Liz & Phil, wedding

Another beautiful wedding, this time in Attica, IN, which is a nice little town about a half hour west of here.  The ceremony was “The Old Church” from the 1800s that had been restored, and also had some of the best natural light I’ve seen at a wedding!  The shot with the 1940s getaway car is one of my fave shots of the season :)   Below are some highlights, and you can see the rest of the photos in my store.  Enjoy:

Liz and Phil, behind the scenes

Here are some behind-the-scenes (BTS) of last weekend’s e-shoot, compliments of Chris Cookley.   You’ll see a nice new ‘shootsac’ style bag that Carrie made for me, and it worked out great!  I got my lens change down to 18 seconds by the end of the shoot  :)  More on that bag later..

Liz and Phil, engagement shoot

Well this was a trip  :)   I think I set some personal records last weekend on this shoot with Liz and Phil:  most locations, most assistants on one shoot, most gigs of images shot on an e-shoot, and maybe the most hungry.  Almost the most total time!   It was fun though :)  and we got some good stuff on the 1 day it didn’t rain.   They are Purdue peeps, so we shot around campus:  Pappy’s, their hangout, the library, because they are admittedly both bookworms, some campus icons, and then out to the horticulture park for some …

Speedlight Workshop; NYC and Indy wrap-up

We had a couple of great groups for these last two speedlight workshops, and I wanted to show some of the things we did up in Brooklyn and down in Indy.  Stay tuned for an Orlando area workshop on July 27, which I’ll post tomorrow, and info on Philly for Sept. 20th will come out later this summer.  Still looking for a winter location!  I’m looking at you, California  ;) First, some BTS of NYC: That’s me explaining that whatever size umbrella you put up, make sure that you fill it up with light!   I see a lot of …

Lighting for Weddings: wrap-up and review

Hey all; I just wanted to review some things we did at the workshops this spring.  This post will focus on the wedding lighting workshop, and then I’ll do another wrapup on the Speedlight Workshops from NYC and Indy.  Stay tuned for workshop info for Orlando on July 27 (registration this week), and Philly on September 20 (registration in July).  It’s bound to not rain one of these times! Let’s get right to it: BOUNCING FLASH is one of the most indispensable lighting techniques you can have in your events bag.  And I’m not talking about those silly little cards and flags people attach …

How ND filters work. And how they don’t?

Yohan is not sure this is fun: Without rehashing the whole internet discussion I had, I wanted to post a quick lighting demo that illustrates the point I was trying to make with words.  For some reason I felt compelled to combat lighting misconceptions on the interwebs, which I quickly found out is an uphill battle too large for little ole me!  My bad, guys.  I’ll stick to the people that actually want to learn and stop wasting my time on everyone else. Right after this one  ;) The image in question was a nicely lit portrait of a young …

Speedlight Workshop #4: Indianapolis!

This is going to be short for now, because I’m trying to catch a plane today to workshop #3 in NYC!   But thank you to Katie and others who have asked me to do one in Indy — super excited to spend a day with you and lighting  :) WHAT:  one-day intensive small-flash lighting workshop WHO:  photographers that want to dive into the strobist world of off-camera lighting, mostly for portraits.  Being comfy with shooting in manual mode is recommended, but not absolutely necessary. WHY:  Because you need to, you want to, you’re excited to explore and learn… or …