04 October 2009

August 30, 1983

Just saw this really cool photo of the space shuttle Challenger (STS-8) that's struck by lightning as it stands ready to launch.

23 September 2009

iPhone Photos

I haven't been posting lately because I've been focused on shooting iPhone photos. Trying to force myself to be a better photographer by using a 3 megapixel camera and editing only using apps bought from iTunes. It's be a lot of fun. Here are a few examples:

To see more of my iPhone photos, follow me on Twitter. I try and add at least one photo per day, but don't hold me to that. Peace. Jeff

18 June 2009


About four years ago, I decided to create something special for my niece's 5th birthday. After sorting through hundreds of images that were taken over several years, selects were made and I created a photographic journal of Ava's first 5 years. Ava's handwriting was used as the title on the cover.

Most of the images were never before seen by her or her parents. It was extremely hard to hold back so many photos for five years but my hope is that it was much more special. It should be fun to look back on during her adult life.

Below are a few of my favorite shots included in the book.

On a side note, my nephew Jack was born last november so look for another book in 5 years.

15 June 2009

Say Cheese

This morning at my six month teeth cleaning, I saw the final printed shots from a shoot back in December. At my last appointment, my dentist mentioned that his son was about to lose one of his front teeth and would love to have "cheesy" smiling headshots of his two children to hang in the hallway of his office. It turned into a series of 6 using his kids and his niece and nephews.
I'm not sure what size the final prints ended up, but these things are BIG. The resolution from the 1Ds M3 held up great. Being placed in such a heavily traveled hallway, the laminated finish is more durable and easy to clean.

(Apologies for the low-quality iPhone photo above)

After spending the day with six children, I have a new respect for child photographers.

02 June 2009


I recently did a shoot for the clothing boutique Theadora, located in downtown Homewood. They needed a few exterior shots for their website being designed by Holly Cook. Theadora's has a very cool stone exterior. But, one issue I had to overcome was that it blends in with the surrounding stores. We decided a dramatic night shot could really make it stand out while also feeling very inviting. A big thanks to Ben Fine for volunteering his time to help out.

19 May 2009


This month, Lewis Communications is featured in the international design magazine novum.

The title spread includes a poster I designed for the "Antiques in the Gardens" show that benefited the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I also did the photography and final retouching was done by photoshop guru Andy Cargile. Click on the spreads to read the article.

Oh, if you're having trouble reading parts of it, the article is in German and English.

Big props to all the guys at Lewis for continuing to pump out great work.

07 May 2009


For several days now, I've been converting an old Canon 1Ds into a pinhole camera. After a few test shots, it's dialed in pretty well. I started out with a hole using an old dart, and ended with using just the tip of a needle. It's not pretty, but that's what I love about it.

And this is the result. Not bad for a first try. I think it can be perfected more so look for updated shots taken with the digital pinhole camera.

22 April 2009


A couple of weeks ago, I had a quick photo session with my nephew Jack. He is several months old, so we were rushing to get them taken before his teeth started to come in. Not even a week later, his first tooth broke through.

Jeffrey Williams © 2009 Birmingham

21 April 2009

Showplace of the South

This shot was taken backstage at the Alabama Theater. I loved the simple tables with mis-matched chairs. The sliver of light was shining from an open door leading to the stage. The Alabama opened in 1927 used primarily as a movie palace. Today, it hosts more than 300 events a year.

Jeffrey Williams © 2009 Birmingham

17 April 2009

The Magic City?

It is a known fact that if you live in Birmingham, You are required to take a cheesy photo of the city skyline. After 27 years of fighting my instincts, I finally gave in. Here is the result...

Jeffrey Williams © 2009 Birmingham

15 April 2009

Birds Eye View

Even with a mild case of vertigo, I managed to make it up in a helicopter for several hours shooting scouting shots for a client. 

Update: self portrait after we landed.

Bowling Alley Chair

While bowling the other night, I spotted this lonely chair.

Jeffrey Williams © 2009 Birmingham

14 April 2009


Sometimes I feel like running away.

Jeffrey Williams © 2008 Cayman Islands

Brannon's - A Public House

There is a new sandwich shop in downtown Birmingham called Brannon's - A Public House. Brannon's offers a gourmet sandwich twist to traditional Irish, Scottish & English recipes. I was fortunate enough to meet owner/chef James Hardin and shoot images for his soon to be launched website. Please help support local, family owned businesses. 1931 3rd Avenue North

UPDATE: Brannon's site is now live Brannon's - A Public House
Jeffrey Williams © 2009 Birmingham


Hello. I've created this blog as a place to post some of my photography, my inspiration, or just my random thoughts.