Tyler Kivela | Senior

September 2015

Tyler Kivela, Belle Isle and Eastern Market, Detroit MI

Tyler Kivela 2015

Tyler Kivela 2015

Thank you Kathy Kivela for allowing me to capture this moment in Tyler’s life.

It was an honor.

-BJL

It’s not how your day starts…

…but rather how it ends.

Today did not start out very well, considering I woke with a fever and chills, which I directly attribute to a weekend filled with nasty weather and just being somewhat run down.  But after sleeping in until Noon, bombarding my system with meds and tons of H2O, I can confirm I have not let the fever win.

After finding out from my son that he had dropped his laptop and was experiencing some issues with it, I went to Best Buy this evening to do some research on what their Geek Squad charges for an evaluation and what a new Toshiba Chromebook would run if I needed to go down that path for him.

On my way out, I ALWAYS walk trough the camera department to window shop and ran across an INSIGNIA™ Macro Ring Flash on sale for $39.99 (regularly $70+).  Always wanting a dedicated ring flash unit for portraiture, but not wanting to spend a lot of money, I jumped at the chance, knowing I could always return it within 15 days.  Well, so far so good.  I am definitely happy with the results of my model, shown below.  I just thought that there would be more of a “ringlight halo effect” in the eyes… ; )

I’d say with this find, my day has ended just fine.

Skull Test Image 1
Skull Test Image 1

Welcome to www.brettjlawrence.com, redux

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As they say, the mechanic always has the worst-looking car in the neighborhood.  Well, I guess the same can be said for me, at least in terms of finally getting a website up and running that I can manage and manipulate on a regular basis.  I always place everyone else as a higher priority, but now is the time to focus on ME.  So, please be patient, have a look around, and I encourage your input on my imagery, as well as my (hopefully) daily blog posts and photography. -BJL