T.J. Powell | Photography: Blog http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog en-us (C) T.J. Powell tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:34:00 GMT Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:34:00 GMT http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/img/s1/v56/u708523184-o738089505-50.jpg T.J. Powell | Photography: Blog http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog 120 120 Mark Wood Electrify Your Strings! http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/2/mark-wood-electrify-your-strings Mark Wood brought his Electrify Your Strings! Program to Twinsburg City Schools last week.  Both of our boys play in the Orchestra and participated in the concert.  Some of my favorite photos are below and there are more in the Photo Gallery.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/2/mark-wood-electrify-your-strings Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:33:58 GMT
Twinsburg Youth & Community Theatre - Disney Little Mermaid http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/twinsburg-youth-community-theatre---disney-little-mermaid I spent the last few weeks shooting photos for the Twinsburg Youth & Community Theatre Production of “Disney - The Little Mermaid".   

The Performance Photos were difficult to take.  The lighting levels were changing constantly.  The light color was changing with every scene and often during a scene the colors of the light would change.  It took some manipulation with Adobe Lightroom in post processing to get the colors to look right by adjusting the White Balance.

This was my 4th year photographing for the Theatre, and every year it just gets better!

Links to some photos

Some of my favorite photos are below, Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Theatre Theatrical Performance Twinsburg Youth & Community Theatre http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/twinsburg-youth-community-theatre---disney-little-mermaid Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT
Nordonia Varsity Basketball vs Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/nordonia-varsity-basketball-vs-twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball Last night attended and took photos at the Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball vs Nordonia Varsity Basketball Game.  Some of my favorite photos are below and more are in the Photo Gallery, Click HERE to access it.

I also caught the end of the Junior Varsity Game and you can check out those photos on the gallery.

Both games went into overtime and it was a very exciting couple of games.  In the JV Game Nordonia cam out on top and in the Varsity Game Twinsburg came futon top!

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports High School Varsity School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Basketball Twinsburg High School Sports Varsity http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/nordonia-varsity-basketball-vs-twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:23:37 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Junior Varsity Basketball vs Wadsworth Junior Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/twinsburg-boys-junior-varsity-basketball-vs-wadsworth-junior-varsity-basketball Last night attended and took photos at the Twinsburg Boys Junior Varsity Basketball vs Wadsworth Junior Varsity Basketball Game.  Some of my favorite photos are below and more are in the Photo Gallery, Click HERE to access it.

I also caught the end of the Junior Varsity Game and you can check out those photos on the gallery.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports High School Varsity School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Basketball Twinsburg High School Sports Varsity http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/twinsburg-boys-junior-varsity-basketball-vs-wadsworth-junior-varsity-basketball Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:55:15 GMT
Favorite Sports Photos of 2016 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/favorite-sports-photos-of-2016 I have been shooting sports for a number of years, it started with my sons playing soccer.  I have selected some of my favorite sports photos from 2016.  These are all sports in and around Twinsburg.  I have shot Twinsburg AC Soccer, Twinsburg High School Soccer, Twinsburg High School Basketball, Twinsburg Wrestling, etc.  Below is a slideshow of my favorite images and you can visit the gallery as well.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2017/1/favorite-sports-photos-of-2016 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:16:46 GMT
2016 Year in Review http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/2016-year-in-review I put together a quick video review of some of my favorite photos of 2016.  I shot a lot of sports in 2016, mostly of my sons playing soccer but also a number of events at Twinsburg High School including Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer, and Football.  I never started out to be a sports photographer but I have grown to love the action and energy of the game.

In 2017 I would like to do more landscape and portrait photography.  Enjoy the video!

 

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/2016-year-in-review Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:41:32 GMT
Project 365 - 2016 Edition http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/project-365---2016-edition This marks the end of the 4th year of my Project 365's.  Every day I take at least one photo with my iPhone and one of them becomes my "photo of the day".  At then of each month I create a calendar and at the end of the year I create a college.  I use the iPhone App called Collect Photo App to help me organize and create the monthly college.   The yearly college is created using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom using the Print Module and a custom Identity Plate.  

