Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Critique - New Off-Camera Lighting Technique

so i've been working on a new technique for lighting my images. the results have just been phenomenal so far. here's a sneak peak, straight out of camera. beautiful.

take a look at the magic right HERE.

Friday, March 27, 2009

FUN - Off Roading

Off-Roading good times with Troy. Check out the rest at http://davidmorrisonphotography.blogspot.com/
I lost quite a bit of sharpness on my blog upload. Made larger files and had to swith to "s1600" I don't even know what that means. Tried to "save for web" but lost. Any pointers on bringing the sharpness back? Maybe higher quality jpeg compression? I'm currently at Quality 9.


I had an engagement sesh last saturday and thought I would put up a couple shots...
Any critiques welcome...
All editing done with Lightroom besides the end two. I am lettign them pick a few for me to process further.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fun | Tilt-Shift Europe

hey guys and shauna. back from europe with a whole lot of files, and i'm not really sure how to even start. but here's a tilt-shift image for each country.

berlin, germanyprague, czech republicstockholm, swedenparis, france

Discussion - Insurance

Do any of you have your photography equipment insured? I understand that if your equipment generates income than you need commercial insurance vs. home or renter's insurance which covers the hobbyist. I definitely couldn't afford to replace mine if it was damaged or stolen :P so any advice and direction pointing to who and how much would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

ps. Check out Troy's sweet jeep at http://davidmorrisonphotography.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Critique - Product Photography

I'm totally stoked on how this turned out! I've never shot product before and would appreciate any further recommendations.
Used a single, white reflector as the base. Sat product on white vitamin bottle. Single, on-camera flash bounced off ceiling to reflector.
Canon 5D :: 24-70 macro @ 70mm :: 1/60 :: f/11 :: ISO 400
Speedlite 580EXII :: f/32 :: 105mm :: ISO 200

Question: Does a greater depth of field (ie. f/11 as with this photo) have any effect while shooting macro?

Please share your techniques.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pool Party

No, it's not wild rivers...it's the Loza's empty pool. A perfect location for an family-only intimate wedding. Hot lights, the 85mm 1.2 and the 45mm TS-E definitely showed up for this one.

sneak peak from central america

after rod's gentle prodding, i decided to post a shot from the trip to guatemala. i leave tomorrow evening for the states and can't wait to dive into some of these images. i recieved some fresh tips via Hugh via our friend Mustafah on how to shoot street photography, which is a whole new world of shooting for me.

although i missed the exposure, i felt this one was most appropiate, shot from the hip' image straight outta the camera: some fellow clickers in coban, guatemala:

Canon 5D, 50mm 1.2, 1/500, iso 50

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Hospitals have great window light. There's photographer who is coming in later to shoot little Shiloh later today. She shoots for free and puts everything on line to make her money. Sounds like a good business plan to me...

Rod, when are we going to your little Kindle Ryan

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fun-Pregnant Ladies of the World Unite

Here is the last formal photo of my wife...enjoy

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dust the Comedian

It's a good idea to check the LCD after a few shots to make sure a huge chunk of nonsense didn't somehow hijack it's way onto your sensor like in this image. But, every so often dust has some good ideas, like giving the groom a more 50's look...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Loza Engagement

Kyle & Casey wanted something a little less "traditional" for their shoot. We had some fun even though we only had less than an hour...

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I'm so stoked. It's official. My Nikon is now the play camera and I've switched all my bumper stickers to Canon. I used to carelessly throw around terms like EOS and EF but now I embrace them. Wide open primes only selectively focused on my dreams...but now! I've got a little bit of learning to do because it is all quite real.

A pretty much straight out of camera image taken with the EOS 5D: EF85mm f/1.8 :: 1/4000 :: ISO 50