Saturday, May 31, 2008

The d300

We're all about new toys! Check out our latest:


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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Long name, sweet glass. We picked up this lens on Saturday, and we were able to use it on an engagement shoot Sunday. More pictures from the session later. I also played with the lens a bit last night. If there doesn't seem like there is anything to photograph, think small. Here are a couple shots.



Image Info:
1/125 at f/10 (Handheld)
ISO 200
Nikon D200
Off-camera SB-800 on Manual set to 1/4 power bounced into a silver umbrella



Image Info:
Same as above

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Leslie Park Golf Course



Hey all. I went shooting Sunday evening and happened to walk by the Leslie Park Golf Course, which is probably 5 minutes from my apartment. I've heard lots of good things about Photoshop CS3's new and improved Photomerge feature and decided to try to shoot a pano, but handheld. Sounds weird I know, but damn if it didn't work.

Here is another shot I took shortly after making the above pano.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

To Flash or Not to Flash?



(From what I remember)
Nikon D200
80-200mm lens
ISO100
1/125th
f/4
Nikon SB-800 on 1/4 power shot through a Lastolite Tri-grip one stop diffusion panel

Monday, May 12, 2008

Engagement Session Part 1

Part 1 of the Rachel and Ryan Engagement Session


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Engagement Session Part 2

Part 2 of the Rachel and Ryan Engagement Session


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We thought it might be fun to show another one of our engagement sessions. Check it out!

Rachel and Ryan







Friday, May 2, 2008

Facebook

Hi everyone. I wanted to write a quick post about clients putting photography up on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. I don't really have a problem with this, because obviously they love the photos enough to do so! The best part is, when one of our clients puts up some of their wedding photographs, ALL of their friends see that they have done so through notifications. This is a huge marketing tool for us, and it is a great way to bring in new business through referrals (which is what are business is based on now, we do NO advertising).

I have to admit, at first I wasn't too happy about our clients using our photos willy-nilly on whatever website they want. My first reaction was "I have to find a way to control this". Then I got smart and realized that it would hurt me more to attempt to control and micromanage every aspect of the reproduction of our photography. It would cause me more time and stress than you could possibly imagine. I sure as hell don't want to police myspace and facebook looking for our photography to pop up at all hours of my already busy days. The bottom line is that times have changed. Digital is here. Photos are online, and LOTS of clients are technically savvy enough to know how to get digital copies. It's something that I have accepted. I would rather spend my time creating beautiful images.