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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When the Light is Beautiful

Fuji X100 | 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 400 -2/3EV The most common questions I get in my inbox and in comments on the blog lately go something like this: Is there a post processing trick you use to give your images that dimensional look? What camera settings do you use to get your images to look the way they […]

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Fuji X100 : Intelligent Flash

Fuji X100 | 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800 You know those tiny and often useless flash units built into many smaller cameras or that pop out of the top of many DSLRs? The ones that many people totally avoid using because they seem to hurt more than help? The X100 has one of those. Here’s the thing though: […]

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Making the Sky Purple

Fuji X100 | 1/240 sec, f/8, ISO 800 Recently I posted a photo of Suki on Flickr that made some wonder, “hey, how’d you get the sky so purple in that shot!?” Some sort of post-processing trick perhaps? Or maybe the sky really WAS a surreal, deep purple that night? The answer is neither actually. It started with […]

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Finding Good Light

Photography has a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time. Sometimes good light finds you.  Once a photographer spots a scene where the light is dramatic and or beautiful, he or she will usually stop whatever they’re doing and capitalize on that light. This past Tuesday after work, we […]

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