This past weekend, I photographed the Pentecost 2 meetings for GYCSE, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. The speaker was Jeff Marshall. As the meetings were held in Thatcher Chapel the lighting on during most of the meetings was less than optimal. Using a combination of high ISO and large f-stops I was able to produce images that were sharp and showed the context of the meetings. Enjoy the photos. :)
Creation Illustrated, a publication based in California, published 4 of my photos as illustrations for two different articles. One about farming and the other about alpacas. Below are JPGs of the pages. April is turning out to be a good month, no joke. :) http://www.creationillustrated.com
At the end of March, I received word that I had been accepted as a contributing photographer to Tandem stock company. Below you will find a link to my page on the site. All work is for sale. You will find photos from Israel, as well as from around the southeast and agricultural photography. More work will be added as I create it. https://tandemstock.com/browse?q=seth+Shaffer Enjoy the photos.
In mid March, Red Clay Farm held their annual shearing day, the community was invited to come and watch the shearing of llamas and alpacas as well as purchase yarn or fiber if they wanted to. For the past few years I have covered this event with the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L lens. The reason for this selection is because the lens can cover a wide focal length from wide angle photos to medium telephoto, perfect for this type of event. While I sometimes wish the lens was slightly wider I do not switch lenses because of the very dusty conditions of the barn as the animals and people shearing them make the air heavy with dust at times. Hope you enjoy the photos. :)
January/February, turned out to be a rather busy months photographically speaking. I started contributing to Tastebuds Magazine, a local food publication in Chattanooga Tennessee, providing them with photos for illustrations in their magazine. The next issue will be coming out in mid April.
The library put up a Valentine card making station and needed photos of students making cards, that was a rather interesting assignment with trying to get a good clean background with computers, people, chairs and other items around.
Southern Adventist University, put on a Lifestyle Medicine Conference hosted by the School of Nursing. The speakers were, Dr. T. Colin Campbell who wrote the China Study and Rip Esselstyn of the Engine 2 Diet. Being free to move around the room gave me the opportunity to get up close to the stage a luxury not often available in certain venues.
The Archaeology Department had a lecture in mid February the speaker was Dr. Randell Younker, Director, of the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University. Once again I had the freedom of movement which allowed me to make a shot, showing the presenters point of view.
Looking forward to what March will bring my way. Enjoy the photos. :)
Above is a JPG of the printed article that ran in the January 23rd edition of the Adventist Review. Below you will find a link to read the article online.