trigger hand was cold and numb.  Having a number hand is bad because not only is it difficult to push the shutter button it is also difficult to change any of the camera settings.  I opened up a hand warmer packet and stuck it inside my glove and it worked like a charm, I could feel my fingers again, coming prepared is a good thing!

The trash compactor was an interesting machine.  It is basically a rolling ball on a steel arm that us used to smash and pack down debre in a roll-off trash container.  It backs up to the container extends its arm and starts smaching and compacting down the trash in the container, then after its done, drives off to the next container and repeats the process.

I shot the mobile compactor from several angles, including up on the ladder, as well as shooting some video also to show the device in action.  It actually is an impressive piece of equipment.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Commercial https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/trash-compactor Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Dymyneyz Rocking Knee High Boots and a Hot Red Dress https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/Dymyneyz_Rocking_Knee_High_Boots_and_a_Hot_Red_Dress We had the pleasure of having Dymyneyz, an RnB Recording Artist & Aspiring Professional Model, in our studio for a photo session, and we must say she is a "Hot Beauty!"

We, wanted the "feel" of the shoot to be dark and moody with a little hint of suspense and Mystique.  The first set that Dymyneyz wanted to use was our cinematic metal three panel divider, it just has that nice dramatic feel to it (and it is incredibly heavy and sturdy). She immediately went into the right poses for that prop, she is such a joy to work with in that respect among many others.

The next prop that I selected was one of our red studio chairs.  The chair went with her red dress very well and allowed Dymyneyz to "work" the chair with her various poses, both seated and standing.  Her white boots really became prominent with the use of the chair, she used them well.

The "Red Dress" session was a steamy success, it was a fast paced shoot and Dymyneyz was a pleasure to work with, and I can't wait for the next session with her.

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) glamour https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/Dymyneyz_Rocking_Knee_High_Boots_and_a_Hot_Red_Dress Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Hillary and Phillip’s Wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/hillary-and-phillip-s-wedding It was last year when Dawn and I photographed Hillary and Philip's engagement where they were hoping for snow as they were going to have a Winter wedding.  Well, they got their wish!  After not getting any snow all season, the morning of their shoot we got hit with a snow storm.   See that post Here.  Well, when it came time for their wedding day, we again were praying for snow, but unfortunately this time our wishes were not granted and instead of snow we got rain, and a lot of it.  Well, plan B and C had to get rolled out.  All of our locations that we had scouted earlier were for not as they were all outside, except for the backups that were inside.  It is good to have backup plans.

We have photographed Hillary and her family for quite some time now, we love seeing the "kids" grow up, in a way they feel like our own.  Since it was raining outside, we had to photograph inside, so the first place we selected was the grand staircase in her parents house.  We love the staircase but it does come with some challenges that we had to overcome, one of which was how to fit 18 people on and around the staircase.  Dawn did an excellent job in grouping and posing the wedding party and I managed to get the lighting to reach everyone evenly. 

We also had a few "scenic" locations that we could use at the reception hall, one was actually outside, sort of.  Hillary had gotten all the girls fur wraps to wear, with the expectation of them being out in the snow.  With all the girls wrapped up, we just had to find a way to shoot outside, so we utilized the large overhang entrance to the facility, unfortunately they were under it but not me, so that shot had rain streaks in it, but I kind of like that look after looking at it now.

The wedding reception was wonderful, for starters one of their signature drinks was our favorite "Bourbon Old Fashion!" Another reason that Hillary and Philip's reception was so special was that Philip's parents and brother, along with Philip himself, grabbed their instruments and sat in with the 15 piece band!  They were actually very good.  Apparently Philip's parents regularly play in that band, and that band was very good.  

Besides the Winter theme, the other theme of the wedding was New Year's Eve celebration.  And what a celebration it was, complete with a balloon drop!

 

 

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And then there is this image below, I just couldn't resist putting it in.  Dawn and I love interacting with the wedding party as well as the guests, and I try to get everyone laughing so that I we can capture real, honest smiles.  To that end, I crack a lot of jokes...most of which are not very good, but they get laughs because of that fact, so I keep doing it.  I don't remember what I said to Philip's Grandmother but she loved it and this became the couples favorite picture of the day.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2019/1/hillary-and-phillip-s-wedding Tue, 01 Jan 2019 18:30:00 GMT
Oniste the Sunflower Queen https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/oniste-the-sunflower-queen Michael and I love it when our models come to us with concepts for a photo session.  For this session, Oniste suggested a Sunflower Queen theme.  We think that it was a great idea and she pulled it off excellently!

The session started with Oniste coming into the studio sporting her long, straight hair accompanied by her hair and makeup artist, that just happens to be her mom and one of our models also.  As she went to get ready, I went next door to our good friends at Elegant Designs and borrowed some sunflowers. Armando and Donnie always take good care of us and are our dear friends. 

About an hour later Oniste came out of the dressing room transformed into the Sunflower Queen, her once long, straight hair anything but straight, it was a perfect canvas for the sunflowers. She certainly rocked the photo shoot, she gave us "those eyes" that we love so much.  It was a creative and fun time and we can't wait for the next session!!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Theme https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/oniste-the-sunflower-queen Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:45:00 GMT
Lady Gaga Themed Session with Erika https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/lady-gaga-themed-session-with-erika Michael and I love it when our models come to us with a concept for a photo shoot.

We started photographing Erika in high school when she was on the golf team and we were photographing all the school's team sports.  Then we photographed her when she was the Prom Queen.

Erika came to us with a concept for a photo shoot from a session that she had seen Lady Gaga do where she was wearing only a long white dress shirt, boots and a hat.  Her only prop in the photographs was a bar stool.  

It was a challenging shoot for Erika because in one shot she had to balance on one foot on the bar stool and in another she had to hold up the bar stool with her feet (spoiler, I might have helped).

The images below are some of the favorites from the session, we all had our favorites!!

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Dawn lends a little helping hand.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) theme https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/lady-gaga-themed-session-with-erika Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:05:00 GMT
Riley Hockey Senior Banners 2018-19 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/riley-hockey-senior-banners-2018-19 We love our seniors and we love making banners for them!

The Riley Wildcats Hockey team had  nine seniors this season and we were delighted to have them in the studio.  They came in over a two day period, as some of them had work/practice schedules to work around, to get their picture taken on our green screen (it's actually blue).  Once the sessions were over, we combined the multiple angles that we took of the boys and created the banners.  We showed them a couple of versions for the banners and after a few revisions we arrived at the images below, printed 40"x60" (about 3x5 feet) tall.  They look so impressive hanging up!
 

 

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Dawn and I love seeing our Senior Banners raised, thanks to Ashley Richie for capturing the following images from their senior night.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) banners hockey https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/riley-hockey-senior-banners-2018-19 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:15:00 GMT
Santa Experience 2018 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/santa-experience-2018 Santa Claus and Mrs. Clause stopped by the studio to interact and read some stores with some lucky children and families the other day.

This is the second year that we have had the Clauses in front of our cameras.  Las year we held the photo session outside at the request of the Elkhart City Chamber of Commerce.  This year we held it inside in our studio and instead of a normal "sit and smile" we did what we called a "Santa Experience."  

We created a Christmas set and welcomed the children into the set for what they thought was just a normal  picture, but then they heard sleigh bells, and then Santa and Mrs. Claus would come through the back door supriesing the children, lighting up their faces!  The Clauses would then start interacting with the children, talking to them, asking them what they wanted, reading a book to them and playing with them.  It was all smiles by all participants.  

A typical Santa Experience would last about 15-20 minutes and at the end the parents selected the images they wanted to be printed and to also get as a digital image for their phones and social media.  Next year we will be designing new and additional sets for everyone to interact with and printing on-site immediately after the sesion so that the families can take their pints with them when they leave.

So Merry Christmas to All, and reserve your spot early there is only so many spots available. 

 

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Nothing better than a Claus Sandwich hug.

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Our Santa Experiences are not just for the children, they are for the whole family.

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It's also a good time for a selfie with Santa and the Mrs

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You have to watch that Mrs. Clause sometimes she always finds someone under the mistletoe even when there is no mistletoe.

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Children just love whispering into Santa's ear, what they want...or which parent/sibling have been naughty!

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Love this fun moments of everyone showing off their Christmas boots.

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Your never too old to visit Santa!

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I'm not sure what he wisspered into Mrs. Clauses hear, but I think he is getting coal for Christmas!

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Not all the little ones were happy to see the Clauses, but on those rare occasions we were still able to capture a lasting memory!

