November 4, 2018

 Yesterday I shot a wedding at 11:30 AM, for all intents and purposes, "high noon."  I needed to figure out a way to capture the wedding party without horrible shadows on their faces, yet I wanted to keep the dramatic sky, and beautiful trees that were in the backgroun...

June 6, 2018

I recently received the AD600PRO from Godox, and this battery-powered studio strobe is definitely something that every photographer should get familiar with and strongly consider!  I have been testing it and shooting with it for a few weeks, and every step of the way i...

May 26, 2018

For a couple of years I have heard a lot of folks mentioning the company Fotodiox as a very affordable provider of photography accessories.  Just a few weeks back, one of their social media accounts interacted quite a bit with my Instagram account, and I decided to sen...

March 13, 2018

If you're anything like me, you worry much more about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO than every other camera setting. Even after several years as a professional, there's one crucial setting that I sometimes overlook: white balance.

One reason I tend to forget about wh...

November 2, 2017

Ever come across an eye catching photo that appears to have amazingly shallow depth-of-field despite being wider angle?  It looks impossible... and impossibly cool!  There's a technique to accomplish this look, and while he didn't invent it, one of my favorite wedding...

August 28, 2017

Randy Narkir was the winner of our Wide Angle Portraits Challenge, with his awsome photo, "Inked". Congratulations, Randy! Keep reading below, where he has generously agreed to share how he created the winning photo.

My name is Randy Narkir and I am truly pleased to win...

August 10, 2017

 I’m always looking for new ways to streamline my process for assembling my gear, especially my lighting equipment. I’ve become acutely aware that if I don’t get things together quickly, I could miss a moment at a wedding (or other event), leave my clients waiting, or...

August 2, 2017

For many years I considered myself to be a "natural light" photographer.  In reality, what that meant was that I simply had not spent the necessary time to get the results I desired from my lighting equipment.  A couple of years ago I decided that it was long past time...

August 1, 2017

Props and Backdrops

The key to many successful photos is props!  I think that it is safe to say that this rule can be applied to almost all genres of photography.  Props can make or break your photo.  Choosing the right props helps tell your story and makes your subject...

July 31, 2017

"For school portraits, I use a blue and white multicolored mulsin backdrop.  It is impossible to iron out all of the wrinkles. Most certainly impossible for me since I honestly don’t know where my iron is and don’t even own an ironing board.  I don’t even bother.  The...

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