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Category: Technique

I Got Your Nose!
May 12, 2011

One of the harder parts when working with a model in a studio scenario has got to be the posting of the head. The problem that you run into here is twofold. First - its really hard to give someone direction as to where they should turn when they are opposite from you and in a different position. Want a good example of that? Hand someone a piece of paper, and without doing it for them, tell them instructions on how to make a paper airplane...

I'm Gonna Try It Once!
April 29, 2011

About a year and change ago, I started a meetup group called the Tampa Bay Strobist. The idea was to just get together with like minded peeps and go out and just play with lights in a relaxed environment. I figured - if we got 20 people to go out and try some shooting with, hey.. be great. Fast forward a year and the group's swelled to over 340. My buddy Kathy Porupski runs the group (some local photogs freaked about me having a group and...

How much Shoot Should You Show if you Should Share Shoots :)
April 26, 2011

I can't tell you how long I sat there trying for my best "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck" moment at the title. That said, I think this is something that is often overlooked when you're out there shooting, and totally something that is worth you spending a few moments thinking about. I remember hearing once that the best Photographers out there are the best editors (it may have been a McNally-ism, or a Scott Kelby-ism but I need to...

The HDR Star Wars Incident
April 21, 2011

Click on the picture to see it bigger, or see it in Flickr note: This is a repost of a guest blog post that I did on the shoot over at Scott Kelby's Blog. After chatting with Frederick Van on Twitter, I thought "Wow.. i've never really told the story on my blog. So, here it goes: I was chatting with Scott a couple of days ago about my experiences at the Star Wars Celebration that just happened in Orlando, FL - and he thought it a good idea...