Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Guys I am going to compete with the Video grapher. Well actually it's not as bad as it sounds.

I have been feeling for the bride who cannot afford or even does not want a videographer, so i thought high end DVD with my images that perhaps never made it to the album, etc.

Got a friend who writes music so royalty free sorted, in fact this is one of his songs. got a graphic artist for the creative side.

15 minutes, $800 what do you think,

This is more high end, it's not a slide show as this hopefully demonstrate.

So all feedback welcome, email or blog.

T the Brit

One of the best books I have ever read.

Ron Hall and Denver Moore, the authors of Same Kind of Different as Me were in town at Abilene Christian University. I was able to cover the events and took some great pictures of these two amazing men. The school covered the events with video, but no other photographers, so my images will be used for all of their needs. If you haven't read Same Kind of Different as Me, you will be uber blessed by it...A modern day slave, an international art dealer and the unlikely woman who brought them together (a true story). Here is the link to my personal blog with the images.

I have the Today show on in the background and am watching Tony the Brit's twin brother, De Niro. : )

Monday, September 8, 2008

My New Space!

Hey everyone- Tammy reminded me to post these pictures on this blog. No one has posted in awhile and I thought it was a great idea-

I just got a new place. Totally fell in my lap. I wasn't really looking yet, it's a huge investment and really scary but I took the jump because I knew I wouldn't get another opportunity like this. This woman I met in December has her own "one-stop bridal shop". She does linens, flowers, decor, lighting, invitation, favors, the works. She had an extra room in her shop she didn't use and when we were talking asked me if I wanted to rent it. I just wanted something to be able to meet my clients at.

I think we did pretty good- of course I'm sure I'll make changes to it eventually but right now it's pretty darn cute. We still need to fix the lighting- anyone want to do that for me? :) We bought the furniture at IKEA- thank IKEA for cheap cheap prices!!!!

Here is the cute little courtyard to get to the place- our studio is the first door on the right.

I'm pretty happy with it- I think it works. Let me know what you think! :) Hope all is well with everyone! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hi From Abilene

O.k. here is an update on business for me, thanks to the prodding by that pushy guy across the pond. All is well, I have 9 weeks of weddings in a row, which is busy but full of fun. A couple are out of town, the rest here in good ol' Abilene. I am still loving my office/gallery space. Kind of thinking about setting up a backdrop and some lighting, I am feeling intruiged by Platon and his work. So excited to hear from Courtney and the One Light Workshop she is at right now in Alaska.

Personal life things are going well. My son was pronounced brain tumor free a couple of months ago. We are all breathing fuller breaths around our house, everyone, especially my twin daughter has come out of her shell since Jack's good news.

Things are awesome here, I am blessed and thankful.

Here is a pic that I took last Saturday at a wedding. This bride was in the middle of her family, they were busy with last minute preparations before the wedding was to start, just minutes away. In the middle of the motion was this bride, quiet and still.

So where have you all gone

Now lets rekindle this thing !
It's lonely enough in this wedding world and I know I get to travel a little more than most so I expect all my alumni to keep me entertained. However giving starts at home so here's an update.

I placed a series of adverts in Italian Weddings which distributes in the UK and US. They gave me editorial and some double pages (mike was right). I might get a front page if I play nice. Here is the image.
Basic strap line "UK Brides take me with them". Less is more, right. I also got hooked up with Europe's biggest Destination Planners and they promote me from September this year.

What else ? Well I am the proud owner of a 14-24 lens which is a legend on the D3. All you Canon folk hold on I am sure they will answer the D700 genius and so it start again.

What is good in your world, all to easy to think about the negotives currently. War, credit crunch, terror, oil prices. They way I look at it, Brides are still getting married and preserving their day is becoming more significant. I have pushed prices up a little and sold them on the quality and they like it. People are introverting, spending on themselves rather than wasting on everything else.

It's a great time for creative imagery. Now I'm no preacher and my sermon's are nothing compared to Mike's but thought I would spread a little Brit Love.  xxxxxx

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful ladies!! You are all an amazing asset in your children's lives. Have a relaxing day and God Bless!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Knot Ad

Hey guys...I know some of you were asking to see my knot ad. I'm supposed to be receiving a final proof within the next day or so, so once I get it I'll be sure to post it so you can see!

On another note, I'm not sure why I can't post under my Courtney Fries name, so sorry it keeps saying "zoombug"...maybe I can figure out how to change it!

