2012 was filled with memories. Where to begin, there are so many. 52 weeks of shooting and it all it comes down to an accumulation of memories that unraveled themselves in this humble blog. I want to apologize and at the same time thank my readers. I know that over the years I’ve changed blogs like a kid in a candy store but 2012 prooved to be the year that I settled down into my cyber home. I’m not one to care of stats and nervously check them throughout the days but I know this humble blog has gotten over 75K page views combined and for that I thank everyone who contributed in one way or another via commenting and viewing. Ok then, well if I had to encapsulate this year’s long journey I must say that “learning” was my true north. I learned more about my photography and the technical aspects of photography in general and light than any other year. 2012 will most definitely mark a turning point in my journey in this …
Off camera strobe setup: Nikon SB-600 on a power pack from Al Jacobs, the Tuxedo Translucent Wescott 43″ umbrella ― shoot through at 40-45 degrees or so to the left. 1/2 cut CTO WB adjusted in Kelvins to about 5200K or so, in that range. I like it, the hardest part was getting the exposure correct true to the color of the scene and after a few test shots voila.
Blog Update I’ve been off the grid lately, not gone, but off to the sidelines learning new tricks. Yes, an old dog can still learn a few new tricks with patient and practice. I got the lighting bug, its more like an addiction now I tell you. Before this new genre, I was mainly a quotidian photographer in natural light, seeing frames, framing frames, and shooting them all around. It was a blast and I still enjoy it but frankly, not as much. I’ve been getting immersed in the world of light which is all around us and now, finally, my neurons are wrapping themselves around this topic and pardon the pun ― seeing the light all around. Once you get it, its truly magical because you see a whole new world, filled with colors and let us not forget ― shadows. Where I started First off, I didn’t figure all this out by myself. Like anything in life you one has to study a bit, then practice, and then practice some more, and then a go …
Wedding photography is nothing more than a compilation of street photography images put together in a story. Here’s another set of images from my recent wedding shoot.
I often hear the phrase “you must do what feels good,” and this week that resonates deep within and makes me highlight what my blog is all about. Miss You My about description reads: A blog about storytelling, photography, discoveries, and the things we learn along the way.
I have so many stories to tell but for now, here is one of my favorites of the evening.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone !!
My 24″ softbox arrived and I just had to set it and shoot some frames. Let me deconstruct this shot right quick. I used a Nikon speedlight about 45 degrees to the left about 6 feet high. In the meantime, Isabel was jumping rope on the front sidewalk and the only ambient light was coming from a light post 10-15 feet behind us. I decided to cut out the ambient light by going to my max sync speed on my Nikon dslr and just letting the speedlight light her. The shot works in color but I liked the bw conversion better(turned down saturation all the way to the left in Lightroom). Like Zack Arias says “god created speedlights to be used off camera,” indeed.