Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Well this past weekend was a busy weekend with events on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Need I say I'm Beat! I am not getting any younger that's for sure.

Both events went well and both girls were very happy with the images I got.

Now a day of rest.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Maria Maria

Maria was the subject of my shoot this past weekend for her 15th birthday celebration!

It was a great day for a shoot and she was eager to follow all my posing requests.

Many of these shots are very traditional which is what the family usually likes but we always try to sneak in a couple fun ones also.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Here is a shot of Vanessa from my last shoot a few days ago.

Late afternoon shooting has become a little more difficult lately because of the sun reflecting off the water and creating flares on the images. This shot includes two flares that I had to spend some time with to correct but overall I think the image came out fine.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Controlling Exposure

Here is another shot while teaching a workshop at the Phoenix Zoo. I am not sure of the name of this winged creature but I use it as a study on controlling exposure in harsh direct sunlight.

Proper exposure becomes more difficult with white subjects in direct sun at times which can cause an over exposing of white which can blow out all detail in that white.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Topaz Labs

We are happy to announce a new sponsor to our page, Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs is a company that I love. They make many different pieces of software that work as a Photoshop and Photoshop Elements plug in that are simple to use with a dramatic effect.

The image below of Papago Park was enhanced with Topaz Adjust which works wonders with landscape images creating almost a HDR effect on the image.

Click on the image above which will bring you to their site for more info on their products.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Yesterday was a beautiful Arizona day here in Phoenix. It was sixty degrees out with some great clouds in the sky, something we don't get enough of in AZ.

I spent a couple of hours teaching one of my photography workshops at the Phoenix Zoo and upon leaving noticed this great view of the bluffs at Papago Park. I knew I had to stop and get this shot while I had the chance and did take advantage of the opportunity.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Black & White Film

Shot at 2.8

Shot at 2.8

These are a few shots with my medium format Mamiya 645 from a shooting excursion I had a couple of months back with a friend of mine Brad Armstrong from Brad Armstrong Photography.

This is my first time shooting with this camera and the first time shooting film in probably ten years.

I got the camera just for the purpose of shooting B&W film which I use to love shooting.

I had a great time and look forward to shooting more film in the future.