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Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Santa https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/12/santa-experience-2018 Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:30:00 GMT
A Tribute to Lance https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/10/a-tribute-to-lance Several years ago, Dawn and I had the pleasure of not only photograph the loving couple of Heidi and Brandon but also of their dear horse Lance.  The love that both Heidi and Brandon showed each other was so evident in the way that they looked at each other.  What was also evident was the love that they had for their horse Lance.  I think, looking at how Lance looked back at them, that he shared that love for them also.

Time passes for us all, and so too does it pass for horses, if but a little more quickly.  As with the passage of time for us all, with it sometimes comes illness.  You see, as the love grew stronger between all three of them, poor Lance grew sicker as time went on.  He is in his final days now, and the reality of true love must be shown in a way that no one ever wants it to.  A decision must be made, and it is one that is surely the hardest decision that one person can made for another living creature;  one to end the suffering and difficulty in continuing to live.  Our hearts go out to Heidi and Brandon and especially for Lance.  

 

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We Love you Lance, and will miss you.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Horse memoriam https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/10/a-tribute-to-lance Tue, 09 Oct 2018 02:34:55 GMT
Senior Banners for the Penn Hockey Team 2018 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/8/senior-banners-for-the-penn-hockey-team-2018 It's hockey season!  Michael and I, again had the opportunity to photograph Michael's high school alma mater hockey team the Penn Kingsmen.  In addition to doing the on ice individual and team shots, we were asked to do the team's Senior Banners.  We had all the boys show up to the studio, and we photographed them on a blue screen then we composited them onto a stylized background.  The boys just loved the photo op!
 

Here is a little behind the scenes look at the photographing of the Senior Banners for the Penn Hockey team.

 

Here are the final images for the Senior Banners:

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) senior banners video https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/8/senior-banners-for-the-penn-hockey-team-2018 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:12:11 GMT
Sami & CJ's Engagement In the Sun...Flowers https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/7/sami-cjs-engagement-in-the-sun-flowers picture of engaged couple sitting on blanket by sunflower fieldSami and CJ sitting by the sunflower fieldSami and CJ sitting embraced by the sunflowers, don't they make a lovely couple together!

 

Michael and I have known CJ and Sami for a long time.  Michael coached CJ's brother in hockey in high school and then CJ in AAA Hockey. Over the years we both have gotten to know the families as well as the kids Michael has coached.

When we heard that CJ and Sami were engaged and wanted us to photograph their wedding Michael and I were ecstatic, we love watching "our kids" grow up and go through life.  We have a special attachment to these two "kids."

Sami had a fun request, she wanted to have their engagement photos done in a sunflower field.  There are not a lot of sunflower fields in Northern Indiana, but after a little journey we did find and arrived at one.  [Inside joke; someone learned that you need to enter the complete address into Google Maps, otherwise you might find yourself in a different town then the one you really wanted to be in.]

We photographed them in both natural light as well as flash, and Michel even brought out the drone for some flyovers!  The setting sun provided gorgeous light for us that evening.

 

 

picture of couple holding each other in a sunflower fieldSami and CJ with the warm glow of the sunCJ and Sami in a loving embrace in the middle of a sunflower field with the warm glow of the setting sun shinning down upon them.

 

Picture of engaged couple holding sing with their letter on it.The family crest for Sami and CJI think this makes a good family crest for Sami and CJ.

 

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Image of couple holding ampersand sign in the middle of a sunflower fieldThe two of them togetherSami and CJ makes a great couple!

 

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And here is the video we made of the session:

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) engagement https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/7/sami-cjs-engagement-in-the-sun-flowers Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Color Run 2018 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/6/color-run-2018 Once in a while, Dawn and I actually get to take part in the event instead of having to cover it.  This time it was the Elkhart County Color For Life 2018 Run/Walk,  we actually walked this one instead of running it --ya, that wasn't ever going to be an option. LOL

 

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Who let the dogs....In https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/4/who-let-the-dogs-in We love St. Bernards, and we were so happy when a client of ours asked us if they could bring their dog into the studio for a family portrait.  Of course we said Yes!  Then our happiness turned to sadness as they told us why they needed a family portrait with their St. Bernard, because their beloved pet had cancer and they would have to put it down soon, but before they did they wanted to be able to remember her during happier times.

We had plans to photograph them on our seamless white background and reflective white flooring since they were wearing all black, but the dog had other ideas.  She would just not step on the flooring, not sure what she did not like, but everytime they tried to get her or pull her on the flooring she would pull back and she can pull hard!  So, we pivoted, and replaced the shiny white flooring with our carbet from our lobby.  That seemed to do the trick, she walked right onto it.  The next trick was to get her to face the camera, which was harder than you would think.  She kept wanting to sit or lay down facing the family and not the camera (I guess I can't blame her, LOL)

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) bernard family pet st https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/4/who-let-the-dogs-in Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:47:45 GMT
Set Wall Frames Buildout https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/2/set-wall-frames-buildout Rob and I built some set wall frames so that we could easily and quickly swap out walls for different sets.  The first walls will be white.  We will use Velcroe to fasten the sheets to the frames.

picture of man measuring lumber for photography setRob MeasuringRob is good about measuring twice, and cutting once...or is that the other way around?

 

 

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picture of wooden frame for photography setWooden Frames Work In ProgressThe frames without their legs, that is up next

 

 

picture of wooden framefor photography setMore framesAll of the frames are completed now, still need to add their feet so they don't fall over

 

 

picture of wooden feet photography setCompleted FeetThese are the completed feet, the string prevents it from opening up and the 2x4 prevents it from folding up.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) gear set https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/2/set-wall-frames-buildout Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:15:00 GMT
Hillary and Phillip's Engagement Up On a Poll https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/2/hillary-and-phillips-engagement-up-on-a-poll We love it when our clients come to us with specific images in mind.  Hillary and Philip wanted to have their photo session in and around the county courthouse and then end iwth a special one at the end.  You will have to scroll down to see it.  The weather had been very nice leading up to their photo session, but they wanted their photos taken in the snow, so Hillary said a special prayer and her prayers were answered, and maybe a little too much.  It snowed all right, a blizzard in fact. but they were real troopers and never batted an eyelash even though the snowflakes where hitting us all in the face.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) engagement https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/2/hillary-and-phillips-engagement-up-on-a-poll Sun, 11 Feb 2018 02:24:02 GMT
Unboxing New Handheld Video Stabilizer https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/1/unboxing-new-handheld-video-stabilizer We love getting new gear in at the studio, and last week Dawn sent me an email with an Amazon link to this and the caption: "Pick a color."  Well, they didn't have purple, so I selected the next best thing; blue.

So now we can begin to take more steady, less herky-jerky video for all of you to enjoy, so look forward to them showing up on our social media feeds and probably here as well.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) gear unboxing https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/1/unboxing-new-handheld-video-stabilizer Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:34:28 GMT
Penn Hockey Seniors 2017-18 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/1/penn-hockey-seniors-2017-18 It's hockey season!  Michael and I, again had the opportunity to photograph Michael's high school alma mater hockey team the Penn Kingsmen.  In addition to doing the on ice individual and team shots, we were asked to do the team's Senior Banners.  We had all the boys show up to the studio, and we photographed them on a blue screen then we composited them onto a stylized background.  The boys just loved the photo op!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) banner senior https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2018/1/penn-hockey-seniors-2017-18 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:54:00 GMT
Horsing Around The Christmas Card Sesssion https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/12/horsing-around-the-christmas-card-sesssion We love it when our clients bring us themed shoots to do.  This time the family wanted to do their Christmas cards in front of a red barn in the snow.  We said great, love the idea.  Then we just had to wait for the snow.  And Wait.  Then it snowed and we all scurried around and got to the location and set up.  The only thing we forgot was to lock the horse door!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) barn christmas card horses kids snow https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/12/horsing-around-the-christmas-card-sesssion Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:26:00 GMT
Santa on the Plaza https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/11/santa-on-the-plaza Dawn and I had the pleasure of helping Santa and Mrs. Claus meet the children and families of the City of Elkhart.

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It was a cold and very windy day, and Santa's sleigh was delayed by the high winds but when he finally arrived with the help of Rudolf all the kids were happy and cheering for him and Mrs. Claus. With the help of the wonderful little elves at Hopman Jewelers they brought with them all the making for S'mores, which the children (and some adults too) just loved!

 

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The twins just loved seeing Santa.

 

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We were almost able to fit all of the sisters on Santa's and Mrs. Claus's lap!

 

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There is one happy little Purdue fan sitting on Santa's lap!

 

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I think they just found out that they are on the "Naughty List"

 

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This little boy came prepared, he brought his List for Santa!

 

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No matter what we all tried we just couldn't get the little girl to smile.

 

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We just love that they all have on a Christmas hat

 

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We didn't even half to ask him to smile!

