Nov 15, 2010

Hubbard Family Memory Grove

The colors have been beautiful this year at Memory Grove.  The last few shots were shot at 1/8 of a second hand held, not to bad...

Nov 2, 2010

Suggs Family

The fall colors are just beginning to peak here in the valley, its a great time to get your family sitting done if you are looking for a great Christmas gift!

Oct 14, 2010

flash system

Many of you have been asking what lighting system I use when shooting family portraits outside, well here it is. I use two SB-800 flash units, and sometimes three, I trigger them with pocket wizards , this is a great portable system that works very well, and is great for quick easy set up without all of umbrellas and large battery packs. I use this system indoors as well.The great thing about this system is the consistency of lighting you get, it does not matter how far back you shoot or how close the lighting never moves.  I love to shoot with my 70-200 2.8 lens, and this system allows me the ability to get way back and zoom in without worrying about loss of light from any distance.

I like to use reflectors when I need a more diffused look or natural lighting look. Works great for Bridals

You can adjust the angle and area/intensity of light reflection by how close or far away you place your speed-lights.
I always fire my flashes in Manual mode, this way I know exactly how much output I will get every time.