Below is my yearly college and a slideshow of the photos from 2016.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) 365-2016 project365 http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/project-365---2016-edition Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:39:04 GMT
A snowy morning in Twinsburg http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/a-snowy-morning-in-twinsburg I was off of work today and I ventured out this morning after Lake Effect Snow last night to capture some photos around Twinsburg (Ohio).  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Bridge Buildings Church Infrastructure Liberty Park Snow Summit County Metroparks http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/a-snowy-morning-in-twinsburg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:08:18 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball vs Stow - Monroe Falls Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-stow---monroe-falls-varsity-basketball Earlier this week I attended and took photos at the Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball vs Stow / Monroe Falls Varsity Basketball.  Some of my favorite photos are below and more are in the Photo Gallery, Click HERE to access it.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports High School Varsity School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Basketball Twinsburg High School Sports Varsity http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-stow---monroe-falls-varsity-basketball Sat, 24 Dec 2016 20:12:58 GMT
4th Annual TOY RUN (2016) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/4th-annual-toy-run-2016 Today the boys and I participated in the 4th Annual TOY RUN.  JKFreaks, 4 Wheel Parts (Cleveland Store), and Lake County Off Road set up a donation run where we delivered toys to 3 local children's hospitals.  4 Wheel Parts has been collecting toys and all of the participants also collected toys.  

We all met up and 4 Wheel Parts and then took off as a caravan to the drop off locations.  We delivered toys to:

  1. Cleveland Clinic Children;s Hospital for Rehabilitation
  2. Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  3. University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

My photos are on the gallery page and they are also below.

Enjoy!

 

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Christmas Gifts Holiday JKFreaks JKFreaks.com Jeep Jeep Wrangler Transportation Vehicle http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/4th-annual-toy-run-2016 Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:30:28 GMT
Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball vs Cornerstone Christian Academy Varsity Basketball http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-cornerstone-christian-academy-varsity-basketball I attended and took photos last night at the Twinsburg Boys Varsity Basketball vs Cornerstone Christian Academy Varsity Basketball.  Although Twinsburg did not come out on top they put up a good fight.  Some of my favorite photos are below and more are in the Photo Gallery, Click HERE to access it.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Basketball High School Sports High School Varsity School Sports Twinsburg City Schools Twinsburg High School Twinsburg High School Basketball Twinsburg High School Sports Varsity http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/12/twinsburg-boys-varsity-basketball-vs-cornerstone-christian-academy-varsity-basketball Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:57:42 GMT
Luminocity (Twinsburg, Ohio) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/11/luminocity-twinsburg-ohio The 3rd Annual Luminocity was held over the weekend, it has been held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  This is the annual lighting of Twinsburg City Hall and Twinsburg Township Square.  It started at City Hall at 6 PM and then everyone marched down to Twinsburg Township Square.  In addition to the lighting there were Fireworks, the Singing Angels and the Fire and Light Performing Arts (fire dancers and jugglers).  

The lighting was emceed by Louie the Elf and Peppermint Sparkles.

The event is sponsored by:  City of Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township, and Village of Reminderville.

Some of the photos I took are below and there are more in the Photo Gallery on this website.

Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Christmas Holiday Luminocity christmaslights christmastree elf holiday louie peppermint sparkles reminderville singingangels tree twinsburg winter http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/11/luminocity-twinsburg-ohio Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:28:26 GMT
DIY Sun Shade for Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4 Door) (JKU) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/7/diy-sun-shade-for-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-4-door-jku Driving around int he sun in our Jeep Wrangler with the top off can lead to a sunburn and lots of glare, etc.  I have seen and  liked the sun shades that are on the market, I thought they were a little on the pricey side and thought about doing my own. I stumbled upon this video on YouTube by How to Wrangler. After I watched the video I knew that I could build one for our 4 door (if you have a 2 door you can build it a little shorter, there are dimensions in the video). So I gathered all the parts and got started. I verified all the measurements from the video and they seemed good.

