Dad's Officially Retired, Again

July 15, 2014  •  1 Comment

arra14fday_ulsgizarra14fday_ulsgizEnviromental Portrait of Ulous Arrasmith and his dog, Gizmo I recently joked with my father that he had retired more times than Michael Jordon, to which he assured me this one was it.  So with that in mind I decided to do his offical retirement portrait.

As I mentioned in the previous blog post, I had only taken one portrait of him over the years and it really wasn't about my Dad just the photographic technique I was trying out.  This time I wanted one that all about him, his enviroment and maybe a snapshot of his life today. arra14fday_ulousjoycearra14fday_ulousjoyceEnviromantal Portrait of Ulous & Joyce Arrasmith on back deck with Gizmo, their other son

The obvious place to capture this image was his home, Dad loves his back deck and kicking back on it with a glass of iced tea.  And then there's his sidekick, Gizmo.  The two of them seem to be inseparable, they have their daily walk times, nap times and bed times, oh I forgot to mention, snack times.  I often joke as two which one is the pet.  As you can see in this portrait, they both get somewhat even billing.

Hope you have a long and healthy retirement Dad, good luck Mom.

 

Tech NotesCamera-Nikon D800, Lens-50mm, Lighting-Profoto Compact Flash/Small Chimera Softbox, Illustrative Effect-Topaz Black & White   www.tonyarrasmith.com

 

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Chelsea Kerluke(non-registered)
My Dad, who is a retired police officer, has officially retired from the company he's been working for for the past seven years. And that means more time for him to spend with the family and to do the things he loves. Everyone deserves that.Because it was such a momentous occasion, I wanted to do something special for my Dad - and I knew exactly what it was. Reading http://www.tentonhammer.com/articles/essay-writing-strategies-for-college-students article is really helpful in essay. I want to be a photographer when I grow up, and I've enjoyed taking pictures of my family ever since I held my first digital camera in my hands at the age of nine (and we're talking about a Kodak Easy Share CX4230 here - not exactly state-of-the-art). Now that I'm 10, my skills have improved quite a bit (if I do say so myself), but my camera has stayed the same. There are things that I would be able to do if only I had better equipment - and there are places where good equipment is required.
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