Archive for February, 2014

Bow Tie Problems Tuesday February 18, 2014 5:22PM PST Celebrity, Fashion, Wedding

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I’m sitting here trying to figure out why I like this scene so much…  I guess I just like the fact that his son’s girlfriend feels so comfortable around him.  I think it’s sweet that she’s helping him with his bow tie.  I really like the tones and balance of color in this image.  Other small details like the Coca Cola “light” and the iPhone on the table help to set the scene.

I timed this image to make sure I could see the bow tie dangling there so the viewer knows what’s happening at first glance.  I don’t think second image wouldn’t work by itself since it might be confusing without the first image but paired I think they tell the story well.

I shot this with my Nikon D4 and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G.  ISO1250 f2.8 at 1/200 sec. No fill flash or reflector… just exposing to naturally see detail in subjects without completely blowing out background.  I used Aperture and a film filter VSCO Kodak Portra 160(-) with VSCO II film grain 100 to edit the image.   I’m a huge fan of “less is more” when it comes to editing my photos.  I try not to over correct or perfect my images when editing since my goal is to tell a story that is believable.   I will crop, retouch, or remove distractions that take away from the moment if necessary… but I left this scene pretty much as is.

Location:  The St. Regis Singapore Presidential Suite

Please comment below to tell me your thoughts on the image.  I read and appreciate all feedback and try to answer all questions!

Thirst Relief Benefit Shoot and Dinner Monday February 17, 2014 1:55PM PST News

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This year’s Benefit Shoot (at WPPI-3.2.2014), is certain to impress! Old Downtown Las Vegas (Fremont Street) will play host to an amazing afternoon of shooting, with leadership and training from some of the best photogs in the industry (incl Mike Colon, Zach and Jody Gray, Trevor Dayley). Then, finish the evening off with great eats, drinks, and private concert (you won’t want to miss) at one of the raddest spots on Fremont Street (The roof deck at Commonwealth). It’s a day (and night) you won’t want to miss.
Transporation provided from the MGM Signature and will return post-Dinner.
*CHECK-IN FOR BENEFIT SHOOT: 2:30PM – 3/2/3013, MGM SIGNATURE TOWER 2 LOBBY
Dinner (and Concert) Only tickets are also available for those who can’t make the Shoot itself.
*DINNER: 6PM-9PM AT COMMONWEALTH (525 E Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101)
*Transportation not provided for Dinner Only tickets

***CLICK HERE NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!***