I hope you guys are doing great and getting lots of business...I'd love to hear how your wedding schedules are looking after Mike's 4-day.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Today I just wanted to quickly talk about couple of things.

Once in awhile a product comes along that when you see it makes you go "wow." Last year when I got my Garmin Nuvi 660, it was probably one of the best investment I made for my business. I take that gadget with me everywhere I go. I've never gotten lost since then.

Well I was introduced to another product recently that made me go "wow" again. This bag is awesome. I carry it with me to all my eSessions and when I travel. The Boda Dry bag can carry up to 4 lenses and has so many compartments to carry every accessory you can imagine! The strap is supersoft and distributes the weight nicely. I could describe it more but you have to try it out for yourself. Jim Garner stands by his product and will go out of his way to make sure that everyone is satisfied.

If you are interested, shoot me an email and I will send you a PromoCode to get additional 10% off this bag!

If you have or get one, take a photo of yourself and email it to me! :) Click on the image above to get more information.

Thanks Boda!!!

Do You Facebook?

If you don't have a facebook account yet, I highly suggest you get one. It's one of the best ways to network with friends, clients and other phtoographers online. You'll see why once you sign up. I introduced Jose Villa to facebook and he's been hooked since then. Click here to sign up. Then add me as your friend!

I signed up for this awhile back but recently started using it more and more. It's a great way to briefly keep in touch with your friends. Try it out. You can get updates on what they are up to via email, mobile text, and or AIM. Add me to follow: Twitter: Kenny Kim

Friday, March 21, 2008


I just wanted to share some awesome news with you guys because I'm about to explode!! I just booked a destination wedding to Cancun today, the bride and groom are not only paying for my travel, hotel, food and drink but they booked a $6800.00 package on top of that!!!
I'm seriously on cloud 9, anyone want to meet me for some margaritas???

Only negative thing is after that, I fly the next morning home because I have a wedding here in Arizona the following day, I'll be tired but won't it so be worth it?
Here I come Mexico- Yeah!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rangefinder cover

Hey I just got the Rangefinder Magazine in the mail today- did you all notice Rosanna on the cover? She looks beautiful. Unfortunately it was one of the wonderful photographers from the Jan workshop but it was still cool to see her on there! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Checking in to say HI,,,,,Finally!

Hi Everyone,
Just arrived back from Las Vegas and enjoyed a few days at WPPI, ran into Chris Diset and enjoyed a breakfast with him at Paris Le Cafe. Talked photography for awhile (only Canon chat....!)

Of course ran into Mike Colon and Kenny Kim which was a pleasure. Kenny was proudly armed with his camera (Canon) and started shooting right away, tried to take cover but we just weren't quick enough. I shot a few rounds back myself (visit our blog for a few images from Vegas)

It was jammed packed with people, seems to get larger and larger each year. Maybe that is why it will be moving to the MGM next year? I am sure many of you were there, but there were so many bodies who would have known.

Hope all is well with everyone, sorry I have failed to check in occasionally, Chris reminded me that I have failed all of you so I will try to do better.

If anyone is ever in Southern Ca and needs a place to hang out or get a free room get in touch, we are only 40 minutes away from Disneyland, Knott's Berry farm, the beaches etc....

DeeDee Dallas

Friday, March 14, 2008

Welcome our newest member

So it's official. Kenny is now part of the alumni association. Kenny, you can send your 1st year dues of $12,500 to me in Chicago.


You can post some really cool content that will make us better photographers and we'll waive your membership dues.

Welcome :)

Vegas Baby!..

I'm headed out to WPPI tomorrow and will arrive sometime in the evening. I'll be at the Pictage event Sunday afternoon, and then roaming around on the floor Monday and Tuesday (that's at the conference... not the strip club). Call me on my cell phone if anyone wants to grab dinner or roll the dice. 312.933.9229


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kenny Kim Petition

Hey guys, Kenny Kim wrote "Hey can I be an honorary member here since I was the van driver?"

I say Yes, hook him up.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Balboa Engagement Shoot

So I booked this wedding and engagement shoot with Kelly and Jennifer and they said they liked the gallery I had up of Jerod and Rosanna when we shot them down in Balboa and thats where they wanted to do their engagement shoot. I have a gallery up on my website. Let me know what you think, and please keep in mind, I didnt have Mike to tell me what Kelvin and exposure to use. And if you have 33 minutes of your life that you will never get back, I have a video I made of the photos and some video footage on the blog.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Would you all like some blackmail?

