Archive for category: friends

November 1, 2013
01 Nov 2013

Halloween Photo Booth by GH Studios v.2013

Another year, another Halloween photo booth. I’ve been doing this for a few years now in an effort to bless my neighbors with fun, free photos. We moved recently and I got to meet a lot more of my neighbors last night. The rain didn’t slow down the constant flow of ninjas, superheroes, and walking dead. However, I did put a bit of a damper on the way I wanted to light this.  All the parents were into it so I think I escaped the “creepy new guy in the neighborhood” label for now. I handed out my business cards to all the parents and I’ve already had one parent who received their photos say the following.

oh my goodness, those are awesome! thank you. the look on Asher (the front one) is priceless, so him :)thanks!!!

 

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Until next year, Halloween photo booth!

October 31, 2013
31 Oct 2013

Personal projects: Mountain bike jumps in the fall

DC Photography | Evan riding at The Farm in Leesburg, VA. © Garrett Hubbard 2013

DC Photography Evan riding at The Farm in Leesburg, VA. © Garrett Hubbard 2013

If you know me, you know that I love to ride my bike. I love to ride my bike fast, push myself, and above all have fun. Correction. Please add the word “mountain” in front of every occurrence of the word bike because if the tires aren’t fat and don’t have large nobs then I’m not interested.

Earlier this week I went out to shoot the big bike mountain bike jumps at “The Farm” in Leesburg, VA. It’s a bit of a hush-hush riding spot where you have to get an invite to this private property. My friend Evan (the guy on the bike who’s ripping 24/7) introduced me to this place a year ago and I’ve enjoyed trying to keep up with him there ever since. I am sad to report that my downhill bike moped a bit when I left for the farm with my photo gear instead of him.

March 10, 2013
10 Mar 2013

Baby perspectives: The baby photo booth reveals why babies really laugh and cry

Click on any baby photo booth image above to view full-screen and full-frame

Our dear friends threw us a co-ed baby shower and it was a ton of fun. I wanted to make a visual guest book for our daughter so she could someday see all the people who showered us with baby gifts galore and lots of love. I thought a baby photo booth was a great way to do that. In the weeks leading up to this shower my wife bought a playful background we could hang on the wall. But on the morning of the shower the creativity I had sought out to make this photo booth special landed right in my lap. A photo booth from a baby’s perspective. Yes! Leave it to the photojournalist to get the inspiration on deadline. After looking at these I now know why babies laugh and cry when they look up at us.

November 8, 2012
08 Nov 2012

GH Studios halloween Photo Booth version 12

Welcome to my neighborhood. It’s a crazy-scary-awesome hood and my neighbors are the coolest. Just to prove it I set up a photo booth of sorts in my front yard and invited our trick-or-treaters to take a photo. Here are some of my favorites. (If you are my neighbor and you are reading this drop by to pick up your free prints!)

DC Photography | Photo Booth
Apparently my neighborhood will be the epicenter of the zombie apocalypse
DC Photography | Photo Booth
Polluted drinking water could exonerate this group, right?
DC Photography | Photo Booth
Killer costumes with the news hook! Disney acquired Lucas Films and rights to the Star Wars franchise the day before Halloween. Bonus points from this journalist!
DC Photography | Photo Booth
Where the Wild Things Are, a fairy, and a busted up CEO of a bank that was too big to fail.
DC Photography | Photo Booth
My neighbor the smiling witch and me, the organic farmer–non GMO of course!
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Me and my crazy neighbors.
DC Photography | Photo Booth
Best family costume award
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Best “Photographer gets photographed”
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The King and his Kat. ‘Nuff said.

Until next year neighbors.

May 31, 2012
31 May 2012

Mark is my /ˈnābər/

 neigh·bor/ˈnābər/

Noun:
A person living near or next door to the speaker or person referred to.
  • Sometimes the person living next door is a professional photographer. 
  • Sometimes they love animals. 
  • Sometimes they enjoy fireworks as much as they did when they were 12 and were part pyromaniac and part adolescent. 

Sometimes your neighbor is all of the above and more.

My neighbor Mark is the coolest.

Mark shows me how to properly launch a “projectile firework” from his hand (legal in Nevada and other great states) on Memorial Day 2012. Photo by Garrett Hubbard © 2012
June 29, 2011
29 Jun 2011

Sometimes I ride my bike

Sometimes I get to ride my bike. Sometimes I get to ride my bike with friends. Ryan is one such friend. Sometimes I rock the HD GoPro camera and mount it various places during my ride. Sometimes the camera catches a crash. This is one such time. Enjoy!

Riding bikes with Ryan from Garett Hubbard on Vimeo.

March 29, 2011
29 Mar 2011

Politics and clicks: Photographing The Hill

Anxious testimony, indignant recoils, and false bravado could only mean one thing–politics on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This is a peak into the life of what it’s like being a photographer on “The Hill.” I don’t go there a lot, but Every time I do, it is a little like this. Lots of waiting, lots of time spent on my knees, and lots of great photographers like Chip Somodevilla and Melina Mara to admire and learn from.

The Well: Covering Capitol Hill from Chris Gregory on Vimeo.

March 5, 2011
05 Mar 2011

I am grateful to have met Bob.

Have you ever met someone who just wanted to help you? I have. His name is Bob.

Last year I met Bob Carey. I had come to Texas to be a faculty speaker at the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference. From the moment I met him he began to encourage me. It started in the Stockyards in Ft. Worth, Texas during the student workshop for the conference. Unbeknownst to me, he was observing me working with my students for the day. He approached me and told me he loved how I was working with and challenging the students to focus on storytelling. Then he invited me to be a faculty speaker at one of his conferences. Now, at that time, Bob was the President of the National Press Photographers Association. Needless to say I was quite honored and accepted his invitation almost immediately. We soon began to swap stories about photojournalism, changing storytelling technology, and about life. Four-months later I was teaching three classes at NPPA’s annual Convergence conference in Charleston, SC. Now, one year later I’m hanging out with Bob again at the SWPJC in Texas. I am grateful to have met Bob.

Photography| Bob
Bob Carey and myself reflected in a window at the Stockyards in Ft. Worth, Texas. © Garrett Hubbard 2011

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