informal / candid portraits on the street – applying what you know

informal / candid portraits on the street

informal / candid portraits on the street - applying what you know

New York City abounds with characters - interesting and colorful people. This is one of those constants if you're out on the streets in NYC, especially when taking photos or busy with a photo session ... or as in this case, during one of the individual photography workshops in NYC. This man approached  Read more inside...

book: On-Camera Flash Photography (2nd ed.)

book: On-Camera Flash Photography (2nd ed.)

book On-Camera Flash Photography  (2nd ed.)

If you think I've been quiet on the Tangents blog the past few months ... here is the reason why: I've been hard at work on the revised edition of On-Camera Flash Photography ...  it's just been announced for a Nov 2015 release date, and is available on pre-order with Amazon. I really am excited about this updated version of  Read more inside...

photographing portraits with a personal connection

photographing portraits with a personal connection

photographing portraits with a personal connection

One of the portraits I've taken over the years that I am most proud of, is this of my friend Petra Herrmann. This photograph, for me, shows her strength as well as vulnerability. I'd mention her sense of humor, and her warmth and kindness .. but she'd just tell me to fuck off. So there's that. But it's true. She's  Read more inside...

review: comparing various light modifiers for on-camera flash

review: comparing various light modifiers for on-camera flash

review: comparing various light modifiers for on-camera flash

Many of the tutorials and articles on the Tangents blog deals with getting the best from your on-camera flash. My approach has always been one of - what technique would give me the best light? Of course, there are so many different scenarios we could find ourselves in - so we have to adapt to where we are,  Read more inside...

photo gear for sale

I have a few pieces of photo gear (and other items) available that I am selling. I'm only selling in the continental USA, and the price includes UPS ground shipping. Check the B&H and Amazon links for full details and spec on each item.  Read more inside...

scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration

scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration

scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration

As if the e-mail scams aren't bad enough, they are now texting photographers with the same scam! But there is another scam that has been going around for years now - but it is so obvious that I doubt many people will fall for it. But just in case anyone has any doubt, or may be a touch too inattentive, this  Read more inside...

video clip: behind the scenes – Profoto B2 review photo shoot

BTS video clip: behind the scenes - Profoto B2 review photo shoot

video clip: behind the scenes - Profoto B2 review photo shoot

For the review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash, I had Erik Colonese shoot a behind-the-scenes video clip while I photographed Anelisa. It's a fairly long clip because we decided to keep in a lot of my dialogue with Anelisa as I direct her. The video clip also expands on the review with some info on the Profoto  Read more inside...

review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot

review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot

review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash - photo shoot

Over the years I have used a variety of off-camera lights on location shoots and at weddings, and have worked my way up from Dynalite and Quantum flashes (and speedlights), to the Profoto B1. The Profoto B1 (affiliate) has made such a difference for me in the ease of use, the speed of setting up, and the sheer  Read more inside...

portrait photography & studio lighting – influences & inspiration

portrait photography & studio lighting

portrait photography & studio lighting - inspire your own style

I keep a folder of Inspiration images to which I often add interesting photos shot by other photographers. This serves as an ideas folder. There are hundreds upon hundreds of images. I add to this Inspiration folder, and I also discard images over time as my own style and what I want to work towards,  Read more inside...