Here’s a recent Dallas Observer cover that I shot. It’s of a great Dallas/Denton band called The Baptist Generals.
I was looking through my files this morning, and noticed I had photographed some images on July 10, 2012… or, exactly one year ago today. It’s fun to look back and see what I was doing last year, and I thought I’d share it with you! Maybe I should go back and see if I had any shoots on this day in 2011, 2010, or earlier? Maybe I should go back fifteen years, looking at the stuff I was assigned to photograph when I was still in college? Well, maybe those photos are better off forgotten…
Anyway, this was an album photo shoot for the band POV – also known as People On Vacation – a duo formed by Jaret Reddick and Ryan Hamilton. It’s pretty catchy music, definitely worth giving a listen to.
Astronomical photography really isn’t my thing, but I still enjoy taking moon pictures every once in a while. It’s pretty easy to do, and even a 200mm focal length will get you a good web-size image that shows the moon’s detail. This was taken during the “super moon” phase, which is supposed to be the closest this wonderful satellite will be to the earth this year. I suppose that helps a little! If you have access to a 600mm lens (and you can use a 2x extender with it, to give you a 1200mm focal length), then you can get a nice big image, worthy of printing.
You can view plenty of non-moon photos on my website at www.janikphoto.com.
I know I’ve told you about the fun advertising campaign
I worked on with the Perot Museum
earlier this year. I’ve seen my photos pop up in all sorts of newspaper
and magazine ads
, and I finally stumbled upon one of the billboards
. This one is going north on Central Expressway
– also known as Interstate 75 – and can be seen by tons of people every day! Pretty cool, huh? I’ve had my photos appear on other billboards across the country, but this is the first one I’ve seen in Dallas, TX
, with my own eyes.
Here is a picture of the billboard in action! It’s shot from the frontage road. Though the view from the highway is much better, it’s not the safest place to stop and take a photo (at least, not while cars are whizzing by at 70 miles and hour!)
Another view of the billboard, from a safer vantage point…
If you want to see more of my photography, please visit www.janikphoto.com and then give me a call or send me an email.
Here’s a recent roundup of photos I’ve had published in the wonderful Dallas Morning News, along with a link to a New Kids On The Block concert slideshow of my work…