Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beach Landscapes!

This is the start of a new series. NP and I went to the beach last week, and took hundreds, even thousands of photos. Be sure to check back every day for new posts!



Monday, March 30, 2009


They were coloring, the light was good so I brought out my camera. These photos were taken with my canon 85mm f/1.8 USM lens

Friday, March 27, 2009

One of my photos is featured in Schmap city guide!

Schmap contacted me asking if they could use my photograph in their next publication. Their latest edition with my photo is found here. This is so exciting for me. My first published photo!

Downtown at Twilight, Using Really Really Noisy ISO :)

ISO 1600. I don't think my camera does to well with handling the noise.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Thousand Times Larger Than Me

I went to the Columbia River Gorge today with a friend. It was a really nice day to be out. :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I shot this without the umbrella today. It was just to windy and I didn't have my sand bags with me. The light is just bare flash (1/4 power) without any diffusion, and back lit by the sun.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lighting: angles and positions.

I've been experimenting with angles and positioning with my umbrella. And how that effects my subject. Sometimes I'll place the umbrella to camera right, instead of camera left as shown in these images .I've only had it for one day. So there will be a ton more experimenting with angles and positions as time goes by. One thing I've been messing around with, is the difference in how the light hits the subject, and what difference moving the umbrella closer or further from the flash makes. I am looking forward to playing with my new toys more. :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Lighting Gear!

New gear:
Impact light stand, 45" Impact wight satin umbrella with removable black backing. Plus a bracket to hold the flash (580 ex II) to the stand with the umbrella attached.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Barren Landscapes.

You wouldn't think these were taken at a park in the middle of Portland. They look so barren, as if in in eastern Oregon.