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Smoke Trails on Flickr.

Smoke Trails on Flickr.

Smoke Trails on Flickr.

Smoke Trails on Flickr.

The Confederate Memorial on Flickr.
259/365 - Virginiaaahhh!!! on Flickr.© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.
May is my birthday month, so my license expired on my birthday.  Right before my birthday, I attempted to get a new license from the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, but found out that Virginia had a block on my license from 2004.  I contacted the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and asked them what the block was about, they wanted me to prove that I had vehicle insurance on my truck in November of 2004 or else I had to pay the fine of $550 to have the block lifted.  My insurance company doesn’t have records that go back that far so I couldn’t prove that I had insurance and ended up having to pay $550.  I’m still mad about having to pay the fine which I thought was unjust which is why I’m yelling about it.  LOL, I could have gotten a new SB-910 flash with that money.

259/365 - Virginiaaahhh!!! on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

May is my birthday month, so my license expired on my birthday. Right before my birthday, I attempted to get a new license from the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, but found out that Virginia had a block on my license from 2004. I contacted the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and asked them what the block was about, they wanted me to prove that I had vehicle insurance on my truck in November of 2004 or else I had to pay the fine of $550 to have the block lifted. My insurance company doesn’t have records that go back that far so I couldn’t prove that I had insurance and ended up having to pay $550. I’m still mad about having to pay the fine which I thought was unjust which is why I’m yelling about it. LOL, I could have gotten a new SB-910 flash with that money.

256/365 - And the Winner Is… on Flickr.© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.  
This is a photograph of Belle, a pit bull owned by one of my co-workers.  My co-worker won a free photo shoot that I raffled off at the Christmas Party back in 2011.  I was finally able to have the photo session with my colleague and her family, we had a great time.  Belle is a true southern belle and likes my camera.

256/365 - And the Winner Is… on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

This is a photograph of Belle, a pit bull owned by one of my co-workers. My co-worker won a free photo shoot that I raffled off at the Christmas Party back in 2011. I was finally able to have the photo session with my colleague and her family, we had a great time. Belle is a true southern belle and likes my camera.

154/365 -  Are You Listening? on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. “It is good to be heard even if the only member of the audience is a piece of paper that is attentively listening to what is being said by the pen.” - Eric H. Adeleye Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

154/365 - Are You Listening? on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

“It is good to be heard even if the only member of the audience is a piece of paper that is attentively listening to what is being said by the pen.” - Eric H. Adeleye

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152/365 - The Company of My Thoughts on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. I’m always thinking of my next photograph.  How can I push myself as an artist?  How can I establish myself as a professional?  What does tomorrow hold for me?  What can I do to improve myself as a photographer?  These are just some of the questions I ask myself throughout a day.  As an artist, I have to keep myself grounded, and perform a self test from time to time.   Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

152/365 - The Company of My Thoughts on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

I’m always thinking of my next photograph. How can I push myself as an artist? How can I establish myself as a professional? What does tomorrow hold for me? What can I do to improve myself as a photographer? These are just some of the questions I ask myself throughout a day. As an artist, I have to keep myself grounded, and perform a self test from time to time.

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130/365 - The Barbershop on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. This was an excellent idea that I got from my cousin Dre, who is a barber in Philadelphia, PA (I miss you Philly).  I had been trying to line up this photo shoot for weeks at the Lion’s Den in Wilmington, North Carolina.  I wrapped this photo shoot up in less than 40 minutes.  Everything went well, my SB-700 put in some strong work with my Yongnuo RF-603 triggers and 60” Westscott umbrella.  If you need a haircut in Wilmington, the Lion’s Den is the only place to get trimmed up proper!  Post processing done to the single file using Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and HDR Efex Pro.  Seriously, I highly recommend you check out Nik Software for Photoshop. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

130/365 - The Barbershop on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

This was an excellent idea that I got from my cousin Dre, who is a barber in Philadelphia, PA (I miss you Philly). I had been trying to line up this photo shoot for weeks at the Lion’s Den in Wilmington, North Carolina. I wrapped this photo shoot up in less than 40 minutes. Everything went well, my SB-700 put in some strong work with my Yongnuo RF-603 triggers and 60” Westscott umbrella. If you need a haircut in Wilmington, the Lion’s Den is the only place to get trimmed up proper! Post processing done to the single file using Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and HDR Efex Pro. Seriously, I highly recommend you check out Nik Software for Photoshop.

