British Dogs on Holiday…

During our travels around Devon and Cornwall, one thing that really stood out to us was the number of people on holiday with their dogs. No matter where we went, there was at least a few dogs with their owners. Most every castle, ruin, abbey, or whatever allowed people to bring their dogs with them. Most shops and restaurants had water outside their door for quenching the thirst of their canine visitors.

Here is a collection of images I captured of Brits and their dogs…

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The Church of St. Michael de Rupe…

One of our days exploring Devon County, we drove through Dartmoor National Park and stopped at a small church built upon a large hill, Brent Tor, overlooking the countryside.  The Church of St. Michael de Rupe, stands 1,110 feet above sea level on an extinct volcanic cone and was built during the 12th and 13th century.

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10 Years, 10 Portraits…

Last week I returned from a nearly two week driving tour of the Southwest of England with my wife.  We were celebrating our 10 years of marriage with this trip.  I planned to take at least one portrait of her each at the different castles, churches, homes of writers I never heard of, or some other really old place we visited.  Here are my favorites…

Lensbaby Love…

This past month I have received quite a bit of Love from Lensbaby, manufacturer of unique lenses that I use sometimes.

I had two images selected for their “Photos of the Week” on their blog. The first was an image I took at a beautiful waterfall called Machine Falls.

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https://lensbaby.com/featured-photos-of-the-week-september-7-2017/

The second was an image I captured working with my friend and one of my favorite models to work with, Cheryl Brehm

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https://lensbaby.com/featured-photos-of-the-week-september-14-2017/

Last, but definitely not least, I was interviewed for a blog post about my use of the Trio28 lens in my portraiture work.

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https://lensbaby.com/david-morel-trio-28-portrait-lens/

The article features images with models such as Meagan White, Micael Leigh, Vicky Cunningham, Jessica Wen, Marina Seraphina, Tori Wrzalinski, Cheryl Brehm, and even my daughter, Chandler Morel!

Thanks Lensbaby! 🙂

Slow Exposures…here I come!

After many years trying to get an image in the Slow Exposures Photography Festival exhibit, I have finally made it.  I had two of my images accepted for the show and festival that celebrates fine art photography focused on the rural south.

The festival is a 4 day affair, starting tonight and ending Sunday afternoon and is a premier event for fine art photographers.  There are numerous exhibits, discussion sessions, networking events, portfolio reviews, and of course, social gatherings!  The jurors for this year’s exhibition are Arnika Dawkins, gallerist/photographer/collector, and John Wall, writer/photograper/professor.

The exhibition consists of images from photographers all over the United States.  51 photographers will be showing images they have captured that showcase the rural south.  The show is in the old Strickland Building on the main “thoroughfare” of Zebulon, Georgia, population 1,116.

I can’t share my images until after the show opens, so keep an eye out on my Instagram feed for them!

Update: Here are the two images that were a part of the exhibit…

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Breakfast Serving at Adams Station Bar-B-Q

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Midnight at the Product Stand

Model Meetup…

A few weeks ago, I participated in a Model/Photographer/Makeup Artists/Designer meetup at Westlight Studios in Franklin, TN.  The event was a great opportunity to shoot with a group of great models and utilize the fabulous facilities at the premier studio space in the area.  It was really nice to have the models with professionally done makeup which made the retouching a breeze!

Here are my favorites from the shoot:

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Samantha Bulka © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Samantha Bulka © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Alyssa Taylor © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Alyssa Taylor © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Allison Nolte © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Alexis Fraiser © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Katie Key © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

 

Beauty of Dance…

I was fortunate enough to participate in a Dance Photography workshop led by Martin O’Connor, a true expert in the field of Dance Photography! Martin’s workshop was informative, illustrative, fun, and a great way to get some experience photographing some wonderful dancers.  Speaking of the dancers, there were two, Jennifer Drake and Kelly Rogers, and both were unbelievable in their professionalism and skills.  I hope to have the opportunity to work with them again real soon.

Below are a few images I captured during the workshop…

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Kelly Rogers ~ © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Jennifer Drake ~ © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Jennifer Drake ~ © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Kelly Rogers ~ © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017

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Kelly Rogers ~ © ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. – DAVID L. MOREL ~ 2017