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Expressions of Kids

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Photographing Children

Capturing Real Life I just love the expressions of kids.  At some point in a persons life, they start growing shy of the camera.  Not of their own camera obviously, because selfies are a must in most peoples lives.  But, when they see a DSLR pointed in their direction, they turn, shout “NO” and/or run […]

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Event Photography for Programs

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Bands of Santiago Sharks Concert Photo

Event Photography I had the pleasure of photographing the Bands and Color Guard for Santiago High School for two seasons now.  This year I was asked to design the programs for the Band Concerts. My experience in event photography came in handy.  Most of the photographs needed to be taken in low-light situations, both indoor […]

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Pop-Up Flash Help – Puffer

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During this holiday season you will, undoubtedly, be taking a lot of family photos indoors. Your trusty DSLR will notice that there isn’t enough light in the room and active the little pop-up flash. You snap the photo and look at the small screen on the back of the camera. WOW – IS THAT BRIGHT. […]

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Perfect Smile or Perfect Moment?

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Perfect smile or perfect moment? I’m not your classic portrait photographer in that I would much rather capture the real moment, which tells a much more interesting story than the perfectly posed photo.  Don’t get me wrong, there are situations where a perfectly posed photo is called for but for most family portraits – real […]

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Free Spec Work?

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Creatives are often asked to do FREE work, especially Spec Work.  There are grandiose promises of future work, at a reduced rate of course.  Especially when we are starting off, or hungry, we will agree to almost anything.  Don’t be tempted.  Not only does it hurt you but in undermines our industry. I have spent […]

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The Band Is All Here

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What do you do when you have to deliver photos for a Jazz Band concert program but you have no photographs of the Jazz Band?  The default it getting some stock photos of other bands but that doesn’t really fly.  We I got the assignment to design the Fall Jazz Concert for BOSS (Bands of […]

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The Ultimate Panorama – Mont Blanc

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Take a look at the In2White project, which is an astonishing panoramic photograph of Mont Blanc. Altitude: 3500 meters Images: 70,000 Gigapixels: 365Temperature: -10° The Concept How to celebrate Her Majesty the Mont Blanc? We just wished to represent it as it shows to our eyes : major beauty, astonishing magnitude, pure elation. We were […]

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Aperture – What is in focus?

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When I teach photography, one of the common questions is that of aperture. It’s a part of a larger subject – exposure. Exposure is the relationship of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. We are not going to tackle that in this short post. The other day I was shooting an event. I saw these 3 […]