Phillip and I got to shoot a wedding of mine together. It's so awesome we live in the same state. We had a ton of fun and wanted to show you some pictures of the night- I promise there was no alcohol involved. :)
The other guy in the picture was the cool videographer. I think the money signs fit Phillip-maybe he'll brand that on his leg next!
Thanks again Phillip!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More D3 testing...

Hey guys... I'm in Boston this week and got a chance to do some more D3 low light shooting last night. It was pouring rain and some of those old neighborhoods are really dark. There are some shots on my blog at

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Same Sex Marriage

Without igniting a political or religious debate, I’m curious what everyone’s thoughts are on gay marriage, which has become a hot topic once again. Currently there are 2 states I think that allow gay marriage. Another handful recognize domestic partnerships in some form or another, and 26 states say no way.

Since our 4 day workshop, if one thing stuck with me, it was “Be first at something”.

In your own little corner of the world, would you be the first to photograph a gay wedding? Would you be the first to feature a gay wedding on your website?

Monday, March 3, 2008

An idea...

Hello again,
I recently had an idea (shocking I know) currently I am in the slow time of year, which I love so I can catch up and make operations more efficient. But, I wanted to share this idea to help get me out of this slow period. I contacted a local apple farm (they are also an amazing wedding site that I have shot at), anyway they are closed until May, but the apple trees will start blooming at the end of March. They are going to allow me exclusive rights to shoot portraits (family, engagement etc.) during the blossom season. I am giving them a free session for their family in return.

This is something that I hope will set me apart from other photographers here, and inspire people to sign up. We'll see. So far so good. I have sent out an e-mail and am distributing postcards.

Let me know some things you are doing to create business in a slow time.
~ Amy

Aperture Backup

Hey there everyone!
Happy March. At the workshop David Escalante mentioned not to back up Aperture in Time Machine (if you have the new Mac operating system.) I just talked to Apple this morning about some other things, and then asked about backing up, because this makes me nervous. I need to backup Aperture. Anyway, they said with the newest system update all of those bugs have been corrected, so go ahead and backup.

Hope this helps someone =).

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I have another photoshop question

You guys are just gonna lovvvveeee me!

I'm trying to make my logo into a brush so I can put the entire logo on my pics as a watermark. Every time I try to do it, the colors or detail doesn't transfer over, so I just have this black and grey blah logo- I'm sure I'm doing the procedure completely wrong to begin with. :) Not sure what I am doing wrong, can you help me?

I hope you understand what I just said.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Video Blog

Can anyone tell me if there is a secret to uploading a video to my blog. I tried uploading an mpeg, but it didnt take. Is there a certain format I should use, or any size restrictions I should know about? Thanks.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Ok I just received this e-mail and posted it on my blog and I will be honest, it was really hard. I'm not great at math to begin with. I think I had to try this about 4 times and finally got the correct answer- see if you can figure it out. You can post your comment with your number and I'll tell you if it's right!

Math Problem:
There are 7 girls on a bus (No Bus Driver).
Each girl is carrying 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats.
For every big cat there are 7 little cats.
Question: How many legs are there on the bus?

Good luck!- (it isn't a trick question)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Shooting Question

Alright. I have a technical question for everyone. When shooting in manual and selecting the focus point, assuming that the subject is still, are you using single shot or AI servo mode. I thought I remember Mike saying that he used AI servo mode while using the back button focus, but I can't remember. But that almost doesn't make sense if the subject is still? Do you guys remember or have a preference on which focusing mode you use for a still shot? Thanks for you help.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Making your own action..??????

Everyone knows Courtney and I are action freaks but I have no idea how to do my own. I'd like to make one to put a border around my images that I post on my blog. Right now I'm manually doing it and it's taking FOREVER!!!! Can someone volunteer to give me some guidance on how to do it? I'd like to do 2 colors, such as a small white border surrounded by a bigger black border.
Thanks a million!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

playing around with branding

I've been thinking about changing my branding around and wanted to get your feedback on a new logo that I developed. I tried to go with something simple, and a little different with the icon. Let me know what you guys think.



Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Canon AF Options

O.k. now that I have my 5D I am working through some of the focusing options. I have been using the AF where you pick the square that needs to be focused. It is working great.

My question is:
After reading through the manual several times I am still a bit foggy.

To keep a person/bride in focus when they are walking towards you the setting should be Al Servo? and the middle red dot being used as your focus point? Then my camera should follow that person and keep focus on them?

I tried it a couple of times, and it seemed to work. Is this what ya'll do?

