Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Reason

Zackeal Eldridge:  That's my boy!
A photograph is a moment captured; an interpretation of life.  Time passes and memories begin to fade.  If you have been lucky enough to have photographs of those moments then by simply looking you are transported back to those memories; no longer are they fading, no longer forgotten.  It is for this reason that I pick up my camera.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Changing Light

It has always amazed me the difference a few minutes can make during sunrises or sunsets.  Below you will see two photographs taken just a few minutes apart.  You can see in the first one that the sun hasn't risen to the point that direct light is hitting the buildings.  It is however strangely iluminating the clouds just above them. 

A short time later the second shot was taken.  It is easy to tell that it is just after the sun has fully risen as the light is directly reflected in the clouds, the buildings and the water.  Always remember, at sunset and sunrise if you don't like the light just wait a few minutes.

These two images are distinctly different and each one works depending on what you like.

Don't forget about my Understanding the Basics of Exposure book that just hit the virtual shelves! You can find the press release here: The price is only $2.99!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Exciting News!

iPad Version
Several months ago I had an idea. The idea was based on my own struggles with exposure when I was starting out in photography. This e-book book has been designed to give you a solid foundation regarding exposure as you continue to build your own photographic skills.

Within these pages you will find information about ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture and how they all work together. You will also gain understanding of how your camera meter works, what the different exposure modes represent, and how to best use the modes.

This book was designed to be used specifically with the iPad and if you are an iPad owner then you can get your copy from the iTunes Store here:

Now, if you are saying “What about me? I don’t have an iPad!” Well, I’ve got you covered. If you follow this link you can download a PDF version here:

Cost: $2.99 for either version

PDF Version

If you like what you read then please rate this book at the site where you made the purchase. Feel free to drop me an e-mail or give me a call with any comments or suggestions for this book or for future ones.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Consider the Time of Day

 Here are a few of my favorite engagement photos from yesterday's (10/06/2012) shoot.  There is a little pull off as you are headed to Key Biscayne where these were taken.  It is one of my favorite locations for engagement photos.

However, taking a couple there on a Saturday afternoon poses some interesting problems.  Until now I had only visited there early in the mornings and typically we were the only ones there and had the run of the place.  Saturday afternoons on the other hand are crawling with people and not the quiet contemplative ones either.  But with a little effort and the willingness of these folks to walk around the photos came out just fine.

The moral of the story is know your location if at all possible prior to the shoot.  I did show up about 30min before and took a quick note of what we had to work with.  If I hadn't done that it certainly would have been a little more challenging.

Of course having folks like this makes it all the easier!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Nikon announced the D600 full frame camera a couple of weeks back. This is not a review of this camera because, well, I haven’t even held one. This is an informative post. The D600 seems to be a bit of a new direction for Nikon. It is a more economical way to break into a full frame camera coming in at $2,100.00. The next closest product with similar features is the D800 which costs $3000.00. You could buy a decent lens for that price difference.

 Anyway, this is something to consider if you are looking for a new camera and this is within your budget.

Here are the basic specs on the D600 and they do look rather impressive given the price point and that it is a full frame camera.

24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
EXPEED 3 Processor
3.2” LCD Monitor
1080p HD Video Capture
100-6400 Native ISO
5.5 frames per second Continuous Shooting
39 Wide-Area AF Focus Points
Stereo Mic & Headphones inputs
i-TTL Flash compatable
Wi-Fi Connectivity with an Optional Adapter