Dan Ledbetter Photography: Blog https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Dan Ledbetter Photography [email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:59:00 GMT Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:59:00 GMT https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u310730598-o265529062-50.jpg Dan Ledbetter Photography: Blog https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog 120 120 Holiday in Lights Engagement Proposal https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2022/1/holiday-in-light-engagement-proposal In early December a client of mine texted me with a request for a proposal for an engagement shoot. He sent me a picture of an aluminum structure he and a friend had created with "Carah will you marry me" in large lighted letters. He had made arrangements with Sharon Woods in Cincinnati to set this up in the park during their annual Holiday in Lights. Immediately off the main route of the Holiday in Lights drive-through is a parking lot where the display was set up. It was set up at the back of the parking lot.

To add some depth to the photo, I set up two lights at a distance from the display, one with a blue gel and one with a red gel. The lights were balanced with the light provided by the display. The result is spectacular.

My client's friend, who helped with the construction of the display, kept track of the couple's arrival via gps. So she did not wonder why he was turning off the main drive, his friend called him on his cell phone, and Kyle, my client, pretended that this was a very important client's call he had been awaiting all day and that he needed to take it. Hence, he pulled into the parking lot. Once they pulled in, Kyle's friend plugged in the lights.

What Carah thought was a date with a drive through Holiday in Lights turned out to be something more! Quite a bit more!

Congratulations to Kyle and Carah!

Check out the Instagram posting here


[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2022/1/holiday-in-light-engagement-proposal Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:59:10 GMT
Godspell and Glow Sticks https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2020/1/godspell A middle school performance of Godspell features a scene with glow sticks.

I was able to capture the scene hand holding the camera for a 4 second exposure.

What a cool effect. And what a fabulous performance.



[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) actors middle school theatre youth https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2020/1/godspell Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:01:00 GMT
Evernote Won't Sync With the iPhone https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2014/12/evernote-wont-sync-with-the-iphone First, if you haven't discovered Evernote, yet, you may want to do so here. It is the handiest and most powerful little productivity tool that will work across all platforms.

But, like some apps, it can have it's issues.  Today, the iPhone, which I had used to snap a document photo, would not sync.

So, I did the next best thing to trying to figure it out myself and Googled "evernote iphone won't sync." (Yes, Googling is that easy).

I came across this very useful article.  Useful because the author's very first suggestion solved the problem.  Turn the Airplane mode switch from off to on and back to off.  Yep, that was it.  You will have to read the rest of the article to see what else you can try.

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) Evernote iphone sync https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2014/12/evernote-wont-sync-with-the-iphone Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:22:22 GMT
Cast and Crew of Parade, directed by Jason Burgess of Highlands High School https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2013/7/cast-and-crew-of-parade-directed-by-jason-burgess-of-highlands-high-school

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) actors head shots performers stage theatre youth https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2013/7/cast-and-crew-of-parade-directed-by-jason-burgess-of-highlands-high-school Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:30:17 GMT
Cast of Lebanon High School's production of Guys and Dolls https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2013/4/cast-of-lebanon-high-schools-production-of-guys-and-dolls

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2013/4/cast-of-lebanon-high-schools-production-of-guys-and-dolls Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:50:23 GMT
Walnut Hills Junior High Performs Bye, Bye Birdie https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2013/3/walnut-hills-junior-high-performs-bye-bye-birdie This weekend the Walnut Hills Junior High performed Bye, Bye Birdie.  What a great group of talented kids.

Be sure to check out the gallery of photos.


[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) Theatre high junior performance theater youth https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2013/3/walnut-hills-junior-high-performs-bye-bye-birdie Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:39:06 GMT
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Sacred Music Concert https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/12/cincinnati-hills-christian-academy-sacred-music-concert Last night the musicians and choristers of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy performed their annual Sacred Music Concert at St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati.  The church was beautiful, the music was heavenly.

The photo below was taken about a half hour before the performance began.  So, it does not show that the place was filled to capacity, standing room only.

