Wednesday, April 30, 2008

lighting techniques

came across this gentleman's blogspot via David Nightingale. He has some well worded and easy instructions on achieving good results using natural light as your fill light.

the attached picture is the example he walks through in his tutorial.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

For the Canon shooters...

K, I just ordered these bad boys, so I'll be the guinea pig... but from what I could gather, should be a nice little deal.

They're generic bp-511a batteries (the ones that go in the 5D, 20D, 30D, 40D, etc...) but according to the website and user reviews, they outlast the Canon name branders. "35% more power at 1/6th the cost." So they say.

Anyway, worth a look if you're in the market for batteries. See you guys in a few days.

Friday, April 25, 2008

What do you think?

Below are some images from my drive back from Santa Cruz. The original image is first followed by some tweaks. The boutwell actions kick but. Let me know which one you like best...


SX-70 with soft focus at 50%

Grunge Rock

Old Skool Fast first with Pross Crocessessed 2

Warm it up Kris, Magic Glasses and Derelict 30%

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

planet picture

Rod, your picture reminded me of this cool panorama trick.

Goofy Filter

You might recognize the "donut" from 360 virtual tours. Artistic possibilities?? Maybe...but probably not. Any ideas?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Monteray was a hoot. It is so much fun shooting for the sake of shooting. I grabbed my 50mm 1.4 and shot a lot of wide open low light stuff at the aquarium. When are we going to shoot as a group? May is coming up next week and it's time to pencil a time in the calendar for round 2 of "The Click".

I love the sun fish, God is so creative...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

"Electric Death"

Well, the "Electric Death" will have to debut at the X-Games as Kyle slid out on both attempts. But, some other crazy stuff went down including the double backflip and the 360. I opted to stick with the "one shot" setting instead of "servo"... I'll keep testing and give you a report if I figure it out. Dave, thanks for the HDR link, I'll post a comp after I give it a try and get your opinion.


Rod! Some pretty insane HDR work by David Nightingale. I also looked online for some basic HDR info and found this. It is a basic start to testing your hand at the craft. I think HDR would work magic for your static shots. Especially indoors, buildings, etc. It is also possible to take one RAW file and create multiple exposures and merge as an HDR like Nightingale did on the above picture.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

This should be illegal

Kyle Loza, X-Games winner (and fellow Jesus freak) from '07 will attempt a new trick this Saturday at Qualcomm in San Diego and I'll try to sneek my camera in to get his first attempt on dirt. "AI Servo" on my 40d doesn't "servo" anything and likes to focus on absolutely nothing in the frame! Anyone have any tips as I liked this mode in the 20d, but it's acting goofy on the 40d? Also, it sounded like a few of you new a bit about HDR and I would desperately like a crash course or a point in the right direction for interiors/architecture.

Thanks Clickies!

PDN Top Knots Contest Winner!

I knew he would be too modest to toot his own horn so I had to do it for him: Our very own Click member Mr. Jeremiah Klein is featured in the latest issue of PDN as one of the winners of PDN's very prestigious 2008 Top Knots Wedding Photo contest! You can see his photo here:

congratulations Miah! Keep on clickin'!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

gangsta wife

My wife, Kristen, and I went out adventuring into the mustard seed plants with Troy, Stacy and their brother, Matt. Plants once waist high are now head high and limited us to the trails, but gave way to a few new ideas within the surroundings. The bold moves of my hot wife made this shot quite fun ;)

Thank you Troy for the photoshop layer blending trick. (Two exposures blended together via mask and Gaussian Blur).

Friday, April 4, 2008

First Night Success!!!!!

Guys and Gal, thanks for coming over to my pad to bounce around ideas about this creative networking group. There were a lot of good things shared and I'm excited that we started and finished recognizing our creator and dropping those prayers. He has given us so much to be thankful for, mmm mm good.

When you get a chance everyone please post your email, website and contact info so we can better communicate. 

This is so much fun I can't wait to see the results of our labor. Next month is going to be a hoot....I was able to get two sweet images of each of our crew along with our paper roll mascot (what the heck). I thinks we be a sexy group says I. Enjoy the laughs below...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Our Blog

Here it is, our blog for "the Click". This will be used for us to share photos, ideas, and critique each other's work. Let's do this...