October 22, 2010

Pro Mom Advice on Family Photo Children Preparation

I mentioned in an earlier post about a Fall Family Photo Shoot we did where I was totally impressed with how well the kids were emotionally prepared for the photo shoot and how well they engaged in the photo shoot process.  I asked the mom some questions about her preparation of the kids.   Thanks so much, Julie, for taking the time out of your hectic day to do this!

October 13, 2010

Solace is a Beach

Finding solace in our worlds of hectic can sometimes be elusive.  From a recent Treasure Island photo shoot in Florida, I found some finding solace at the beach.  Life is a b@&%ch, but Solace is sometimes a beach far from the norm of our life of hectic.

Mike

October 7, 2010

Outdoor Senior Portrait using AB PLM and Nikon SB600 Rig

A couple of weekends ago, we shot a senior portrait session up in the mountains and I wanted to try a new rigging for lighting.  It consisted of  a Nikon SB600 flash unit, mounted on a monopod using a DLC HD Bounce Umbrella Bracket.  We then attached a 64" Alien Bee Silver PLM and then connected the SB600 to the Nikon D300 we were shooting with using a Nikon SC-28 daisy chained with an SC-17.  The results were great!  The PLM allowed us to get a wider spread on the light and it's parabolic nature allowed for less reduction in power than say a softbox modifier.  No diffusion material was used on the front of the PLM.  The only drag was making sure

October 1, 2010

Capturing the Coolness of Fitness and Longtime Friend

A couple of weeks ago, a longtime dear friend of mine asked my wife and I to photograph her the day after her participation in the OCB Southern Rockies Figure Competition.  We had a total blast!  My vision of the shoot was twofold.  First to capture her physical fitness in raw dramatic form with a hint of fashion flair.  Second was to capture a representation of her love for fitness associated with the activities in which she loves to engage.  Pictures after the jump...