It's so easy to fall down the well of "need great gear to make great pictures." It's complicated. But taking pictures shouldn't be.Read More
Get into my office and discover that the links they're providing are, to put it kindly, a bit awkward for getting something that you might actually want to print out and put in your camera bag.Read More
2010 Cooke Street Carnival was a good time. A good time indeed.Read More
Took a look. And I grabbed the GF1 and away we go. Got what I needed, but, like a kid, I had to go look at the trains.Read More
For forty years our neighborhood, Brentwood, has displayed luminarias on Christmas Eve. For the entire time we've lived here, the Brentwood Exchange Club has taken on the task of raising the money, securing donations and the logistics of that morning. Brentwood is not a small neighborhood so this is no trivial matter. This year though they announced that atrophying membership meant they'd be unable to pull it off this year. With word of that, the neighborhood association (led by Sean Kosofsky) pulled together to keep the tradition going. In what has to be a record amount of time (less then two months) everything came together this morning and all the bags, sand and candles are in place.
These are photos from this morning's assembly and distribution.
J.D. Platt and his K9 Kings arrived in the Triangle last Friday for a Halloween Halftime show at Campbell University. Despite getting ready for the thirteenth annual Halloween party, we snuck out to Buies Creek to catch the show. When J.D. told me he could round up a Media Pass for me I grabbed the cameras, a handful of lenses and piled them into a bag and we were off. Shooting flying dogs is hard. I'll be the first to say that what I have here doesn't convey how fun the show actually is. But for a first time effort? I'll take it.
So, back in September I spent the day covering a Rebuilding Together project. It was a solid day of shooting, but the project wasn't entirely finished.
It is now. And since I hate leaving things undone, we went back and shot a few portraits of the daughter settled into the renovated space.
This was also the first time in the field with the new Pocket Wizard set up.
I knew the room was going to be dark and while I favor natural light, this shot wouldn't have been possible without some help from my speedlites.
One on camera with a pop and another behind the subject to bring the background up a bit.