Brian Craig Photography

Art is everywhere we look. Photogaphy helps me capture it

July 27, 2014 5:09 pm
Just one of the great baptism moments from today. Loved seeing all the Celebrate Recovery folks up there too. Amazing stories shared. Easily one of my favorite events to shoot during the year. @kensingtonchurch

Just one of the great baptism moments from today. Loved seeing all the Celebrate Recovery folks up there too. Amazing stories shared. Easily one of my favorite events to shoot during the year. @kensingtonchurch

July 19, 2014 11:16 pm

You don’t always have to travel far for a fun photo op. 

I once heard someone say that “your backyard is someone else’s dream location”. I couldn’t agree more, and have always been able to find new things to shoot in my backyard. What might seem boring and plain to us is exciting and filled with new possibilities for someone across the world. 

Tonight I watched my 3yr old son playing with his bubble blowing toy and noticed that the bubbles piled up on the grass in some very cool patterns. So of course I grabbed the camera and the bubble gun and took advantage of a free 5 min in the backyard during “magic hour” (perfect light for photographers). Shooting with my Nikon D800 and Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro lens here are a few shots I was able to get. 

Try it sometime, look at the boring everyday stuff around you and try to see something new and exciting. It doesn’t have to be groundbreaking but you will always learn something new… every time! 

Hope you enjoy. 

Brian Craig

July 18, 2014 3:56 pm
Pretty cool news. My firework photo got chosen by Camera Mart  for the recent fireworks photo contest. Thanks @camermart can’t wait come in and say thanks in person and buy some goodies of course! #fireworks #detroit

Pretty cool news. My firework photo got chosen by Camera Mart for the recent fireworks photo contest. Thanks @camermart can’t wait come in and say thanks in person and buy some goodies of course! #fireworks #detroit

July 14, 2014 9:12 am

Architecture and People, these are a few of my favorite things. So its always great when the 2 combine on a photoshoot. 

This is one of my great clients; John Tagle & Associates Inc. (architecture firm) in Troy, MI. I have been shooting for them the past 2 years and have had the privilege of capturing their amazing designs that have come to life around the Metro Detroit Area. Always a pleasure to work with such great and professional people. 

This was from a recent shoot I did for them, to capture the team and the newly designed office space. The new remodel looks great and the team doesn’t look so bad either :) 

Enjoy your day and thanks for looking! 

Brian 

July 6, 2014 10:57 pm

Unique Firework photos from Metro Detroit. 

Got to play around a bit on 4th of July weekend with some different techniques in firework photography (expanding on last years samples). These are all “in-camera” photos. This look is achieved by using a wide aperture and a longer shutter speed, while the shutter is open you take the lens from out of focus to in focus smoothly and quickly. Fun stuff and a nice change of pace from the typical firework photography (not that there is anything wrong with that). 

Play around, Share & Enjoy! 

Brian

June 23, 2014 11:20 am

A study of strawberries with window light. 

Playing in the “studio”, challenging myself to work with only available light but to make “usable art”. These were taken during “magic hour” at my dinner table in front of the window. Only controlling the setting in my camera and using a piece of paper to bounce light to achieve these images. If you have time, grab any object and start playing around. 

The great and exciting thing about photography is that you are constantly learning and refining your skills. 

June 19, 2014 9:06 pm
Helpful Tip: You don’t always need fancy lighting gear to get the shot you want. #BCPbehindthescenes

Helpful Tip: You don’t always need fancy lighting gear to get the shot you want. #BCPbehindthescenes

June 4, 2014 9:57 am
Nigerian fashions. 
I had the pleasure of shooting photos for a fashion show here in #Detroit with a great young designer. JI Fashions. Her market is creating unique but classic African clothing for ladies and men here in America. Evening gowns for special events, or when you just want to stand out at an event. She is creating items with authentic fabrics and current style of Nigeria that you just can’t easily get here in America. 

Nigerian fashions. 

I had the pleasure of shooting photos for a fashion show here in #Detroit with a great young designer. JI Fashions. Her market is creating unique but classic African clothing for ladies and men here in America. Evening gowns for special events, or when you just want to stand out at an event. She is creating items with authentic fabrics and current style of Nigeria that you just can’t easily get here in America. 

April 3, 2014 9:59 am

One of my frequent photo gigs is to shoot new or remodeled businesses, churches and other architecture in thef Metro Detroit area. I love architecture photography, its very relaxing and something I can happily get lost in.

These are some photos of the newly remodeled kids area at Woodside Bible Church at their Troy campus. There are some very cool murals on the walls using photos of local Detroit hot spots. Its a really fun and creative space for the kids to learn and spend time with each other.  Enjoy 

12:31 am

Another successful fun photo shoot with Kensington Church in Troy Michigan. This event was for the K-Rock Kids performance titled “Get Rich”, a fun live musical version of the game Monopoly with a twist… What if instead of trying to get all we want, we gave it away to those in need??? Its amazing what we can learn from kids. 

Always a lot of fun to photograph these very hard working and talented group of children doing what they love.