I was shooting for an upcoming article in Digital Photo Magazine the other day, and realized the obvious is sometimes the easiest. I was working with Kate, a terrific model in town, and we were working on some simple portraits. The day had started gray and overcast, so I packed a lot of lighting gear Read More
We are in the best part of winter in Colorado right now. Daylight is increasing, temps are warming up, and conditions are great for skiing and ice climbing. I broke out the crampons and ice tools the other day for an ice climbing shoot with a lighting twist. We found a climb that had a Read More
Triflash Bracket Ski Shooting
Last post I looked at the Lastolite Triflash Bracket and Radio Poppers used together to create a simple 3 speedlight flash set up. As mentioned earlier, I have full control of all my SB900 functions including high speed sync when using the Radio Poppers. And they greatly increase my signal range, especially on a sunny Read More
I have been busy recently, had a great shoot in Yellowstone, now back in Colorado focusing on winter sports. I am also now blogging for the ProPhoto Coalition, check it out if you get chance. One item I have been excited to try are Radio Poppers, a flash transmitter that takes a unique approach to Read More
Color correct for the concept.
Colorado is a dynamic place to live. One day it is 60 degrees, the next day the temperature is hovering around zero. We recently had a sub-zero spell, which always produces great ice crystals on my office window. A big topic with optimizing images in the computer is getting the correct color balance. Some shoots Read More
Panos with BH55 PCL
I have been on the road the last three weeks shooting an assignment, and had a chance to use a new tripod head. If you like to shoot panoramic images, then you should take a look at the Really Right Stuff BH55 PCL head. This tripod head has a fluid rotating head on top of Read More
Change your position to the light.
On the road right now working on an advertising assignment. I was just in San Diego shooting some surfers and had a chance to do a quick portrait with Josh, a friend and great local surfer. Since I was working on a tight schedule, I used one soft light using an Elinchrom Quadra and a Read More
HDR Efex Pro by Nik
In the Dominican Republic right now teaching a workshop for Photo Quest Adventures. We have been exploring Santo Domingo and the coastline, beautiful scenery and friendly people. One new piece of software I have really been having fun with is Nik HDR Efex Pro. Unlike other HDR software, this plugin shows you versions of how Read More
Macro backlight flash
I’m headed home from two weeks in New Zealand, a beautiful country with very friendly people. The south island offers much for the landscape shooter, both ocean and big mountain scenes. We spent one afternoon photographing the rainforest near Fox Glacier. The challenge in any rainforest is the busy background that often distracts the viewer Read More
What/how to pack?
I’m headed to New Zealand tomorrow to teach a workshop with Photo Quest Adventures. As with every big trip the challenge of packing all that photo gear becomes an issue. If I am going on a backcountry assignment or in very remote areas, I bring more luggage to deal with packing and waterproofing my photo Read More