Alot of the meat and potatoes of camera settings were on location which leaves my memory as my soul source of reference as to what Mike had said.

2nd Question:
Do you all have your sharpening at 0 in camera. I have gone back and forth on this, as it adds an extra step in processing. If you do leave it at zero what do you use to sharpen? PS? does lightroom have a sharpening feature, couldn't find one, unless it is the "clarity" button?

Thanks guys and gallies.

Updated White Balance Info

Hey guys... I made this little cheat sheet from my D3 manual. Thought it may help to have as a reference for those practicing the manual white balance thing.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aperture 2 launched in the US

Team, go check out the 100+ new features in Aperture 2 all for $99 upgrade or $199 new.

The retouch and vignette alone makes this  a Photoshop killer for post processing.

Album design etc remains the realm of Adobe but Aperture has once again delivered.

Now you three that are not on Apple this is gonna cost you. Meta tagged changes no more 34 meg files !!!! role on baby

Monday, February 11, 2008

Vegas Love Story

Hey guys! Are any of you planning on attending the Vegas Love Story workshop with Bob Davis? I'm going to be there and was wondering if anyone was going and if so if you'd be interested in sharing a room to help defer costs!! Let me know! Looking forward to going :-)


Sunday, February 10, 2008

D3 - Not regretting the switch

Hey guys.. Got to play with the D3 a little this weekend.. Just posted about it on my blog.. Check out the results..

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Branding Vid

Not sure if you guys have checked this out yet or not, but here is the video David took from the night of the branding, good times. Enjoy.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Gig Books

Hey everyone-
Just thought I would pass along some information on an office business management system. It's called GigBooks. If you haven't heard about it yet you can check it out at here
It's basically a website to hold all your clients info, packages, pricing, invoices and info. You can link it up to your Outlook e-mail as well as your accounting program. The greatest thing about it is it's on the web so you can access it from any computer.
I've been looking around for awhile and hate ones that are a software program for a computer. I work during the day at my 2nd job and want to be able to always have access all the time.
It's not out yet but they are hoping by mid to late March it will be.
And the best part is it's pretty reasonable. There is no start up fee or yearly fee. It's a small monthly fee.
Justin is who I talked to. He's really awesome and very helpful. If you are interested e-mail them or give him a call.
I'm going to be testing it for the next couple of weeks and give them some feedback. So hopefully all the kinks will be out before the launch.
Hope all is well with everyone! ;)

New Canon Stuff

OK, my 5D, 50mm 1.2 and 100mm macro arrived 2 hours ago. This is my first test shot with the 50...I am so hooked already. I am going to have to be so careful with the f/1.2. This workshop, was a little more expensive than I had planned =).

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

shooting manual questions

Still trying to shoot manual. I know it will take a while to get used to it.
This is what I remember but for some reason I don't have the info written down in notes so:
1. Shoot wide open aperture
2. Set the shutter speed
3. Select Kelvin temperature
4. ? was that ISO

I was shooting today and I was in the shade and I was trying to expose for faces, but it still seemed like it was missing something. Are those 4 above what I am controlling or is there something else. Does exposure just kick in where it needs to be or am I supposed to control that also.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Mark III Thoughts

So I've had the camera for a couple days. Here are my overall thoughts.

- The speed (FPS) is amazing! It almost feels like too much speed, but I'm sure it will come in handy.
- The customization of the everything is pretty cool.. you can tweak just about anything... you can even calibrate individual lenses
- It feels good in my hands... and it's built like a tank
- I like the 2 slots for a CF card and an SD card. This will make doing a slideshow at a wedding a lot easier

- There are a lot of focusing problems in AI Servo mode. They were supposed to be fixed in a firmware release from Canon, but I'm still experiencing problems. I did a bunch of research online and it sounds like Canon is going to announce a hardware and software fix that really fixes the problem this time. They had officially revealed it this past weekend at the PMA show.
- It's a little on the heavy side, but I think I'll get used to that (keep in mind I'm coming from the 20D)

I'm going to wait another week or so to see if Canon has a clear plan of attack on fixing the AI Servo autofocus problem. If they don't, it may be in my best interest to send it back to Amazon and wait to get a new one that already has the new fix implemented. I don't have a wedding for a wile so I can definitely be patient for now.

Those are my thoughts for now on the Mark III

Saturday, February 2, 2008

WPPI, as the sand flows through the hourglass

This is totally funny. Go to Joe Photo's blog and leave a comment and you will get signed up for some cool stuff, but watch this first!

