Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Atlanta bound…at DFW

Flipbook: 2013

A little later this year than last….but it’s ready! This edition of my annual flipbook contains images from 5 countries and more cities than I can remember.

Hope you like it!

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Alan says the main reason he became a PA is because he loves ladders and rooftops…

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Scouting photo (Fuji X100) in San Francisco. This was actually Tuesday…the title “Today” should be interpreted very loosely….

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On location in San Francisco with Pfau Long Architects…dark and early!

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Portraits!

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Some subjects are more into it than others…

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Holga!

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I like to bring film equipment along with me on shoots — and sometimes it’s my trusty Holga. If you haven’t played around with a Holga, run-don’t-walk to your camera store and drop $40 on one (a box of Tri-X will run you another $30).

Thank me later. And if you’re looking for inspiration, try David Burnett.

Atlanta Lighting Workshops

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The photo above is one of two houses we have available to us in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta, for what promises to be a terrific long weekend of interiors photo and video workshops.

With multiple workshops happening across Friday, Saturday & Sunday there will be a lot of people, a lot ideas, and no doubt more than a few beers quaffed — all in pursuit of better images (still, and motion).

Malia Campbell leads a filmmaking for real estate class that will be doing field work inside and outside on Friday, February 1st. Working with dSLR cameras, sliders, jibs, pico dollies and I don’t even know what else, Malia produces a video “portrait” of a house that’s elegant, pleasing to watch (no motion-sickness-inducing “walkthroughs”) and extremely popular with real estate agents.

Saturday, that group will be camped out somewhere in one of the houses with laptops, learning how to edit the footage together in Adobe Premeire: adding a soundtrack, effects, and creating a seamless, logical, relaxing video.

As for me, I’ll be teaching an “Advanced” lighting workshop (read: non-real estate) on Friday where we’ll be using strobes, hotlights, gels, cards, flags and pretty much every other thing to craft images that fully convey the feeling of a space. This workshop (one day) is geared towards a style of photography that’s slow and deliberate and highly detail-oriented – with no compromises.

Saturday and Sunday are my “regular” real estate photography workshops – speedlights, umbrellas, and enough technique to keep your head spinning for a few days.

More info? Go HERE.

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Last October, actually, but screw it, it’s my blog. Finally got a decent film scanner and I’ve been busily scanning transparencies going back years. This was shot on my Sinar 4×5, using Fuji Provia. Maybe a 45-second exposure. Was great to finally see this picture! Color negatives are just not satisfying to look at…