Monthly Archives: October 2014

Lighting Fog : How I Got the Shot

Photofocus (old site)

I enlisted the help from my son Alec to gather a few friends for a creative sport portrait shoot. We were experimenting on different ways to backlight fog with red or blue gels. The goal was to produce the final image in camera with zero help from Photoshop. We failed more times than we succeeded on our way to How I Got the Shot.

Quick Settings Overview

  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens
  • Aperture f/6.3 to f/8
  • 1/125 sec shutter
  • ISO 200
  • WhiBal White Balance Gray Card

We met Superheroes and Villains

During a break, we stepped outside the studio just in time to see over 100 Superheroes and Villains walking the streets of Downtown Melbourne. We laugh and waved to the group as they walked by. Two characters stood out. I asked them if they would like to join us in the studio for a quick shoot. This was…

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Secrets to Finding the Perfect Location

Very informative!

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There are people who’s sole job is to find great locations. If you’re not on a commercial shoot and can’t afford to hire a location scout, never fear! Let’s go through a few places to find great locations.

Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular photo sharing apps in the world. Users can upload photos and tag their location. Although this app is for mobile phones, there is a website that can show you a limited version of Instagram called Websta. When you visit http://websta.me/, you can type in the area or location you’re looking for and see images from other users.

On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, I set out to photograph a new fireworks show. I know the park inside and out, but I wasn’t exactly sure where the best angle would be. Rather than waste a night watching the show and trying to move…

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Three Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

Great advice. Thanks for sharing!

The Daily Post

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Summer is over (at least in my neck of the woods), which means back to school…and in my case, back to trying to blog more.

I don’t miss much about school, but I do miss the ritual of new school supplies. I was the sort of nerd who loved shopping for new notebooks and binders, covering my books (is that still a thing?), and developing new organizational strategies every year.

In that vein, here are a few tips for how to organize and support your blogging efforts for maximum efficiency. Think of it as your back-to-blogging prep list. 

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