Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Nikon flashes

I'm definitely a Canon shooter, but when it comes to flashes I think Nikons are better. I had to take some portraits of these HS football players (Jeremy Cox, Brandon Heavens and Harris Gaston). The assignment was at noon; so I took with me the strobes, umbrellas, reflectors, battery packs and all that stuff. But when I got there I realized I had left the light stands on my desk in the newsroom. Didn't want to ask anyone to hold the lights because the grass had been watered just before the photo shoot and you never know what weird things electricity may do. Long story short, I decided to use just my off camera flash (we shoot with Nikons here in Birmingham). I had tried similar things before with a Canon flash before and never got results like these ones. And although it's not a killer portrait, at least Nikon saved my ass.
Thanks to Angelo (a student who happened to be there) for holding the flash and to the field keeper (forgot his name) for holding the helmet.
I stole the idea from portrait Jeremy Harmon shot in Provo about a year ago...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Cooling off


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008


I'm trying to put together a multimedia package of a production by the Alabama Ballet. Will post it here when it's finished. This is one of the behind-the-scenes moments that I like.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Little (very little) town festival

There's another I-almost-fainted-while-taking-it picture like this one somewhere in the blog, but I like this wider angle better.