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Become a Better Musician/Photographer

I was watching this video and while listening to what he was saying, I began to think about Photography and how, what he was saying could also apply to Photography. It was pretty interesting to me. Being influenced by other musicians/photographers. Being influenced by other work/music. Being influenced by certain riffs/techniques. Mimicking other styles of music/photographers helps you learn by figuring out how they created the sound, riff/image or look. Modifying your instrument, changing equipment, adding equipment because you can't get the sound you want, so you go buy more equipment or gear. Stop doing that and just get to work and pound the instrument or take lots of photos. Use whatever camera you have and learn that camera and hone your skill. Something is not right so you look for something else as the answer. The real thing is right here in your hands/minds.

I arrived at the home to photograph the exterior…

I arrived at the home to photograph the exterior…

I wanted the exterior and indoor lights on. I went to the door to ask the owners if they could turn on the lights. As he opens the door, I say, “hello I’m Jim Felder the photographer…”. As he steps out I realize I know this guy! An old friend I had not seen in years. We both smiled from ear to ear. I was surprised and laughing because I was there to photograph his home for the cover of a magazine. He welcomed me in. I immediately remembered the inside of the home. Still giggling with disbelief. I couldn’t stay to chat so I went outside and did my job.

This was not the first time I’d seen old faces while photographing a home. I’ve also photographed a home just a few houses from one of the homes I grew up in. I guess when you shoot a lot, you’re bound to encounter old friends and old memories.

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Fall for Paws - Fall in love with a four-legged friend this fall!

Come visit me in Moore and I'll take your picture! I'll be at this event taking photos of your four-legged friends and you get a 5x7 print to take home for only $10.

September 12, 2015 • 10am - 3pm

RESCUES Brought to you by:
LowRider Dauchshund Rescue

  • FETCH Animal Rescue
  • Forever Yours
  • Heartland Lab Rescue
  • Love You Forever Pet Rescue
  • Oklahoma Westie Rescue
  • Orphaned Angels
  • Pit Bull Rescue
  • Safe Haven
  • Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue 

EVENTS

  • Pet Adoptions
  • Mexi Dogs Food Truck
  • Raffle Table with Lots of Great Gifts
  • A Grimes Studio w/Pet Drawings
  • Long Dog Gourmet Dog Treats by LowRider
  • Pet Photography
  • $30 Petlink Microchips
  • Low Cost Vaccinations
  • Bake Sale

Central Church of Christ
800 E Main Street
Moore, OK 73160

(Across the street from Moore high school) 

 


One Year with TourFactory.com!

Well I guess LinkedIn says today marks my one year anniversary with TourFactory.com. It's been a great year. 

I wanted to create a post for this because I thought it was important to share. I wanted to thank all of my great agents. They are the reason I am able to pay my bills. I also want to thank Max Dugan for allowing me to be on the team of such talented photographers. Max is super to work with. He cares a lot about his photographers. He will let you know when you have included a trashcan or a toothbrush in your photos and he will also let you know, often, that you're doing a great job in more ways than one.

I'm excited to see what the next several years have in store for us.

Full Double Rainbow

Jim Felder Photography & Design: For Purchase &emdash; Double Rainbow - Bethany Oklahoma

I was headed east on NW 36th Street in Bethany, Oklahoma. I was passing by the Eldon Lyon Park. My son and I were in awe of this incredible sight. My son said, if you want to stop and get some photos feel free. I was taking him to a local concert in The Paseo district. I had forgotten my iPhone at the house but I just happened to have my gear in the car from photographing homes. I had my favorite wide-angle lens on, Nikon 14-24mm, so I pull into the park and just stopped jumped out with the camera. It was sprinkling a bit but that didn't stop me. Went to shoot, no card in the camera. I run back to the car and put in a card. Wiped off the lens and started shooting. I shot 20 images.

I thought I should bracket in hopes to maybe to HDR. I had it in Auto-Bracket mode already from photographing homes. So I posted my first "Edit" on Facebook in a hurry so I didn't really spend much time on it because I was so excited to share it. The next day I decided to visit the image again. The first image was just from the RAW file. This second edit was actually from 3 exposures using Lightroom 6's new HDR feature. 

Above is the final image. The image really does not capture the gigantic aspect of this Rainbow. It was very high up in the sky and looked to be very close. My wide-angle lens captured all of it but forced it all into one small frame. I have posted it to my gallery on Zenfolio to share and also offer it up for purchase. I had some great feedback on Facebook so I thought some might want to purchase a print.

So, next time you see an incredible or even great looking scene or event, don't be like me most of the time and say, man I need to get a photo of that, and then keep driving. Was so glad I stopped. No it's not a masterpiece of art but I captured it.