Thursday, November 5, 2009

Too lazy for pictures this time

I'm getting ready for my holiday jewelry sale, hoping for even more orders than last year!! Especially since I've been able to make more pieces that include stones as well.

Got two new lenses and I'm already regretting one! The Sigma I bought is 30mm 1.4.... which I initially thought could be pretty cool to shoot with. But the DoF is sooooo shallow and because I'm using the D60 the focus needs to be perfect... and my baby don't do so well focusing in the "no light" situation. So I'll have to reserve that lens for when I get the money to upgrade my camera body.

The other lens, however, I think will work. I just need to be able to play with it and get comfortable with it. I'm excited, tho. Better than the standard lens....

Hopefully I can post photographs soon. Shooting Forgive the Fallen November 21st. And it's kind of a good thing that I've got this break to work on jewelry and get a chance to play with the Tamron lens..

Saturday, August 22, 2009


For my photography side of Swann Designs,

I usually focus on photographing live local band shows. I charge a low fixed rate since I know how hard it can be when bands are starting out.

I can also do artistic digital paintings of pictures I've taken of band members. (Check my website under Swann Imaging for more).

Most of the places I photograph at are around Baltimore/Towson, but I've gone as far as New York City to shoot an event at a rock club, Crash Mansion.

But I've started to take pictures of other events. I just finished taking engagement pictures for the wedding of Dave and Kim.
Went to a bunch of different places in Downtown Ellicott City.

They were great to photograph - we were out there for 5 hours!
I took all full color photographs as well, but I love many of them in black and white.

Also took a bunch with their dog, Bear. instead of buying wedding favors for the guests, they're donating that money to animal rescue.

They wanted pictures of the three of them to place on their reception tables.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Post!

This Blog will be used to update the goings on of Swann Designs and to hopefully spread interest about local bands, photography, and Metalworking. What a combination!