Tag archive: Alabama

Rachel K. Ivey Photography – Chelsea High School Theater Presents “Juvie”

In October of 2011, the Chelsea High School Theatre presented Jerome McDonough’s “Juvie,” a play which tells the stories of the teens inside a juvenile detention facility. It is a story of poor choices and their dramatic consequences. Chelsea H.S. Theatre took this play to the district-level Trumbauer Theatre competition, where they received highest marks


Rachel K. Ivey Photography – Engagement Session – Eric and Liz

I recently had the opportunity to spend the day with Eric and Liz for their engagement portrait session.  They are a hip, young couple who were interested in incorporating architectural, graffiti, and other urban elements and processing techniques in their images. We started and ended our day at Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham, AL. The


Rachel K. Ivey Photography – Chelsea Intermediate School presents “SECRETS”

I love working with creative people. I have a friend who certainly fits the bill. He’s a local 5th grade teacher, who uses his own love of the creative side of things to inspire his students. For the fourth year now, he’s been orchestrating his students and guiding them in the process of making a


Rachel K. Ivey Photography – Toy Town

One of my favorite techniques to play with for landscape images is Tilt Shift. The Tilt Shift effect makes the items photographed have the appearance of being small and toy-like. This effect can be achieved two ways: through the use of a special camera lens and through the use of Photoshop. Objects that are very


Story Theatre

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing performances of Chelsea High School Theatre’s productions since spring of 2010. ¬†Photographing plays is a real challenge. You can’t use a flash and the lighting is often times very low in order to set the mood for the scene. Story Theatre was particularly challenging in this respect. Chelsea HS

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