Category Archives: Outdoor Lighting

The secrets to good portrait lighting…

Whenever I am starting a new portrait session, in studio or on location, I try my best to  answer the question burning in my brain at that very moment: "What is the very best I could do with my lighting, right here, right now. What would someone like Fuzzy do?"   And I give it…
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One light commercial photography…use the right lens!

We were hired to photograph some quick and easy menu items at a local restaurant in Costa Rica. I always try and keep it simple, low budget and fast. Most of these types of shoots are small biz, mom and pop operations. Here's what we did for the drinks being photographed. Now, remember, time is…
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Find the light, see it, and use the light for maximum results…

Light is light. And when I am on the job, shooting weddings, families, commercial....whatever, I'm always on the look out for light that already exists, and I ask: Can I use this? Some light creates cool shadows and will work. Some light becomes a main light, or a kicker light, a fill light and in…
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Crappy light, great portraits.

Crappy light, great portraits.... I love a lighting challenge. When photographing families I plan well, and have a location picked out, and time of day. BUT, many times these are not available to us.....so we have to shoot with what we got and with when. This happens with weddings quite a bit since the times…
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When sh*t hits the fan and your strobes are burning out…..

Ok, I'm off to shoot one of several local high school proms, again, 3 years in a row. Always make great coin. Love being around the kids, and they love my style. The big pain at this one event has always been that it was at the Hellenic centre. A nice hall, but small, cramped,…
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Fast, easy, super cool off camera flash strategies….

Finally! Summer is here. And so are the mosquitoes and outdoor portrait sessions. Yesterday I photographed these two sisters who's mom has been bringing to me since they were babies. And she drives two hours one way each time. That's loyalty. Just behind my office are some cool trails and a slow moving creek. Since…
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Lighting tips in studio and outside….

Just a quick over view on some basic lighting scenarios and how I typically handle em....One in studio and two outdoors....Check it out....: I've photographed so many children over the years, mainly because of my marketing efforts such as the Kreative Kids Klub, Babies First Year Wall panel and, well, I love kids (I happen…
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Creative studio photography using photoshop

The end of summer marks the beginning of studio portrait season for our studio. When the weather get's below zero, the leaves have all hit the ground and our city is covered with the white stuff some clients just don't want to brave the outdoors. Luckily we can bring the outdoors to them with some…
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