How I shot it: full length at ground level

April 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Since seeing a post by Neil van Niekerk about getting low for better perspective in full length shots, I'd been looking for a chance to try it out, and my recent shoot with Ria Von Strudel presented the perfect opportunity. The brick walkway at Lake Eola is nearly perfect for this, being almost completely flat with great lines already in place for...
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More Lake Eola with Kim

April 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
"Are you free Wednesday?" "No. Are you free next Thursday?" "No. I can do Monday but it's going to be cold so find something else." Kim and I met through Model Mayhem, and for about six weeks this is what our relationship looked like. Fortunately, we did find a warm and clear day where we were both free and spent a pleasant hour walking around a...
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Ria goes full pinup

April 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
After our first shoot together, Ria and I decided to get together again to do a pinup look, which is her specialty. We met at Lake Eola again to take advantage of more backgrounds we didn't get to the first time. This is in front of the Cedars of Lebanon sculpture. As we were leaving this area we heard someone yelling to us: "Hey! Photographer!"...
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Meeting Ria

April 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
"This isn't at all what I was expecting." That was the first thing that went through my head the day I met Ria Von Strudel for our scheduled shoot. After mentioning her love for the retro pinup look I was anticipating someone from the 1950s. Instead, on the spur of the moment she decided to go for a little diversity in her look and gave me this:...
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How to fake it in high speed photography

December 07, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I'm a big fan of high speed photography that freezes motion and reveals things that you just can't see in real time. So naturally, I would want to create some of my own. The standard approach is simply cranking up your shutter to the shortest interval possible, in my case 1/4000s. There are a couple of problems with this approach: You need a lot...
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