Monday
Jul282008

Tennis anyone

Oh wait, wrong sport,okay so we'll deal with this one.Having shot the same thing for a number of years the same way you constantly look for new ways to see, so when I heard we were doing a feature on the state kids that made it in golf, I thought lets light them up.I packed all my flashes uberellas,stands.I was excited,upon arrivel the coach said you have 10 minutes,thers a storm coming,8 minutes later this is what i had. Thankfully the weather cooporated with me on this day and gave me dramatic overcast {great reflection background}.d3 24-70,2 sb800s,2 vals,4 gret kids going to state golf tournament,one major dose of simplicity.

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Sunday
Jul272008

Back to school

In my latest attempt at self portrait, I had to learn my ABC's again. Well not really, I just had to learn how to write my name backwards, and fast. D3,f16,4 second exposure.

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Sunday
Jul272008

The high speed hook up

With today's technology it isn't hard to get some cool effects straight out of the box,a d3, sync cord, and SB 800, will get you more fun in the sun, add a little water, kids and well, instant masterpiece. The key to making this work with water is a super fast shutter speed , these were shot and a shutter speed of 1600 af4, ISO 200, not a whole lot of light coming out of the little sb at those settings but if you're close enough, the water will be crystal-clear sharp the back row will be out of focus and will have just enough pop to separate your subject from their background, and give that little gleam in their eye.

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Saturday
Jul262008

Sleepless in Seattle

Traveling for me yields a great power, it feels the senses with new and fresh visuals all around. I have a hard time sleeping when I go to a new town or city simply because of all the things to see and do.While on a trip to one of my favorite Cities Seattle, not being able to sleep. I pick up the camera, and began walking. I've been looking at the space needle for the previous two days in the daylight and couldn't figure out how to lose all the distractions. Answer, shooting at night. Problem, it's been done a million times, what can I do different? Answer, a zoom time exposure. One of my favorite photos of all times comes from right above my hotel on any tabletop Bogen tripod. This was one of about 40 shots that worked. Nikon d3, 105mm lens, 1 second,f4,

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Friday
Jul252008

The disipline of youth

Well just come back from a four day trip to Farmington New Mexico, whereas covering the national high school rodeo finals. Just when I was sure that discipline in a youth of today was gone, my eyes were opened. Well at least I know of 1490 kids in the US that are very disciplined, and highly motivated. Not only the kids, but all the family members as well to give totally of their self to ensure the kids the best possible chance. It was amazing to watch kids so highly devoted to their rodeo craft. The great thing about shooting rodeo is the "you never know what you're going to get shot". Even with very limited access, with the right equipment, the shots were plentiful. I appreciate you kids and parents from my county letting me shadow you to the point of being a nuisance, you all showed me a great courtesy and respect, best wishes to all of you in the finals Saturday. Which way did he go? I wanna be a cowboy This can't be the right end! Hey i'm just working on a new techinique.

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