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San Diego is out last Photowalk of 2015. I hope you’ll come join Erika Thornes and me for a fun evening making pictures of the city, people, and whatever we can find. It’s the best way to practice and make new friends, as well. If you’ve got friends interested in a no pressure shooting practice, […]

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Seattle is calling! So let’s make pictures in one of the best places in the country. We’ll start with portrait practice under the bridge on Aurora Ave where the Troll lives. We’ll use speedlights, so bring ’em if you have ’em, and if you don’t have any flashes, well then come on down and see what […]

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We’re using ‘Photowalk’ to mean a gathering of photographers, and we’re doing it twice in Phoenix. Rather than just walking the streets in 100-degree heat, we’ll meet at my hotel and practice making portraits with various lighting techniques in the air conditioned interior. Ahhhh. I’m really excited because Vanelli will be joining in on this […]

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Six years ago I started making pictures, and I dove right in planning to make a portrait business. The best thing I did was attend David Ziser‘s workshop where he taught me that shadow and light are the most important technical things to learn in photography. He showed image after image of stunning portraits, and […]

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Life on set can be crazy . . . You’re thinking about the set design, lights, backgrounds, camera settings, models, hair and makeup, pleasing your clients, the art director breathing down your neck, etc. Every time I finish a shoot, I reflect back to find things that might have made the day go a little […]

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Today was rainy, and then it was rainy and windy, but what else can I expect in the winter in the Pacific Northwest? Trouble is, I still have to make a living even when it’s raining. Fortunately, I had a willing client and two tools that helped me make the most of the situation. Twist […]

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White Balance is all about the color of light, and the best reason to shoot RAW is the freedom to adjust the white balance with great power in post production. But what’s up with Lightroom’s White Balance Slider? Why is it backwards? Keep Cool, Like 2000 Kelvin If you’ve shot in RAW, you’ll notice the top white […]

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