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[…]

Raining…? Time to get out your camera!

We don’t get much rain here in SoCal, but this Winter / Spring has been a little wetter than usual. (Thank you El Nino)!  We actually had a bit of rain over the weekend when I could get out and enjoy it, so I grabbed my Nikon, my daughter, a shiny black raincoat, and an Read more about Raining…? Time to get out your camera![…]

“What were your exposure settings…?”

As a photography educator, I get this question a lot. If you read much on photography, particularly introductory materials, you’ll often find that the author sort of rolls his eyes and pooh-poos the question.  After all, without knowing how the photographer is framing the shot, what exposure he’s after, and a dozen other variables, just Read more about “What were your exposure settings…?”[…]

A few more portraits from the OR…

[clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”4805fc0db4a3562c” pid=”4b74ba7b60488cea” width=”432″ height=”240″ domain=””] Wrapped up our shoot for “Infection Control in the Operating Room.” (working subtitle: “the 5-second rule.”).  Did a couple final portraits of cast and consultants while I still had access to the OR. Here’s the general setup / lighting details for the OR portraits… Shot with D2x; 24-70 Read more about A few more portraits from the OR…[…]

Masquer Ministries: New Cast Portraits

[youtube=] Hi Friends, I’m shooting the dress rehearsal for Masquers’ new Christmas production: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” tonight, but did some new cast portraits on Sunday.  Really happy with the way they turned out.  See the Animoto video above… The Christmas production runs three nights: December 4-6th (doors open at 7:00 PM).  This musical, Read more about Masquer Ministries: New Cast Portraits[…]