Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I started shooting Ivy's outfits every morning before school and posting them in an album on FB.  It's usually a quick set up and 4 or 5 frames before she is out the door. Decided to mix up the lighting today as we had a bit more time.  More after the jump.

Monday, February 18, 2013

How to make an animated Gif in Photoshop

Before and Afters...

Hey just wanted to put up a few before and afters from our shoot this weekend.  As you can see, my sensor needs a bath!  I'm working on a tutorial on how to make a quick and easy animated gif so you can show off your edits!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Multiple Exposures in Camera

 This is a feature that most Nikon cameras have and even some of the newer Canons.  I'm excited to try some portraits with this technique.  Go into your shooting menu and select multiple exposure.

You can play with these settings, but in the D7000 I seemed to get the best results from leaving the auto gain ON.

Select done and the top of the camera LCD should look like this.

Now you are ready to experiment!  The camera will take three images and blend them together!

This was just a quick test to check how many exposures I could make in one frame.  Shooting portraits with textures would be the next experiment for me!  Have fun!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Mini" Sessions

Went out with my friend John the other day to shoot his new car.  We used the Bees for the front lights and added some speedlights in the back for effect.  All lights were bare.  Fun times!  We were hoping for a bit more drama in the sky, but what do you do.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

How to put a flash on a light stand

An update and some new images of how to put your flash on a light stand.  I've stopped using cold shoes as they tend to be the weakest point in the whole set up.  Too many flash have bit the dust due to a faulty cold shoe adapter.  Now I just screw the brass monkey directly into the remote.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

How to set up your Nikon CLS for some OCF!

In order to take advantage of Nikon's CLS (creative lighting system) you
will need either an SB600, SB700, SB800 or SB900 (flash) and the pop up flash on your camera. You will set your on board flash to commander and your
speedlight to remote, thats it! Confused? Heres how to do it with a D300
and SB800. Menus should be really close with other D bodies but you can
check your manual for specifics.

On the camera, go to your custom setting menu