Category Archives: Formal Portrait

Jayton – Volume 1

As I indicated last Sunday, Sundays are going to be about formal portraits I took in 2021 for the foreseeable future. For a little bit anyways.

Today I’m going to share the first collection of images from a photo shoot I had with Jayton Poole. Jayton is a senior at Boone High School. I got together with his family to take some senior pictures of Jayton a few months back now.


Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Next Formal Portrait will involve a kid named Kyle.

2011-04-12 & 2011-04-16

The pictures in the folders 2011-04-12 & 2011-04-16 are of two varieties. One set will no doubt be very confusing to you. 98% (probably higher) will think that those picture are rubbish. They are more pinhole camera pictures. It has been months since I published pinhole camera pictures. What sets these apart is that they are taken with filters.

The second set of pictures are more straight forward. Simply pictures of Iowa State’s 2011 Spring Game.


The Better

The Better

The Better

The Better

The Better

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #68
IOWA STATE SPRING GAME

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve tulips.

WPC – WEEK 330 – BLACK + WHITE

As we are about to kickoff the 9th Year of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE (birthed into this world kicking and screaming as the RANDOM WEEKLY PHOTO EXPERIMENT) I thought we could look at what we accomplished as a community in Year 8.

+ There were 866 total submissions by 35 different participants. Averaging 16.65 submissions a week.
+ The most popular themes were HOBBIES and FRIENDS. Both had 30 submissions.
+ SYMMETRY + PATTERNS had the most participants with 19.

Here are the individual statistics for the 35 different participants:
+ Christopher D. Bennett – 52 weeks, 52 photos.
+ Kio Dettman – 50 weeks, 119 photos.
+ Micky Augustin – 44 weeks, 53 photos.
+ Tamara Peterson – 44 weeks, 44 photos.
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 42 weeks, 42 photos.
+ Kim Barker – 36 weeks, 43 photos.
+ Carla Stensland – 32 weeks, 73 photos.
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 32 weeks, 40 photos.
+ Michelle Haupt – 28 weeks, 28 photos.
+ Bill Wentworth – 28 weeks, 28 photos.
+ Cathie Raley – 26 weeks, 26 photos.
+ Andy Sharp – 26 weeks, 52 photos.
+ Teresa Kahler – 22 weeks, 42 photos.
+ Joe Duff – 19 weeks, 25 photos.
+ Mike Vest – 16 weeks, 16 photos.
+ Logan Kahler – 14 weeks, 32 photos.
+ Jesse Howard – 14 weeks, 17 photos.
+ Dawn Krause – 14 weeks, 17 photos.
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 12 weeks, 20 photos.
+ Angie DeWaard – 12 weeks, 14 photos.
+ Monica Henning – 11 weeks, 24 photos.
+ Becky Parmelee – 11 weeks, 11 photos.
+ Linda Bennett – 5 weeks, 8 photos.
+ Sara Lockner – 5 weeks, 6 photos.
+ Amy Peterson – 4 weeks, 6 photos.
+ Susanna Funk – 3 weeks, 3 photos.
+ Aaron Barnett – 3 weeks, 3 photos.
+ Lori Backous – 2 weeks, 4 photos.
+ Steve White – 2 weeks, 4 photos.
+ Jodie Cue – 1 week, 3 photos.
+ Sarah Karber – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Derrick Gorshe – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Layla Gorshe – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Mike Parmelee – 1 week, 1 photo.

Thanks to everybody that participated on any level!

I’ve gotten slightly into Snapchat streaks in the last few weeks and I’m going to carry the idea of streaks over to THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.

Heading into this week, these are the people that have “streaks” of submitting photos for consecutive weeks:

+ Layla Gorshe – 1 week.
+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week.
+ Becky Parmelee – 1 week.
+ Mike Parmelee – 1 week.
+ Angie DeWaard – 1 week.
+ Andy Sharp – 1 week.
+ Teresa Kahler – 1 week.
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week.
+ Bill Wentworth – 2 weeks.
+ Joe Duff – 2 weeks.
+ Dawn Krause – 3 weeks.
+ Cathie Raley – 6 weeks.
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 7 weeks.
+ Kim Barker – 9 weeks.
+ Tamara Peterson – 12 weeks.
+ Kio Dettman – 12 weeks.
+ Christopher D. Bennett – 431 weeks.

Okay, in fairness, I run this show and it does bend around my schedule, slightly, so my streak doesn’t really count for much. It will be interesting to see who is able to build on their streak this week and who has their streak snapped.

As we start up Year 9, just a reminder that the picture has to be taken the week of the theme. The picture needs to be taken somewhere between 12:01 PM on the Monday the theme is revealed and 11:00 AM the following Monday, when I click Schedule on this post and head to lunch. This is a get off your butt and TAKE photos challenge. It is NOT a curate your photos challenge.

