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Top 10 Skills to Master for a Successful Photography Business: Part One OK, that should be Happy New Year, but I think we’re all happy if our business is doing well. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to start blogging regularly, so here it goes… I’m going to try to do a post a […]

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To register for this year’s Recharge at Rancho workshop on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, click here: This was our 3rd Memorial Day “Recharge at Rancho“ Portfolio building workshop at one of our favorite venues, Rancho Las Lomas. First of all, I want to apologize for not doing this post earlier. It’s almost time to start […]

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  • December 11, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Rick Thompson - What awesome images! Just awesome! You do set a “High” watermark in what you two do

    I continue to be inspired in what I see in your images.

    Joe & Mirta, You’re the best!!

    An avid followerReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2013 - 5:49 pm

    David - I believe you want us to bring a medium zoom (24-70) and long zoom (70-200), but what about also a macro lens for photographing details such as the dinner plate, glasses, utensils, flowers?ReplyCancel

    • March 21, 2013 - 8:01 pm

      admin - Hi David; In my opinion, the best 2 lenses for this environment are the 2 zooms you mentioned. If you like using primes, the 85mm is a good choice too. Personally I prefer to have something longer like the 70-200. A macro lens like the 100 or 50 Canon or the 105 or 60 Nikon are useful, but since the 24-70 focuses very close, it works well for the reception table details. If we were photographing wedding rings and other small jewelry, I would definitely suggest a macro. If you want to bring one, please do. We will be moving around some, so try not to make your bag too heavy. Of course, comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. You will be receiving an email about a week before the workshop with suggested gear, directions to the workshop, etc. We look forward to seeing you at Rancho Las Lomas on Memorial Day!ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2013 - 6:58 pm

    David - Is there anything else we should bring, such as an on or off camera flash, grey cards, color cards, HoodLoupe, etc?ReplyCancel

    • April 12, 2013 - 12:23 pm

      admin - Hi David;

      Good questions… You wanted to know what gear would be helpful to bring for Recharge at Rancho… As I mentioned, my 2 favorite lenses, particularly at that location, are the 70-200 and the 24-70. Both 2.8 zooms. A spedlight is always nice to have also. We won’t use one much outdoors, but there are several shady and indoor areas where we’ll use one. Especially bounced off the walls to avoid the “flashed” look. I don’t use a grey card, sometimes we’ll do a custom white balance, but not in this case. If you like to work with a grey card or other color management devices be my guest. Just make sure it doesn’t take too much time away from shooting. I also don’t use a hood loupe. I know it can come in handy, but I never use one. I use the blinking highlights, the zoom and the histogram on my monitor to check things out… BTW, if you’re working in the sun and find it difficult to see the monitor on the back of your camera, a toilet paper roll cardboard core can help, paper towel core too. It’s a great shading devise, you can cut it down to whatever length works best for your eye site, you can keep it flat in your pocket and if you loose it they’re easy to replace… See you at Rancho!!!ReplyCancel

I recently read a post by a fellow photographer and friend on a Facebook page about a prospective client who had issues with his contract. This couple was planning a destination wedding out of the country, and was getting a great price from the photographer; but objected to the part of the contract stating that […]

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We had a great time at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village working on Ceremony Magazine’s bridal fashion spread for this year’s LA edition. Our models Kim Daniels, Kristin Keating and Casey Wilson were awesome, as always. You can read the magazine online and see the images published here:  Our bridal spread is towards the […]

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