Christmas Composite Photo
2 Balls

Here is a great economical way to soften your light. They’re China Balls: These were used on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. You can buy these light diffusers from World Market or     Pier 1 Imports. Here’s a link to Filmtools. Filmtools is a great resource; however, on some items they are a bit pricey. They […]

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Flash angled above right (see in window)

I live in a cave. Not literally, but it sure feels like it. My house is so dark. Even with the windows wide open, on a bright sunny day, I still have to shoot at a minimum of ISO 1600. Sometimes I embrace my cave, I shoot with the high ISO, and I don’t sweat […]

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Focused

When I sold my Canon 5D Mark III and 7D Mark II cameras and bought into Sony’s A7 camera system one of the deciding factors was the Sony cameras’ ability to use Canon lenses via third-party adapters. As someone who has a long-standing love affair with Canon’s L-series glass, I was loathe to give them […]

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Here's the resulting image after spot metering for the bride's dress. Perfect highlights with deep, dramatic shadows. ©LovesomePhoto.com

I often spend a lot of time at a wedding wrestling with light. Different sources, color temperatures, intensities are all over. Often, I find I like to shoot into the light to create a dreamy, open, bright feeling to my images because those are all qualities that typically go along with weddings. However, sometimes, I […]

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2015-10-07 Aesthetic Judgments part one

In the first part of my thoughts on aesthetic judgments I introduced the first two considerations on my list of five that inform my work. This post discusses the rest of them starting with… Composition Composition is the pleasing expression of the elements in a space. I prefer to lock the camera on a tripod […]

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Malcom

I’m a huge advocate of creating depth in a photograph. One of the ways is to use a back light or at times referred to as a hair light when shooting talent. Some of the challenges I might have are when the talent has blonde or gray / silver colored hair. I’ll lose hair detail […]

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