Category Archives: flash

Father & Daughter Portrait — Huntington Beach, CA

Saturday morning, I had an opportunity to photograph Marc and his daughter, Megan. If you don’t love her smile, you aren’t breathing 🙂 Let me tell you the setup. Marc & Megan where on a solid black backdrop, lit by three light sources. To camera left and right, at about four feet from the subjects […]

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Faces — Portrait Photography, Huntington Beach, CA

I like faces. I love to photograph faces. Eventually, I’ll put up a gallery of ‘street photography’ photos, but these where shot — well, many of them — on a solid backdrop, in my living room. A few where shot on a movie set in Los Angeles. All where lit with one or two speedlights, […]

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Beth — Photoshoot in Huntington Beach, CA

This was a late afternoon/early evening photoshoot, in Huntington Beach, CA. Images where captured with a Nikon d700 and an 80-200mm/f2.8 lens. The sun was setting so all exposures where manual, and made for the background sky. One off-camera Nikon SB-900 speedlight was used to light the subject — using the Nikon CLS. A Gary […]

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Low Light

The question had to do with low light shooting — a wedding ceremony and reception in a venue with low light. My answer: Are you comfortable with off-camera flash? Unless there is some overriding reason to shoot the entire thing without flash, why worry about it? Do some ‘mood’ shots with ambient light, but set […]

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Answer to an email question

Boy am I cheating, today. Rather than writing something original, I’m just pasting the answer I gave in an email. === Hi, I have dreamed of being a photogragpher most of my life. I can't say I am the best. I need alot of help. PS is my best friend, because my pictures aren't. I […]

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