Be sure to check out the photos here.

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) CHCA Christmas Cincinnati Hills music sacred singers youth https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/12/cincinnati-hills-christian-academy-sacred-music-concert Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:16:15 GMT
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Christmas Concerts https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/12/cincinnati-hills-christian-academy-christmas-concerts This week Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy had three wonderful Christmas programs, featuring Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten on Thursday night and the 1-2 and 3-4 grades on Friday night.  It was packed, standing room only at Montgomery Community Church. From traditional to modern worship Christmas songs, everyone was touched by these beautiful young children.

The gallery of the Thursday night performance can be viewed here. You should have received an email from the school with the access code.

The Friday night performances will be available later today.  Be sure bookmark this blog post and check back to see when the gallery is available.

This Sunday night be sure to plan on attending the Sacred Music Concert at St. Xavier Church. If you have never attended this annual performance, which is held is some of the most beautiful churches in Cincinnati, you will be blessed.

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[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) Christmas Cincinnati Hills children singers youth https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/12/cincinnati-hills-christian-academy-christmas-concerts Sat, 01 Dec 2012 14:00:31 GMT
Cincinnati HIlls Christian Academy Convocation https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/8/cincinnati-hills-christian-academy The CHCA Convocation was at St. Margaret of York and was very well-attended. The seniors are installed, given a blessing, and, very importantly, are charged with the responsibility of being the students that the underclassmen can look up to.  Be sure to go to the top of the page and click on Galleries/Recently Added to see all the photos of the event.

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) Cincinnati Hills convocation high school senior https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/8/cincinnati-hills-christian-academy Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:20:01 GMT
Dan's World Choir Games Photo chosen for a special project https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/8/dans-world-choir-games-photo-chosen-for-a-special-project  

Out of all the cities in the USA, out of all the cities in the world, Cincinnati was chosen to host the 2012 World Choir Games. Almost 50 photographers, from amateurs to aspiring professionals and professionals, volunteered to photograph this historic event.  Of those 50 photographers, only a select few were permitted to photograph the opening and closing and award ceremonies at US Bank Arena.  Out of the thousands of photographs taken and posted on Capture Cincinnati, one photograph was deemed as best at "capturing the 11 day experience,'  and it will be used for a very special World Choir Games project. So as not to spoil the surprise, I will share that with you at a later date. In the meantime, peruse the Capture Cincinnati site and view all the wonderful images captures of a wonderful event.

World Choir Games Opening Day CeremonyWorld Choir Games 2012

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/8/dans-world-choir-games-photo-chosen-for-a-special-project Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:24:10 GMT
World Choir Games https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/7/world-choir-games During the last couple of weeks, I volunteered at the World Choir Games photographing some of the events.  It was a once in a lifetime experience that I thoroughly enjoyed.  This also was a huge success for Cincinnati.

You can see some of my photos at Capture Cincinnati.

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/7/world-choir-games Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:41:32 GMT
C.A.S.T., The Producers https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/6/c-a-s-t-the-producers C.A.S.T., Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre, a community theatre aimed toward the high school and just graduated high school senior crowd, debuted this summer with The Producersa hilarious Mel Brooks musical. Jason Burgess, theatre teacher extraordinaire at Highlands High School, is the director. 

I'm not going to review the show because, well, I am not a reviewer.  Suffice it to say, though, the kids do an incredible job.  Max and Leo, played by Max Colvill (Highlands 2012 graduate) and Sean Fannin (Walton-Verona), respectively, are wonderful.  I would love to see those two guys in The Odd Couple.



Max Colvill

Sean Fannin

There are three shows left, next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at 730, 730, and 230, respectively.  Come out and see the show and supports these kids. You'll get a great laugh. In the meantime, check out some of the photos on my Facebook page here and in the full gallery here.

