Sometimes you work with a family that just loves to have fun. This is one such family. The mom wanted a shot in front of the beautiful red bush across the street. Mind you, this was not their property. First, we got permission. Once we secured the rights, it was go time. There were many problems […]Read more "Making a shot: “Daring family”"
This is one of my favorite shots in 2014. Technically, it is not “perfect.” For the ‘togs reading this, the only light source was a window. I turned all the lights off in the room and used that window. (sort of a big soft box given the hazy day outside) Nikon D3 with 24-70 f/2.8 […]Read more "A moment…"
If you have ever seen the show “The Walking Dead” you will know what I mean. My wife thinks I am nuts, but I truly have some weird fascination with this vacuum. I figured I would take a break from photography for a night and talk about this kick ass filth sucking machine. Like a […]Read more "The Dyson DC07…one badass vacuum"
I recently made a new purchase, but it was not really a “new” purchase. I sold my D700 a couple of years ago. The primary body I shoot with is a D3. I used a D700 as a backup camera in the past. I sold it and purchased a few other bodies over the years. […]Read more "The Nikon D700…it’s back"
I’m sure you have heard this before. Chase Jarvis even wrote a book about it. The fact is, your camera doesn’t matter. What matters is you. Your eye. Your vision. Your take on what is important “visually” in life. In the beginning, when you’re learning how to work a camera, you do what most people […]Read more "Your camera is not important."
When I am asked what makes me different from other photographers, I don’t answer that question with the intention of making myself sound “better.” Why? Because there is no “better” photographer than you, me, or anyone else. What the client has to decide is whether or not they want the experience of me (or you). […]Read more "Moments in between the moments…"
This is probably the Mt. Everest of “moments.” I preach this all the time, but the fact is there is absolutely nothing technically significant about this image. This is an iconic photograph. Now, has anyone EVER asked what the aperture and shutter speed were? The ISO (or actually ASA)? If you ever did, you really […]Read more "Times Square Kiss"
I have been married 10 years this month to my soulmate. In other words, an extremely patient woman capable of putting up with my insanity, hobbies, moodiness, and endless political talk. The icing on the cake is she just happens to be a beautiful person inside and out, as well as a spectacular mother. Here […]Read more "10 years, what have I learned? Choose wisely."
Some things in life just stand the test of time. An old Rolex. Men’s white dress shirts. Coke. etc. Designs that just don’t really need to be improved upon. Today, people look more and more for automation. They want a flash to think for them. Over time, I have learned that is good to keep […]Read more "It is big and ugly…and awesome. The Vivitar 285-HV Professional Flash."
This is probably my favorite photograph. That is a big statement since I have terabytes of photos saved. Why is this photo so great? Well, because it just happened. Maybe it is not technically amazing (whatever that means). I do not even remember the camera settings. These are my 2 children. The lighting was just […]Read more "Photos that just happen."