I gathered all the parts from Home Depot, screenshot of the shopping cart and items are below:

I cut the screening material and enlisted my wife to get the sewing machine out and sewed the edges. The machine did not have any issues going through the material. She did a straight stitch followed by a zip zag across the edge of the screen, this will help to keep the edge down and prevent it ripping.

I then installed the grommets at the locations shown in the video, a screenshot is below. Only thing I might change if I did this again would be to move the ones at the front of the Jeep from 4" in from the edge to about 6".

Then I was able to move onto the bungie cords. The video gave lengths of the cords. The ones purchased are 12" (they were actually closer to 14"). I cut them down as shown but I did notice that the ones at the front of the Jeep which attach to the footman loops needed to be a little shorter than what was suggested. A screenshot from the video is below.

I installed it and here is the final product.

So, what do you think? Everything cost about $40 and that included the cost of the grommet kit, you may already have that and if you do the total cost would be around $30.

Post your comments below.

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/7/diy-sun-shade-for-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-4-door-jku Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:30:00 GMT
2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/7/2016-jeep-wrangler-rubicon-unlimited Last month we purchased a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, this is a really fun vehicle, here are some photos that I took shortly after the purchase, enjoy!

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Porsche of Beachwood Cars & Coffee (June 2016) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/7/porsche-of-beachwood-cars-coffee-june-2016 On June 12th, Porsche of Beachwood held their Cars & Coffee.  They had a great turnout with too many cars to count.  Most of the cars were of the "Super Car" Variety.  I had a great time.  You can visit my photos in the gallery and they are below.  The next event is August 14th (see the event page on FaceBook) and it will be held at Legacy Village.  They hope to double the turnout with the additional space.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Car Show Event Vehicle http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/7/porsche-of-beachwood-cars-coffee-june-2016 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 02:30:53 GMT
Night shoot at the Midwest Railway Preservation Society http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/6/night-shoot-at-the-midwest-railway-preservation-society This past Saturday night there was a night shoot at the Midwest Railway Preservation Society.  They set up 5 trains and other props around the grounds and allowed photographers in about 8 PM to shoot past sunset.  A few people even brought out some drones.  I spent a little bit of time talking to them about the drones as they fascinate me.  I can away with the photos you see below.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) AuroraHDR GTW 4070 Grand Trunk Western 4070 HDR HZRX343 Midwest Railway Preservation Society Nik Software OC1293 Ohio Central 1293 Railroad Railroad Engine Railroad Roundhouse Railroad Steam Engine Silver Efex Pro Transportation http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/6/night-shoot-at-the-midwest-railway-preservation-society Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:40:46 GMT
Summer Solstice (or There abouts) Sunset Photo Shoot http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/6/summer-solstice-or-there-abouts-sunset-photo-shoot Summer Solstice (or There abouts) Sunset Photo Shoot (2016)Summer Solstice (or There abouts) Sunset Photo Shoot (2016)

On Friday night I attended the "Summer Solstice (or There abouts) Sunset Photo Shoot (2016)".   This is an annual event hosted by the Facebook Group "Cool Photo Ops" and it was hosted by Ron Skinner and Dale Kincaid.    On the summer Solstice the sun sets directly down the Cuyahoga River and the sun is framed by the Railroad Lift Bridge and the Route 2 Bridge.  I have been to this one other time.  It was a very attended event with approx 60 photographers.  It was a great night and the sunset did not disappoint.  

If you are interested in how the sun sets and where we were dating the shoot you can see the image below that is a screenshot from the TPE "The Photographers Ephemeris".  This website and the Mobile Phone Apps are used by many photographers to determine the best place and the best time to shoot.

