Posted on June 28, 2012
After a rainy and cloudy day, the sky let up for some late afternoon portraits of Fritzi. The wind on North Shore beach in St. Petersburg Florida was fairly intense and I was not being kind to my subject’s hair. We moved off the beach to a grassy area of the park, and then mother nature intercepted with some beautiful cloud diffused sunlight.
I lit the scene with two SabersStrips in an inverted L pattern as main light and then eventually as the sunlight increased, as hair light and side fill.
Shooting in Florida presents its own set of challenges; windy beaches, sand and high humidity. But what I love about photographing in Florida is the soft diffused light that lingers at sunset, many times described as the golden hour.
In many parts of Colorado, the sun dips behind the mountains and our overall daylight can be a little more contrasty in full sun. This week I am in Calgary, where the Alberta blue skies are warmed by 9:55PM sunsets which slowly fade into twilight. Photographers are always chasing the light and its fun to see the nuances of every geographic location.
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Posted on June 6, 2012
I am beyond excited to photograph Bronwyn and Chris’s upcoming destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen Mexico at Playacar Palace Resort. I photographed their engagement portrait session at a beautiful park near their home in Denver, Colorado at the location where Chris proposed to Bronwyn. Later we included their dogs for a family portrait!
Posted on March 30, 2012
Art Silk and I photographed Alexa and Shelby at an area of north Denver which featured a railroad tracks and viaduct. The two friends had a blast posing individually and together.
Shot with one SaberStrip, Nikon SB-800 flash and triggered by Radio Popper Jr.
Posted on March 29, 2012
Posted on March 28, 2012
Downtown Denver offers a variety of venues for weddings and we were eager to photograph our bride and groom on a warm spring Saturday in April.
We started photographing Stephanie + Micah on a beautiful Saturday at the Hotel Teatro in “LoDo”, lower downtown Denver. Hotel Teatro occupies a building originally built in 1911 as the Denver Tramway Building. This site was the first location of the Evans Mansion, home of John Evans, Colorado’s second territorial governor. The Hotel Teatro’s elegant lobby includes the original pink and green marble. The proximity to the Performing Arts Complex was the inspiration for the name Teatro, which means theatre in Italian.
We brought the couple into the Restaurant Kevin Taylor for a quick interior and exterior photos.
Then we focused on the Denver Center for Performing Arts exterior walkways before entering the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Opera House lobby features a beautiful yellow Dale Chiluly chandelier, an amazing backdrop for Stephanie’s artistic bouquet by Babylon Floral.
Located in the Chambers Grant Salon in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House serves pre-theater cocktails and dinner on evenings with performances in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theater and/or Boettcher Concert Hall. It is also available for private events and is a great space to host a wedding.
We photographed Stephanie and Micah at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House Restaurant, with some fun shots of the couple on the bar.
Throughout the day, we shot with our new SaberStrips, a light modifier that allows me to insert my Nikon flash. Beyond easy to carry and set-up at weddings.
Posted on February 14, 2012
Art Silk and I decided to shoot some strobist style portraits of ourselves in an industrial area north of downtown Denver. We shot our Nikon flashes off camera with triggers. During the shoot we used a silver reflector and a new light modifier called SaberStrip. This photo shoot was one of my first experiences with off camera flash and the initial results we obtained were amazing.