Logan Rose at Miami Beach

This is a picture of Logan Rose, a very beautiful dancer attending the University of Miami. I met her through a mutual friend of my wife - and she was very keen on helping me out get a shot in a pinch. I was traveling and wanted to get a cool sunset shot. While I was happy with the shots that came out - it was the shots that I did after the sun went down that I was most happy with. In this shot, the sun is almost out,…

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Arguing about HDR Bugs Me

A couple of Photoshop World's ago, my buddy Matt Kloskowski and I started teaching a class on HDR as a Pre-Con due to it's increased demand. I was excited about the opportunity to do so: In one part because I got to teach alongside Matt, but in another because I would be able to share and explore in a technique that is getting a lot of press. After the second conference, I sat and thought about the work I was doing with it. After some meditation, I gave myself a…


Sessions with Joey L: DVD Review

Joey L is a commercial photographer out of New York that has a very compelling style and almost masterful control over the light that he works with.  From amazing travel photography in Abysinnia, to shooting the Jonas Brothers in a Jet hangar, Joey L has become one of the most sought after commercial photographers out there.  Like anyone out there going out there and creating their own style as of late - you'd pretty much guarantee that the photo community would be running after him with torches and pitchforks demanding…


Be The Weird Person With the Diffuser

Aside from the Flash and the Camera, the one thing that I think people should carry around in their car is a Diffuser. Take for example me hanging out with my wife and daughter out in Long Island this past Halloween. I wanted to get a cool picture of her in her overalls atop some pumpkins, but the only time we had was about 2:30PM- about the worst light there could be out there. I don't have the luxury of waking everyone up at 5:15am, getting them ready, and driving…


Sabine Reading (Or So You Think)

We were hanging out Thanksgiving day getting everything ready for the feast. Sabine was playing around in her room, but it was very dark. We have those super knock-out-light removing blinds in there in case she naps. Rather than open the blinds up the entire way and let the sun bathe the room, I wanted to eek open a tiny bit of light into the room. Taking a stylistic cue from David Duchemin or Joe McNally, I figured, "Hey.. place baby by beam of light.. that should work.." The thing…


The Hilton President in Kansas City in HDR

When I was headed to Kansas City a couple of weeks ago, I was met with this from a co-worker of mine... “I know you like looking for things to shoot when you get into town.. wait till you check out the lobby of the Hilton President” Sure enough, it did not disappoint. The Hilton took over this hotel several years ago, and the entrance was just awesome! There was detail everywhere - from the sofas in the front directly in front of the check in area, to the second…


Modifying your Westcott Umbrella Adapters

This was something that I needed to get sorted out.  I got the Westcott adapters for my portable SB800/900 setup and for the most part they worked well.  The problem that I had was that the adapters had a little metal piece that needed to sit inside of the shoe in order to keep the SB800 in place.  When that piece was gone, forget about that flash staying put!  This caused a great amount of pain when I was out doing some shooting, and I thought to myself, "There has…


Working with Ariel

The Shot of Ariel at the Worldwide Photowalk A couple of weeks back we got together with about 32000 of our friends for the annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. I was hosting my own in the afternoon – taking about 50 walkers through the city of Dunedin, FL. In the morning, however, I got a chance to be a walker and just hang out with Scott Kelby’s group over in Ybor city- an area in Tampa that I happen to think is really cool!