The most essential item in any photographer’s bag is a relatively inexpensive item, often overlooked — the humble roll of tape. The best tape for making temporary repairs, securing cables, or fastening a wireless trigger to a light stand is not electrician’s tape, nor is it duct tape — it’s gaffer’s tape. In this post, […]
Just some flowers, in case you hadn’t noticed that it’s Spring. I found these little beauties when I went out to wheel the recycling to the curb this morning.
My acquaintance, Robert Mark Campbell (he goes by “Mark”), recently adopted a 5-year-old cairn terrier after his longtime therapy dog, Mr. Miyagi, died. Her name is Mayella Okra, or Okra for short. […]
My friend Jaime Ladd coördinates an “adventurous diners” group on a popular social media platform; 1 of the group members recently killed a wild boar and offered up some choice cuts to the other members to prepare individual dishes for a potluck luncheon. Jaime agreed to deliver a shoulder to me so I asked if she’d mind modeling […]
In continuing to learn the ins and outs of my recently acquired Paul C. Buff “Einstein” (model E640) studio strobe, I’m teaching myself to meter flash. My Sekonic L-308S Flashmate exposure meter has 3 measuring modes: Ambient, Auto Reset Cordless Flash, and Cord Flash. For this lighting test, I used the Auto Reset mode, since the […]
I bought a used Paul C. Buff “Einstein” (model E640) studio strobe just before Christmas; the package arrived on New Year’s Eve. So far I really like it; I’ve been trying different settings, modifiers, distances and so forth. I took this self-portrait with 2 lights: the Einstein, plus an inexpensive speedlight. Here’s the setup: Subject […]
An online campaign to bring attention to Norman High School and local law enforcement’s response to the alleged rape of 3 female Norman High School students, all by the same male student, culminated in a mass student walkout […]