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Track Portraits of Conner – Hard Lighting

Headed over to our local college track to do a few portraits of Conner in his CCHS track uniform today.  Had in mind to do them with strong backlighting for an edgy look and long cast shadows. Setup involved 3 off camera strobes (Nikon SB-800s).  The key light was in a 3′ octagonal softbox, directly […]

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Photographing High School Track and Field

[youtube=] Yesterday was my son’s first high school track meet.  Didn’t get to run, but had a blast hanging with his friends all day.  Weather threatened rain, but never materialized.  Great clouds make for dramatic photos, though. I was joined by my good friend, Royce Rumsey, who never ceases to impress me with his photographic […]

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Return to Portraiture: Edgy and Action!

It’s been a really crazy week!  Returned to stormy SoCal after a non-stop weekend of portraiture and conducting my Lightroom Roadshow one day seminar in Northern Indiana.  What a blast that was!  I’m planning another one here in Orange County for sometime this Spring, so check back often for the date if you’re interested. While […]

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Air! Skateboarders at Centennial Park

Stopped by the Centennial skateboard park this afternoon on my way to a shoot and grabbed a few quick stills with the D2x / Nikkor 12-24mm combo.  I’d love to go back and do it right sometime, but this sated my need to shoot something today… [clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4ac03cdfec479a62″ width=”432″ height=”240″ domain=””] Thanks for […]

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Are You Ready to RUMBLE!?!

Had an idea for a portrait.  Sweaty high school football star, backlit, with the goalpost in the background.  Looked around for a suitable field.  The one close to me didn’t have the kind of goalpost I was looking for.  Eventually found the field, and Henry, a terrific young guy from my church who happens to […]

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Paintball! You Bet!

[clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4925f12a127c93d1″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=””] As much as my daughter loves posing for portraits, my son does not…unless of course, it involves putting on his paintball gear and channeling Chuck Norris. Even then, I get a lot of “Are we done yet, Dad…?”. Nevertheless, I’ve collected a few shots of Conner–both studio portraits, […]

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