So early one Sunday morning in March I met up with a model by the name of Alana to do a test shoot on Las Cuevas Beach. It was our first time working together but there was a great energy and a great vibe from the beginning.
Speedlights, studio strobes and the related modifiers are all great tools for you to use as a photographer. They allow you to control the way your scene is lit. But there is no light like that of the sun and no light modifier or GOBO like the ones made by mother nature. So why not make use of it? It’s why many photographers abandon the studio and take their sessions outdoors. There are however a few things that you have to keep in mind if you want to get the best results when shooting outdoors with natural light. Read More
When I took these pictures back in November of 2016 they were delivered to the client in full color. Most of the time you have a good idea of what your client is looking for so you develop a workflow around delivering that expectation. However once the work is delivered and the client is satisfied you know have the freedom to be creative. Read More
I have been experimenting with off camera flash for a while and I figure I got the hang of it. I got a few light stands, a few back drops and some support systems, all the makings of an amateur studio. Well everything except a permanent studio space. I usually go where the action is for want of a better word. However, Read More
The Main Event
This is what we have all been waiting for. Trinidad and Tobago carnival climaxes on Carnival Tuesday. This is the day the we witness all the what the whole country has been building up to for the 3 months prior. The high point is the visual spectacle. As usual I was there and I took a few photos. Read More
The greatest show on earth.
As in previous years I was there, in Port of Spain, photographing the people and the costumes of carnival Monday and Tuesday. The full album is on Flickr but I just though I should share some of the best. So what was there to see on Carnival Monday and Tuesday? Read More
Its carnival time again and its the one time of the year that you are really glad that you have a really good camera. Now carnival has become a strange dichotomy. You have on the one end a seemingly bottomless well of imagination and creativity and on the on the other end you have a cut copy and paste culture pandering to the lowest common denominator. To me it doesn’t matter. whether its recycled stuff or new ideas there is plenty to shoot. Read More
So the inspiration for this trip came mostly from David Hobby’s training course on www.Linda.com titled The Travelling Photographer: New York. It was in large part responsible for the places I chose to visit. Its a fantastic course that I highly recommend It really made me want to explore and experience Manhattan and well travel in general.
The first thing that strikes you about this place in just the scale of things. I leave my hotel on Atlantic avenue and head straight into the subway on Fullerton. After a crash course in subway Read More
Congratulations go out to Chrystal Jones and her new husband Dike Granado. Chrystal and I go way back and it was truly and honor for me to be the photographer at her wedding. Read More