Friday, February 1, 2008

It's here

Just got my camera today from Amazon. I'll play around with it this weekend and let everyone know how it goes. Have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, January 31, 2008

To D3 or not to D3

OK, so I admit it, I did a ton of research on switching to Nikon. Only to decide to stay with my first digital love. I am going to purchase a 5D with a couple more lenses (maybe 50mm f/1.2, or 85mm f/1.2, 100mm macro f/2.8 and maybe the 16-35mm f/2.8. Then I will wait for the Canon response to the Nikon and hope that in a year the Mark iii will improve on the ISO and focal points. Again...I have decided on camera body plus some lenses rather than just a new camera body. Oh yes, plus a couple of flashes.

Also, there were a few of you ladies with a cool shoot bag just over the shoulder for lenses. What are those called/where did you get them? I can't seem to find them.

You were all so amazing, comfortable and so willing to talk about technical stuff all week. What a blessing you were to me. I returned refreshed...and overwhelmed, but if I wasn't overwhelmed I would think my investment wasn't what it should be.


Pocket Wizard?

Okay, I'm going to buy a pocket wizard, but which one do I need the Multimax or the Plus II? I'm not sure of the difference! Thanks guys :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Studio and New Camera

So I alluded to my new studio space in a comment, but thought I would post about it. I am officially leasing a studio space for my business as of Feb. 15th. I can't wait! I have always done the coffee shop thing, or have people in my home, both I have never felt comfortable with. I went to the workshop with looking into a space in the back of my mind when I got home. I really had thought that the price would be overbearing for me and would stress me out each month, and I didn't ever want my businesses finances to stress me out. After asking around for a couple of days I found (actually my husband found for me) a totally fun studio for $300 a month, totally reasonable and in my budget, that is if I had a budget. It is in the artsy district of downtown, in fact everyone on the 2nd floor of the building where I am are artists, painters mostly, some photogs who do art photography for fun, and some landscape photographers. I think that I am going to love it there. I will post some pics when I get into the space officially.

Then this morning I got on my computer to read about the Mark III again and the 5D, and I bought the 5D, two 580ex's, and ofcourse the battery grip for the camera. Something that just had to be done. I can't wait to hear Steve's review of the Mark III, but I couldn't afford that jump right now, so the 5D will have to do for a year or so, I decided I could furnish my studio and buy a 5D or buy the Mark III and meet clients in the coffee shop, the first won out.

Hope each of you are doing well and "the leg" is healing nicely.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I went ahead and did it. I just bought the Canon Mark III on amazon. It should come in two days! The funny part is that right after I ordered, I get a call from Amazon wanting to confirm the order becuase it's "an unusually high dollar amount". Great... that's just what I needed to hear from them, it made me realize again that I did just drop a lot of coin on this camera. Although I did feel good about the fraud prevention program they have. I just hope something new doesn't come out with the PMA show happening later this week. I guess I could return it in 30 days if something new comes out (Can you tell I've been justifying making this purchase?...) I'll make sure to let everyone know what it's like once I shoot with it.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

When blogging?

So I am still getting aquainted with the world of blog. Does anyone know how or if I can see if anyone has left a comment, other than looking at the bottom of each post?



Shooting in Kelvin

I'm glad everyone has enjoyed the blog so far! I really think we should do our best to keep it going. I had such a wonderful experience this past week and it would be nice to continue the learning going forward.

I found some good information about Kelvin, so I wanted to post it. The visual has been really helpful for me. Here's the info..

Understanding White Balance By Shon.

A human eye has an amazing ability to see the light in various colors and while our brain automaticaly adjusts the colors for us, the camera unfortuntely cannot do the same. Every type of light in our surroundings, produces different colors in photography. While sometimes, colors can be used to create a mood within the photograph, often they produce undesired and unpleasent effects. Have you ever noticed the office windows look green in a photograph of a building taken at night or why pictures taken under a regular light bulb looks orange, if not then start noticing

All medium to high end cameras have different settings to correct the white balance. It is important to remember that the picture should look WHITE not BLUE, GREEN or ORANGE in order to look neutrul. The settings to correct the white balance are Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Cloudy, flash and Shade. Alot of people use Auto which works fine most of the time but the use of correct setting can dramaticaly improve the look of your photograph. Filters are also used sometimes on SLR or similar cameras.

