USMC Portrait Event – Smiles Across the Miles

Yesterday, our Smiles Across the Miles team had the opportunity to provide free professional portraiture for US Marines and their families from Camp Pendleton at an honorary BBQ/picnic hosted by Mariners Church in Irvine, CA.  These young men are deploying to Afghanistan in about 3 months. First, my heartfelt thanks to the Marines and families Read more about USMC Portrait Event – Smiles Across the Miles[…]

DIY Striplight Modifiers for Hotshoe Strobes

Inspired by a recent conversation with my photographer friend, Bob Allen, and as a continuation of my never-ending search for the ideal striplight for use with my Nikon hotshoe strobes, enter the latest iteration of Haverstick’s DIY hotshoe flash striplights (pretty catchy title, no?). Apologies to Conner for the unflattering deer-in-the-headlights / hand-in-the-cookie-jar look, but Read more about DIY Striplight Modifiers for Hotshoe Strobes[…]

Mini Striplight Softboxes for the Nikon SB-800 Flash

I love this kind of edgy, contrasty lighting.  Great look for guys…  It involves three lights: 1 key light (in this case, a Nikon SB-800 hotshoe flash in a 3′ octabox directly above camera, and relatively high above Conner’s head; and 2 rimlights (also SB-800s) – behind Conner left and right, about head-height to light Read more about Mini Striplight Softboxes for the Nikon SB-800 Flash[…]

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk: Mission San Juan Capistrano (Sat. July 24)

Hi Friends, I’ll be leading the Scott Kelby Third Annual Worldwide Photoswalk walk at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano on July 24th!  Was just there this past weekend, and the mission is beautiful. There’s room for 50 walkers. If you’d like to join in the fun, you can sign-up at: San Juan Capistrano, CA Read more about Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk: Mission San Juan Capistrano (Sat. July 24)[…]