 

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Santa and Mrs. Claus keeping this little boy warm and out of the wicked wind!

 

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This little guy slept through the entire meeting with Santa!

 

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Even mom sometimes has a Christmas list to give Santa (I bet it is a makeup kit from Bethza's).

 

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We had just enough for the entire family to get into the picture!

 

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We even had some "Big Kids" come sit on Santa's lap with their lists.

 

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Not every child was exactly excited to meet Santa for the first time!

 

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Our favorite Dress shop neighbors--Elegant Designs, even got to sit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. (I bet they are on the Naughty list!)

 

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Santa and his Mrs. after a long day of making children happy!

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) santa https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/11/santa-on-the-plaza Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:01:00 GMT
Jenny and Aaron's Engagment https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/11/jenny-and-aarons-engagment Jenny and Aaron a loving and fun couple
 

It was a brisk and windy late November day, but even after a hectic morning for our couple, they warmed up the day with their tenderness for each other.  They new exactly where they wanted their pictures taken, it was the site where they had their first date; down by the river were there was a lovely gazebo and rock garden.
 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) engagement https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/11/jenny-and-aarons-engagment Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:45:00 GMT
Fujifilm-XT-2 Un-Boxing https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/11/fujifilm-xt-2-un-boxing We welcome our newest addition to our gear bag, the Fujifilm XT-2.  This is the latest mirrorless edition from Fujifilm and now joins our existing Fujifilm XT-1 in our kit of gear (along with the traditional DSLR (mirrored) Canon 5D II and 5D III).

One of the reason we purchased the XT-1 and now the updated version 2 is the light weight and small size of the camera, in addition to its great performance and image quality.  Adding a battery grip and 2.8 lens to our Canons, makes them fairly heavy, and after an entire day of following brides around during a wedding, Dawn's arms and back were really starting to bother her.  With such a great camera in such a small package this is the perfect camera for Dawn  (me too!),

Fujifilm X-T2 Key Features:

  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • 325 AF points (169 of which offer phase detection)
  • AF point selection joystick
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF with 0.005 sec refresh time (60 fps or 100 fps in boost mode)
  • 3" 1.04M-dot articulating LCD
  • 4K UHD video at up to 30 fps for up to 10 min (30 min with booster grip)
  • F-Log flat profile and 4K out over HDMI
  • 8 fps continuous shooting with AF (11 fps with booster grip)
  • 5 fps continuous shooting with live view updates between capture
  • 14 fps continuous shooting with electronic shutter
  • Dual SD card slots (UHS-II compatible)
  • USB 3.0 socket

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) gear https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/11/fujifilm-xt-2-un-boxing Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:54:00 GMT
Norma & Martin Wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/10/norma-martin-wedding The wedding of Norma & Martin

 

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Norma and her family walked into our studio, after calling us to see if we had their date available, which we did, and we knew right away that this was a very happy family because everyone had big smiles on their faces.

Their family, especially their kids, were wonderful to be around. They were real troopers especially when we went outside for pictures at Bonneyville Mill as it was a cold October day.

But things sure did warm up once we got to the reception! Dawn and I have seen a lot of receptions before but we never saw the bride and groom trying to knock each other off chairs or tossing the groom to the ceiling or,  well you will just have to look through the images.

It was a wonderful wedding for two wonderful people.

 

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Bonneyville Mill wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/10/norma-martin-wedding Sat, 28 Oct 2017 12:45:00 GMT
Unboxing DJI Spark Drone https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/9/unboxing-dji-spark-drone I took Michael down to Roberts Camera in Indianapolis and persuaded him to part with some of the studio's equipment fund and look at possibly a lens for the Fujifilm X-T1, a durable tripod or possibly a drone.  We came away with the DJI Spark as Michael wanted to get move up a couple of notches from his previous drone (an inexpensive practice drone) to a more mid-level and mid-cost version.

Roberts Camera is one of our favorite places to shop even though we have to drive 3 hours to get there.  Their staff has always been knowledgeable and helpful to us, and they let us wonder around for hours without kicking us out.

 

picture of photographer holding DJI Spark droneRoberts Camera StoreMichael with his new Drone picture of DJI Spark boxThe DJI Spark boxThis is how the DJI Spark is packaged when you get the upgraded package that has the extra battery and remote control. picture of broken seal on boxMichael broke the seal!Well after breaking the seal there is no turning back now, better go ahead and open it! picture of DJI Spark box contentsWhat's inside the boxHere is the leather carrying case and manual holder and the foam case for the drone picture of the DJI Spark manualsRTFMThe manuals picture of the DJI Spark foam caseThe foam caseInside this clamshell case is the Spark drone picture of the DJI SparkThis is the drone you are looking for.Michael got the white one since they did not have a purple one, although the blue one if they had it would have been nice also. picture of the DJI Spark battery chargerWhat else comes in the box?Here is the USB cable and the battery charger which has 3 slots but you only get 2 batteries in the kit. picture of the battery charger and USB cableCloseup of the battery chargerI think we need another battery! picture of the inside of the travel packInside the travel caseOoo, silica gel pack...yum...er, I mean, DO NOT EAT! picture of accessories for DJI SparkWhat is inside travel backThe extra kit comes with prop protectors and the all important controller, oh and the AC brick for the charger

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) drone gear unboxing https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/9/unboxing-dji-spark-drone Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:20:00 GMT
Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix 2017 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/8/elkhart-riverwalk-grand-prix-2017 EGP2017-6161EGP2017-6161

Dawn and I had the pleasure of photographing the Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix kart street race that made its return to the city after 20 years.  The last time it was held ESPN covered the multi day event with TV crews on almost every turn.  

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The race course was along the St. Joe river, along the path of the Riverwalk.

 

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The Mayor of Elkhart opened the race with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

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The singers did a wonderful job with their renditions of the Anthem and America the Beautiful.

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Even the kids got an opportunity to race.

 

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This year there was a celebrity race with the mayors from neighboring cities.  Driving the number 8 car was David Wood, Mayor of Mishawaka.

 

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Driving the number 4 car was Mark Senter, Mayor of Plymouth.

 

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Driving the number 7 car was , Mayor of .

 

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Driving the number 1 car was Jeremy Stutsman, Mayor of Goshen.

 

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Driving the number 5 car was Tim Neese, Mayor of Elkhart, the host city and the winner of the race, although there might have been an act of kindness from the Mayor of Goshen at the finish line.  ;-)

 

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For those racers that were unable to finish a race they ended up hitching a ride back to the pits courtesy of the road department.

 

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Law enforcement was ever vigil in their appointed task of telling the crowd how fast the lead driver was going during each race, I think that is the one time they were happy that this pairing of device and officer was so close to them.

 

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The kids had a great time at the race even if they weren't watching the cars go wizzing by. 

 

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The Mayor with his trophy.

 

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EGP2017-5547EGP2017-5547 The fans, both old and young came out in great numbers.  It was good to see them line the track and cheer all the drivers on.  It reminded me of the last race that was held in Elkhart some 20 years ago when ESPN came out to televise the multi day event.

 

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EGP2017-5655EGP2017-5655 We met some great people from all over the country in the pit area.  Most already new each other, the ones that didn't soon did, it was one big happy, albeit competitive, family.  Dawn and I enjoyed walking through the pits and talking with them all, they all had something interesting to tell us.

 

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And then there was me and the Mayor discussing how to make the city great again!  By bringing back the Grand Prix, I think he is on the right track (get it, track?!)

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) elkhart grand kart prix racing https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/8/elkhart-riverwalk-grand-prix-2017 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:05:31 GMT
Abby and Noes Wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/7/abby-and-noes-wedding We had the pleasure of being the honored guests at one of our favorite models and one of our favorite photographers wedding ceremony and then doubly honored by photographing their formal wedding images.  We are certainly blessed with their friendship and the fact that they could have had anyone photograph their wedding and they still selected Michael and I.

We photographed these two at Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, IN.  It is a lovely place that keeps on getting better as they add new areas walk around and be photographed in.

 

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Abby and Noe such a lovely couple!

 

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Abby and such a lovely bouquet to go along with her lovely smile

 

 

 

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We have always loved that little building, we call it the "Acorn House" because of the little wooden acorn above the door.

 

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This is hands down our favorite image from the photo session, LOVE that veil!

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/7/abby-and-noes-wedding Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:26:00 GMT
It's a Dogs Life https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/7/its-a-dogs-life Some dogs have all the fun, and Gigi sure does!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) pet https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/7/its-a-dogs-life Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:57:00 GMT
Baby Announcement for Larry and Kristen https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/7/baby-announcement-for-larry-and-kristen picture of mother and father swinging childExpecting Number 4Adding one more baby

 

We love it when our clients (a.k.a. friends) come back to us with ideas for a photo shoot, and we love it when then let us in on the secret before anyone else!

