Category Archives: Photo Talk

I’ve been using studio strobes at weddings receptions for a few years now. I’m slowing trying to work them into formals and group photos, particularly for shooting outdoors when I need to overpower the sun. Part of the issue is that I shoot alone and without an assistant so it’s important that the system I […]

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I’ve been reading in various photography forums regarding an issue with the 5D Mark III when used with a Speedlight and its AF Assist beam. Specifically, some folks were claiming that focusing became very sluggish to a point where they were missing shots. While I haven’t noticed a glaring problem to a point of it […]

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I’m not much of a sports photographer. Actually, I’m just not. With that said, every year, I go to the USTA National Tennis Center to check out world class Tennis players practicing on the Sunday before the U.S. Open officially begins. It’s free and it’s a great opportunity to check out these players up close […]

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  • Adam Richardson - August 27, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    Wow, looks like the 5DIII did awesome! Man I can’t wait to grab mine. Nice job Nick.

Here’s an example of “extracting” a very nice photo out of a decent but underwhelming one. Let’s set the scene… So I was standing on a chair while the bride was sitting so I could shoot down on the bride. I was kind of in the middle of ideas. I wanted to shoot half her […]

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  • bryan denver wedding photographer - October 30, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    great shot iv been trying to do this as well and havent quite got it yet. hard to get high enough

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