Photos are not evaluated for quality (at least not by me) to be posted. This challenge is about doing the work. You put in the work, the quality will come. What I am saying is, don’t hold back a submission because you don’t think it is good enough.

There are two ways to submit your photos to me. You can email me at bennett@photography139.com OR you can text them to my phone. Either one is perfectly acceptable.

These are not rules, but I’d say fairplay guidelines:

+ Don’t send me multiple pictures of the same subject in the same week. Send me multiple pictures, sure, but make them unique.
+ Don’t send me multiple pictures and ask me to choose the best one. I won’t do it. Even on a theme that is coming up in a few weeks where there will be for the first time ever a limitation of 1 submission per participant, I still won’t do it.
+ Watch the resolution of the images you submit. The size should be at least 800 pixels for it to look decent on the website.
+ YOU should be the one taking the picture. If a friend of yours takes a picture and you want to submit it for them, that is fine, but they should get the credit for the picture and they should be cool with it being posted.

Enough of that noise. You didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates and the best ways to participate, you came to see the submissions:


WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (10 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (10 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (3 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE
Tamara Peterson (13 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley (7 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE
Teresa Kahler (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE
Elizabeth Nordeen (8 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (13 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (4 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee (2 weeks)

29 submissions from 20 participants. That 20 participants is more than any theme had last year! I’m pumped now! That is a great week! Lots of streaks continued. Only the streaks of Mike Parmelee, Angie DeWaard, and Jen Ensley-Gorshe came to an end.

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 331 - ROCK
ROCK

ROCK! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a ROCK photo? Well, there are several types of rocks. Igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.  All you have to do is find a rock you like (I’m partial to igneous) and take a picture of it. And ROCKs have so many uses, they can hold historical markers, they are canvasses for artists, and people build things out of them.  Just to name a few.  Of course, ROCK can have multiple meanings. There is the type of ROCK that Twisted Sister wants to do. Which isn’t all that different from the kind of ROCK that AC/DC salutes those about to engage in or that Queen wants to do to you. Whatever definition of ROCK you use, it will be the right one for you.

I’d be remiss, if I didn’t point out that ROCK was a theme suggested by Angie.  Thanks for the suggestion Angie.

While thinking on your possible subjects for  your ROCK picture, think on this following quote from one of my old time favorite movies.  INHERIT THE WIND. It is a highly dramatized telling of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial. One of the lawyers that is prosecuting the teacher on trial for teaching evolution has taken the stand as an expert on The Bible. The lawyer defending the teacher is cross examining him.

Drummond:  It’s sad that we don’t all have your positive knowledge of what is right and wrong, Mr. Brady. How old do you think this rock is?

Brady: I am more interested in the “Rock of Ages” than I am in the age of rocks.

Drummond: Dr. Paige of Oberlin College tells me this rock is at least 10 million years old.

Brady: Well, well, Colonel Drummond, you managed to speak here some of that scientific testimony, after all.

Drummond: Look, Mr. Brady. These are the fossil remains of a marine prehistoric creature found in this very county, and which lived here millions of years ago when these very mountain ranges were submerged in water.

Brady: I know. The Bible gives a fine account of the flood. But your Professor’s a little mixed up in his dates. That rock is not more than six thousand years old.

Drummond: How do ya know?

Brady: A fine biblical scholar, Bishop Usher, has determined for us the exact date and hour of the Creation. It occurred in the year 4004 B.C.

Drummond: Well, that’s Bishop Usher’s opinion.

Brady: It’s not an opinion. It’s a literal fact — which the good Bishop arrived at through careful computation of the ages of the prophets, as set down in the Old Testament. In fact, he determined that the Lord began the Creation on the 23rd of October, 4004 B.C. at, uh, 9:00am.

Drummond: [Is] that Eastern Standard Time? Or Rocky Mountain Time? It wasn’t Daylight Saving Time, was it, because the Lord didn’t make the sun until the fourth day.

Brady: That is correct.

Drummond: That first day, what do you think, it was 24 hours long?

Brady: [The] Bible says it was a day.

Drummond: Well, there was no sun out. How do you know how long it was?

Brady: The Bible says it was a day!

Drummond: Well, was it a normal day, a literal day, 24 hour day?

Brady: I don’t know.

Drummond: What do you think?

Brady: I do not think about things that I do not think about.

Now maybe that scene doesn’t have much to do with rocks, but any chance I can even tangentially reference that movie I will.  I look forward to seeing your ROCK interpretations.

RULES

The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of ROCK in this place that records my metamorphic change next Monday.

The Baughers 2021 – Volume 1

Looks like Sundays are going to be formal portrait time for a little bit. I haven’t shared really any formal portraits I took last year, so I better start doing that now. This collection is from pictures I took of Alexis’ family back in June. Carla was the baby wrangler or at least she tried to get them to look in the direction of the camera.


Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Baugher Family Photo Shoot - 2021

Plenty more to share from that photo shoot!

