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Spring Dance Show 2011

Eastern University’s Dance calendar ended with their spectacular Spring Dance Show. I was particularly impressed by the student’s skill through different styles of dance – from an interesting tap piece set to guitar, to a beautiful and graceful ballet piece, and even to a very intense and exciting African dance piece. If you ever get the chance to see one of Eastern’s Dance productions, I would highly recommend it!

Update:¬†If you like what I’ve been able to do with Eastern University Dance, Music, and Theatre, then you’re in luck! I have been officially contracted as Eastern’s Fine and Performing Arts photographer for the 2011-2012 academic year!

Want to see more? Visit my Facebook page and check out the albums there!

Looking to purchase? Visit my online store at www.bryoncalawaphotography.com!

DVDA Photoshoot

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m glad to finally share some of the work I did with the Delaware Valley Dance Academy out in Hatboro, PA. These remarkably talented dancers invited me into their studio for a photoshoot. Although this was a bit out of my area of expertise (I’m not really a studio photographer — more of a performance photographer), I think we came up with some nice photos!

To see some more of these photos, visit my Facebook page!

Looking to purchase? Head over to my online store at www.bryoncalawaphotography.com!

Spring Music Concert 2011

Eastern University had it’s last music concerts of the school year this past weekend. They were amazing! Some of my personal favorites: the University Band, Jazz Band, MIDI Ensemble, Eastern Strings, Orchestra, and the Choir. The Orchestra did a pretty cool original piece set to the silent film “H2O.” They had it playing live on a screen behind them while they performed. It was fantastic, even if it was 12 minutes long ūüôā You can see photos from that piece, as well as everything else on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to ‘like’ it!

Oh, and did I mention that two students got engaged on stage during the final show? That was pretty cool, too.

Looking to purchase your own prints or digital copies? Visit my online store at www.bryoncalawaphotography.com!

Becca Senior Photos

Its Senior photo season and I kicked it off with Becca who will be graduating for Gordon College this May. It was a beautiful day at Valley Forge National Park. Too beautiful, perhaps, as we had so much trouble finding shade on this cloudless day. It was fun though, so I’m not complaining.

Becca was down in PA visiting her boyfriend this week so I ‘m glad we found the time to get some portraits done. He tagged along, so by the end of the day we decided to get a few of them together. They told me that they were cursed – they don’t have any good photos of the two of them. I consider this curse reversed.

You can see the whole shoot on my Facebook page (Don’t forget to ‘like’ it!). If you want to by prints or digital copies, you can visit my online store at www.bryoncalawaphotography.com, but you’ll need to get the password from Becca. Sorry!

Want your own senior photos? Take a look at my rates here!

Proposal: Jason and Caitie


This engagement was a long time coming, but I only got the tip that it would happen at Eastern University’s Spring Music Festival earlier that morning. I was excited for the opportunity to capture this moment! I wish that the mic stand wasn’t there, but what can you do with an on-stage proposal? The cool part about these two is that they first met in choir. Now they got engaged in choir. How cute!

Oh, she said yes, by the way.

I’m looking forward to working with these two in the future. Can you say “engagement photos?”

More music-related photos from the Spring Music Festival will be posted as soon as they’re ready.

Want to purchase your own copy of this historical event? Visit my online store at www.bryoncalawaphotography.com!

EDIT: Photos from the rest of the Spring Music Festival are now online. Click here to see the album on Facebook! Click here to see some select photos from the blog!

Carousel Photo Preview

Hey¬†everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, so I figured I’d throw a photo or two on here from Eastern University’s most recent theatre production: Carousel. If you were fortunate enough to see it, I’m sure you were able to appreciate all the hard work this group put in both on stage and behind the scenes. For those who didn’t see it, let me tell you… the scenery was beautiful, the lighting was magnificent, the choreography was top notch and the acting was phenomenal! You can expect a few more photos from this show coming soon, but until then, enjoy these!