Dawn and I were surprised and very happy for Kristen and Larry when they called and asked if we had a date open for a quick photo shoot that they wanted to do.  They said they had the concept and even all of the props needed, except for one, the most important one, that they would have in nine months!  I told them "of course we can squeeze you in!"  

 

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photo of sign in front of parents...And then there were four...And they lived happily ever after, well at least after the "terrible twos!"

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) baby announcement https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/7/baby-announcement-for-larry-and-kristen Sat, 08 Jul 2017 13:39:00 GMT
Night Fashion Photo Shoot https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/6/night-fashion-photo-shoot We had some lovely ladies wearing some lovely gowns in a lovely garden the other night.  We love our studio neighbors over at Elegant Designs of Elkhart for allowing us to photograph their wedding and Quinceañera dresses.  And we are so fortunate to have been able to photograph is such a lovely location;  the flowers in this garden and the enormous bird cage made for such a wonderful photographing location.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) garden quinceañera wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/6/night-fashion-photo-shoot Sat, 03 Jun 2017 13:39:00 GMT
Taylor and Cody https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/5/engagement-session-for-taylor-and-cody guy dipping his gal.The big dip!Love is about trust and sometimes balance

It always makes Michael and my heart warm when one of "Our kids" grows up and gets engaged and asks us to photograph their wedding.  When I say "Our Kids" I mean someone else's child, but one who's life we have been apart of and watched them grow up and mature into an adult.

We have known Taylor since she was just a "squirt."  That is a hockey term by the way.  Michael coaches hockey and that is how Taylor became one of "Our Kids."  Michael and her father met while coaching high school hockey, and they have remained friends ever since, and we have gotten to know all the family members over the years.

We have watched Taylor (T-Rex to us) grow up to become a lovely young woman, quite the opposite of when she was playing the "enforcer" defenseman (defensewoman) on her hockey teams.

Michael and I can't wait until the wedding, which we will be photographing next year, it will be up in Minnesota where hockey is king and she will be the queen.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) engagement outside https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/5/engagement-session-for-taylor-and-cody Mon, 29 May 2017 15:25:00 GMT
Prom Dress Time https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/1/prom-dress-time It's prom Dress time and our neighbors next door--Elegant Designs--decided to have a little fashion show to show off their newest prom dresses.

If you look closely enough you will notice someone in the background that is generally not in the shot.  The show was short an announcer so Dawn volunteered to photograph and me to MC the event.  That is me in the glasses and microphone in the back right.

Even with me talking through the entire show, the event went pretty well.  Donnie and Armando had over 40 dresses to show, and the gals did a great job, and I think they had a blast as well.

 

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And Armando finished the show with some quinceañera and wedding dresses, always a crowd favorite!

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A Special Thank You to all of the Beautiful Models -

Madison Stapleton,

Noraima Chavez,

Halle Edmister,

Odessa Wieland,

Bailey Potter,

Kelsey Potter,

Abby Garmendia,

Suzy Free,

Veronica Hill Quiñones,

Zenia Herrera,

and Dulce Muñoz!


Thank you to Chris Seminario for helping the models with dress changing and keeping the show running smooth!


A huge Thank You to Noraima Chavez for all your hard work helping to put the Fashion Show together!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) fashion prom quinceañera show wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2017/1/prom-dress-time Sat, 28 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT
BTS-Behind The Scenes of Rebecca In Her Red Dress Photo Session https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/12/bts-behind-the-scenes-of-rebecca-in-her-red-dress-photo-session Guest Photographer Rob Miller from Rob Miller Photography stopped by the studio and did a session with one of our favorite models Rebecca.

Here is some behind the scenes from that session.

Special Thanks to Elegant Designs of Elkhart for lending us the beautiful red dress.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) BTS https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/12/bts-behind-the-scenes-of-rebecca-in-her-red-dress-photo-session Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:30:00 GMT
Welcome Our Newest Printer https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/12/welcome-our-newest-printer-pixma-pro-10 pixma-pro-10pixma-pro-10-LargeWelcome our newest photo printer

Dawn and I recently made a trip to Indianapolis to purchase a large format photo printer.  We returned home with a 13 x 19 inch Canon Pixma Pro-10 printer and some paper and extra ink.  This is a professional printer that uses 10 separate ink cartridges, including three just for black.  The ink is pigment based so it is a higher quality level of ink as well as being archival meaning it should last for at least 100 years.  This is an important factor because your photographs that we print for you should be considered family heirlooms, worthy of passing down from one generation to the next.

We quickly unpacked this hefty beast, weighing in at 44 pounds, and connected it to our network, loaded the drivers and printed something right away.  Hey, we just couldn’t wait to read the full manual.  Which we did along with some on line videos afterword just because we are that geeky.  The first image off the new printer was gorgeous!  It was very sharp, had great detail and color depth.  This first print was a little dark, but after reading the manual and understanding the many printer options, we found where to brighten the printout.  The next step is to run it through our color calibration steps, like we do with our monitors.  This process assures us that what we see on our monitors, when we are editing, is what we get when we actually print the photo out.  We do this now with out professional lab when we send images out to be printed.

We are really liking this printer, and know that it is really just a gateway drug to the poster size printer that we will purchase next, ya know, go big or go home!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) gear printer https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/12/welcome-our-newest-printer-pixma-pro-10 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:17:15 GMT
Alicia and Austin's Wedding at the Mansion https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/10/wedding-of-alicia-and-austin-at-the-mansion photograph of bride looking at groom by a garden Love by the MansionAlicia gazes into Austin's eyes outside of Oliver Mansion

Alicia and Austin's wedding at the Oliver Mansion, it was a beautiful day for a wedding at a beautiful location.

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) mansion oliver wedding https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/10/wedding-of-alicia-and-austin-at-the-mansion Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Elkhart Bike Night 2016 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/7/elkhart-bike-night-2016 Elkhart Bike Night 2016-1Elkhart Bike Night 2016-1Feel free to download them, we put the low/medium resolution up on the web. If you want a print feel free to order and the full resolution version gets printed, we set them all at our cost from our professional lab.

Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese and the Elkhart Bike Night committee held an "Elkhart Bike Night."  They welcomed motorcyclists from all over Michiana to converge on Downtown Elkhart to remember the cities motorcycling heritage.

Main Street was transformed into a motorcycle parking only venue creating a festival atmosphere showcasing the beautiful downtown Elkhart area, that Dawn and I are proud to call our home for our studio. There was live music, food vendors, a beer garden, corporate displays along with various family oriented events.

Elkhart Bike Night was hosted by the office of Mayor Neese, the City of Elkhart, Elkhart Gateway Mile, and Elkhart Festivals Inc. sponsored by Hoosier Harley Davidson, North End Cycle, and Elkhart Indian Motorcycles in cooperation of the Blue Knights Indiana Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club and Axemen NCI Firefighter Motorcycle Club!

Dawn and I had a blast photographing all the wonderful motorcycles and talking with all the "bikers."  We can't wait until next year!

All the images can be found here:  http://www.digitalmitchell.com/elkbikenight2016

---UPDATE: our local NBC affiliate contacted us and asked to use some of our images for their news coverage.  See the video at the end of the blog post.


 

 

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WNDU local NBC affiliate using our images in their broadcast:
WNDU Bike Night using our Images

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Event Motorcycle https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/7/elkhart-bike-night-2016 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 22:00:00 GMT
Location Scouting: Garden In The Round https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/7/location-scouting-garden-in-the-round Gardens-16Garden in the RoundBeautiful garden with circular calendar brick walkway One of the things that Dawn and I love to do is location scouting.  We will find a new site that we have heard of or that we have seen somewhere, and we just pack up the camera gear, maybe a picnic lunch and get in the car and go.  Hopefully we find it, but sometimes even if we don't, we always find some new place by Serendipity.  

Today, we took my mom with us.  She needed to get out of the house anyway and it was a nice day for a drive.  We went to a location that we were first made aware of from a wedding we helped with from one of our young photographer friends.  The garden location was somewhat out in the middle of nowhere, but we were able to find it with a little help from the bride remembering the name of it and directions from Google Maps.

The Gardens were donated to the parks department by the wife of a county doctor when she passed away in 2011, the Parks Dept. has done a good job of keeping it looking great.

The garden is made in the round, it has 365 days delineated and all the seasons.  There is a bricked pathway around a round pond in the center of the gardens.  Every two bricks there is a brick engraved with a day of the year, every holiday also has an engraved brick.  The four seasons are marked with sign posts.

