Saturday, October 31, 2009


So, the wheel configurator is 90% done, ready for test. The SEMA show next week in Las Vegas will have it featured at the Con2R booth on the big screen.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

D700 Images

I'm amazed at this camera's images; very happy so far. I also have forgotten how a simple lens, like a 50 mm 1.8, is perfectly fine. The fixed focus is a different experience then the modern zoom optics of most any camera these days.

I spent my week off finishing up a configurator for my neighbor Eric's company. I usually don't do side work anymore, but configurators are my bread and butter and custom steering wheels...are you serious? The site should be live in a couple weeks, but I figured a screen shot for now should suffice...

The whole system is based on a photoshop workflow / export script, an excel file for some data management and some configuration files to get the 'system' to work - I think next up are some other customizable items that are NOT steering wheels. Should be a good test of the overall framework.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

I am secretly important man

Looks like the final post production work is set for the documentary 'I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN' - 8 of my images of Jesse Bernstein will be featured in a montage at the film's end (or at least that is what has been communicated to me). The film info can be found here:


and here:

Pete Sillen, film maker

Can' wait to see...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wedding Gallery

The gallery is up for Mana's wedding. The link is here:

Mana and Dee

Overall, I like many of the shots I got - the light was spectacular in a few and having the added strobes was a plus. I'm also a big fan of this Gary Fong diffuser I purchased and the more I use it, the more I feel like it has a ton of versatility.

This shot I did of the take aways from the wedding. I used a single strobe at 1/32nd power about 4 feet upper right, shooting through a snoot and some straws. I needed something to open the gallery with and it is a great way documenting the date and event.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mana's wedding

I shot my first wedding in a long long time. The last time I did a wedding, film was the norm and I was using a Metz flash the size of a garage. The highlight of the wedding was the father pulling out a shotgun to get a real 'shotgun wedding' image for his family to share for years...I told myself I'd never do another wedding again.

Things are different now. Digital makes the stress seem much easier to deal with - instant feedback is way better than thinking about how fast you can get back from the lab to see the images.

I haven't edited the 700+ photos from the wedding yet, but so far I like the results. The ceremony was a huge challenge and the only images I'm not 100% happy with. The sun had set just as the ceremony began, we were outside on top of a moving boat, with city lights gliding by behind us and a tinge of sunset. Behind everyone was 200' of emptiness - a nice void of anything that could create any depth.

Here is one of my favorites and one of the reasons I take photographs.