Archive for Mar 2011

From San Fransisco to NYC for a few days, Aakanksha (How cool is her name!!!) came to visit family and friends. We linked up and got to do a quick Photo shoot before she had to catch a flight back to SF.

The goal was to head to The High Line and on the way, we stumbled upon a rather interesting location at 9th and Hanson at which we decided to continue and finish our shoot.

Fortunately, the sun made its presence and helped along the shoot. Had a hell of a fun time!! She’ll be back to NYC in May (for another possible shoot?). Until then, take a look at the shoot from this past Friday.

storyboard 2 copy From the Golden Gates to the Empire State

storyboard 3 copy From the Golden Gates to the Empire State

storyboard 5 copy From the Golden Gates to the Empire State

storyboard 7copy From the Golden Gates to the Empire State

There’s something so intimate about a silhouette that says a lot more to me about a person than any plain old portrait. They’re simple (as an image) yet so complex (as a composition) with so many gratifying minuscule aspects, and all there is to it is body language.

Aakanksha 1 Photo of the Day: Oh Silouhette, How I love thee.

The couple that braved the weather on a brisk Friday the 25th for a fun session with me and my silly camera. These two were up for everything from climbing rocks, to climbing trees. Yup, daring and bold!

Laughs and smiles all day; They were a great couple to be around. Congrats again guys!

storyboard 1 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 1 2 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 2 2 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard comp 1 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 4 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 5 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 6 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 9 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 10 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 12 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 13 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

storyboard 14 Tiffany & Christopher are in love! Trust me.

So a college friend of mine recently got engaged (Won’t say who yet). We headed off to Prospect Park at the Audubon center near the Boathouse.

TiffChris 1edit What happened here?? (Sneak Peek)

The temperature was pretty frigid but thanks to the sun, I managed to stay somewhat warm. These two on the other hand, they had their own ways of getting warm. One thing led to another, and then we got here… icon smile What happened here?? (Sneak Peek)

TiffChris 2edit What happened here?? (Sneak Peek)

Crazy couple I tell ya’. Stay tuned for more images from this session coming soon. Congrats T + C!

“This place is boring”
“This room is too small”
“There’s no windows”
…SO on and so forth…

So we’ve all been there…you know, when you’re limited to almost nothing in terms of composing a great image. Photographer or not, if you’re holding a camera and want something more than just a decent image, you must learn to utilize light and make it your best friend.

This isn’t a “How to” lighting tutorial. There are plenty of great DVD’s, books, and sites, that can offer more help. Visit strobist for a wide variety of useful tips.

This is my post about making the best of a boring situation.

NazBlog1 Making something out of nothing

I was able to add some definition to my friend and create a more interesting portrait as opposed to direct flash or bouncing off the ceiling.

Truth is, I had 2 feet of space (in a very crowded kitchen), and my pal here was against a bland beige wall next to a refrigerator. All I did was bounce the SB-900 off the refrigerator which created a more diffused and attractive light.