Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/400 second, f/4, ISO 800

June 29, 2010 at 8:44 am by | Categories: Post


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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/800 second, f/5.6, ISO 400

June 25, 2010 at 10:08 am by | Categories: Post

Amy on Film

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(un-retouched other than the Black & White conversion in Lightroom)

Nikon FE, Lensbaby Composer lens – 1/500 second, f/2.8, ISO 800, Kodak Ultra Max 800 film

June 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm by | Categories: Post

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It’s All About the Triangles

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/200 second, f/4, ISO 400

June 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm by | Categories: Post

Join me at the Venture Outdoors festival today

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Again this year I have been invited to give my “10 Tips for Creating Great Photos” talk at the Venture Outdoors festival in Salt Lake City.  I will be speaking today at 3:45 pm, so if you’re in the area come on over on this beautiful Saturday and say hi.

Details Here

June 19, 2010 at 10:44 am by | Categories: Post

High Speed Studio Flash Sync

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I’ve recently switched to using PocketWizard FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 radios to trigger my Canon Speedlite flashes.  Even though I have had the Flex model since it first came out in 2009, this past month was the first time I used the TTL (through the lens) exposure control feature that these models are known for.  One cool feature is the ability to synchronize at very fast shutter speeds.

I did a quick test of this feature the other day when Julie dropped by the studio.  The above image was shot with a shutter speed of 1/1600 second using a Speedlite 580EXII for the main light and a 430EX for the fill light (both with shoot-thru umbrellas).  I had the MiniTT1 on my camera and a FlexTT5 on each of the flash units.  This high speed ability will come in very handy in the future when lighting motion shots both in and out of the studio.

Have a great weekend!

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens -1/1600 second, f/4, ISO 400

June 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm by | Categories: Post

Ann Torrence Book Signing – Tonight!

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My good friend Ann Torrence ( is hosting a book-signing tonight in Salt Lake City at the King’s English Bookshop.  Ann poured several years of her life into researching and photographing Highway 89 from Canada to Mexico while writing the book, and tonight marks a culmination of her efforts.  The event begins at 7:00 pm.  Click here for details

June 17, 2010 at 10:58 am by | Categories: Post

The Touchy Subject

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When shooting images for my stock photo portfolio, I will occasionally venture away from my usual “Bright & Cheery” shots and work to portray some of the less pleasant elements of our world.  Today’s image is an example of this.  One of the concepts I worked to capture during last month’s iStock event in St. George Utah was school violence.  In an effort to be sensitive to potential uses of the image, I purposely kept the model anonymous.  Since this theme has already sold, evidently there is a market for the concept.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/4.5, ISO 400

June 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm by | Categories: Post



Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/250 second, f/4, ISO 400

June 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm by | Categories: Post