New Beauty Dish Adapter for SB-800 Speedlight

I’m a big fan of light modifiers for my SB-800 Speedlights.  I’ve built a number of DIY modifiers including grids, ringlights, and beauty dishes, to name a few. I recently came across a very professional-looking beauty dish modifier tutorial by  Tom Seibert at of “Light and Pixels.” It’s made from a bamboo salad bowl (large diameter, and Read more about New Beauty Dish Adapter for SB-800 Speedlight[…]

Haverstick’s Adobe Lightroom Traveling Roadshow Comes to Anaheim, CA: Saturday, February 28, 2009

The first of my Adobe Lightroom Traveling Roadshow seminars is coming to Anaheim, CA on Saturday, February 28, 2009. It’s an opportunity to spend a day immersed in the program that will change the way you do image management and post-processing. The day starts at 9:00 AM, and wraps at 4:00 PM. The agenda includes: Read more about Haverstick’s Adobe Lightroom Traveling Roadshow Comes to Anaheim, CA: Saturday, February 28, 2009[…]

Daniel and Michael – United States Marine Corps Aviators

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”495e9a2b5b44cf2d” width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] Hi Friends, In the summer of 2007, I had an opportunity to photograph Daniel and Michael: twin brothers who had just graduated from Annapolis Naval Academy. They were home for a few weeks before heading off to flight school in Pensacola. As they’ll tell you if you ask, Read more about Daniel and Michael – United States Marine Corps Aviators[…]

Masquer Ministries: “Traditions: A Classic Christmas Concert”

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”494294b1cacc7d48″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] My church is blessed to be the “home theater” for Masquer Ministries…a phenomenal troupe of dedicated volunteer actors and musicians.  Over the years they’ve been with us, they’ve done some wonderful productions, but in this man’s opinion, their new production of “Traditions: A Classic Christmas Concert” outshines them Read more about Masquer Ministries: “Traditions: A Classic Christmas Concert”[…]

Dan Senior Portrait Wrap-up: Video and Magazine

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4918fc2215e13b35″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] We finished Dan’s senior portraits this past weekend. What a great guy to work with! He was extremely patient with me telling him to “raise your chin just a little…turn just a bit to the left…no just your body…turn just your eyes toward me…”   Click on the Read more about Dan Senior Portrait Wrap-up: Video and Magazine[…]

Senior Portrait Shoot: Dan – Class of 2009

Did a shoot this morning with Dan P., one of my Worship Team members and all around good guy. Shot in Old Towne Orange (again)…a target-rich-environment for senior portraiture locations. We were joined by friend and student of mine, Wayne Howarth, who was kind enough to act as my V.A.L. (voice-activated lightstand) for the shoot. Read more about Senior Portrait Shoot: Dan – Class of 2009[…]

Update on my Print-on-Demand Magazine

Well, I received the proof of my first print-on-demand magazine today and I must say I’m impressed!  The print quality is excellent, the paper is a nice weight, and the color matching is exactly what I expected.  (I used MagCloud’s provided ICC profile for soft proofing on my calibrated monitor).  The entire operation is just really slick!

I’m working on my daughter’s Senior magazine now, and hopefully it will go a little faster.  (Always a few bumps the first time around). 

Here’s one image that we shot the other evening.  Turned into a family affair as in addition to my lovely daughter / model, my wife and son provided support as voice-activated light stands.

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My First Foray into Print-on-Demand Publishing

A fellow photographer recently turned me on to the concept of print on demand magazines when he asked me to contribute a couple of articles to a new photography magazine he’s starting.  (I’ll post the link when it’s actually available in the next couple of weeks).  Having completed my contribution to the photography magazine, I Read more about My First Foray into Print-on-Demand Publishing[…]