X100 and D800 Road Trip - Joshua Tree
I recently moved to Southern California, so frequent road trips to the desert have become routine. I have spent some time location hunting and have done a little bit of shooting, but I imagine I'll be dragging clients to the desert in the near future. A couple of weeks ago I went to Joshua Tree National Park with friends to do some shooting and hiking. I used my X100 for black and whites and the D800 for lit shots.
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Light Chasing Setup - Desert Shoot
*Mentoring Workshop at the end of April in LA. Contact info at the bottom of this article (it will be a small group and fill up quick)
Students often ask me, "where do you start with lighting? What's your favorite light modifier?" Let me start by saying when using off-camera light you always have one constant light source, what is 'available' or what is often referred to as 'natural light.' I have trained my eye to search for the available light source first and then build lights around that. I'm obsessed with searching for unusual light: reflections, dappled, soft, hard, patterns, contaminated, etc. I'll say it again, available light is the one thing that is constant in every photo (unless you are shooting in a vacuum...lol).
If you want a quick peek into a simple light scenario centered around the most basic available light source click READ MORE.
From My Window - East to West Coast
I drove from St. Petersburg, Florida to Indio, California for two weeks. I stopped and visited with friends in various cities along the way...Santa Rosa Beach, New Orleans, Corpus Christi, Phoenix, and Indio. I primarily shot from my car while driving (I know...dangerous),
ThinkTank Camera Bag Family - Traveling Light and Heavy
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My ThinkTank bag collection covers all the stops; I have a bag for light weight Lightenupandshoot Style street portaits, a middle weight bag that will cover 85% of most client shoots and Big ThinkTank Mama which is suitable for my international commercial gigs.
Meet my ThinkTank family:
Click Read more below to get the skinny on the different ThinkTank bags I use and why...
Lightenupandshoot Style Seminar/Mentoring - Dec. 2013
I'm driving across country making a documentary of my journey; along the way I am giving several Lightenupandshoot Style seminars that are designed to inspire and give a different perspective in the art of photography. This isn't a workshop/seminar that focuses on gear or technique, rather it's meant to ignite/re-ignite your passion to create art and engage with your subject.
Create a Lightenupandshoot account ( HERE ) if you are interested in attending the seminar at one of the following cities:
Seaside, Florida Dec. 12
New Orleans, LA Dec. 15
Baton Rouge, LA Dec. 16
Corpus Christi, TX Dec. 19
Phoenix, AZ Dec. 22
Palm Springs, CA Dec. 28