how to use flash at sunset, (balancing flash w/ warm ambient light)

gelling your flash for the warm light at sunset

Since the light from a speedlight is relatively quite cold, (ie, blue-ish), it can create an unpleasant color cast when you use flash with existing warm ambient light. A typical problem situation would be the Incandescent environment that we often find ourselves in at night. But there are other times when the WB from our  Read more inside...

photography studio in New Jersey

NJ photography studio space for rent, northern New Jersey

An update to my post where I announced that my studio is set up and ready, and that it is available as a rental photography studio space (with equipment) for anyone in the area that might need a studio on irregular basis. Keep this in mind in case you or a friend need studio space. I've updated the webpage  Read more inside...

Tangents, a must-follow photography blog

Tangents, a must-follow photography blog

How very meta - a screen capture of the Tangents blog, as the lead image here. There's a reason though - the Tangents blog got a nod by the people at e-junkie, as one of the Top 10 must-follow Photography blogs. It always feels good to get recognition for the work. So while I bask a little in this glowing moment,  Read more inside...

a favorite image – before & after (model: Anelisa)

a favorite image - before & after (and the how to)

There's something about this photograph that I really like ... aside from Anelisa being one of my favorite models. It is slightly surreal with Anelisa's apparent levitation. The dress and hat is reminiscent of a 1950's Fashion, and Anelisa's mid-air pose is also reminiscent of Philippe Halsman's iconic jumping  Read more inside...

wedding photography – detail shots, bounce flash & macro lenses

wedding photography - detail shots, bounce flash & macro lenses

Macro photography for wedding detail shots is one of those areas where you need a smaller aperture. I know it's been suggested by some high-profile photographer(s) that you shoot macro at f/2.8 but this is tough advice to follow. If you even breathe, your plane of focus changes for that close distance  Read more inside...

Tangents – updates

Tangents - a few more changes

Along with the recent new look to Tangents, (with wider images and with the navigation improved), my web techie guy, Griffin and I, rolled out a few more changes. The Tangents forum now more closely matches the look of the Tangents blog, with a wider layout, and with the same navigation (and Social Media links). The overall  Read more inside...

photo session – Modern Gypsies – golden birds

photo session - Modern Gypsies - golden birds

Another series from the recent publicity photo session with the Modern Gypsies, with two of the girls in costume, as golden birds. With costumes this detailed and complex, I wanted a simpler background. One that didn't intrude, and somehow complemented the subjects. Classic architecture! Here are the behind-the-scenes  Read more inside...

online video class: off-camera flash photography

online video class: off-camera flash photography

The second video tutorial series in conjunction with Craftsy, is on the topic of: Off-Camera Flash Photography.  Craftsy is a company that produces professional looking online video tutorials, and with their help, we created what is a kind of online workshop. The first class is Portraits with On-Camera Speedlight, and  Read more inside...

online video class: portraits with on-camera speedlight

online video class: portraits with on-camera speedlight

There have been many requests for a video tutorial series or a kind of online workshop of the articles on the Tangents website. Working in conjunction with Craftsy - a company that produces professional looking online video tutorials on a number of topics - we created two video classes. The first class is  Read more inside...

photographing a couple – posing and composition

photographing a couple - posing and composition

Re-editing and re-vamping photographs for my blog post of a destination wedding in Aruba, I found it enlightening to realize how much my style has progressed over years in post-processing too. As part of destination wedding photography coverage, I offer extended photo sessions around the exotic locale after (or  Read more inside...