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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 2016 in Review


Congratulations to friscoron for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 6 votes - View Previous Winners


I really, really tried my best to cut this down. If you get tired of looking, then bail. But my dance shots are at the end, so you might want to get yourself a fresh cup of coffee.

Starting off with family shots.
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5. Getting three kids to be comfortable together for a shot is always a bit of a challenge for me, and that's why this shot made the cut. I actually like how they look.






6. This one's a composite.






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8. Quinceanera portrait






Magazine Shoots

9. Travel Issue






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11. Cross-fitness






12. Left, champagne bar. Right, American Idol singer.






Senior Portraits

13. My Class of 2017 Senior Ambassadors






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15. As part of my senior ambassador program, I get dresses and outfits from local boutiques, hire HMUA, and do a fashion shoot. The girls love it.






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17. Composited the sky in on this one.






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Silhouettes

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28. Same couple as 27, just a different shot. This one is in my studio at 24x36.






29. Sweet Nina.






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Sports

34. This is brand new (shot in Dec), getting ready to deliver to team.






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A few studio shots

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Weddings

39. I had just shot a portrait with the fenceline and the trees behind them, and as they were walking toward me, I got this shot, really just a candid shot, on a whim. It was their favorite shot from the wedding, and has grown on me.






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(It might be time to get your second cup of coffee. We're just warming up!)

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46. Just a First Touch.






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49. A story comes with this shot. The bride had been a very healthy very active young woman when she got hit with a brain aneurysm that left her mostly paralyzed. Her No. 1 goal was to be able to walk down the aisle for her wedding, and she worked hard over years to get there. Her wedding day was exhausting for her. We had just finished getting some downtown portraits in her small town, and they got up on the party bus. As they got on the party bus, I saw that the reflection off the party bus was perfect, the lighting was perfect. She's already on the party bus halfway to her seat, and I have to decide if I want to ask her to come back off of it. I decided to do it, and maybe it's just me, but I love how this shot turned out.






50. I actually like doing these kinds of things. So when a B& G ask to do this sort of thing, I'm all in. I knew it would be awhile before this shot was ready to be released, so in the week after the wedding, I added a baby monster under a bridge over a river where we were doing a group shot. In my post, I alluded to it and it was a huge hit, but this one they really loved!






Okay, here's the Dance.

51. I kept saying to myself, "Please don't drop the camera."






52. She had some help getting into position, but I still can't believe she was able to do this.






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56. I normally don't crop dancers during their performances, but this one was perfect for it.






57. This is another one hanging as a 24x36 in my studio.






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59. It's not perfect symmetry but I love it anyway.






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71. So many pics to choose from with Nina's two-day session, and these are my faves.






72. Nina again, and then two sisters.






Not people. (Almost done!)

73. We have a Robin that nests in a very small, short tree right outside our front door every spring. So far, this is my favorite shot of the little guys.






74. This is my version of the Bean in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.






75. And a wrap, with a self-portrait of me and my family. By the way, I always tell my clients that I'm an expert at controlling kids and getting them to behave during the photo sessions.








Jan 31, 2017 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 2016 in Review


what an onslaught of fantastic images! LOVED seeing most of them for a second (or third, or fourth - yeah, I check your threads a lot) time! Thanks for sharing them all. REALLY solid work man!


Jan 31, 2017 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 2016 in Review


☆☆☆☆☆
Wow, Ron. All are great; these are the images I particularly like --
1. cute, cute baby!
9. double-exposure
all the senior images
silhouettes
48. er, uh, sword play
49. for the three-tissue backstory and the cool reflection
50. love the sic-fi
dance images, especially 51 and 68
74. one of the best images of the Bean that I have seen
75. Is *that* what you look like! I thought you looked like your avatar (controlling OTHER people's kids?)



Jan 31, 2017 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 2016 in Review


Simply put, an Incredible Year! I can't pick a favorite, so I'll just vote.

Thank You for a visual feast

Charles



Jan 31, 2017 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 2016 in Review


Jonathan Brady wrote:
what an onslaught of fantastic images! LOVED seeing most of them for a second (or third, or fourth - yeah, I check your threads a lot) time! Thanks for sharing them all. REALLY solid work man!


Thanks, Jonathan! Really appreciate it!



Jan 31, 2017 at 09:39 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 2016 in Review


You had an awesome, year, Ron. Such breadth of talent.

