Sunday, February 18, 2018

Using Speed Lights for indoor Wedding Photography

Much of wedding photography involves making the best use of the equipment you have for the light situation at hand.  In this case, a small intimate indoor home location in the evening.  I chose to use my best widest prime 50mm lens on the Nikon Df (which rocks in low light) and use two speed lights.  One was mounted on the camera and one was set up off camera diffused with an umbrella.  My goal was to capture the details without too much grain and still maintain the mood of the scene.  Natural light is always wonderful....but when you have to capture the moment even when there is nothing but dim overhead incandescent lights, speed lights can make all the difference.  I find the clarity and color of my indoor shots are so improved.  Sending blessings to all!


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these cupcakes a few times over the holidays and took the opportunity to slow down with food photography.  I love practicing with layering, balance and textures.  You can see a pic of my lighting setup at the bottom of this post.  It's very simple....a glass patio door on the right and two silver reflectors at the top and left.  Then I stand on a chair and shoot from the bottom of the scene.  I adapted the recipe and reduced the amount of sugar they called for in the cupcakes to 1 cup.  That way they come out like a dark chocolate cake.  Hope everyone is having a blessed New Year so far!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Free People Holiday

Love the textured fabric and laid back style of this Free People holiday blouse.  Wishing you all a blessed holiday season!  Wearing Free People blouse and Mother denim jeans from Miss Meers in Eugene, OR.

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