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A Splash of Light!

Sometimes the answer is a lot of light. Sometimes all you need is a splash. It’s a splash, dash, modicum, a touch, a pop–call it what you will. It is tiny but powerful. It speaks volumes, in a small voice.

Speedlights are perfect to execute a splash. They are de facto small, and easily governed to affect a small area. You can fire them via<a href="https://www.samys.com/p/Radio--IR-Triggering/27106/WR-R10/WR-T10/WR-A10-Wireless-Remote-Adapter-Set/120484.html

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Music and Pictures in the Country!

First off, what could go wrong when you are in the sweet town of Cookeville, Tennessee, in a legendary ice cream shop, with two amazing country rockers? American Young is wonderful to listen to, and were an enormous amount of fun to work with.

So, the big bones of a good picture are in place. Great subjects, good location. Over to you at camera to light this well. We were working Speedlights

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Silk Inspire 2018

First time teaching in India! It has been many years since I visited that amazing country. I have been twice, both times under the auspices of the National Geographic. I photographed in the street, at weddings, on holidays, on movie sets. I remember the vibrance and swirl of color, and the wonderful generosity of spirit in virtually everyone I encountered. Above, cropped to a vertical, is a frame I made that became my favorite cover of the National Geographic. I was assigned to a story called The Globalization of Culture, and my job was to show old customs and new, mixing together and being shared universally. The young lady, portrayed with her traditionally clad mom, was, at the time, a star of India’s version of MTV. It was shot with Speedlights, SB-26’s no less, firing through a bed sheet I borrowed from the family. Kodachrome 64, which was unforgiving, but had a color response absolutely suited to the colors of India.

Honored and excited to have been asked to teach for SILK INSPIRE by the very talented photographer Sephi Bergerson this fall.

Lots of good shooters and teachers gathering at the event  – classes listed here: https://www.silkinspire.com/workshops/

Saturday October 6 Seminar – Crafting Lighting Solutions

I’ll be teaching a full day, high-energy seminar about lighting and problem solving. Whether it’s shooting weddings, events, senior portraits, or just family, reacting fast and having “go-to” strategies when you are working quickly, without lots of gear, is essential. But we will also build lighting

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Silk Inspire 2018

First time teaching in India! It has been many years since I visited that amazing country. I have been twice, both times under the auspices of the National Geographic. I photographed in the street, at weddings, on holidays, on movie sets. I remember the vibrance and swirl of color, and the wonderful generosity of spirit in virtually everyone I encountered. Above, cropped to a vertical, is a frame I made that became my favorite cover of the National Geographic. I was assigned to a story called The Globalization of Culture, and my job was to show old customs and new, mixing together and being shared universally. The young lady, portrayed with her traditionally clad mom, was, at the time, a star of India’s version of MTV. It was shot with Speedlights, SB-26’s no less, firing through a bed sheet I borrowed from the family. Kodachrome 64, which was unforgiving, but had a color response absolutely suited to the colors of India.

Honored and excited to have been asked to teach for SILK INSPIRE by the very talented photographer Sephi Bergerson this fall.

Lots of good shooters and teachers gathering at the event  – classes listed here: https://www.silkinspire.com/workshops/

Saturday October 6 Seminar – Crafting Lighting Solutions

I’ll be teaching a full day, high-energy seminar about lighting and problem solving. Whether it’s shooting weddings, events, senior portraits, or just family, reacting fast and having “go-to” strategies when you are working quickly, without lots of gear, is essential. But we will also build lighting

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Silk Inspire 2018

First time teaching in India! It has been many years since I visited that amazing country. I have been twice, both times under the auspices of the National Geographic. I photographed in the street, at weddings, on holidays, on movie sets. I remember the vibrance and swirl of color, and the wonderful generosity of spirit in virtually everyone I encountered. Above, cropped to a vertical, is a frame I made that became my favorite cover of the National Geographic. I was assigned to a story called The Globalization of Culture, and my job was to show old customs and new, mixing together and being shared universally. The young lady, portrayed with her traditionally clad mom, was, at the time, a star of India’s version of MTV. It was shot with Speedlights, SB-26’s no less, firing through a bed sheet I borrowed from the family. Kodachrome 64, which was unforgiving, but had a color response absolutely suited to the colors of India.

Honored and excited to have been asked to teach for SILK INSPIRE by the very talented photographer Sephi Bergerson this fall.

Lots of good shooters and teachers gathering at the event  – classes listed here: https://www.silkinspire.com/workshops/

Saturday October 6 Seminar – Crafting Lighting Solutions

I’ll be teaching a full day, high-energy seminar about lighting and problem solving. Whether it’s shooting weddings, events, senior portraits, or just family, reacting fast and having “go-to” strategies when you are working quickly, without lots of gear, is essential. But we will also build lighting

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Tried and True–Methods for Shooting Fireworks

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That time of year again. And once again reprinting a bit about shooting fireworks. Happy 4th!

It is the Fourth! Break out the hot dogs, the beer, the ball game and the tanning lotion. Not to mention the tripod and a cable release.

At this time of year, in preparation for the coming 4th of July, I reprint a chapter from the LIFE Guide to Digital Photography, in which I wrote about hopefully most of the nuances and details of shooting fireworks.

Everybody loves to shoot fireworks. It has lots

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