Single Point Autofocus

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 2

The Best Autofocus Techniques for General Shooting

This is yet another attempt at creating a useful tutorial on Autofocus. (more…)

Create a Floor with The Vanishing Point Filter in Photoshop

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 0

I wanted to create a tile floor that was highly reflective. I wasn’t even thinking about using the Vanishing Point Filter. However, after repeated failures, I decided the give the Vanishing Point Filter a try. (more…)

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…)

One Light Promo Shot

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 0
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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!


What Is Photography Luck?

Posted on: September 20th, 2014 0


I think most successful people are loathe to admit how lucky they are. It’s that uniquely American myth about self-reliance and “picking yourself up by the bootstraps” blah blah blah. It comes down to ego I think. Successful people want to believe they did it all themselves, which is no doubt partly true….but just partly.