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Blending into the background

Several months ago I was on assignment to shoot Octavio Flores, the owner of Casa Flores Marina in Stockton. As Flores answered a reporter’s questions, nice, soft indirect light fitlered in through a large window next to the table where he was sitting. The rest of the room was fairly dark and his black shirt […]

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Near and far

There’s a mistake I see people make all the time. It can happen anytime, but I mostly see it when people take vacation photos. They see a picturesque scene or landmark, usually something huge like the Empire State Building, Mount Rushmore or the Eiffel Tower. Then they tell their loved one/traveling companion to stand in […]

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Light and shadows

“If God created shadows it was to better emphasize the light” –  Pope John XXIII (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 30mm. Exposure: f/8.0 @ 1/15, ISO 200) On this portrait of Charr that I took at my home, I used my ebay transmitters with 2 nikon SB-80 strobes mounted on light stands. For […]

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