The wife and I recently met up again with Desirae, a good friend and blogger who specializes in vintage fashion. We spent some time strolling through Golden Gate Park with Suki in tow, chatting it up and shooting some photos. Since this was a casual shoot, I decided to experiment a little more than usual. […]Read More Dolled Up
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 […]Read More Making the Sky Purple
Today I discovered another of my new Fuji X100’s unique powers. Its leaf shutter has the ability to sync with a flash unit at an ambient-crushing 1/1000 of a second. My D700, by comparison, has a maximum sync speed of 1/250th (you can go higher, but it dramatically cuts your speedlight’s effective power). With a […]Read More Fuji X100 – Super High Speed Sync!
The wedding I shot this past weekend was a wild ride. Some unexpected circumstances arose that forced us to cancel our original plans for some on-location formals between the ceremony and reception. With the reception rapidly approaching, and no time to travel anywhere beyond a couple of minutes from the reception hall for some portraits, […]Read More Small Flashes Love Dreary Weather
Joe McNally and David Hobby’s Flash Bus arrived in South San Francisco today for an all-day conference on all things flash. To see these two live was a big deal for me. These guys are masters! According to Joe and David, San Francisco’s attendance was the largest yet since the tour started. I wasn’t expecting […]Read More Flash Bus San Francisco
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VRII This is Desirae. She’s a friend, a fellow blogger, and an expert on all things vintage. Met her today out among the rolling hills of San Francisco to do a brief one-hour photo shoot. Seeing her step out of her front door immediately blasted me straight into the […]Read More Now That’s True Vintage
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 […]Read More Finding Good Light