One Flash Great Photography Just One Light

One Flash!: Great Photography with Just One Light

One Flash!: Great Photography Just One Light – Kindle Edition It seems these days it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of more gear is better. While it’s true that there is always one more piece of hardware, one more app, one more software, one more lens and of course one more flash. Lately though I have been trying to improve my skills with a less is more approach. This book “One Flash!” was recommended reading in another photography book. Admittedly it had me at the cover. I immediately purchased the Kindle version. Some books I prefer the kindle edition so it’s available on all my devices and while Im shooting pictures. This book needs very little explanation Continue ReadingOne Flash Great Photography Just One Light


myLightMeter PRO IPhone Light Meter App

IPHONE LIGHT METER APPS Subject: iPHONE LIGHT METER APPS. As photography skills develop, improve and grow so does the list of tools and accessories you need grow. This is typical of most hobbies and professions. One such tool I have have been using extensively over the past year is a SEKONIC LIGHT METER 401-478 LITEMASTER PRO L-478D. I have come to rely on the Sekonic both in my home studio and in the field. The LIGHT METER has has greatly improved my ability to get properly exposed images right from the start. My NIKON D810 does a pretty good job with exposure compared to other DSLR’s but it’s built in LIGHT METER is just not as good or versatile as Continue ReadingIPHONE LIGHT METER APPS | LIGHT METER

Retouching Portraits

Erin on a Wall

Retouching Portraits I have spent a bulk of my time behind a camera photographing sporting goods, nature and pets. when it came to photographing people I have always taken a candid approach. Take a lot of pictures, crop the best ones and be done with it. Recently though I had the pleasure of getting a visit from my beautiful niece. We were out driving around and decided to visit a local park nearby for some pictures. The conditions were bad. It was a bright noon summer sun. I had the Nikon D810 and no external flash. I had about a 20 minute window to work before our next engagement. I knew the pictures would be a challenge but had no Continue ReadingRetouching Portraits

Tamron AFA011N700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC Preorder

Tamron AFA011N700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC

Tamron AFA011N700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC Took the plunge and pre-ordered the Tamron AFA011N700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC lens from Amazon. A zoom in this range from Nikon is simply not affordable to casual photographers like myself.  The $1000 price tag of this Tamron is much easier to justify. Having had wonderful results with the super inexpensive Tamron SP 70-300MM F/4-5.6 Di VC USD did not give me much concern for quality. Third party lenses have come a long way. The only risk with these lenses is forward compatibility with newer bodies. That will remain an issue until all lenses include a means to upgrade the firmware. Anyhow all that is a discussion for another day. I eagerly Continue ReadingTamron AFA011N700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC Preorder