Category Archives: Tips

Occasional tips provided to make your sessions more enjoyable and productive.


I was wandering the Ren Festival looking for interesting things to shoot.  If you have ever been to one, you KNOW it is more about picking what isn’t TO “interesting”.  We will just say you get to see a number of “characters”. I have always been interested in the idea of glass blowers and just […]

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Macro Fun with Water

Just some fun shots of bubbles, straws and a cherry tomato.  I used my Nikon d700 on a tripod, with the R1 flash system and a Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro lens.  The flash was used both off camera, one for the background and the other to illuminate the “subject”.  Gels were used to provide the […]

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I have always wanted to try my hand at photographing snowflakes.   I was using d700, Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro lens, tripod and remote controling using CamRanger and my iPad.   Playing remotely let me fully control my camera covered in a towel, while I sat inside nice and warm sipping coffee. My original plan […]

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The Power of Retouching

We all want to be better looking.. ok, well maybe it’s just me, but for now just agree with me!  I’ve had a number of people asking me about the “extent” a photo can be Retouched with software.  Software these days makes it relatively easy to do most anything, from small facial blemishes, smoothing skin […]

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Where to do your session?

One question that seems to come up quite frequently is: Where is the best place to do my session? We are able to provide sessions ALMOST anyplace that is requested. Any special locations that require permits or registration are the responsibility of the client, but we are able to assist with information to the best […]

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