About Don Shreve

Architectural and commercial photography insights from a veteran photographer.

My Newest Gadget

Well, It’s not really a gadget, since it’s a 24 foot tall tripod. Yes, that little bitty thing up there is a not so itty bitty camera. I’m still working out the bumps, but it’s a great way to get a high vantage point without a bucket lift. Controlled by a wireless intervalometer.

It’s That Time of Year..

…for architectural photographers. Construction projects are getting their final touches, and the leaves are still green and just beginning to turn. We’ve just passed the point of the year when direct sunlight reaches north-facing facades early & late.
This has been a great year for photography, (surprisingly, given the extremes).
I currently have several architectural shoots pending completion for photography. It’s important to be flexible in my scheduling to accomodate the myriad of factors which effect the completion date for any given project.
Fortunately, in today’s economy, society has found ways to improve our schools, and I’ve been fascinated to see all the cool stuff now standard & expected in today’s schools.
Here’s a shot from Holmes Park Elementary in Sapaulpa, OK.
Not like it was when I was a third grader…

Holmes Park Elementary

Grade School Library/Media Center

I just want to drive it, not work on it

This describes my experience with getting this site & blog up & running.
Back in the day, I had a bright orange 1976 VW camper van. Lots of big memories from that thing. It seems I spent more time lying under the back end, adjusting the valves, adjusting the timing, etc. than I  spent in the driver’s seat. And anyone who knows me will tell you I’m NOT a mechanic.
The design host has been helpful, but they only go so far. So, I’m looking to hire a WordPress guru ASAP to help me get the Panorama page up & running.
To prove the point, I’ve been trying for 45 minutes to simply upload a perfect image to illustrate this, and NOTHING works.

I’m so frustrated.
OK, so I got the image to load by uploading it to my MobileMe gallery, then importing from a URL, since the system refused to accept my uploading from my computer.
I’m persistent, if nothing else, and also late for dinner.

More later.

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.

Here are some suggestions for your first post.

  1. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
  2. Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting  page you read on the web.
  3. Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can alway preview any post or edit you before you share it to the world.

New Year, New Developments

The new year is bringing some exciting new changes for Shreve Imaging.
First, I’ve moved into a new office with a small studio space in downtown Fayetteville. It features a large natural light source with an incredible view of Mount Sequoyah and the historic courthouse shown in the interactive panorama below.
I’m still in the process of getting things set up, and will post a panorama when the space is complete.
Also, I’ve begun teaching an Introduction To Photography class at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Tuesday was my first class, and it went really well. The students responded well, and I think it will be a good learning experience for myself, and hopefully for them .

Virtual Tours

I’ve decided to begin offering panoramic 360º virtual tours. These will be offered either as a flattened 360ºx180º JPEG to upload for use as a reference file for your web site’s Java application, or as an interactive QuickTime file, which is what will soon be appearing in the Featured Projects section of the site. Please keep checking back to see the new stuff!

360ºx180º versions coming soon!