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...

Flash photography: applying the Sunny 16 Rule & Flash Guide Number

applying the Sunny 16 rule and the flash Guide Number

Flash photography: applying the Sunny 16 Rule & Flash Guide Number

In essence, if you know the GN of your flash, then you could use (bare) off-camera flash to match the sunlight, without even metering! There is a super-useful shortcut built into those two simple values: Sunny 16, and the Guide Number. Now, I am pretty sure that when you hear mention of the  Read more inside...

Portrait photography – show us a favorite or break-through photograph

portrait photography - favorite photograph

Portrait photography - show us a favorite or break-through photograph

This photograph remains one of my favorites. It was taken circa early 90's during a studio shoot-out arranged by a camera club (CCJ) I belonged to in Jo'burg. In this photo, the models are waiting for their turn to be photographed in a studio setup, using studio lighting, as well as available light  Read more inside...

recap: workshop – Wedding photography, style & technique

workshop: wedding photography, style & technique

recap: workshop - Wedding photography, style & technique - April, 2015

In this wedding photography workshop, we will discuss real-world practical steps to help you develop and achieve a personal style in wedding photography. We will also discuss photography techniques, as well as topics such as posing and lighting. We will cover various other aspects that  Read more inside...