At the 4 quadrants there is a structure of some sort: a green house, a visitor sign in hut, a twelve foot platform to climb and see the gardens at a higher vantage point, and a brick "Solstice" building that was under construction.

We ran into a friend and another photographer who was getting ready for a maternity shoot at the gardens, so I guess it is not a big secret location any more, but we are still keeping it in our back pocket for when we need it.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Gardens Location https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/7/location-scouting-garden-in-the-round Sun, 03 Jul 2016 23:28:00 GMT
An Evening With Erika https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/6/an-evening-with-erika Portrait of Erika with hair blowingErika in the wind

 

We had a fun evening photo session with Eirika. We selected a few dresses for her and she wore them extremely well.  She also brought the right attitude with her as well!  With the wind in her hair and a sparkle in her eye the night was hers.

A special thanks to Elegant Designs of Elkhart for lending us some of their lovely dresses.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Senior https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/6/an-evening-with-erika Sun, 12 Jun 2016 02:31:43 GMT
12 Elements of a Merit Image https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/6/12-elements-of-a-merit-image The Photographic Exhibitions Committee (PEC) of PPA uses the 12 elements below as the “gold standard” to define a merit image. PEC trains judges to be mindful of these elements when judging images to the PPA merit level and to be placed in the International Print Exhibit at Imaging USA, the annual convention. The use of these 12 elements connects the modern practice of photography and its photographers to the historical practice of photography begun nearly two centuries ago.

Twelve elements have been defined as necessary for the success of an art piece or image. Any image, art piece, or photograph will reveal some measure of all twelve  [Competition Testimonials] elements, while a visually superior example will reveal obvious consideration of each one.

1.) Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.

2.) Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing. Retouching, manipulation, sharpness, exposure, printing, mounting, and correct color are some items that speak to the qualities of the physical print.

3.) Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.

4.) Style is defined in a number of ways as it applies to a creative image. It might be defined by a specific genre or simply be recognizable as the characteristics of how a specific artist applies light to a subject. It can impact an image in a positive manner when the subject matter and the style are appropriate for each other, or it can have a negative effect when they are at odds.

5.) Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.

6.) Presentation affects an image by giving it a finished look. The mats and borders used, either physical or digital, should support and enhance the image, not distract from it.

7.) Color Balance supplies harmony to an image. An image in which the tones work together, effectively supporting the image, can enhance its emotional appeal. Color balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.

8.) Center of Interest is the point or points on the image where the maker wants the viewer to stop as they view the image. There can be primary and secondary centers of interest. Occasionally there will be no specific center of interest, when the entire scene collectively serves as the center of interest.

9.) Lighting —the use and control of light—refers to how dimension, shape and roundness are defined in an image. Whether the light applied to an image is manmade or natural, proper use of it should enhance an image.

10.) Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told in an image.

11.) Technique is the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.

12.) Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) technical https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/6/12-elements-of-a-merit-image Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:49:19 GMT
50mm Lens and Why Every Photographer Should Have One https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/50mm-lens-and-why-every-photographer-should-have-one Canon's 50mm Lens Lineup 40mm 2.840mm 2.840mm 2.8 ef-50mm-f-1.8-stm_1_xlef-50mm-f-1.8-stm_1_xl ef50_1.4usm_1_xlef50_1.4usm_1_xl ef50_1.2usm_1_xlef50_1.2usm_1_xl

 

 

The 50mm lens is one of the most used lenses in my bag, and many other photographer's bag as well.  Why?  Well, here are my reasons why I own and use one:

1.  It came with my camera when I bought it.  Ok, that might not sound like a reason but it is one.  But, I did purchase a "better" one later.  When I say "better" I really mean one that has different properties.

2.  It is one of the most inexpensive "prime" (meaning not zoom) lens you can purchase.  Most lens manufacturers make and sell a lot of 50mm lenses, so they can afford to sell them at a lower profit margin then other lenses.  Canon sells their 50mm F1.8 for $125, f1.4 for $329, and their best lens; an F1.2 for $1,349.  Its all about the bokeh!  (and sharpness for some)

3.  Size vs weight.  The "nifty-fifty" as it is sometimes referred to, is a very small and light lens (although the F1.2 is relatively heavy).  It is a perfect lens to keep in your camera.  In fact Canon makes a 40mm lens, sometimes called a Pancake lens for reasons that never made sense to me, is almost as small as the protective lens cap that you put on the camera body when there is no lens attached, so why not keep it on there all the time?  The 50mm is a perfect "walking-around" lens.  Trying to walk around a crowded city or amusement park, or birthday party with a long 70-200mm lens can be challenging to say the least.

4.  My 50mm F1.4 is "fast."  Not like race car fast, but cat fast, as in they can see in the dark.  Actually the cat's eye and the 50mm F1.4 and, even more so, the F1.2 all let in a lot of light, so working in low light situations, or in situations where a very fast shutter speed is required, this lens will be your best bet.

5.  The lens best represents what the human eye sees.  By that I mean, the perspective of the lens (be it wide angle or telephoto) at 50mm viewing angle most approximately represents what the human eye can see.  Practically speaking that is, technically it is a little different.

6.  It keeps you "nimble;" both physically and mentally. A prime lens, one that does not zoom, requires you to think a little bit more about the framing of your shot and then makes you move your feet to achieve that framing.  Both of which are a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say.

So, should you own a 50mm lens?  That is up to you and your wallet, but for me, I own two of them.  It is good to have a spare. 

 

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) gear https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/50mm-lens-and-why-every-photographer-should-have-one Mon, 23 May 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Some Ruin It For All https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/some-ruin-it-for-all MONROESTATIONfireMONROESTATIONfirePicture credit: https://www.southfloridaparks.org/big-cypress-national-preserve/fire-destroys-historic-monroe-station-big-cypress/

In every aspect of human existence, there will inevitably be some knucklehead that ruins it fall all the rest, and photography is no different.

Recently the 90 year old Monroe Station in Florida was burned to the ground by a photographer literally “playing with fire.”  The Monroe Station was originally constructed in the 1920s by advertising magnate and land tycoon Barron Gift Collier on the Tamiami Trail, that he helped create.  There were six outposts along the trail for travelers to use to eat and refuel on their trip to Southern Florida.  The Monroe Station was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2000, although in 2007 it was boarded up and abandoned but it was in the works to reopen it.


In another example of a few spoiling it for all, two tourists at Cremona’s Loggia dei Militi palace in Italy, climbed up onto a priceless statue and part of it broke off and crashed to the pavement and shattered.  All to get s selfie of themselves.  The statue depicts two figures of Hercules—the city’s mythical founder—holding the city’s emblem.  The statue was originally built in the early 1700s. 

There are too many non-professional photographers that are giving professional photographers a bad rap.  I could go on about the bad behavior of the “Paparazzi” but that is a post for another time, suffice it to say, they can be some of the worst examples of people doing bad things with a camera.

Dawn and I, along with our photographic friends, take great pride in our craft and in our locations that we photograph in.  Yes, we might walk on the mulch, but never on the flowers!

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) General https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/some-ruin-it-for-all Thu, 12 May 2016 15:24:06 GMT
Art Walk May16 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/art-walk-may16 Elkhart, IN hosted a free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as downtown ArtWalk, which brings together art lovers and community friends to ever-evolving downtown Elkhart. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown Elkhart celebrates the arts and artists who enhance our community.

Dawn and I were invited this year to be the photographers of the event, and below are some of our favorites from the event.

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) art https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/art-walk-may16 Wed, 11 May 2016 21:16:00 GMT
Journeyman Distillery Tasting at Notre Dame https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/journeyman-distillery-tasting-at-notre-dame Spirit tasting with friends

Our good friends Nina & Dave invited us out to the Rohr’s at Morris Inn located on the campus of Notre Dame University for an evening of sampling some fine spirits made by a local distillery.  

The Journeyman Distillery is an Organic Spirits Distillery, located in the EK Warren historic Featherbone Factory, in Three Oaks, Michigan. Warren, a staunch prohibitionist, founded the historic building in 1883 as a buggy whip, and corsets factory. He revolutionized the manufacturing of corsets with the use of the softer featherbone, over the stiffer whalebone for corsets in the late 19th century. EK Warren’s success reached worldwide attention putting Three Oaks, Michigan on the map.

Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted. The offer artisan spirits with a focus on whiskey. While whiskey is what their owners originally fell in love with, they also offer a variety of quality organic spirits such as vodka, gin, and rum. They distill, bottle, label, and package each spirit right there at the distillery, the historic Featherbone Factory.

