Monthly Archives: March 2011

Review: PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon

1/8000th of a second, with a PocketWizard? A new day dawns. Pricing and Specs: MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Last year, I was selected as a beta tester for the new Nikon PocketWizard system, but I’ve been waiting until now to get my hands on the production models. Was it worth the wait? A little background… Sometimes […]

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LA Workshop Recap

I’ve been sharing some previews of the shenanigans we got up to at my recent workshop at the Dream Factory in Los Angeles, but it takes a few days for it to really sink in, especially when you’re digging yourself out of two feet of snow in the nearby mountains. California, you so crazy. The […]

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Rock the Kitchen

I have a big theory that drives my workshop instruction: When everything is working perfectly, when all the stars are aligned your way, that’s probably not when you wish “boy, I wish I had another person’s perspective on how to deal with this.” So we focus on how to work through bad situations, knowing of […]

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A different sort of reunion

For the second time, mixed in with the previous clients and models I’d shot with before, I had a high school classmate join us as a workshop subject — this time the fetching Cameron. I really can’t help it that so many people from my tiny burg in the tundra seemed to scatter out and […]

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We Could Be Heroes (LA Workshop is done!)

My traveling roadshow workshop at the Dream Factory in Los Angeles is done, and I couldn’t be happier. I am amazed and honored that, even though I gave little notice and only mentioned the workshop on this blog, with no outside advertising, we had attendees come from all over the world — Norway, Panama, Canada, […]

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Preparing to prepare

Man, I really wish more brides would get ready in hotel rooms at night. Lots of creative possibilities when you take the sun out of the equation. Bring on the 3 a.m. weddings! I got a lot of my favorite photos of the night just from running light tests with photographer Lynn Michelle before the […]

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And Now For Something Completely Different

A little high-key fun with Stefan and Sabine. Blown-out, but lots of fun. Sometimes it’s worth it to try to make mistakes on purpose and see what you get. — Lens: 24mm f/1.4 Camera: Nikon D3s BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Through a Sea of Bubbles

Man, I’m glad I went in the wayback machine to feature this wedding on MomentJunkie.com — I had completely forgotten about this picture, and I dig it. You never know when you’ll come back to one day’s b-list and see it in a new light. People who know my portfolio will probably recognize the shot […]

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Why this weekend in LA will be my best workshop ever.

just some of the awesome people who are lined up to be subjects I’m leaving for Los Angeles tomorrow to begin on-the-ground preparations for this weekend’s workshop (which still has some spaces available!) and I’m getting more excited by the minute. Every time I go into a wedding, I say “I want this to be […]

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Gianna and Sebastian’s Liberty House Wedding

None of the the chill and 60-mile-per-hour winds that a New York February could throw at Gianna and Sebastian could keep their wedding from being any less than a phenomenal experience. With a group of friends and family ready to truly live up to the name “wedding party,” they kept up to the energy of […]

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The End of the Beginning

…and we’re back! My web host was down most of the day, which is always fun when you run a Web-based business. But I’m still happy from Karen and Ajay’s fantastic Ritz Carlton wedding, so here’s an end-of-the-night portrait of the fantastic couple. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Their First Rodeo

The flower girls scramble between adults in the rush to prepare for Gianna and Sebastian’s wedding. — Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Camera: Nikon D3s BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Review: Sigma 85mm f/1.4

Specs and Purchasing Info: (Nikon) (Canon) (Sony) (Pentax) Skip to my recommendation Picture this: It’s late 2010. I’ve just bought the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G while on assignment in Singapore, and I am absolutely thrilled with it. Its autofocus isn’t super-fast, but it’s accurate, and the optics are absolutely out-of-this-world in sharpness, flare resistance, and just […]

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