Monthly Archives: January 2011

Quick Review: Nikon SB-700

Specs and purchasing info I love speedlights. I know I am not alone in my passion, but speedlights and I have a deep relationship, given the idiosyncrasies of my career, especially that: I shoot a lot of jobs — I recently went back and counted just the wedding-related shoots from 2010 (weddings, engagement shoots, and […]

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Photo of the Day: A Whole New Light

Lens: Nikon 24-120mm f/4 Camera: Nikon D3s Light: Lowel id-light I put my couples in some interesting places, but it’s not often that I can get someone inside the stained-glass window, so Claudia and I had some fun with it. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Photo of the Day: Pure Grace

Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 — 15 image “Brenizer method” panorama Camera: Nikon D3s Light: LitePanel Micropro I had a wonderful time teaching at the Digital Wedding Forum conference in San Antonio, and I got to do some really fun shoots along the way, testing out new gear for B&H Photo. Great weather, even better people. […]

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Photo of the Day: Focus on the Moment

There is nothing with such stark a connection between the power of the moment and the lack of power of the resulting photography as someone giving a heartfelt speech at a podium. I sometimes mix it up with freelensing because it’s hard, and thus rare, and it sticks in corporate clients’ minds who haven’t seen […]

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Memories of San Antonio

Thanks to the magic of scheduled posts, if all has gone well I should at this very moment be taking off from La Guardia airport, bound for San Antonio, where I will be the first speaker at the 2010 Digital Wedding Forum Convention! The last time I was in San Antonio was on a magazine […]

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Photo of the Day: Be In Love

Lens: 24mm f/1.4 Camera: Nikon D3s Sometimes I think that by the Law of Conservation of Awesomeness in the universe, my clients are making the rest of us less awesome. I demand an apology. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Photo of the Day: Shining Through

Lens: 24mm f/1.4 Camera: Nikon D3s Lighting: SB-900 EXIF and GPS data Once again, at the workshop I deliberately took people to terrible locations to show them how I would work through it. The key to making a nice, attractive negative space for Kelly to play in was using the off-camera lighting to kill the […]

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Wedding: Liz and Ariel at the Scarsdale Women’s CLub

Sometimes all it takes is the smallest detail to let me know that a wedding is going to be extremely fun. For Liz and Ariel, it was “well, since this is happening the day before Halloween, we’re going to end the reception in costume, and hand out vampire fangs to guests.” That was indicative of […]

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Photo of the Day: (Light-)Painted Lady

Not everyone can make trying to stay warm look as good as Mae does. I processed through all the photos from my last workshop just in time for my upcoming lecture at the DWF Convention in San Antonio. At the workshop the shooting scenarios were all about options to create attractive work in bad situations, […]

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