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127/365 - Basketball Cards on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. Back in the day I was a big time basketball card collector and huge Charlotte Hornets fan.  I have always enjoyed watching a nice basketball game.  I was able to get a few of my cards autographed by players like Kendall Gill, Muggsy Bogues, Dell Curry, and a few others.  I’ll have to put those cards on display during my Project 365 at a later day.  I never know when I’ll have a rainy day and need a Plan B photograph of something. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

127/365 - Basketball Cards on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Back in the day I was a big time basketball card collector and huge Charlotte Hornets fan. I have always enjoyed watching a nice basketball game. I was able to get a few of my cards autographed by players like Kendall Gill, Muggsy Bogues, Dell Curry, and a few others. I’ll have to put those cards on display during my Project 365 at a later day. I never know when I’ll have a rainy day and need a Plan B photograph of something.

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100 Strangers - 015/100 on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. Buckey is a native son of Wilmington, North Carolina.  I didn’t get to spend much time talking with Buckey.  There is a story behind those sunglasses just waiting to get out.  Keep a look out for this up and coming rap/hip-hop talent from the streets of the port city! Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 015/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Buckey is a native son of Wilmington, North Carolina. I didn’t get to spend much time talking with Buckey. There is a story behind those sunglasses just waiting to get out. Keep a look out for this up and coming rap/hip-hop talent from the streets of the port city!

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104/365 - Brothers on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. It was a pleasure to photograph Keon, Jalen, and Donte again.  They are always down for photographs and this pose jumped right in my head from out of nowhere.  Turned out to be the best idea for a pose all day.  These brothers are closer than close, they are always together.  I’m honored to call them my friends!  Keon (left) and Donte (right) are identical twins. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

104/365 - Brothers on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

It was a pleasure to photograph Keon, Jalen, and Donte again. They are always down for photographs and this pose jumped right in my head from out of nowhere. Turned out to be the best idea for a pose all day. These brothers are closer than close, they are always together. I’m honored to call them my friends! Keon (left) and Donte (right) are identical twins.

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Mr. Frog’s Green Machine! on Flickr.© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.
The vehicle of Mr. Frog, a local gentleman in the neighborhood.  HDR photograph was processed using Photomatix 4, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Adobe Lightroom 3.4.
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Mr. Frog’s Green Machine! on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

The vehicle of Mr. Frog, a local gentleman in the neighborhood. HDR photograph was processed using Photomatix 4, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Adobe Lightroom 3.4.

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023/365 - It’s A Really Small World on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. This was photographed on a Sunday and I was coming to the conclusion that I’d have to try to shoot something inside the house for day 23.  On my way home, I stopped at the local gas station to get a snack and drink.  I’m on the prowl 24/7 for my next photograph, everything I see, I view from the perspective “Can I make an interesting photograph out of what I’m seeing?”  So when I saw the military vehicles, I immediately knew I had to try to shoot these for day 23’s entry.  I love HDR and I am always thinking about using the style of photography when I shoot inanimate objects.  It was evening time and the sun was setting fast, and I don’t have a tripod so I had to shoot quickly.  So I set bracket mode to 5 with +1 exposure increments, found my base exposure, set the shoot mode to Ch (Continuous high speed) mode, calmed my breathing and held my breath as I held down the shutter-release button.  I snapped a few more photos from other vantage points.  While I was shooting, I could hear the two truck drivers talking, so I walked around to ask them if they mind if I took a few more shots of the vehicles close up.  To my surprise, one of the truck drivers was D. Jones (the gentlemen on the right), my fellow soldier from C Company, 319th MI BN at Fort Bragg.  I hadn’t seen Jones since 1999.  It is always good to run into a fellow soldier & veteran.  We exchanged contact information, talked about how some of our fellow soldiers we knew from Bragg, and I asked if I could take their photograph.  I can’t count the times I’ve ran into someone I know in the oddest of places, stuff like this has happened to me in Germany, Belgium, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, and Pennsylvania just to name a few places. The background HDR photograph was created by combining 5 bracketed shots using Photomatix 4.  The foreground HDR photograph was created with a single image and converted to HDR using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro filter. As for the composite of the final two photographs, I got the idea to try this from watching a tutorial by Joel Grimes.  I’ve actually learned quite a lot of interesting techniques from the Joel Grimes HDR tutorial I watched.  You can view and buy Joel Grimes’ tutorials by clicking here. Another helpful tutorial which I used as a guide for creating this photograph is Blend Mode Compositing by GlynDewis from YouTube. I love talking about Photoshop and photography and believe that sharing techniques, information, and ideas are just ways to help me continue to learn, grow, and contribute to Photography community.  It is always important to give back in whatever field or venue you work in, help someone along the way because someone helped you at some point in your life and profession. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr

023/365 - It’s A Really Small World on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

