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Perception vs Reality

Perception vs Reality

It happened again. Some people who work with me discovered that I’m into photography. All of the usual questions came out as they started flipping through my photos. Once again, I found myself trying deal with perception vs reality. Here’s how that usually works.

Summer Is Coming

Summer Is Coming

The clouds are dark and there’s a thunderstorm every afternoon, yet there’s a constant hot and muggy feel to the air. Welcome to Florida. Summer is coming.

No Such Thing As Shitty Light

No Such Thing As Shitty Light

It took me a few years to get here, but I think I’ve finally arrived at the notion that there is no such thing as shitty light. If you think about it, there’s a use for every kind and quality of light.

Window Light Portraits in Cuba

Window Light

Many photographers have long known about the beautiful quality of window light. It works on anything from food to portraits. I’ve never really embraced window light portraits in the past, so it was good to have an opportunity to explore in Cuba.

Beautiful Light From A Bedsheet

Beautiful Light From A Bedsheet

Everyone talks about beautiful light, but hardly anyone does anything about it. People talk about strobes that can overpower the sun, and that can be cool. Expensive, but cool. Sometimes you can get a cool result without a lot of expense.

Joe McNally Lastolite Products

I noticed some new videos for Joe McNally Lastolite products this weekend. Have you ever wondered why someone would buy an endorsed line of a product instead of getting the regular version? It turns out there’s actually a good reason if you pay attention to the details.