(I think you've had many awesome years.)

You get my vote for best photographer here.



Jan 31, 2017 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 2016 in Review


GoodEgg wrote:
☆☆☆☆☆
Wow, Ron. All are great; these are the images I particularly like --
1. cute, cute baby!
9. double-exposure
all the senior images
silhouettes
48. er, uh, sword play
49. for the three-tissue backstory and the cool reflection
50. love the sic-fi
dance images, especially 51 and 68
74. one of the best images of the Bean that I have seen
75. Is *that* what you look like! I thought you looked like your avatar (controlling OTHER people's kids?)


Thanks, Alan! Appreciate seeing your faves, always like knowing what stands out to others. You're cracking me up! I love my avatar.



Jan 31, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 2016 in Review


unclechuck wrote:
Simply put, an Incredible Year! I can't pick a favorite, so I'll just vote.

Thank You for a visual feast

Charles


Thanks, Charles, I appreciate it!



Jan 31, 2017 at 10:02 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 2016 in Review


Jim Rickards wrote:
You had an awesome, year, Ron. Such breadth of talent.

(I think you've had many awesome years.)

You get my vote for best photographer here.


Wow, thanks Jim!



Jan 31, 2017 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 2016 in Review


all excellent!


my 2 cents on what really pops off the page for me...

25, I remember when you posted this one, still jumps off the page for me, great stuff
26, just lovely
31,32, all the silhouettes are great but these 2 crush it(is that a bird in 31? I'd clone that out, just me)
39, nice shot, but something weird is happening on the left side, cloning or something that is drawing the eye
42, killer!



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 2016 in Review


All amazing shots, just stunning!
26 and 51 are killer!

hat down to your technique and creativity

Cheers
Francesco



Jan 31, 2017 at 11:30 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 2016 in Review


A great year Ron and some truly great photos. No way to pick a favorite so I just had to vote for all of them.
Thanks for sharing.
Greg



Feb 01, 2017 at 01:13 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 2016 in Review


Love all of them. 51 should be printed really big and hung on the wall!


Feb 01, 2017 at 02:00 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 2016 in Review


Jesus Ron! My eyes hurt from the amount of awesome in one post. Looks like you had an incredible year


Feb 01, 2017 at 03:10 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 2016 in Review


Vcook wrote:
all excellent!

my 2 cents on what really pops off the page for me...

25, I remember when you posted this one, still jumps off the page for me, great stuff
26, just lovely
31,32, all the silhouettes are great but these 2 crush it(is that a bird in 31? I'd clone that out, just me)
39, nice shot, but something weird is happening on the left side, cloning or something that is drawing the eye
42, killer!


Thanks so much!!

And man oh man do you have a good eye esp considering that was one little thing among 9 gazillion pictures! I pulled the wrong picture. This is the one I used for their album (square design) and I wanted the fence in the shot so I cloned over closer to them and I didn't care about that on the left because it wouldn't be in the picture. I usually don't leave these pics in a mess like that, but I did with that one and you picked right up on it. Four thumbs up!

thanks for pointing out your faves, too!



Feb 01, 2017 at 04:04 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 2016 in Review


fplstudio wrote:
All amazing shots, just stunning!
26 and 51 are killer!

hat down to your technique and creativity

Cheers
Francesco


Thanks, Francesco! 51 is getting a lot of love!



Feb 01, 2017 at 04:05 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 2016 in Review


gregfixit wrote:
A great year Ron and some truly great photos. No way to pick a favorite so I just had to vote for all of them.
Thanks for sharing.
Greg


Thanks, Greg!



Feb 01, 2017 at 04:05 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 2016 in Review


Mike4AU wrote:
Love all of them. 51 should be printed really big and hung on the wall!


Love it! Thanks!



Feb 01, 2017 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 2016 in Review


michaelglenn wrote:
Jesus Ron! My eyes hurt from the amount of awesome in one post. Looks like you had an incredible year


Thanks! Such a cool way of expressing a compliment!



Feb 01, 2017 at 04:07 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 2016 in Review


You had an AMAZING year, Ron!! These were a pleasure to look at. I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite if I tried. Really love your senior work, the little guy in the dandelions, and your dance photos are out of this world. But they are all amazing. I can't wait to see what you do in 2017!

I had to go back and vote - this definitely needs to be a featured thread.



Feb 01, 2017 at 07:37 AM
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