Michael had originally planned on taking his new Fujifilm X-T1 mirroless camera, but at the last minute we decided not to take any cameras, and if we needed to we would just use our cell phones.  Since we were guests of our friends Nina & Dave we decided that we might be a little distracting if we took our camera.  In hind site we should have taken the camera as Michael ended up taking pictures with his cell phone while I lighted the subject with mine.  However, I don't think we were distracted (oh, I mean "distracting") one bit.  The quality is quite good for a cell phone, but not as good as it would have been with the Fujifilm X-T1.

The event was a four course event where the Journeyman Distillery paired their spirits with a specially prepared food item.  

 

Four Course menuTonight's menuThe menu for the four curse dinner.

Tonight's Menu

 

 

photograph of a gin based drink with dill seedDill seed and Ginspecialty drink

The night started with something off the menu, a Gin based drink with dill seed.

 

 

photograph of a Dirty Vodka MartiniDirty Vodka MartiniFirst Course with a Dirty Vodka Martini

First Course: Tartare of Salmon, jalapeno jam, tarragon-scented mango salsa
with a Dirty Vodka Martini (Journeyman Red Arrow Vodka, dry vermouth, liquid olive caviar)

 

 

picture of backed brie and Manhattan on iceSecond CourseSecond Course Baked Brie

Second Course: Backed Brie en Croute
with Rohr's Manhattan in Ice (Journeyman Silver Cross Whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange bitters)

 

 

Smoking glass of BourbonThis glass literally smokked

This glass of Bourbon actually smoked!

 

 

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Third Course: House-Cured Pastrami Steak, chive whipped potato, spring onion relish
with "Smoked" Journeyman Sour (Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon, Disaronno Amaretto, simple syrup, lemon)

 

 

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Fourth Course: Chocolate Lava Cake, orange marmalade, salted caramel
with Maple Journey (Journeyman Ravenswood Rye, Chambord, maple sphere, bacon powder)

 

 

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Maple Journey (Journeyman Ravenswood Rye, Chambord, maple sphere, bacon powder)

 

 

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Our good friend and the one who invited us to this event; Nina

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Distillery Journeyman https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/5/journeyman-distillery-tasting-at-notre-dame Fri, 06 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT
Amazing Elkhart Race 2016 https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/4/amazing-elkhart-race-2016 Racing for charity

Photograph of the Teams of racers group shotElkhart Amazing Race 2016of the racers.

For the third year in a row, Dawn and I photographed the Amazing Elkhart Race.  This year's race was bigger and better than ever.   The event bennafits the Church Community Services of Elkhart County.  The Church Community Services' Amazing Elkhart Race challenges teams of four to complete 10+ different legs throughout the city. To learn more about the race go to: http://bit.do/AER

It is a great group of volunteers and an even better group of racers.  They all dress up in costumes and have a great time competing.

We had a great time photographing them as we have in the prior years also.  You can find this years and all the years images HERE.

 

photograph of racers dressed up like lumberjacks3 & 1/2 Men LumberjacksThe racing lumberjacks

photograph of pink tutos The Pink LadybirdsThe lady racers in pink

 

photograph of racers dressed up as Rosie the Riveters Rosie the Riveters Love the lipstick on these racers

 

Photograph of racers dressed as angels in red and blackAndy's AngelsI think they might have an unfair advantage. photograph of racers dressed in caps and golden masksThe Tape CrusadersFear not Help is on the way~

 

photograph of the Mayor of Elkhart Tim NeeseThe Elkhart MayorThe Mayor came out to give a little speech to the racers

photograph of racers dressed like MinionsThe Minions collecting ballsThe task was to collect 100 balls

photograph of teams guessing what crops are growingTrying to determine what crops are plantedAnd they had to spell the vegetable correctly

photograph of racers reading instructionsWhat do we do nextReading the instructions for the next challenge

photograph of racers comptetingRing the BellRing the bell with the contestants bottom

photograph of teams searching in strips of paperFind the knitting neadleLike finding a needle in a heystack photograph of racers running up stairsStairs39 coffee stirrers up the stairs

photograph of racers eating hotdogsHot dog eating challengThe teams had to eat four hotdogs

photograph of a team crossing the finish line.The finish lineThe Green Bandits crossing the finish line

photograph of the blonde team at the finish lineBlonds at the Finish lineBlonds do have more fun

photograph of racers eatingFood at the finish lineRacers tend to be hungry at the end

photograph ofthe winning teamAnd the winning teamThe team with the most points

 

Dawn Hard at Work
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Michael caught NOT taking a picture....a very rare occurrence

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And the winners are...

EAR16 ResultsEAR16 Results

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) Charity Race https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2016/4/amazing-elkhart-race-2016 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:00:00 GMT
How To Photograph Fireworks https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2015/7/how-to-photograph-fireworks RM2-336RM2-336

Fireworks

1.  Use a tripod
2.  Use a 24-70mm lens
3.  ISO around 100 or 200
4.  Aperature betwen F8 and F22
5.  Set to Manual Mode
6.  Shout on Bulb from around 2 to 6 seconds
7.  Use a cable reelase or a timer
8.  Start when the mortor is going up
9.  Turn off Autofocus, manually focus on the first shot

...more to come

 

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(Digital Mitchell Photography) fireworks outside https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2015/7/how-to-photograph-fireworks Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:54:58 GMT
Curwood Castle Museum https://www.digitalmitchell.com/blog/2015/6/curwood-castle-museum Curwood Castle model photographDelicate pose in front of CastleB. Frost modeling in front of Curwood Castle Museum

I had an invitation to join one of my photography friends on a "group photo session" up near Lansing Michigan.  Rob Miller asked me to join him, along with other photographers, to photograph some models with a castle as the background.  Castle?  I said.  Rob replied that there was some sort of castle up by Lansing, MI and that we would be photographing outside of it.  I said:  "Sure, why not."

We left early in the morning, after having breakfast with Dawn, who ended up ditching Rob and I at the restaurant after she saw place was allready packed.  It was a raining, glum morning but we were optimistic that it would clear off by the time we drove up there.  When we did get there it was just slightly misting.

We got there early so that we could scope out the location, and indeed there was a castle there, a somewhat smallish, yellow castle.  It was about the size of a large two story modern house, but it looked anything but modern, it looked like a castle,  but without the moat.  As we were looking for good angles and perspectives, some of the other photographers and models started showing up.  It was nice to see the turnout considering the amount of rain that had fallen in the morning.

Normally Dawn and I know the models ahead of time, so this time having to photograph someone that I did not know was a new experience for me.  I was a little apprehensive as my jokes are not really that good anyway.

Below are some of the images from the photo session:

Photograph of a happy modelHappy ‎Brittany‎Brittany Ann Iafrate enjoying her photo session. photograph of a girl wearing flowers.Brittany with a flower teara‎Brittany Ann Iafrate in front of a wooden door adorn with flowers in her hair.

 

 

Photograph of Curwood Castle and a model Brittany and the CastleBrittany Iafrate in front of Curwood Castle on a damp day in June.

 

photograph of a smiling model next to a yellow CastleThe Darling of the CastleBrittany looking charming in front of her castle

photograph of a dancing model and a yellow castleDancing Princess and her CastleBrittney Frost dances the day away in front of her castle. photograph of girl in white dress from a monument in front of a yellow castleJumping with joyBrittney Frost jumping off the Castle's monument rock
photograph of a dancing model in white dress in front of a yellow castleDancing princess with her castleBrittney Frost holding her pose with Curwood Castle behind her photograph of a model on a stone in front of a yellow castleStylized image of a BrittneyBrittney Frost creatively edited to give an interesting look to her and the Curwood Castle

 

 


About Curwood Castle:

Curwood Castle, located in Curwood Castle Park, stands on the banks of the Shiawassee River. It served as the writing studio of James Oliver Curwood, one of America's foremost authors of adventure novels and an early advocate of environmental conservation. Set in Owosso, Michigan among one of the richest collections of historic homes and buildings in the Midwest, this replica of a Norman chateau was completed in 1923. The beautiful castle was used by Curwood until his death in 1927. It is now a museum and open to the public Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5pm. The castle is closed for the month of January.

Admission: is $2.00 per adult and $1.00 per child
Address: 224 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso, MI 48867
Phone Number: 989-723-2155

From Curwood Castle's Michigan Historical Sites Marker:

 

James Oliver Curwood was born in Owosso, Michigan on June 12, 1878, and lived here most of his life.  Writing and love of nature were his boyhood interests, and by 1908 Curwood was earning most of his living as a novelist.  Most of his stories were adventure tales set in the Canadian North, where the author spent much of his time.  During the 1920s his books were among the most popular in North America, and many were made into movies.  The Castle, built in 1922, was his writing studio, and a number of his latter works were composed in the tower, overlooking the Shiawassee River.  Curwood became a zealous conservationist, and in 1926 he was appointed to the Michigan Conservation Commission.  He died at his nearby home on Williams Street on August 13, 1927.

