Archive for October, 2014

Photographer’s Rights

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 0

Know Where and What You’re Allowed to Shoot!

Photographer’s Rights are actually a big deal, especially given today’s paranoia and the 24-hour news cycle that causes the media to over-exaggerate just about everything for attention. Any of you who have been stopped by security or the police while out shooting already know this. (more…)

Enhancing a Photo with Lightroom

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 1

The Problem.

So I thought the conditions were ripe for a dramatic sunset recently. I grabbed my camera and tripod, and headed out to shoot in Keyport, which has the advantage of being on the water. Water reflections are always a welcome element in a photo. Sadly, the sun went behind a bank of clouds at the horizon, pretty much killing the light. (more…)

One Light Promo Shot

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 0
one light

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I had to make a quick promo shot in which I was one of the subjects, and also shoot simultaneously! Oh, and it had to be done right quick. See the video below for more:

I used one light at first, but then added a second light as rim to separate us from the very dark, as black, background. In order to actually be in the shot and also actually TAKE the shot, I used the Yongnuo 603 radio trigger system for Canon, which comes with a short cable that allowed me to trigger the shutter wirelessly. Pretty nifty!