Kelvin Scale:
In order to learn white balance, it is important to know the Kelvin scale. Kelvin is a unit of measurement usualy in degrees for the color of light. The standard was created by heating a certain metal rod on different tempratures. Intialy when you heat the metal, it turns RED, by further heating it turn yellow and so on until it turns Purple. Normaly Red color gives a warm feeling while Blue gives a calm and cool feeling but according to the Kelvin scale, Red is more cooler than Blue. The temprature for White light is 5500o Kelvin which is also the color of direct sunlight.

Types of light sources and thier effect on photography:

Each light source has its own unique effect on photography and while some can compliment a particular picture, others can totaly ruin it. Here are the different sources of light and thier effects.

1> Sunlight: Many photographers avoid shooting in direct sun because the light is very sharp and produces strong shadows. On a sunny afternoon, the color of the sunlight is 5500oK but it changes throughout the day depending the sun's position and atmospheric conditions. Clouds filter Red so the pictures have more Blueish tones but at sunset/sunrise, the shorter wavelengths(blue) are diminished so sunset/sunrise pictures have more redish tones. Direct sunlight may appear yellow to our eye, it is nearly the best light source because it has a balance of wavelengths and produces white light.

2> Fluorescent light(Tubelight) and street lamps: Fluorescent lights look amazingly white to us but because of the Mercury vapours, it gives a greenish tint on photographs. Same problem is with street lamps but thier color is different depending on the region of the world you live. To correct it, simply change the white balance setting to Fluorescent to eliminate the green.

3> Household filament/tungsten bulbs: Since the filament of an ordinary bulb is heated on low temprature, it produces Red or Orange effect on pictures. Sometimes the Red can be used to produce a warm/sad emotion like in a wedding or a funeral but often the tint is too strong. To correct it, change the white balance to Incandescent on your camera.

4> Candle or oil-lamp light: Both the candle and lamp light have an orange tint because of slightly higher burning temprature. Photographs taken in either one of the light have thier own effects and it is usualy left oncorrected but can be corrected by the Incandescent setting on the camera. DSLR/SLR users can also add a blue filter to correct it.

5> Camera Flash: Built in camera flash is useful in many occations but it has a few cons. First, because the flash is closer to the lense, it produces Red Eye. Second, the light is very sharp and produces strong shadows making it obvious that the flash was used. Red Eye can be eliminated in most of the camera but the strong light problem remains. The color of the light is well balanced but other light sources can effect the picture so use the WB setting according to conditions.

These are the major light sources that I remember at the moment but feel free to ask or remind me of any other type.

Totally Sweet

Way to go Steve, lovin' the blog.

What an awesome week that was. I was talking with my girlfriend last night and she asked me what my favorite thing about the week was. I told her it was definitely meeting all of you. It was so much fun to shoot and be totally goofy with all of you. I really think more than anything the community of photographers is what first drew me into wedding photography. It's so great to have people who care about you and your business and really do want you succeed in all that you do.

I'm sorry not everyone got to witness the branding, it was quite an "experience". In case you are wondering the leg is fine, at least I think is. I still haven't removed the band-aid from leg, but I'm sure it will look ok. I'll post some pics of it later on down the road.

Thank you all for being so awesome and such an inspiration to me. I'm so excited to see what God has in store for us all. Thanks a lot Steve for setting this up and giving us away to keep in touch. Peace and love.

- Phillip

wooh hoo!

Thanks Steve for setting this up for us! This will be an awesome means of keeping in touch with one another. I'm sorry I missed Steve whooping up on everyone in Poker and also missing the "The Phillip Experience" are one crazy sucker. I had a blast with you guys...keep rocking those images :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Off Camera Lighting

Well I hope everyone made it home okay. It was great to meet everyone and I wish we had more time together. I wanted to post about off camera flash that Mike demo'd on Thursday. If you guys havent tried it before, I have some real life examples on my blog.

Guys and Girls you need to get over to Ray Santana's blog and enter the competition for a free Boda Bag. This bag is superb, I have the non-dry fit version and it rocks with the lenses and the photo journalista style.

Ray's BODA competition , click in here and get guessing its creating a little frenzy of guesses but trust me the bag is worth a quick click or two.

T the Brit with the latest scoop.


Just to to let the missing Alumni that Steve won the poker and generous spent all his dollars setting up our knowledge blog. Thanks Steve.
Great to meet all your lovely yanks, and the Texans. You all have added to my week and I hope I was able to leave a little bit of my country with you guys and motivate you to grab (get one) your  passports and come see 2000 plus years of history and a few malls.
I hope to se you all again in the new life, stay in touch.
T the Brit (aka Bobby D)
for those that missed it