 

Jim Curwood, built this replica of a Norman chateau.  The exterior is made of yellow stucco containing fieldstones he chose himself. The roof is slate with copper trim. The structure does not contain any eating or sleeping areas. He used the great room to entertain guests, including movie producers, and the largest turret as his writing studio.

A hunter in his early years, Curwood later became a zealous conservationist, and was appointed to the Michigan Conservation Commission in 1926. He died a year later at age 48. In his will, the castle was given to the City of Owosso. It has served in various capacities over the years and is now a museum operated by the city, and is open to the public.

Each year, the Curwood Festival takes place there to celebrate the life and works of James Oliver Curwood.

 


Books and Film Credits: 
(from the Shiawassee District Library)

Books by James Curwood
(Most Downloadable)
1908  The Courage of Captain Plum 1920 Back to God's Country
1908 The Wolf Hunters 1920 The Valley of the Silent Men
1909  The Great Lakes 1921 God's Country--The Trail to Happiness
1909 The Gold Hunters 1921 The Golden Snare
1910 The Danger Trail 1921 The Flaming Forest
1911 The Honor of the Big Snows 1922 The Country Beyond
1911 Philip Steele  
(Steele of the Royal Mounted)
1923 The Alaskan
1912 Flower of the North 1924 A Gentleman of Courage
1913 Isobel 1925 The Ancient Highway
1914 Kazan 1926 Swift Lightning
1915 God's Country and the Woman 1926 The Black Hunter
1916 The Hunted Woman 1928 The Plains of Abraham
1916 The Grizzly King 1929 The Crippled Lady of Peribonka
1917 Baree, Son of Kazan 1930 Green Timber
1918 The Courage of Marge O'Doone 1930 Son of the Forests  
(edited version of his autobiography)
1919 Nomads of the North 1931 Falkner of the Inland Seas
1919 The River's End 1983 The Glory of the Living  
(Autobiography reprinted as written)

Movies by James Curwood:

  • *The Alaskan.  Paramount, 1924.  Adapted from the book with the same title.

  • *The Ancient Highway.  Paramount, 1925.  Produced by Irvin Willat Production; starring Billie  Dove, Jack Holt, Montagu Love, Stanley Taylor, Lloyd Whitlock, William A. Carrol,  Marjorie Bonner, Christian J. Frank.  Based upon the book with the same title.

  • *The Awakening.  Vitagraph, 1915.  Directed by Ralph Ince; starring Anita Stewart, Earle  Williams, William Dangman, and Dorothy Leeds.  Screenplay by Ralph Ince from a script by  James Oliver Curwood.

  •  Back to God’s Country.  First National Pictures, 1919.  Starring Nell Shipman, directed by David  M. Hartford.  (70 min.—16 mm—silent—b&w).  Based upon the short story,  “Wapi,  the Walrus:” a husky dog comes to the aid of a girl being chased by a crook.

  •  Back to God’s Country.  Universal International, 1927.  Directed by Irvin Willat; starring Renee  Adoree.  (70 min.—16 mm—silent—b&w)  Based on the short story with the same title;  detained in Canada by an unscrupulous trader, a schooner captain & his wife try to escape by  dogsled.

  •  Back to God’s Country.  Universal Pictures Co., Inc., 1953.  Starring Rock Hudson and Hugh  O’Brian.  (78 min.—16 mm—sound—color)  Same plot as above.

  • *Baree, Son of Kazan.  Vitagraph, 1918.  Starring Nell Shipman and Albert Whitman.  Based  upon the book with the same title.  Remade in 1925, starring Anita Stewart.

  • *Battle of Frenchman’s Run.  Vitagraph, 1914.  Directed by Theodore Marsten; starring Dorothy Kelly, George Cooper, Harry Carey, Albert Roccardi, and Charles H. West. Screenplay by Theodore Marsten from a script by James Oliver Curwood.

  •  Bear.  RCA-Columbia, 1989.  (92 min—sound—color)  The tale of a motherless cub who takes up an adventure with a gruff Kodiak bear.  Set in the Canadian wilderness in the mid-19th century.  Based on the book with the same title (1989); originally published with the title The  Grizzly King (1916).

  • *Beautiful Belinda.  Selig, 1915.  Directed by E. A. Martin; starring C. C. Holland, Lee Morris,  and Lillian Hayward.  Scenario by Curwood.

  •  ‘Neath Canadian Skies.  Golden Gate Pictures, Inc.  1946.  Distributed by Screen Guild Productions, Inc.  Directed by B. Reeves Eason; produced by William B. David; starring  Russell Hayden, Inez Cooper, Douglas Fowley, and Kermit Maynard.  Based on a story by  James Oliver Curwood.

  • *Betty in the Lion’s Den.  Vitagraph, 1913.  Directed by Frederick A. Thomson; starring Clara  Kimball Young, Darwin Karr, Josie Sadler, and Etienne Giradot.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *Broken Silence.  Pine Tree Pictures, distributed by Arow Film Corp., 1922.  Directed by Del Henderson; starring Zena Keefe, Robert Elliott, J. Barney Sherry, Jack Hopkins, Jack  Drumier, James Milady, Roy Gordon, Gypsy O’Brien, Dorothy Allen,, Ted Griffen, Joseph    Depew, and William Fisher.

  •  Call of the Klondike.  Monogram Pictures, Inc., 1950.  Stars Kirby Grant, Anne Gwynne, Lynne Roberts, Tom Neal, Russell Simpson, and Chinook the Wonder Dog; directed  by  Frank McDonald.  (70 min.—16 mm—sound—b&w)  Adapted from a story by James  Oliver Curwood; a mountie and a girl search for the girl’s father.  When they find a lost gold   mine, they Rayart are attacked by outlaws.

  •  Call of the Yukon.  Republic Pictures, Corp., 1938.  Starring Richard Arlen and Berverly   Roberts, directed by B. Reeves Eason.  (75 min.—16 mm—sound—b&w)  Derived from  Swift Lightning.

  • *A Captain’s Courage.  Rayart Pictures, 1926.  Directed by Louis Chaudet; produced by Ben   Wilson Productions; starring Richard Holt, Eddie Earl, Jack Henderson, Al Ferguson, Lafe  McKee, and Dorothy Dwan.  Probably baased on The Courage of Captain Plum.

  • *Caryl of the Mountains.  Hearst-Selig, 1914.  Directed by Thomas Santschi; starring Kathlyn    Williams, Thomas Santschi, Harry Lonsdae, and Roy Watson.  Scenario by Curwood.

  •  Caryl of the Mountains.  Reliable, 1936.  (60 min.—16 mm—sound—b&w)  Directed by  Bernard B. Ray.  Starring Rin-Tin-Tin, Jr. & Francis Bushman.  A mountie and his his German   shepherd are on the trail of an outlaw.

  • *Cats.  Selig, 1915.  Directed by Norval MacGregor.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *Children of Fate.  Nestor, 1914.  Directed by Wallace Reid; starring Wallce Reid, Dorothy  Davenport, Joe King, Phil Dunham, Frank Borzage, and Billy Wolbert.  Later called "Love’s Western Flight".  Script by Curwood.

  •  Code of the Mounted.  Ambassador Pictures, Inc., 1935.  Directed by Sam Newfield; produced by Sam Newfield; starring Kermit Maynard, Lillian Miles, Robert Warwick, Syd Saylor, Jim  Thorpe, Wheeler Oakman, and Eddie Phillips.  Adapted from silent film “Wheels of Fate.”

  • *The Country Beyond.  Fox Film Co., 1926.  Directed by Irving Cummings; starring Olive  Borden, Ralph Graves, Gertrude Astor, J. Farrell MacDonald, Evelyn Selbie, Fred Kohler, Lawford Davidson, Alfred Fisher, and Lottie Williams.  Based on the book with the same title.

  •  The Country Beyond.  20th Century Fox Film, Corp., 1936.  Directed by Eugene Forde with Paul Kelly and Rochelle Huson.  Photoplay derived from the book with the same title.

  • *Courage of Marge O’Doone.  Vitagraph, 1918.  Adapted from the book with the same title.

  • *The Coyote.  Selig, 1915.  Directed by Guy Oliver.  Based on Curwood’s short story with the  same title.

  • *Danger Trail.  Selig, 1913.  Starring H. B. Warner.  Based on the book with the same title.

