Saturday
Aug092008

Dawn's Early Light!

Working for a newspaper to go when you're called, sometimes there is an overabundance of light, sometime there is no light, and then every now and then the lights just perfect. This shot comes from a fire in Cottondale, Texas.D2H, 80-200, ISO 250, 1000@f9, post in Adobe CS.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Aug082008

In the Heat of the Night

When a Absence of Light, Shoot No Light. This shot comes from a midnight fire run in Paradise, Texas. Attempting to catch a moment having zero time to add light, exposed for the light of the car and hope the best.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Aug062008

How I Spent My Summer Vacation!

Actually It's how I spent Spring Break. I got a chance to spend a week with the legendary Joe McNally in Santa Fe New Mexico, along with 15 other knowledge seeking individuals from all over the world. The Class Was Location Lighting. What a rush! The object: Learn as much about Lighting; Location Lighting that is in five days, and learn we did, spending 14 hour days shooting, talking, setting up equipment, and learning to relate to the models. Wow! What a trip, whatever lighting Equp that you needed, it was there, along with the best of the best instruction, and just cool people to hang out with, and the inspiration was flowing like wine. It doesn't get much better than These folks; the models on location, beautiful New Mexico weather, 15 people who talked photo, and all my lighting questions answered. To a photo geek, this had to have been the world's greatest treat. Now, if all that is not enough, surround yourself with adobe, and the architecture of old, add some cool people, a few Spanish rhythms, fine dining and spirits, and friendly tourists, all adds up to a smokin time in Santa Fe.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Aug042008

The legs have it!

The ying and yang of hooves! Recently I shot the 2008 Youth Fair, and after obtaining the money shot, this is what I came up. I always try to find at least one photo that describes the event for me, I found it interesting the way the feet and colors contrasted. D2X, 80-200, SB - 800, ISO 400, F.28, 125, and the SB Was bounced off a tin roof, which gave a nice overall balance of light. sound slides youthfair 2008

Click to read more ...

Monday
Aug042008

A Little Chin Music?

Maybe one of my favorite shots of all time.  Possibly the reason for being one of my favorite shots is the simplicity that is involved, and being set up and ready when the opportunity arises. This was the result of a very simple feature, about a new music teacher at Northwest High School. Arriving early I set up a remote flash, watched the crowd, and decided who was going to make the shot, and the rest of it just waiting for the moment.

Click to read more ...