Category Archives: Off Camera Flash

Studio Power On-Location with the Vagabond Mini

Years ago I bought a portable battery pack that allowed me to bring 120 volt power with me anytime, anywhere. Only if I was willing to lug it around that is. You see, it weighed a ton. It was called the Vagabond from Paul C. Buff, the same company that manufactures...
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When It Has to be Fast-Magazine Cover

Intro Even though we photograph mostly families, babies and weddings, I often get asked to photograph the cover for our local lifestyle magazine. Recently, the featured person was the new coach of our city's Junior hockey team. And with this shoot time was...
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Rooftop Brides and Other Weird Locations

Intro I was asked to shoot some bridal images for a national bridal fashion magazine. Have you ever seen the typical images that they use to highlight the wedding gowns? Many of them are outright bizarre or awkward, at best. Yes, there...
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On location studio lighting secrets….

Intro Here’s an image from a recent shoot that I created for a fundraiser, our local “Tour of Homes". It is an annual event where certain homes go on “tour”.  The tour brings in a cash surge for a great cause and it...
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Fast, Easy & Effective Commercial Lighting

introAt one time when I was younger and eager, full of beans and ambition, I took every job....sports teams, tournaments, school photography....stuff that I now choose to avoid preferring to "cherry pick”.  I mostly focus on my studio portraits; family portraits, baby...
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Fast and easy lighting tips for interiors….

Can you see the off camera flashes in these interiors? Well, you might not “see” them, but you can see the light they are “kicking in”. I created these images for a local lifestyle magazine publication. I wanted to work with the ambient light flowing...
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