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Solving Problems by Not Creating Them

September 27, 2017 - Location photography is often a process of solving problems, mostly those dealing with light. Whether it's harsh sunligh...
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Nick and Meredith: Or, Why I'm Not a Wedding Photographer

September 21, 2016 - First things first: I'm pretty much a generalist photographer, with an emphasis on performing arts. Dance, theater, jazz...
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Back to Miramar

October 03, 2015 - Back in 2011, I posted some cool images of Navy F/A-18s generating vapor cones during the annual air show at MCAS Mirama...
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The Fuji XT-1 at Calico

January 31, 2015 - Karen and I took a break from our typical weekend routine and hit the road to the Calico Ghost Town just east of Barstow...
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Traveling Light, Working Heavy

July 24, 2014 - My last blog post came at the beginning of the most hectic month of photography I've yet experienced. Two nights of Pops...
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Things are Gonna Get Real Busy

June 02, 2014 - I haven't posted anything on the blog since March, as things around here have been pretty hectic, including several quic...
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Emily

March 23, 2014 - Back about ten months ago, I posted a tutorial on how to achieve three different looks from one headshot lighting grid....
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Nick Colionne, Eight Ways

July 14, 2013 - It's been several weeks (months?) since my last blog post; Spring is my most busy season, what with dance studio portrai...
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One Lighting Setup, Three Looks

May 05, 2013 - Here's a quick tip on getting three different looks from one lighting grid, without moving a single light. Today I rece...
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The Busy Season

April 15, 2013 - Some photographers (i.e. the good and famous ones), are noted for either a specialty, such as landscapes, or portraiture...
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Sophie, On a Moment's Notice

February 07, 2013 - Lots of good, young, ballet dancers aspire to attend summer intensive workshops put on by some of the most prestigious b...
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Why I Love Lightroom

February 05, 2013 - My last blog post described the challenges we face when shooting in late afternoon unfiltered, slashing light. This one...
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Nuclear Light

January 13, 2013 - High school dances are a lot different today than when I went to school, back in the middle of the last century. These d...
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One Light, Two Very Different Looks

January 08, 2013 - This past weekend, I did a promotional shoot for the Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts studio in my hometown, the b...
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Working the Scene, Part II

December 14, 2012 - In my previous blog post, I talked about "working the scene" to eliminate distracting elements from the periphery of oth...
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Working the Scene

November 15, 2012 - I usually like to open my blog posts with an image, hopefully a somewhat interesting image. But this one needs a little...
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Jordan Matter's "Dancers Among Us" Redux

October 05, 2012 - Back in March, in one of my first blog posts here, I wrote about a fantastic opportunity I had to work with Jordan Matte...
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Alyssa with a Beauty Dish

September 14, 2012 - I've been asked to do a lot of headshots lately, including some environmental portraits (which I loved doing), to corpor...
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Shooting Groups

August 13, 2012 - I've been shooting a lot of groups recently. Good group photographs look easy, almost effortless, but the reality is a l...
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A Most Magical Week

June 26, 2012 - This past week I was blessed with an invitation to photograph a Santa Margarita Catholic High School choir on its nine-d...
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You Shoot What You Love

April 22, 2012 - As photographers go through the process of honing our skills (a process that should be never-ending), most of us start o...
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Jordan Matter in LA

March 29, 2012 - For about a year now, I've been looking forward to the possibility of meeting and maybe even doing something with Jordan...
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Getting My Butt Kicked

March 11, 2012 - On Saturday, I had the opportunity to photograph another live broadcast of the KSBR's Gary and Kelly Show from the Norma...
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June Kuramoto

March 02, 2012 - Anyone who knows anything about the west coast jazz scene knows the band Hiroshima. Their unique sound, sometimes known...
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Middle School Actors

February 25, 2012 - This past week, I began the photography portion of St. John's Episcopal School's production of "Beauty and the Beast". A...
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