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And below you can see a slideshow of the photos that I took.  You an also visit the gallery on the website.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Bodies of Water Bridge Cuyahoga River Infrastructure River Skyline Skyscraper Sunset Transportation http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/6/summer-solstice-or-there-abouts-sunset-photo-shoot Sun, 19 Jun 2016 21:09:14 GMT
How to take Photos of Fireworks http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/6/how-to-take-photos-of-fireworks IllumiNations Reflections of Earth | EPCOTIllumiNations Reflections of Earth | EPCOTThe IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Fireworks Show at EPCOT

With the Independence Day Holiday coming up in the United States I thought that I should re-post how I like to photograpgh fireworks.    

In general, when I shoot fireworks I like to do the following:

  • Camera Settings
    • F-Stop: f/11 to f/16
    • ISO: 100
    • Shutter Speed: Use BULB Mode and keep the shutter open, I usually have it open between 5 and 10 seconds. You need to time it with the show so that you get the bursts.  Use a cable release so that you do not shake the camera as you are holding the shutter button.
    • Turn off auto focus, I like to get the focus set before it gets too dark
  • Use a very stable tripod out to long shutter speeds
  • Get their early to claim the best location for the show
  • Use a wider lens, the fireworks will most likely fill the entire sky and you will need to be very wide, I suggest around 24mm on a full frame camera and 18mm on a crop body camera
  • Bring a flashlight so that you can change settings on the camera or get something out of your camera bag.
The equipment I use consists of a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens, wired remote shutter release and an  Induro CT314 w/ a Induro BHL3 Tripod and head.  This combination of Head and Tripod is rock solid and will not budge and you need that when you leaving the shutter open for 6 seconds, any shake will be apparent on the photos. I also like to  get something in the foreground to give the shot scale and provide a reference to the environment.

Fro Knows Photo Video Tips

I ran across this video from Fro Knows Photo and he has 16 tips for shooting Fireworks.  I did not break mine down as far as he did.  Most of what he talks about is common sense.  But I did like the one tip about trying to get some crowd shots while the fireworks are going on.  If you have a second camera this would be an ideal thing to do with it while your main camera is on the tripod.

 

Fireworks at Walt Disney World

I have taken some of my best fireworks photos at Walt Disney World.  I believe they have the besot fireworks shows around.  Probably because they are having at least one show a day and have lots of practice.  You can visit my Gallery and I have inserted some of the photos below.

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Walt Disney World fireworks howto http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/6/how-to-take-photos-of-fireworks Sat, 11 Jun 2016 18:44:28 GMT
Trip to Jungle Jim's International Market http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/trip-to-jungle-jims-international-market Earlier this month when visiting relatives in the Cincinnati Area we stopped at the Jungle Jim's International Market, overtime we are n the area we stop by.  It is a great place to browse and purchase unusual items.  

The following description is taken taken directly form their website.  

Jungle Jim’s International Market is more than a grocery store, it’s a destination! With more than 200,000 square feet of shopping space in each of our stores, there are over 150,000 products from which to choose.

In addition to all the grocery items, you’ll find store tours, food demonstrations and lots of fun and attractions for the whole family.

Our stores also offer more gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and conveniences than any other mega store in the region. Stop in for an hour or make a day of it. However you do it, shopping at Jungle Jim’s is an experience you won’t forget!

It is always a fun place to spend some time.  Of course, my photos are below :)  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/trip-to-jungle-jims-international-market Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:35:26 GMT
Summit County Metroparks - Daffodil Trail http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/summit-county-metroparks---daffodil-trail Summit County Metroparks - Daffodil TrailSummit County Metroparks - Daffodil Trail Over the weekend I made a trip to the Daffodil Trail in the Furnace Run Metro Park of the Summit County Metroparks.  The daffodils seem to have been past  peak, I believe that the unusual Winter/Spring caused them to not be as colorful and deathly as they usually are.  I was able to get a few photos.  Enjoy!

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tj@tjpowell.net (T.J. Powell | Photography) Daffodil Flowers Summit County Metroparks http://www.tjpowellphotography.com/blog/2016/4/summit-county-metroparks---daffodil-trail Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:33:34 GMT