Posts Tagged ‘technique’

Broken Record, Needle Stuck

June 19, 2014 | One comment

In my last blog post, I went back through some ~2 megapixel photos from my honeymoon in 2004. Since then, I have continued to mine older photographs from my hard drive, and they have continued to make me think about the relationships between our equipment and our creativity. It is a fascinating process to see […]

We Have it So Good, and We Don’t Even Know It

April 2, 2014 | One comment

I spent a couple of hours this weekend photographing the 2014 Ninth Street Derby and having a blast. In years past, I have learned that manual focusing is often the only way to go for some of the shots I get, even with the most sophisticated cameras on the market (last year I shot with […]

Camera Nerd Blog O’ The Week: What’s in My Camera Bag?

April 22, 2013 | No comments yet

I spent most of the day yesterday having a ton of fun photographing amateur, pro, and collegiate cycling at the second annual 9th Street Derby in downtown Durham. This is not a paid gig, so I am free to play, and really wanted to nail down my panning technique and get some shots I could […]

The Importance of Organization

March 6, 2013 | No comments yet

I am not a stock photographer, as should be pretty obvious from this blog. Still, as a native Durhamite and a photographer, I have made a conscious effort to record some of the history and ambiance of the city I’ve called home all my life. Sometimes, I get inquiries about Durham photos to be used […]

Speak Up, Because I Can’t Hear You!

February 27, 2013 | No comments yet

Yesterday, I had a meeting with Jess Leff, the person behind my first class at West Point on the Eno. We discussed future classes and projects, and she mentioned the enthusiasm and positive feedback from the portrait photography class I taught in January. In the recap of that class, I solicited folks for feedback on […]

The Importance of Being Careful

February 21, 2013 | No comments yet

Not a long post today, just a short note about being careful when you’re taking photos, especially when you are in a controlled environment and you have the time and ability to move things around. The shot above is from a recent shoot I did at Box-2B-Fit, a fitness-through-boxing gym in Raleigh, North Carolina. I […]

Portrait Project: Stephanie & Mariel

April 3, 2011 | No comments yet

My portrait project is forcing me to be flexible and creative. I never know what kind of setting/props I am going to encounter, and one of the challenges is to use what’s at hand to make compelling images. I am finding that my basic kit has been winnowed down to the 1DmkIII, the 5D, my […]