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Category: Technique

Thou Shalt Nots in HDR
March 19, 2013

When I was out at WPPI with Pete Collins, we decided to take some time to go out and shoot in one of our most favorite places - Nelson. Nelson is this area that has a bunch of old things collected into Garages. Old cars, a crashed plane, and lots of decayed things against a desert backdrop just make for great shooting. I was even more fortunate to share the day with Bill Pekala, Bill Fortney, Mark Kettenhofen, and Brien Aho of Nikon...

Great Kid Shots: Some Tips and Tricks
January 2, 2013

I am an unabashed man of making pictures of my daughter Sabine.  Long long time ago, I cut my chops working in a children's portrait studio, and really loved the process of making images with kids.  One of the things that always surprised parents was how much pre-planning and misdirection was involved with the whole process of taking a childrens image.  Because of that, I am (too a fault) hyper critical of the very images that I shoot....

Portraits Take Time : For Katie
August 17, 2011

Just hung out with my friend Alan Brusky of Fireleaf Design at the studio. He had asked me if I would help make an image of his sister in law, Katie while she was visiting here in Tampa. I figured this could be pretty cool, and to help a friend.. double bonus! One of the things that got me excited about this was that Katie had never been into a "photo shoot" before. This would mean that this gives me the option to be able to practice...

Photographing Children - Lesson 1: Bend
August 15, 2011

click on the picture to see a larger one on Flickr A lot of people don't know that I actually cut a lot of chops doing children's pictures. This was one of my favorite things to do- i'm a big fan of kids. This was odd to parents, seeing as they were handing their children to a guy wearing boots, a bandanna, goatee, and earrings. You'd be surprised at all of the skills that are needed to be able to make a great shot of a child. Those...