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 […]Read More The DIY Spider Lightish Thingo
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 50mm f/1.2L | 1/160 sec, f/1.2, ISO 200 I was honored to have been invited by my cousin and best buddy, Josh Liba, who flew all the way to San Francisco from Medellin Colombia, to help shoot a fantastically beautiful wedding yesterday as his second shooter. I helped cover the event […]Read More Shooting The 5D Mark III
This is the second tintype portrait Bridget had done at Photobooth, and it’s a stunner. I love how it brought out her beautiful freckles. Look at how razor-sharp the eyes are with everything in the frame immediately behind them just melting out of focus. This little production shot I took with my iPhone 4s shows photographer […]Read More Another Tintype Portrait
Last week I spent a very busy few days in New York, shooting a wedding for a friend and hanging out with friends in Manhattan. Because of the wedding, I had a bag full of gear and lenses, including my new go-to utility zoom for travel and event photography: the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VRII. I […]Read More Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR: The “Street Sweeper”
I’m posting this from my seat on a flight from New York back to San Francisco right now. In-flight wifi is a beautiful thing! It was a short, crazy, whirlwind of a trip, and the first order of business was to head from the big city to Patterson, New York to photograph the wedding of […]Read More Wedding: Dennis and Anna
One camera and one 50mm lens is all I had this past weekend. I always bring something that takes pictures with me at all times, because hey, you never know. Drove three hours out of town on Saturday to attend the wedding of a young couple. Both the bride and groom are beautiful people, inside […]Read More Jonathan Fleming Photography
Suki and I headed out to the beach for a stroll along the water this evening after I got off work. The weather has been totally gloomy in San Francisco lately, however, so there wasn’t any dramatic light to make use of when arrived on sight. The test shot I took of her above gives […]Read More Does Flash Have to Look Like…Flash?