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Santa Cruz here we come….

Teaching workshops on location is one of the most challenging and exciting things, not only for me but also for the attendees of these workshops. On July 15th I’ll be visiting Santa Cruz for a one day workshop in cooperation with our friends of Expoimaging with the theme “The magic of the small flash”. In this workshop I’ll teach the group a lot of techniques for the use of speed lights in many different situations ranging from inside to outside, […]

Tip : The most simple location can be awesome

Often I hear photographers complain about the lack of great locations… I always tell them “the best locations are in your head, and often right in front of you”. Somehow it sometimes seems that if there isn’t a great location the creativity is gone, or is it just that…… In my opinion every location is great to photograph, but I often do look for certain extras like contrast, grunge (rough) and color, OR the lack of it. The more rough […]

Tip : Expression really can make a difference

I’ve said it several times on the blog and online, but expression can really make or break a shot. When I do portfolio reviews in fact most of the shots I see are well lit, have good styling, have a great location but…. it’s often the expression that kills the shot, I sometimes even think “was she waiting for the bus?” yes it can be that bad 😀 During the shoot always push your models for that real cool expression, […]

Tip : should I actually see the eyes?

When you work with a model you often hear…. “it’s all in the eyes” And although I often agree with this I also strongly believe that sometimes a pose can be SO much more powerful when you don’t see they eyes, in fact think about so many horror, SF movies or comics when you cover up someones eyes the attention of the viewer immediately goes to the pose and the expression/gesture in that pose. Take for example these shots I […]