Thursday, April 30, 2009

Critique: Flare is a Friend of Mine

Oh yeah.  Just for the record.  I felt like Hugh's last post was a little reductionistic.  Mr Forte forgot to mention that, in addition to bokeh,  I am also a huge fan of lens flare.  And, unlike his watermark, I try to keep mine seamless (notice the green matching font color).  Some people appreciate being fairly represented.  I am one of them.

ps. Jesus is also a friend of mine

Info: Camera/lens rental site

Check out this online lens rental site.  I was looking at their weekly rate for lens rentals and was pretty impressed.  Although, I must confess, this is the only weekly rate I've ever looked at.

Mike Stonis Random-A-Thon

Here's my fly-on-the-wall look at Mike's shoot yesterday.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Inspiration/ No thanks, I'm Married

This was the reason why I got into wedding photography...THE CHICKS! Thing is I was already married at the first wedding I shot. Saturday this drunk love cougar was after the wrong dude.


okay, i have to say a few things:
1. there is so much that can be said about this post.
2. never the less, i don't really know what to say about it.
3. i very well may be the architect and antagonist of the click blog's degeneration and ultimate downfall due my recent posts of which the only merit is their lack there of. of merit.
4. for that i am sorry.
4 & 1/2. i love bokeh.
5. you can thank mr. morgan for this gem. fyi.
6. the images exif data read "f/-2.8" ...wha?
7. snuffalufagus.

Slasher Wedding - 2001 Photoshop Tutorial

Predator light compliments of Mike Stonis' 580 EX2. You don't even want to know what happened next...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fellowship of the Glowstick

This weekend we took Jackson to Krypton and when were on the hologram tour he snagged one of those ice-thingys when we weren't looking. Krypton's not as cool as you might think.
ISO 6400. Pitch black. Auto white balance.


I took Stacy up to Solvang to do some wine tasting this last weekend. We had fun taking photos of each other out on the open road. Here are a couple, I have a couple others later.. What do ya think? SUPER bright sun so I thought I would put some fun effects on them.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Fun: this image is fun.
Critique: I'm interviewing for what could be an epic photography job. I'm creating a blog to showcase a portfolio of work. I'm going to have it done by Monday. Could you guys check it out and give me any of your thoughts, critiques or encouragement? The job is for photojournalism so I'm putting together some images that tell a story (as well as some others to show technical proficiency).


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stolen photos...I give it 2 thumbs up!

Well, that's now 3 blogs that have taken photos from mine in the last week. So, why do I have 2 comments on my post and Audrina got like 43? Oh yeah, she's famouser than all of us. Photo credit...nope :( Check it out:

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ring Flash

Hey dudes and dudette. Got a question for you all: have you heard of the Ray Flash? (here) It's $200 and until Hugh starts producing his ring flash it seems like a viable option for hot-shoe mounted ring flash units.  Any words? Word.

Monday, April 6, 2009

NO HEATH, NO! He's my only...son...ever

After witnessing the violence firsthand this morning, Colette and I more muskets in the house.

No BS Success Photography

These guys aren't cool as far as so-cal goes but have some good reminders about the lies we photographers hear all the time.

Check out their site too if you have some time to kill

Friday, April 3, 2009

Food Day 2

Thanks Dave-O for the help on the first day by the way. Here are a few that I liked from the second day. These have been cropped, rotated and poked a little in Lightroom (unlike Day 1). Thanks Miah for the kind critique.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Critique - Food

Hey, anyone have some first reactions for me? If you see this on Wednesday and have some tips, send me a note so I can make any changes before the next shoot tomorrow. Thanks gents.