  •  Dawn of/on the Great Divide.  Monogram Picutres, Corp., 1942.  Staring Buck Jones,  Raymond Hatton, Rex Bell, Mona Barrie, Harry Wods, and Robert Frazer; directed by   Howard Bretherton.  (57 min.—16 mm—sound—b&w)  Super 8 & video versions also   produced.  Derived from the film “Wheels of Fate,” and screen story by Jess Bowers.

  •  The Destroyers.  Vitagraph, 1916.  Directed by Ralph Ince; starring Lucile Lee Stewart.  (5  reels—16 mm—silent—b&w)  Based on the short story “Peter God.”

  • *Diamond Cut Diamond.  Lubin Mfg. Co., 1913.  Directed by L. B. Carlton; starring Isabelle   Lamon.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *Does Advertising Pay.  Vitagraph, 1913.  Directed by Larry Trimble; starring Wally Van.   Scenario by Curwood.

  • *The Dream Girl:  an Ideal Realized.  Selig, 1914.  Directed by Thomas Santschi; starring   Thomas Santschi, Bessie Eyton, Harry Lonsdale, Edith Johnson, Charles Wheelock, and Lex  Wilmouth.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *Duty and the Man.  Reliance, 1913.  Directed by Oscar Apfel; starring James Ashley,   Gertrude Robinson, Charles Elliott, Irving Cummings, George Siegmann.  Probably based on  Philip Steele.

  • *The Eugenic Girl.”  Selig, 1914.  Directed and produced by Thomas Santschi; starring Elsie  Greeson, Franklyn Hall, Harry McCabe, and Thomas Santschi.  Scenario by Curwood.

  •  Fangs of the Artic.  Allied Artist Production, released by Monogram Pictures, Corp., 1953.    Starring  Kirby Grant and Warren Douglas; directed by Rex Bailey.  (63 min.—16 mm—sound—b&w)  Based on a story by James Oliver Curwood.

  • *Fatal Note:  Jealous of His Own Love Letter.  Selig, 1914.  Directed and produced by E. A.  Martin; starring Adele Lane and Edwin Wallock.  Scenario by Curwood, and used as basis for Phantom Patrol in 1936.

  • *Fathers of Men.  1916.  Starring Robert Edison.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *The Feudist.  Vitagraph, 1913.  Directed by Wilfred North; starring John Bunny, Sidney Drew,  Flora Finch, Lillian Walker, Wallie Van, Kenneth Casey, Josie Sadler, and Paul Kelly. Scenario by Curwood.

  • *Fiddling Man.  1917.  Starring Jane Grey.  Based upon the short story “The Fiddling Man” in  Back to God’s Country.

  • *Fifth Man:  The Wanderers Return.  Selig, 1914.  Produced and directed by F. J. Grandon;   starring Bessie Eyton, Charles Clary, Lafayette McKee, Roy Watson, and Charles  Wheelock.  Based upon a short story by Curwood.

  • *Fighting Chance.  Vitagraph, 1913.  Directed by Ralph Ince; starring Anita Stewart, Rosemary   Thelby, Ned Finley, Courtenay Foote.

  •  Fighting Texan.  Ambassador-Conn, 1937.  Starring Kermit Maynard, directed by Charles  Abbott; starring Kermit Maynard, Elaine Shepard, Frank LaRue, Bud Buster, Ed Cassidy,  Bruce Mitchell, and Murdock McQuarrie.  (60 min—16 mm—sound—b&w)  From a story  by James Oliver Curwood.  Horse rustling and a murder at the Bar W Ranch make Glenn Oliver, part-owner, the chief suspect.  This is Kermit Maynard’s first talking, starring role.

  •   Fighting Trooper.  Ambassador Pictures, 1934.  Directed by Ray Taylor; starring Kermit  Maynard, Barbara Worth, George Regas, Walter Miller, LeRoy Mason, Charles Delaney,    Joseph W. Girard, and Robert Frazer.  (87 min.—video—sound—b&w)  Based on the story  “Footprints;”  mounties bring law to the Midwest.

  • *The Firefly.  Pine Tree Productions, 1921.

  • *Flaming Forest.  MGM, 1926.  Directed by Reginald Barker; starring Antonio Moreno, Renee   Adoree, Gardner James, and William Austin.  Based on the book with the same title.

  • *The Flashlight.  Selig, 1915.  Directed by Lloyd B. Carleton; starring Bessie Eyton, Edward J.  Peil, C. C. Holland, and Robert Morris.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *The Flirt’s Repentance.  Selig, 1913.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *Flower of the North.  Vitagraph, 1921.  Directed by David Smith; produced by Albert E. Smith;  starring Henry B. Walthall, Pauline Starke, Harry Northrup, Joe Rickson, Jack Curtis, and  Emmett King.  Adapted from the book with the same title.

  • *Forest Bird.  Vitagraph, 1914.

  • *Fortune’s Turn.  Vitagraph, 1913.  Directed by Wilfred North; starring Ned Finley, Rose  Tapley, and Helene Costello.  Scenario by Curwood.  Original title was No. 999.

  • *Four Minutes Late:  A Change of Heart.  Selig, 1914.  Directed by F. J. Grandon; starring  Charles Wheelock, Edwin Wallock, Lafayette McKee, and Adda Gleason.  Script by  Curwood.  "The Northern Frontier" and "The Northern Patrol" were both based on this film.

  • *Galloping Dynamite.  Ambassador, 1937.  Directed by Harry Fraser; produced by Maurice  Conn; starring Kermit Maynard, Ariane Allen, and John Merton.  Based upon the film Mystery of Dead Man’s Isle.

  • *The Game of Life.  Vitagraph, 1914.  Remade as Valley of Terror in 1940.

  • *Getting a Start in Life.  Selig, 1915.  Directed by and starring Tom Mix.  Scenario by  Curwood.

  • *Girl Beyond the Trail.  1918.  Adapted from the book The Courage of Marge O’Doone.

  • *The Girl from Porcupine.  Pine Tree Productions, 1921.  Original title was The Firefly.

  •  God’s Country.  Action Pictures, Inc. & distributed by Screen Guild, 1946.  Directed by Robert Tansey; starring Robert Lowery and Buster Keaton.  Derived from a story by James Oliver Curwood.

  • *God’s Country and the Law.  Pine Tree Productions, 1921.  Directed by Sidney Olcott;  starring Gladys Leslie, Fred C. Jones, William H. Tooker, Cesare Gravina, and Hope Sutherland.  Adapted from the book God’s Country and the Woman.

  • *God’s Country & the Woman.  Vitagraph, 1915.  Starring Neill Shipman and William Duncan.

  •  God’s Country & the Woman.  Warner Brother Pictures, Inc. & Bitaphone Corp., 1936/37.  Staring George Brent & Beverly Roberts, directed by William Keighley.  (80 min.—16 mm—sound—b&w)  Derived from the book with the same title; orignial film title was The Avenging Stranger.  The Russett and Barton Lumber Companies clash.

  • *The Gods Redeem.  Vitagraph, 1915.  Directed by Van Dyke Brooke; starring Maurice Costello,  Leah Baird, Van Dyke Brooke, and Mary Maurice.  Script by Curwood.

  • *The Gold Hunters.  Guaranteed Pictures, 1925.  Directed by Paul Hurst; starring David Butler,   Hedda Nova, Mary Carr, and Bull Montana.  Adapted from the book with the same title.

  • *Gold Madness.  Perfect Pictures, 1923.  Directed by Robert T. Thornby; produced by E. de B.  Newman; starring Guy Bates Post, Cleo Madison, Mitchell Lewis, and Grace Darmond.  Based on the short story “The Man from Ten Strike.”

  • *Golden Snare.  David Hartford Productions, 1921.  Produced and directed by David Hartford;  starring Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Melbourne MacDowell, Ruth Renwick, Wellington Playter, DeWitt Jennings, Francis MacDonald, and Little Ester Scott.  Based upon the book  with the same title which was published later.  Curwood was a partner with Hartford in this  film.

  • *Great Experiment.  Selig, 1915.  Directed by Thomas Santschi; starring Thomas Santschi and  Bessie Eyton.  Scenario by Curwood.

  • *Hearts of Men.  Selig, 1914.  Directed by Marshall Farnum.  Scenario by Curwood.  Also  produced by Charles K. Harris in 1916 and Morris R. Schlank Productiions in 1928.

  • *Hearts of the Northland.  Pine Tree Productions, 1921.  Adapted from the short story “A Test  of the Code.”

  • *Her Fighting Chance.  A. M. Jacobs Photoplays, 1917.  Directed by Edwin Carewe; starring  Jane Grey.  Originally filmed as A Fighting Chance by Vitagraph in 1913.

  • *”His Dominent Passion.  Vitagraph, 1914.  Starring Leah Baird, William