Julian

My nephew Julian is two years old now! I took some photos of him over the weekend at one of the parks I used to frequent when I was his age. Such a happy little booger, this one. Nikon D800 + Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

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Puzzle Pieces

I haven’t experimented with bokeh panorama shots in quite a while. A nice manual focus f/0.95 lens was all the inspiration I needed to have another go at this quirky method of shooting. Both of these shots are multi-panel stitches taken with the lens wide open. I was actually going for a full length portrait […]

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The Interrupting Shiba

I often set up impromptu portrait sessions with the wife so she can record the funky outfits she puts together. This is a very simple  set up, with a single Canon 600EX on a light stand shooting through an umbrella. We’re triggering the flash with Pocket Wizards, and the transmitting unit is hotshoe’d to a […]

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So Long, Fare Well

My cousin and his wife celebrated their first year of marriage last month during their visit from Colombia. I accompanied them on their last day in San Francisco last week, running some last-minute errands and stopping to grab a few frames every now and then. So long you two. Happy anniversary  🙂 So, seeing as […]

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The DIY Spider Lightish Thingo

Olympus OMD E-M5 +  Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4  | 320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 I took the portrait above of a colleague of mine, who rolled into work today with a DIY lighting rig he threw together over the weekend. Made of six under-counter fluorescent lights rigged to a speedring, the light creates some pretty unique catchlights in your subject’s […]

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Small Flash and The D800

Nikon D800 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII | 200mm, 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 100 | 9 image stitch When Bridget and I work together on a shoot, we try to goof off as much as possible. Ok, I’m kidding, but there are times when I do point the camera in her direction during a gig, […]

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Panoramic Portraiture

Nikon D800 +  Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G | 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 (19 image stitch) Wait, what? The thought of stitching several photos together to make a portrait, a technique developed and made popular by Ryan Brenizer, seemed like an odd idea to me at first. But the kind of look you can achieve by doing so is really unique. […]

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