Why Do I Need a Professional Business Headshot?

A business headshot (aka executive portrait) is your first opportunity to impress your prospective clients.  These potential customers want to do business with someone who looks trustworthy, competent and approachable.  Think of it this way:  are you more apt to work with a realtor who cruises around in a rusted Ford Pinto with a cracked […]

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Supermoon checklist

Checklist for the upcoming Supermoon celestial event on Sunday: 1. Tripod 2. Shoot the moon with another object in the foreground.  Ever wonder why the sun / moon appears larger on the horizon than when in the sky?  Well, it’s not! 3. Bracket your photos a bit (1/200, 1/400, 1/800, etc) 4. Telephoto lens (duh) […]

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Twin Falls, SC

Pickens County, SC – I lugged my camera up to the top of this 75′ waterfall yesterday…Bent like coathangers by a flood in 1928, these twisted railroad tracks are the only fingerprints marking the existence of the now-defunct Appalachian Lumber Company.  A sobering reminder of nature’s awesomeness.  After staring at them for several minutes, I […]

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Sultana

Sultana: A couple of images from a shoot last week… I was captivated by the saris, the bangles and the lighting.  We stopped shooting once twilight hit.  Not because of the darkness (I had plenty of strobes handy), but because my fingers (and her face) were starting to freeze as the temperatures plummeted into the […]

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Hoodie

Hoodie: The other day I arrived at a photo shoot with bit of time to spare.  On the way to the studio my myopic eye spotted this gem in the corner of the parking lot.  It reminded me of one I shot in Cuba a few years back – (click here – middle row, left photo). […]

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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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