Wednesday, June 30, 2010

how to make onboard flash suck a little less

(above) my friend Perri, shot squeezing a white plastic bag over the flash...

the Sam Adam's Summer Ale filter...
my friend Monica, using a napkin folded into a square and held about an inch in front of the flash

I brought my rebel out with me a few times this last week, which was a bit of a pain in the ass - particularly when having a few beers and trying to watch USA not lose to Ghana (sigh...). Anyways, I began experimenting with ways to filter the onboard flash so it doesn't look quite so shoddy. Results are above...
My friend Marni (middle of the summer ale filter shot) has a g11 and we messed around with that thing using restaurant menu filters, blue gatorade filters. point is, as much as onboard flash sucks, its still fun to goof around with ways to make those underlit candid party shots a little more interesting.

Powder Keg

In case you haven't seen this...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Camera Lens Care

How Not to take care of your camera lens!

Monday, June 21, 2010

RedBull illume always has the coolest toys

Check out Profoto's new portable power pack for strobes out in the field

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pocket Wizard TT5

I recently purchased a Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 on Craigslist.
I just purchased the Flex TT5 from B&H with the student discount. The newest model has a RF soft shield case which you place over your 580EX II since it is known to be extremely noisy. This made it multiple times better in the range! I recommend if you have a 580EX II and plan on purchasing the TT5, buy a new one which comes with this RF shield! FYI Neither come with the sync cord to attach to the strobes power pack (Circus's), so plan on an extra $15.

Mini TT1

Flex TT5

Monday, June 7, 2010

Final Project

Here's some from the final assignment


Here are a couple of shots from my series in progress. They are still raw.


One last attempted shoot before getting ready for panel. This is my buddy Paul's VW Jetta.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010


So the theme for my final photo story is frames.
let me know what you think please!