Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
  • Conference Themes
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    ´╗┐Photographer takes epic senior pictures to extreme WILTON, Ind. (CNN WQAD) In cities and towns across the country, high school seniors are gathering for their senior portraits. The tried and true poses, in which students wear jackets and ties or a conservative blouse with a string of pearls, are all too trite for one photographer in a small town in Iowa. Ben Shirk owns Shirk Photography and his phone is busy, as he told WQAD, because, "Seniors are calling from all over the country wanting to schedule sessions." He taking senior pictures to the extreme. "We do a lot of stuff in studio on green screen and then can create some very graphic, unique images that look more like a Nike or Under Armour ad," Shirk said. He working with Bettendorf High School senior Eleanor Drexler. "Hopefully, he have some in the air. Really capture my muscles," Drexler said, as she stepped onto a trampoline. For Shirk, nike j rod it all about making the student passion come to life. "Some kind of really epic action shots that captures their abilities and movements . A lot of them (the pictures) with my water and smoke and nike metcon dsx flyknit fog and snow and all that kind of stuff we have all those elements in the studio," Shirk said. It a style he used for many nike pegasus 33 others in the past 10 years, sometimes on location and sometimes using a green screen. His lenses are always moving and spinning as he tries to see something new. "The mind is like a muscle and the more you work with it and the more time you spend being creative and practicing being creative and being around creative people kind of builds that creativity," Shirk said. "Being able to put some kind of amazing artwork in people homes is just the thing I love doing."