Samantha and David – The Wedding!

Hi Friends, Had a wonderful time photographing my niece and [now] nephew’s wedding last weekend.  It was a beautiful affair at the historic Baker Street Train Station in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Samantha was stunning in her dress, and David could not have been more gallant in his US Air Force uniform. Got to work with Read more about Samantha and David – The Wedding![…]

Overpowering Sunlight – the Quad Bracket

In my never-ending search for more power, I came across an idea for a bracket to support 4 (count ’em, 4!) hotshoe flashes at a time! I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I was inspired by this post. I modified the design somewhat to enable easy attachment to my extensible pole or Read more about Overpowering Sunlight – the Quad Bracket[…]

The Men of the 122nd Fighter Wing – The Blacksnakes

Hi Friends, While visiting family this week for my niece and soon-to-be nephew’s wedding, my nephew, David, arranged for a visit to his workplace: the 122nd Fighter Wing (“The Blacksnakes”) stationed in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The airmen of the 122nd were terrific! Showed us around the shop, took us out to the flight line to do Read more about The Men of the 122nd Fighter Wing – The Blacksnakes[…]

Channeling Walker, Texas Ranger: Indiana-Style

Hi Friends, Probably couldn’t pull this off in California with all the police helicopters circling overhead.  But out here in the farm country of Northern Indiana – well, let’s just say I’ve not seen anything circling overhead larger than a purple martin… Dad used to raise horses – Rocky Mountains, to be precise.  And while Read more about Channeling Walker, Texas Ranger: Indiana-Style[…]

Scouting Locations for Sam and David’s Wedding Photos

Hi Friends, Checking out some locations near Baker Street Station to do wedding portraits between the ceremony and reception. Didn’t want to go too far – we only have about 45-60 minutes while the venue flips the location for the reception. Found a couple really cool spots within about 5 minutes of the station: Calhoun Read more about Scouting Locations for Sam and David’s Wedding Photos[…]

New PocketWizard-Friendly Multi-Flash Bracket

Hi Friends, When working with flash in bright sun, it’s often necessary to gang several flash units together to compensate for the loss of output when operating at sync speeds above normal flash sync (i.e., “high speed sync”). A month or two back, I crafted a simple straight bar (my “Stro-bar”) with three cold shoes Read more about New PocketWizard-Friendly Multi-Flash Bracket[…]

Product Photography – Rubber Stamp Sets

My wife is trying something new on her blog at I regularly do product photography of sample cards for her blog posts, but in this case, we got to shoot both the card and the stamp set from which it was created.   Setup was pretty simple: Nikon SB-800 in 3′ octabox for keylight, Read more about Product Photography – Rubber Stamp Sets[…]

Senior Portrait Session – Lara S.

Hi Friends, Met with Lara and her mom today for a post-graduation portrait shoot.  What a lovely couple! Lara managed to accomplish something with every image that is difficult to find, even with professional models: she smiles with her eyes!  (She said she’d practiced that, but I think it probably comes naturally).  Terrific time! Proofs Read more about Senior Portrait Session – Lara S.[…]