Also, if you’re bored, you can check out the review article at www.waltonian.com that will feature a few of my pictures. It wont be up for another few days, though. I’ll link the actual article once its posted online. ¬†Enjoy!

 

EDIT: The review article is now online! Click here to take a look.

You got your cap and gown. Now get your photos!

This photo was published in “Photography Vibes: Best of 2010”
You could look this good too, you know.

Graduation is right around the corner! With Spring bringing in nice weather, its not too early to start thinking about your senior photos. Think you can’t afford a “Best of…” photographer (see above)? Think again! I’ve got two reasonably priced deals for you! Don’t¬†hesitate¬†to book your photo shoot – the sooner you do, the sooner you can send out those graduation invites or, better yet, get that framed portrait that you mother always wanted. She paid your tuition. Its the least you can do. ūüôā

 

Deal #1 – $50/hr

  • Keep all the photos taken (expect anywhere between 30 and 40 different portraits in an hour)
  • Bring some friends! Everyone goes under this one rate. Two people in one hour means $25 each. Save yourself some money!
  • Get all your photos on a CD and do whatever you want with them! Note: groups will get one CD to share.
  • I upload all of your photos to my Facebook page with minimal watermarking. You’re free to tag yourself and show the world how go you look!
  • This deal is best for those who really like photos of themselves… and those who want to switch into different outfits and stuff.

Deal #2 – $20/hr + $5/photo

  • A very affordable “sitting fee” rate
  • You purchase only the photos you want, which will be available for digital download at my store (www.bryoncalawaphotography.com)!
  • This is a solo shoot only. Any friends who want to take photos with you/at the same time will be charged individually.
  • All of your photos still get uploaded to my Facebook page, but with major watermarking. You’re still free to tag yourself, of course!
  • This deal is best for those who only want to keep a photo or two and are looking to save money.

Please note that both deals include FREE EDITING. The charge you see is the only charge you get. Secondly, please be aware that there are no partial-hour rates. 1/2 hours of photography get charged for 1 hour. I suggest you take advantage of the whole time offered. Lastly, this deal only applies to local photography only. That means on-campus at Eastern University or elsewhere in the Wayne area. If you want to do photos somewhere else, I’d be glad to work a deal with you.

The time to book your photo shoot is now! Email me at calawaphotography@gmail.com today!

 

Music Gala 2011

 

Here’s some photos from the Music¬†Benefit¬†Gala held by Eastern University at Church of the Savior in Wayne, PA. I had my debut as the photographer for the Music Department at last year’s Gala and this year I got to use my brand new Canon 7D camera for the first time! This is always an excellent show, highlighting the talent of Eastern’s music faculty. The highlight of the show is always the piano quartet, which is usually done by pairing these pianist on two pianos. This year they stepped it up and brought in two extra pianos just for them. Four pianos, one piece (see above). How fun!

Click here to visit the¬†Facebook¬†gallery for all photos from this event. Don’t forget to “like” the page while you’re at it!

Looking to purchase some photos? Visit my store at www.bryoncalawaphotography.com!

Extreme Close Up: An Experiment

Hey Everyone,

For this post, I decided to upload two photos from a series of “experimental” photos I took with my model and friend Rachel. She came up with the idea of taking some extreme close ups of her face while she had some over-the-top glamor make-up on. It was an interesting idea so I figured I’d give it a try. By extreme close up, I mean that the crop of these photos was so close that portions of the face were left unseen. Ultimately, out of the 40 or so photos we took that night, I was only ok with these two. Even then, I feel like I could have done better if I did my research on this kind of photography. Nevertheless, I¬†think these two photos are interesting. Feedback is, as always, appreciated.

Concert Photos

These are a few photos from Beyond Existence at Eastern University last year. Its amazing what a 50mm prime lens can do when you have concert lighting and a fog machine. Check it out…

On a similar note, I suggested to the powers that be that they talk to Jars of Clay about letting me photograph them for free at their event on campus this year. He laughed and said it sounded like a good idea. I’m pretty sure he thought I was joking though. Oh well.