NYC – One

The pictures in this collection are in a folder called New York City. These pictures are from a trip I took with Jesse to visit my cousin Sarah and her beau Tim. They live in Manhattan. We made this trip in 2011 and I thought that I’d probably go out and visit every couple of years. I haven’t been back since, and that is really pathetic.

There are also pictures in this collection I took with a pinhole camera.


Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Random New York City Images

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

Personal Photo Project of the Week #58

Personal Photo Project of the Week #58

Personal Photo Project of the Week #58

Personal Photo Project of the Week #58

Personal Photo Project of the Week #58

Personal Photo Project of the Week #58

Personal Photo Project of the Week #58

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #58

RANDOM NEW YORK CITY IMAGES

MORE RANDOM NEW YORK CITY – NEAR GROUND ZERO

The next time we take a stroll down memory lane, that memory lane will still be in New York City.

March Misc.

As I’ve indicated before, the 2011 folders are a disaster. These images cover most of the March 2011 folders. These are mostly pictures that were taken for the RANDOM WEEKLY PHOTO EXPERIMENT (now called THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE), but a few were taken for a PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT.


WEEK 9 - SILHOUETTE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

WEEK 10 - STILL LIFE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

WEEK 11 - COMMUNICATION - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

WEEK 12 - UNFOCUSED - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

Embarrassing Anti-Intellectualism

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

Think Negative Alternate

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

RWPE Y2 #9 – SILHOUETTE

RWPE Y2 #10 – STILL LIFE

RWPE Y2 #11 – COMMUNICATION

RWPE Y2 #12 – UNFOCUSED

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #60

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve New York City.

2011-02-27

The pictures in the folder 2011-02-27 are from a photo shoot I did with Jill. Some are for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT. One was displayed at the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon.

Here are the pictures from the folder 2011-02-27:


9 Emotions Project - Jill Gorshe

Jill - Joy

Jill - Sadness

Jill - Anger

Jill - Amusement

Jill - Fear

Jill - Jealousy

Jill - Surprise

Jill - Sympathy

Jill - Boredom

WEEK 8 - MARKET - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #65

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #67

RWPE Y2 #8 – MARKET

The next walk down memory lane will involve Derrick and music methinks. Amongst other things.

WPC – WEEK 320 – HERO

Reminder this is the last day to submit ideas for next year’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme. Leave you suggestions in the comments section of today’s journal entry.

It looks like a few people have people they consider to be a HERO.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 320 - HERO - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 320 - HERO - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 320 - HERO - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 320 - HERO - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 320 - HERO - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 320 - HERO - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 320 - HERO - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 320 - HERO - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 320 - HERO - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 320 - HERO - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 321 - BUSINESS
BUSINESS

BUSINESS! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a BUSINESS image? A BUSINESS image is any image that shows any aspect of a BUSINESS. From a storefront. To the employees working at the BUSINESS. To a BUSINESS card. Literally any aspect of a BUSINESS. And it can be any type of BUSINESS. From a mulit-million dollar corporation to somebody selling Pampered Chef out of the trunk of their car.

While thinking on your BUSINESS picture, think on the following quote:

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
-Andy Warhol

Good luck capturing a great BUSINESS image.

RULES

The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of BUSINESS in this place that that vaguely resembles a business next Monday.

2011-02-13, 2011-02-17, and 2011-02-20

The images in the folders 2011-02-13, 2011-02-17, and 2011-02-20 are mostly from THE NINE EMOTIONS PROJECT. Then there is also a picture I took for Valentine’s Day.

Here are the pictures in the folders 2011-02-13, 2011-02-17, and 2011-02-20:


9 Emotions Project - Shannon

Shannon - Joy

Shannon - Sadness

Shannon - Anger

Shannon - Amusement

Shannon - Fear

Shannon - Jealousy

Shannon - Surprise

Shannon - Sympathy

Shannon - Boredom

9 Emotions Project - Willy McAlpine

Willy - Joy

Willy - Sadness

Willy - Anger

Willy - Amusement

Willy - Fear

Willy - Jealousy

Willy - Surprise

Willy - Sympathy

Willy - Boredom


By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #55

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #63

The next time we walk down memory lane it will involve Jill.

2011-02-11

The pictures in the folder 2011-02-11 are of Jesse and Jay posing for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT.

Here are the pictures from 2011-02-11:


9 Emotions Project - Jesse Howard

Jesse - Joy

Jesse - Sadness

Jesse - Anger

Jesse - Amusement

Jesse - Fear

Jesse - Jealousy

Jesse - Surprise

Jesse - Sympathy

Jesse - Boredom

9 Emotions Project - Jay Janson

Jay - Joy

Jay - Sadness

Jay - Anger

Jay - Amusement

Jay - Fear

Jay - Jealousy

Jay - Surprise

Jay - Sympathy

Jay - Boredom

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #61

The next time we take a walk down memory lane it will involve more of THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT.