• Lighting Spectrum
  • Emptiness
  • Water Drops On Leaf
  • The Empty Road
  • Grandiose Sky On Grand Lake
  • Dogwood Spring
  • Tulips
  • Lighting Spectrum

    This is NOT a composite image. The only modifications that have been done are color adjustments, power line removal, and cropping to the 4:5 aspect ratio. Captured in Grove Oklahoma.

  • Emptiness

    A Dock in Wolf Creek Park in Grove, OK. Long Exposure was achieved with a 10 STOP ND Filter.

  • Water Drops On Leaf

    Captured using a Canon 5D MK II in 2012. Texture added to increase interest.

  • The Empty Road

    Captured on a foggy morning in Grove, Oklahoma

  • Grandiose Sky On Grand Lake

    A Panoramic Image created from over 30 captures. Taken on Sailboat Bridge in Grove OK.

  • Dogwood Spring

    Captured on a bright sunny day at Lendonwood Gardens, in Grove, OK. Captured using FujiFilm X-T1 camera. Minimal Processing in Adobe Lightroom CC.

  • Tulips

16th Dec 2014Pure Chaos!
16th December 2014
Pure Chaos!

The title really says it all.

Well not really, but it does describe my work area, as well as the entire building that I work in general. Currently in the process of cleaning, re-organizing, and preparing for Tax Season. As now an owner of M&T Tax and Business Services, LLC, I am on some very tight deadlines to get things done. That being said, I have added to my rather full schedule another deadline. By the end of March 2015, I will release my book, chronicling my development of an artist, and things I have learned along the way that will be especially beneficial for those wanting to start or improve their photography business.

I know it seems silly, for someone of my age (24, I look younger than my age) to be writing a book like this, and almost seems self-centered. I hope to clear it up now, that the primary reason I am writing this book, is to help others grow as an artist, avoid mistakes that I have made, and to at least partially accomplish the goals that I originally set for Dylan D Studios, LLC. Another reason is that is has given me a project to refocus my work as an artist, and not simply imitate how another artist operates. I used to enjoy writing, yes I enjoyed writing essays in school and in college. Hopefully, this book project will motivate me to write more regularly.

Yesterday, I completed a rough outline of my book. For those that appreciated the reference in yesterday's post, there will be more of those in some of the titles of the book's chapters. :) Well, one for sure, but possible more. Phase One of my book project, is getting an organized work area, so it's no longer pure chaos XD So I will get to that right now, and I plan on updating this website at least weekly, and some new areas have been added, such as the rather lengthy page on Dylan D Studios.

P.S. The title of today's post was random, and not any reference that I am aware of.

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15th Dec 2014Silence Will Fall
15th December 2014
Silence Will Fall

The reference is very intentional to fans of a popular show about time and space. :)

Silence will fall, indeed, it shall end now. I have been very busy making changes at M&T Tax and Business Services, LLC, from budgeting, cleaning, business planning, and so much more, I have had little time for my fine art imaging work these past several months. This has given me an opportunity to reflect on past work, as well as what type of art I want to create in the future. I really want to share my experiences, what I've learned, mistakes I've made as a photographer, and these lessons will be valid for both those just wanting to take better photos, but even more so for those wanting to start their own photography business. I was at a point where I wanted change in my work, how I was doing it was not efficient, I had thought have a massive Adobe Lightroom library of over 68,000 images would let me find images that I previously over-looked and process them differently. But switching camera systems (more about that later) presented some challenges with my workflow, and I decided that I wanted a more efficient workflow.

So I determined that I would go through all my images, and only "keep" the ones that either portfolio worthy, or that have been instrumental in building myself as an artist. And from that, a book idea was born. So I am making this announcement now, that in a few months, I will be releasing an e-Book (and limited edition print copies) about these past 5 years that have gone into my work. I will talk about it more tomorrow, but for now silence must fall on this post. ;)

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6th Jun 2014Another Quick Update
6th June 2014
Another Quick Update

Just another quick update, the PDF Brochure, 7 Tips To Better Photography is now ready for newsletter subscribers. I am still in the middle of a few projects, and of rearranging my studio. Another thing about the newsletter, I only plan on releasing my newsletter once per month, so do not worry about receiving constant emails when you sign up.

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23rd May 2014Quick Update
23rd May 2014
Quick Update

Just a quick update for now, as I am currently completing a project that will clear up a bunch of space in my studio. A viewable gallery is now live, so the core of the this website is practically done. Granted it is not even shadow of things to the come as far as content wise, but that will take time. Speaking of time, I am on track to completing the PDF Brochure, 7 Tips To Better Photography, by June 1st.

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7th May 2014Art In The Garden 2014 Results
Art In The Garden 2014 Results
7th May 2014
Art In The Garden 2014 Results

The Art In Garden event at Lendonwood Gardens was quite a success. My wife and I had a great time showing our work to the public. While I wasn't able to take many photos of the event, here are a few. I will have more photos posted later, as a few family members took photos as well. It was my second art show, and my wife's first. In comparison to last year's Art In The Garden event, there were both less artists attending, as well as less of the public showing up. That being said it was a very nice show, with the gardens in bloom.

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1st May 2014Art In The Garden May 3rd
1st May 2014
Art In The Garden May 3rd

Hello there! Please excuse the rather empty website for the moment. Currently, my wife and I are preparing for our exhibit at the annual Art In The Garden event at Lendonwood Gardens in Grove, Oklahoma on Saturday, May 3rd. I am still creating prints and matting them, and my wife, Ashley, is still creating new paintings for the event. Please check back soon for additional content, including tips, the print of the month, and more.

 

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