Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Senior Pics

Shot some senior portraits last night down at Howard Amon and in the Parkway.  Here are a few from that session.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wendys Cruise In

First one of the season for me and the weather was a bit......meh.  Pretty good crowd, had close to 40 cars there at one point.  We hung around afterwords and set up the lights.  Shot the car for a bit and made some portraits.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Southridge Highschool

I was invited to speak to the photography class at Southridge High this week.  Great group of kids and an all around fun day.  We looked at some slides, talked about industry trends and shot a few photos.  Heres a few from the day.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Eric and his bike

Eric pulled out his bike last night and we set up the lights.  3 speedlights and a studio strobe on a vagabond, with a reflector for fill.  Fog machine worked added a nice touch.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How To - Tune up your macros with some off camera flash.

With the spring flowers showing up, I thought I'd throw out a few ideas on how to improve your macro shots. You'll need the basics, camera, tripod, macro lens etc. But what about a flash? The great thing about macros, your on camera flash (diffused) can help ad a bit of frontal light pop. The other advantage of running flash is the smaller aperture you can use.

Get that flash off camera and all sorts of possibilities open up. Front light, back lit, side light. Its all breezy! These are some quick examples on lighting, straight out of the camera this morning. The Columbines opened up in our pot outside the store, so I grabbed a few.


No flash, available light. Not bad.




A little OCF action.


Again, available light.


And a little remote, off camera flash


One more


And some flash pop.



I put my camera in CLS mode with the flash set to TTL hand held. Moved it all around the flowers for different effects. With the camera locked down on the tripod, you can really see the effect that moving your light around has.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Richland Skate Park

The wind and rain stayed away long enough for us to drop some light stands and get a few frames last night.






Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Weekend

We went out to Portland for Easter and took some new family portraits.


I stopped by Multanohma Falls on the way back.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

BMX'n

Shot some BMX action the other night with Eric.  We started with one light and ended up with 4 going in the end.  Here's a few.