Danza de la Pluma – Dance of Feathers

One of my Photoshop students invited me to see his son’s Oaxacan dance troupe perform this morning…  All in Spanish, so I didn’t understand a word of what was being said, but according to the interwebs, “Danza de la Pluma is a re-enactment of the battles between the Spanish and the Aztecs performed as a Read more about Danza de la Pluma – Dance of Feathers[…]

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 Read more about Track Portraits of Conner – Hard Lighting[…]

Photographing High School Track and Field

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXYvBQtCupQ] 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 Read more about Photographing High School Track and Field[…]

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 Read more about Return to Portraiture: Edgy and Action![…]

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=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4ac03cdfec479a62″ width=”432″ height=”240″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] Thanks for Read more about Air! Skateboarders at Centennial Park[…]

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 Read more about Are You Ready to RUMBLE!?![…]

Paintball! You Bet!

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4925f12a127c93d1″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] 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, Read more about Paintball! You Bet![…]