This was photographed on a Sunday and I was coming to the conclusion that I’d have to try to shoot something inside the house for day 23. On my way home, I stopped at the local gas station to get a snack and drink. I’m on the prowl 24/7 for my next photograph, everything I see, I view from the perspective “Can I make an interesting photograph out of what I’m seeing?” So when I saw the military vehicles, I immediately knew I had to try to shoot these for day 23’s entry. I love HDR and I am always thinking about using the style of photography when I shoot inanimate objects. It was evening time and the sun was setting fast, and I don’t have a tripod so I had to shoot quickly. So I set bracket mode to 5 with +1 exposure increments, found my base exposure, set the shoot mode to Ch (Continuous high speed) mode, calmed my breathing and held my breath as I held down the shutter-release button. I snapped a few more photos from other vantage points. While I was shooting, I could hear the two truck drivers talking, so I walked around to ask them if they mind if I took a few more shots of the vehicles close up. To my surprise, one of the truck drivers was D. Jones (the gentlemen on the right), my fellow soldier from C Company, 319th MI BN at Fort Bragg. I hadn’t seen Jones since 1999. It is always good to run into a fellow soldier & veteran. We exchanged contact information, talked about how some of our fellow soldiers we knew from Bragg, and I asked if I could take their photograph. I can’t count the times I’ve ran into someone I know in the oddest of places, stuff like this has happened to me in Germany, Belgium, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, and Pennsylvania just to name a few places.

The background HDR photograph was created by combining 5 bracketed shots using Photomatix 4. The foreground HDR photograph was created with a single image and converted to HDR using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro filter.

As for the composite of the final two photographs, I got the idea to try this from watching a tutorial by Joel Grimes. I’ve actually learned quite a lot of interesting techniques from the Joel Grimes HDR tutorial I watched. You can view and buy Joel Grimes’ tutorials by clicking here. Another helpful tutorial which I used as a guide for creating this photograph is Blend Mode Compositing by GlynDewis from YouTube.

I love talking about Photoshop and photography and believe that sharing techniques, information, and ideas are just ways to help me continue to learn, grow, and contribute to Photography community. It is always important to give back in whatever field or venue you work in, help someone along the way because someone helped you at some point in your life and profession.

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001/365 - You Can’t Cool This Heat Off! on Flickr.
This is day 1 of my Project 365.  What better way is there to kick off my photographic odyssey than by discussing the photo shoot with Ms. Lista that took place on 10 September 2011.  I often collaborate with my good friend Tommy Penny of Tommy Penny Photography who setup the shoot with Ms. Lista through Model Mayhem.  Ms. Lista was phenomenal, very professional, and showed no fear when it came to trying various poses in and out of the water.  Tommy and I have a very good rapport and we kind of feed off each other creatively at times during shoots which is always good.  When Tommy and I work together, we function like wrestlers at a tag team match.  Tommy and I also help each other out with holding light stands and reflectors too, I don’t have a dedicated assistant.  I’m not the greatest photographer and I always believe that I can learn from anyone regardless of where they are as a photographer or model.  Photography is about capturing that one special moment in time and immortalizing it.  When I look back at this particular shot, I can see the entire sequence in my mind as the wave is rushing to shore and surprises Ms. Lista right as I press the shutter button on my Nikon D200.  During the shoot my SB-700 wasn’t acting right with the Interfit triggers that I have.  To be honest, the Interfit triggers are junk, and very unreliable.  I’m saving up for some Pocket Wizard IIs and an SB-900 at this time.  200 plus photos later and the shoot with Ms. Lista was done.  This photograph was shot in Nikon RAW, processed in in the following order: Adobe Lightroom 3.4 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Silver Efex Pro 2.0 Since I was experiencing problems with my triggers, I had to mount my SB-700 flash on my camera which is the absolute last resort for me most times if I use a flash.  I’m all about the strobist movement, but when your triggers give you a fit, you got to work through the problem and go with Plan B.  Always have a Plan B during a photo shoot.Via Flickr: © 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.  (Press “L” for a larger view of the photograph) Lista (Model) MM # 1891900 This is day 1 of my Project 365.  What better way is there to kick off my photographic odyssey than by discussing the photo shoot with Ms. Lista that took place on 10 September 2011.  I often collaborate with my good friend Tommy Penny of Tommy Penny Photography who setup the shoot with Ms. Lista through Model Mayhem.  Ms. Lista was phenomenal, very professional, and showed no fear when it came to trying various poses in and out of the water.  Tommy and I have a very good rapport and we kind of feed off each other creatively at times during shoots which is always good.  When Tommy and I work together, we function like wrestlers at a tag team match.  Tommy and I also help each other out with holding light stands and reflectors too, I don’t have a dedicated assistant.  I’m not the greatest photographer and I always believe that I can learn from anyone regardless of where they are as a photographer or model.  Photography is about capturing that one special moment in time and immortalizing it.  When I look back at this particular shot, I can see the entire sequence in my mind as the wave is rushing to shore and surprises Ms. Lista right as I press the shutter button on my Nikon D200.  During the shoot my SB-700 wasn’t acting right with the Interfit triggers that I have.  To be honest, the Interfit triggers are junk, and very unreliable.  I’m saving up for some Pocket Wizard IIs and an SB-900 at this time.  200 plus photos later and the shoot with Ms. Lista was done.  This photograph was shot in Nikon RAW, processed in in the following order: Adobe Lightroom 3.4 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Silver Efex Pro 2.0 Since I was experiencing problems with my triggers, I had to mount my SB-700 flash on my camera which is the absolute last resort for me most times if I use a flash.  I’m all about the strobist movement, but when your triggers give you a fit, you got to work through the problem and go with Plan B.  Always have a Plan B during a photo shoot. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px

