Thursday, November 08, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

Swan Dance

Trumpeter Swan, Denver Zoo, August 2007 by Joe Beine
Trumpeter Swan, Denver Zoo, August 2007 by Joe Beine
Trumpeter Swan, Denver Zoo, August 2007 by Joe Beine
Trumpeter Swan, Denver Zoo, August 2007 by Joe Beine
Trumpeter Swan, Denver Zoo, August 2007 by Joe Beine
Trumpeter Swans, Denver Zoo, 3 August 2007
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ8

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Shadows and Tall Trees

photograph of Duck Lake, City Park, Denver ColoradoDuck Lake, City Park, Denver, Colorado


photograph of Ketring Park, Littleton, ColoradoKetring Park, Littleton, Colorado
both photos taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Sunday, April 22, 2007

I Miss Contact Sheets

In 1986 I photographed one of my favorite bands, Wednesday Week, at a place called the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, which is on the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego. I prefer taking pictures of bands using whatever stage light there is in the club. Back then I had a Pentax ME Super and I didn't even own a flash unit for it. But the Belly Up Tavern lights just weren't quite right. Wednesday Week's lead singer, Kristi Callan, also had a Pentax camera, and loaned me her flash, which I used for these pictures. Kristi is currently in a cool band called Dime Box Band. That's when she's not pretending to be Robin Zander.

On this California trip I was staying in Hollywood with two friends, Curtis and Marsha Hawkins. Curtis worked for A&M Records and Marsha worked at a photo lab. She had the film processed for me and made the contact sheet you see here (click on it to see a larger version).

Black and white contact sheet of Wednesday Week from 1986
In 2001 I put some of my Wednesday Week photos online. I recently updated and moved the website. While looking through some old photos of the band I came upon this contact sheet and decided to scan it. It had to clean it up a bit, but I think the scan came out pretty well.

So I guess digital has almost wiped away our beloved analog contact sheets. I suppose you could make one with a graphics program, but that would be cheating. Another reason to pine for the days of film in this new photographic world of camera phones, too much Photoshop and HDR.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Photographing Drummers: Cymbals and Light

Drummers are the best musicians to photograph because they don't bounce around all over the place like singers and guitar players do (except maybe Keith Moon). And they're surrounded by all sorts of weird light enhancing stuff. You can get pictures with cool drumstick blurs and colored lights bouncing off cymbals.

photograph of Wednesday Week drummer, Kelly Callan, 1987

This picture is of Wednesday Week drummer, Kelly Callan, who today runs a cool record label called Avebury Records. I took the picture with my trusty Pentax ME Super at Club Lingerie in Los Angeles in 1987. No flash was used, just whatever light was bouncing off the cymbals.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

All Photographers Now - On Display

The Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland is having an exhibit of submitted photos from around the world. Here you can see a picture of one of my photographs displayed in the museum. Below it is the original photograph. You can click on either one for a larger view.

We Are All Photographers Now Exhibit

Angel Hand by Joe Beine

For more details on the exhibit see: We Are All Photographers Now

Monday, February 12, 2007

We Are All Photographers Now Exhibit

Floating, photograph by Joe BeineThe Musée de l'Elysé in Lausanne, Switzerland is having an exhibition of photographs submitted by people from around the world. The museum exhibition will run from February 8-May 20,2007. Submitted photos will be shown on a screen in the museum. Here's the exhibition website: We Are All Photographers Now Exhibit - Tous Photographes

Here's an article from Popular Photography about the exhibit: A Swiss Museum Wants Your Photographs

And here's where to go to submit your way cool images: Submit Your Images to the All Photographers Now Exhibit - be sure to read the terms and conditions

Forlorn Boots by Joe BeineFor more information see the We Are All Photographers Now Blog

At some point they should email you a photo of your photo being displayed. I was the 3,786th person to submit a photo. Displayed here are two of my photographs I submitted. You can click on either to see a larger version.

Update: You can see a photo of one of my photographs being displayed at the museum here: We Are All Photographers Now on Flickr

And the folks at Flickr have blogged about the exhibit: Tous Photographes on Flickr

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Littleton Christmas Lights

Christmas lights on Main Street, Littleton, Colorado













Each holiday season the city of Littleton, Colorado lights up Main Street with lights.


Christmas lights on Main Street, Littleton, Colorado













Christmas lights on Main Street, Littleton, Colorado













And a little Paris in Littleton...

A little Paris in Littleton