Here’s a sample of various portraits I’ve shot over the years. The one thing all these photos have in common is they were all illuminated using small portable Nikon flash units: SB-900 and SB-700. Most of what I learned about lighting tools and techniques came from reading Joe McNally’s book: The Hot Shoe Diaries. It’s a must read for anyone looking to start experimenting with small flashes. I’m also a fan of using gels to neutralize the background and make the foreground pop.
I’m a big fan of the Nikon creative lighting system (CLS). I’ve been using it very successfully for several years now. In the past I was using an extra strobe (you know, because everyone has an extra strobe laying around) as the master strobe to command the remote units. That work ok, until I actually needed to…
I’m running a bit behind this holiday season, but after much procrastination, here is the behind the scenes production of this years Christmas Card.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sC0IXYjG74] Are you having a long, stressful week? Then lets break stuff! This is not an original concept, but it’s something that I’ve never had the opportunity to shoot.
Here’s a small series of images I took in western Massachusetts around the Berkshires. I had just purchased a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens and was using it almost exclusively on this trip. All these images are HDR processed using HDR EFEX PRO from DxO (formally from Google/Nik).