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) actors high school summer theatre theatre https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/6/c-a-s-t-the-producers Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:21:22 GMT
National Private Truck Council https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/4/national-private-truck-council This weekend and into the upcoming week I am photographing the annual meeting and exhibition of the National Private Truck Council. My affiliation began with them began five years ago when they held their annual meeting in Cincinnati for the first time. As a member of the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, I contacted them about photographing that meeting. It's been a wonderful relationship ever since. 

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/4/national-private-truck-council Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:26:28 GMT
From a Happy Customer https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/4/from-a-happy-customer  

"I received the pictures today.   Thank you very much.  They are excellent!  Wished I could buy them all.  Very good drama and great pictures."

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/4/from-a-happy-customer Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:33:52 GMT
Adrianne https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/4/adrianne We began the photo session at the studio.  Adrianne brought her two little dogs who were absolutely adorable. They handled being in front of the camera magnificently.

We did a few clothing changes and switched up the backgrounds for a few more poses.  After about an hour of shooting to a Collective Soul mix on Pandora, we headed to the great outdoors.

Adrianne is so comfortable in front of the camera. From serious to moody to happy, she transitioned so naturally. It was a real pleasure working with her, the dogs, and her mom. Didn't mean to put mom last. :) Heck, without her mom, I would have had no one to hold the reflector.  Thanks, Outi, for your help.


[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/4/adrianne Wed, 04 Apr 2012 23:16:06 GMT
Campbell County High School's All Shook Up https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/campbell-county-high-schools-all-shook-up As I noted on Campbell County theatre department's Facebook Page, while shooting the dress rehearsal I thought I was at an American Idol audition.  There is some incredible vocal talent at that school. The show opens tonight.  It's a big FAIL if you do not include this show in your weekend.


[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/campbell-county-high-schools-all-shook-up Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:14:54 GMT
Highlands High School, Guys and Dolls https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/highlands-high-school-guys-and-dolls Yesterday evening I photographed the dress rehearsal of Highlands High School production of Guys and Dolls, which opens tomorrow night.  Below is Adelaide and the Hot Box Girls. It's a show you should not miss this weekend.



[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/highlands-high-school-guys-and-dolls Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:38:15 GMT
Great Productions this Weekend https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/great-productions-this-weekend Tonight begins a three day marathon of dress rehearsals, beginning with Highlands High School's Guys and Dolls, then Wednesday night at Campbell County's All Shook Up and, finally, Scott High School'sThe Curious Savage. The headshot galleries of each of these productions will be available before the weekend. So, be sure to check back.  And, of course, check out my Facebook page for the albums for each of the productions as the week progresses.

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/great-productions-this-weekend Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:49:26 GMT
CHCA Godspell https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/chca-godspell Tonight is the opening night of Godspell at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.  As I confessed to the director, Susan Jung, when I heard they were doing this production, I never was a big fan of Godspell, having never seen a high school, community theatre, or professional performance that I liked.  After shooting this dress rehearsal on Wednesday night, that has changed.  This is the finest interpretation of the show that I have ever seen.  Susan had a vision for this show and the young actors brought that vision to life. I'm a visual guy, not a writer, so don't depend on me to describe that vision for you.  Suffice it to say: Go see it!

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) CHCA Cincinnati Hills Godspell actors high school theatre https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/chca-godspell Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:49:31 GMT
CHCA Sacred Music Concert https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/chca-sacred-music-concert Last week Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy held there annual Sacred Music Concert.  This time is was at the Mother of God Church in Covington, Kentucky. These young musicians treat us to the great music of the Church, ancient and new alike.  The talent is out of this world.  Be sure to check out the gallery.


CHCA, Sacred Music Concert

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) Cincinnati Hills Mother of God Church sacred music https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/chca-sacred-music-concert Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:58:53 GMT
Spring Pictures at CHCA https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/spring-pictures-at-chca This week at CHCA we photographed the spring pictures for the Elementary School and Armleder, which is located downtown Cincinnati.  The administrative assistants and teachers were all very helpful. Thanks for your help.

[email protected] (Dan Ledbetter Photography) https://www.danledbetterphotography.com/blog/2012/3/spring-pictures-at-chca Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:56:05 GMT