Just be there…

1/100, 1/500. f/4, f/5.6, which lens?  Which camera body? RAW?  JPEG? Sandisk? Canon?  Nikon? Etc. When you start to get into photography you will be bombarded with choices.  The problem is, these choices (although important) are less important than you might think.  The camera is a brush.  The world is your canvas.  The dirty little […]

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Lighting a family on a boat

    Location photography is always fun, but challenging.  Here is a very simple solution to getting nice lighting in an awkward location during a sunny day when you are alone. GEAR: Nikon D810 Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 Lens Alien Bees B800 320ws strobe Paul C Buff 2×3′ soft box Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium […]

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Beating up the groom!

I pride myself on my skills of talking too much and photojournalism to use the camera and light to tell a story.  I am far from a skilled expert in Photoshop.  I am also NOT one of those photographers that likes to make dinosaurs chase wedding parties.  I am sure you have all seen those […]

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A day with a Leica Master

  It’s not often that you get to spend time with a true master.  I heard about Youxin Ye online from pretty much everyone on the planet that is somehow connected to Leica cameras.  Just ask anyone who the best person to repair such a fine instrument is and you will probably hear Mr. Ye’s […]

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Shoot film!

It’s 2014 and everyone shoots digital.  The iPhone is the new Polaroid.  It is an exciting time.  It is amazing because it has only been about 10 years since digital photography really took the world by storm.  Even then, it was too expensive for most people.  The Nikon D100, once a $5,000 technological marvel, can […]

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A photograph.

I was watching an interview this week with one of the most influential photographers on the planet, Joe McNally.  He was talking about how there are so many “technically perfect” images out there, but they all lack something.  Let’s face it, with the birth of digital photography, the number of photographers out there has exploded. […]

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