This site is the place where I highlight my favorite photos. It's not intended to be a complete collection of my work, just random photos that I'm proud of. Checkout my Eric Bowen Photography site for a more complete collection of my work, and to buy prints or digital originals of most of the images you see here. Thanks!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

City Lights

Here's my first picture with my new Tokina 12-24 lens... me likie! This 30 second exposure is "as shot", no Photoshop! The orange sky is city lights reflecting off a low overcast, and the trees and bench were illuminated by triggering hand-held flash multiple times to "paint" them.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The eye

Another portrait of Benjamin, taken using an SB-600 as a remote flash.

Abstract lights

This is a 4 second exposure of tail lights taken through the windshield of the car (yes, somebody else is driving).

Christmas Trucks

These wooded toy cars and trucks were parked in front of the Christmas tree waiting for somebody to play with them.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Holidazzle parade float

This abstract image of a float in the Minneapolis Holidazzle Parade was created by rotating the camera while shooting at a slow shutter speed.

Lights, lights, get your Christmas lights here!

A street vendor selling lights at the Minneapolis Holidazzle Parade.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

JPG Magazine

I just submitted a couple photos to JPG Magazine. You can check them out here:



I'm new to JPG Magazine (just discovered it today, courtesy of Robert Scoble). I really like this whole class of user/reader created content.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Where do I sign that modeling contract?

My favorite picture of Benjamin to date.

Aperture 1.5 hates FAT32

I've been suffering some pain and confusion with Aperture 1.5 hanging, and even loosing some master images. It turns out that Aperture does not support referenced images on FAT32 drives... aargh!

The reason I was using FAT32 on a external drive, was to make it easy to access images from Windows PC's and my MacBook. It turns out that this is VERY bad idea. Unfortunately Aperture doesn't WARN you about this, it just tries the used the disk, works for a while, and then dies a very inconvenient and seeming random death.

Several morals to the story:
1. From now on I am going to burn all RAW files to DVD before I load them into Aperture (or any other software).
2. I upgraded the drive on my MacBook to 160GB, so that I can store all my master files locally.

Monday, December 4, 2006

Look out he's got a pigeon!

I shot a first birthday party over the weekend for a co-worker. Here's a fun picture of one of the little guests working as the magician's assistant.

I'm not very satisfied with this shoot as a whole... I definitely need to improve my skills for indoor shooting in poor light... time to really read my SB-600 manual again.