001/365 - You Can’t Cool This Heat Off! on Flickr.

This is day 1 of my Project 365. What better way is there to kick off my photographic odyssey than by discussing the photo shoot with Ms. Lista that took place on 10 September 2011. I often collaborate with my good friend Tommy Penny of Tommy Penny Photography who setup the shoot with Ms. Lista through Model Mayhem. Ms. Lista was phenomenal, very professional, and showed no fear when it came to trying various poses in and out of the water. Tommy and I have a very good rapport and we kind of feed off each other creatively at times during shoots which is always good. When Tommy and I work together, we function like wrestlers at a tag team match. Tommy and I also help each other out with holding light stands and reflectors too, I don’t have a dedicated assistant. I’m not the greatest photographer and I always believe that I can learn from anyone regardless of where they are as a photographer or model. Photography is about capturing that one special moment in time and immortalizing it. When I look back at this particular shot, I can see the entire sequence in my mind as the wave is rushing to shore and surprises Ms. Lista right as I press the shutter button on my Nikon D200. During the shoot my SB-700 wasn’t acting right with the Interfit triggers that I have. To be honest, the Interfit triggers are junk, and very unreliable. I’m saving up for some Pocket Wizard IIs and an SB-900 at this time. 200 plus photos later and the shoot with Ms. Lista was done. This photograph was shot in Nikon RAW, processed in in the following order:

Adobe Lightroom 3.4
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Silver Efex Pro 2.0

Since I was experiencing problems with my triggers, I had to mount my SB-700 flash on my camera which is the absolute last resort for me most times if I use a flash. I’m all about the strobist movement, but when your triggers give you a fit, you got to work through the problem and go with Plan B. Always have a Plan B during a photo shoot.

Via Flickr:
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. (Press “L” for a larger view of the photograph)

Lista (Model) MM # 1891900

This is day 1 of my Project 365. What better way is there to kick off my photographic odyssey than by discussing the photo shoot with Ms. Lista that took place on 10 September 2011. I often collaborate with my good friend Tommy Penny of Tommy Penny Photography who setup the shoot with Ms. Lista through Model Mayhem. Ms. Lista was phenomenal, very professional, and showed no fear when it came to trying various poses in and out of the water. Tommy and I have a very good rapport and we kind of feed off each other creatively at times during shoots which is always good. When Tommy and I work together, we function like wrestlers at a tag team match. Tommy and I also help each other out with holding light stands and reflectors too, I don’t have a dedicated assistant. I’m not the greatest photographer and I always believe that I can learn from anyone regardless of where they are as a photographer or model. Photography is about capturing that one special moment in time and immortalizing it. When I look back at this particular shot, I can see the entire sequence in my mind as the wave is rushing to shore and surprises Ms. Lista right as I press the shutter button on my Nikon D200. During the shoot my SB-700 wasn’t acting right with the Interfit triggers that I have. To be honest, the Interfit triggers are junk, and very unreliable. I’m saving up for some Pocket Wizard IIs and an SB-900 at this time. 200 plus photos later and the shoot with Ms. Lista was done. This photograph was shot in Nikon RAW, processed in in the following order:

Adobe Lightroom 3.4
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Silver Efex Pro 2.0

Since I was experiencing problems with my triggers, I had to mount my SB-700 flash on my camera which is the absolute last resort for me most times if I use a flash. I’m all about the strobist movement, but when your triggers give you a fit, you got to work through the problem and go with Plan B. Always have a Plan B during a photo shoot.

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