Boost Drama with Rim Lighting

Boost Drama with Rim Lighting

Rim Lighting creates drama in a photo – more so than with most lighting techniques – and in the right situation it can be just the creativity you need. This shot turned a photo a session from typical and blah into something that really pops. To do rim lighting you really need off-camera lighting.  Your …

Just a Hint of Light, Kissing the Shoulder

Just a Hint of Light, Kissing the Shoulder

Does a nude have to be nude?  Can you show someones beauty with showing them?  Every communication today seems overt and over done.  I argue that subtlety still has a place in this world.  

Street Photography was Meant to be Black & White

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Street Photography was Meant to be Black & White

I don’t know why, but it almost always looks better that way.  Especially in Fuji Acros.

What People Do to Kids

What People Do to Kids

The empty chair in this photo represents all those kids who aren’t love or protected.  The starkness and shadowing represent the despair I feel every time there is another news story about a broken, abused or murdered child.  As a father, I take each and every one of these stories like a punch in the …

Essential Skill: Swimming.

Essential Skill: Swimming.

As an older parent, raising a young child, I want my daughter to choose the extra-curricular activities that help her express the woman that she is becoming, and I do not want to spend valuable emotional currency attempting to force her into courses and activities that do not sync with her sense of self. That …

You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

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You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

My fascination with Black and White images continues.  Here is a photo I took this summer with a 12 year old, 5 megapixel underwater camera that still works.  I took this little camera along on some of my best dive trips ever and it brought back a wonderful sense of deja vu. I also used …

Be Afraid.

Be Afraid.

“Kim Kardashian made 17 million dollers off her wedding.Divorced 72 days later & they’re worried about gays ruining the sanctity of marriage?” – @WorldGayPride This shot made me think of the above quote that I read. I was tickled at how absurd arguments can be simplified to the absurd logic that they represent.  Of course …

Got to Shoot With a Master

Got to Shoot With a Master

Meet Jose ‘Tutes’ Tutiven, an Ecuadorian-American who is getting a ton of great commercial photo work and a lot of acclaim for his abilities. On a whim, I trekked up to Brooklyn to attend the Photoville Photo Festival in Dumbo, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. This is he sixth year running and it was held …

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Philippine Family Values: Mae Claire

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Philippine Family Values: Mae Claire

Mae Claire is an a brilliant model and actor who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A naturalized U.S.  Citizen  who was born in the Philippines and has lived in the USA since she was six years old.  Mae identifies as Filipino American and feels comfortable straddling two cultures. When I asked Mae about what her Philippine …