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Big, Simple Light

Had a great time last weekend at Unique Photo in Fairfield. Nikon sponsored a takeover, and we spent Saturday talking pictures and demonstrating lighting. Unique had a backdrop up, so we just did some plug and play. Had a couple of lovely models, and one in particular was a character. (How c...

An Outdoor Studio! Hawaii Workshop Part Two

Relationships are everything in this business. Just a truism. Our studio has been blessed with working with wonderful talent for many, many years now, and I often revisit that talent. I love to photograph the same folks, perhaps even many times. Trust builds, and different things reveal.  Also ...

An Outdoor Studio! Hawaii Workshop Part One

It’s easy to fall in love with Hawaii, and if you’ve visited there and punted around the various islands, it’s also easy to have a favorite spot, or island. For me, it’s the Big Island, and more specifically, the Kona Coast. Just an amazing mix of ruggedly beautiful terrain, striking s...

Lights and Shadows….

Fun time of year to post a couple shadowy, sort of spooky pics. Ominous lighting. Purposeful, sinister shadows. Shadows that don’t allow you to see, but make you guess. Intrigue. Possible mayhem. Mean streets. Darkness on the edge of town. Need I go on?Two Speedlights in a Vancouver alley fr...

Studio in the Street

Like a pop up tent, you can reach into your camera bag and in just a couple of minutes, poof, have a couple light shaping tools up and running that can give you a pretty good look out there on the street, working fast, no permits, totally off the cuff. One Speedlight, one Speed-Lite 2 ...

Glamour on Wheels! Gitzo Shoot Part 2: Camera Work, Lighting!

So, it wasn’t enough to simply fly the camera on the Gitzo tripod on a moving vehicle and fire it remotely. Had to do some small flash lighting as well. It was necessary. The windy roads out in Nevada rarely lined up perfectly with the fading sun, making available light a dicey approach. I also ...

Glamour On Wheels! A Gitzo Shoot Part 1 – Rigging!

Sometimes, you just have to say, “Why not?” and wing it and see what happens. Wait a minute. Sometimes? I forgot for a moment that we’re photographers. We do that ALL THE TIME.The what if factor is up there when you have a rolling camera platform, no permit, remote triggering, autofocu...

Shades of Difference and Direction

Hard sun, big silk, beautiful light. Pretty simple. Take a nuclear blast of sunlight and tame it by interfering with its blazing, destructive path with a simple swatch of white material, and it arrives at your subject’s doorstep (face) as cuddly and friendly as a golden retriever puppy. ...

Showtime!

When it comes to splash, color and the unabashed exuberance of the stage, it’s hard to beat Vegas, and its coterie of wildly diverse, talented, athletic, sensual, magnetic performers. Luckily for me, I know a few, none more vibrant than Joli Irvine, who has dazzled many a Vegas g...

Working One Room, Two Athletes

Thrilled that Nikon USA is starting to roll out a series of stills and videos roughly titled “Performers.” I came up with the notion to address the multi-faceted capabilities of the Z camera mirrorless system. Z7 is hi res, handles action, but is the camera I would think of for a set piece. A po...

Sunrise in the Forest! Sort of…..

The lovely Billi Shah looks languid, relaxed and calm here. Just a forest spirit, floating through the ferns, admiring the greenery. Truth be told (and this is where you need a hardy, beautiful and patient model) it’s actually pretty cold and gray in the woodlands surrounding Birmingham,...

Into the Woods! With Lastolite!

If you’re going to trek into the woods, no better company than Amber Tutton, our magnificent, hardy model. And of course, a crew from Lastolite. So happy I started working with Lastolite all those years ago. We’ve stuck together for many years, trading ideas, designing products, and, we...
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