Coup d’etat!

Coup d’etat: Snapshots taken during the 2006 Nepal coup d’etat –  Months earlier the King had sacked the government.  Martial law had been declared, the borders were closed, curfews were in effect, all flights (internal and external) had been cancelled, Maoists were infesting the countryside, supply lines were thinning out, increasing masses of people were […]

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Revolution!

Revolution! Members of Havanna’s Communist Youth League rally at the Plaza de la Revolucion.  

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My two all time favorite lenses

I like to think of my gear as tools in a toolbox, each has an intended purpose, however it is possible to use some items beyond their intended functionality.

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The Kick

Initial thoughts on the Kick as a lighting solution for iPhone photography. Quantum leap for professionals or the next Mr. Microphone?

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Canon 5D3 and 6D video / photo comparison

Click on the link below for a great photo and video comparison between Canon’s 5D mark iii and 6D cameras. Aside from low-light focus (which is quite a significant variable), it appears as though the 5D3 has the edge over the 6d. Burst rate, anti-aliasing, moire, noise at low to mid-range ISO, etc all favor […]

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Danielle, Histograms and Clipping

Histograms and a quick remedy for highlights.

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Lighting and Stick Fighting

The power of lighting – So I wanted to try out my new lens and umbrella. Photographed in broad daylight at my friend’s Kali studio, we can see how strobes can  be used to easily overpower the sun (note window in background, and lack thereof). The window remained open and sunlight flooded the room throughout the […]

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Portrait Metering 3 Beauties

So on a recent trip to Cartagena, Colombia I was fortunate enough to play paparazzi for my lovely hosts Mary and Tephy.  While visiting the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas (Castle named after King Philip of Spain, where a few scenes from Romancing the Stone allegedly took place), I wanted to knock out two birds […]

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iPhone = job security

Thank you iPhone for providing me with job security.  Please continue to manufacture camera phones with more and more megapixels! Recently, while documenting a Mardi Gras-themed gala, I stumbled upon the amazing backdrop below (busy, I know, but have you ever been to Bourbon Street?).   Dozens of attendees photographed this elaborate  scene with their […]

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