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SUMMER STORM

I went to a wedding on the Outer Banks of North Carolina a few weeks ago, as we were driving on the beach in Corolla to the location a big quick summer storm came in, dark clouds, heavy rain, sand storm – just about everything. This is why I always say have a camera ready, not a cell phone – a real camera. That’s my little Fuji EX-1 – with it’s 16×9 setting. This is the result.wDSCF5571

 

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PRIDE MONTH

Hi all,

It’s been awhile – a lot of stuff going on. I don’t remember if I posted this image before but, sorry if I did. I think it needs to be seen in this day and age.

This image was shot at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Soon after I got to the park a quick thunderstorm rolled through. As the skys began to clear a rainbow appeared right behind an American flag. Sometimes 90% of photography (especially the photojournalism type) is luck – right place at the right time. You have one shot – better get it right.19029289_10213257086967443_7291901656516595199_n

CRACK THE SKY: Bands And Banding

I took the Nikon Z6 to it’s first major concert event, and I was smooth except for one flaw and to me it’s a big one. Banding. As I have posted before I like shooting with high shutter speeds during concerts. Blurring I something I want to be done on purpose, not because the camera says to.  Under certain concert lights and with high shutter speeds (which are digital – remember there is no mirror) the image comes out with lots and lots of horizontal bands. The only remedy I found so far is posting in Photoshop, no fun when there are 700 or more images.

With that said – enjoy these images from “Crack The Sky”  http://crackthesky.com/  an all acoustic show

at the Baltimore Sound Stage  https://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/

RUUT

Some more concert images this week – sorry I’ve been so busy lately with no chance to post. This is Ruut   https://www.facebook.com/ruutmusic/?epa=SEARCH_BOX    https://www.ruutdemeo.com/music?fbclid=IwAR2yU4FafS0rMc8yHcXcd1eCahQvfm9xvd99NHoHaB8cjGdKeoDnIcUCONQ       a singer/songwriter whose work I have enjoyed for years. The performance was deep in the woods on a cool spring night at the fabulous Thorpwood  http://thorpewood.org/

A wonderful magical small gathering for a solo performance.

Once again playing more with the amazing Nikon Z. I am totally in love with this camera’s ability to create images in low light. This was obviously not a time for any flash or external light source.w_ZDS0596w_ZDS0664w_ZDS0683

MORE WITH THE Z6 AND THE DEAD PENS

Got the chance to photography one of my favorite local bands The Dead Pens https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadPens/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

They almost always perform in low light conditions, so I brought along the Nikon Z6. I love the way this camera performs under these conditions.  I am one of those photographers that uses a different camera for different situations. I started doing this in the film camera days. Different cameras would have different film for certain situations. It wasn’t easy to just change from daylight to tungsten and if you wanted black and white you had to shoot black and white.

Enjoy the pics – and the little jaunt down memory lane.

IN STUDIO WITH FASHION AND AN UMBRELLA

Winter has me working in my studio space more than I enjoy, so things must be made interesting. I had been talking with a model on Instagram (The Jewish Mermaid) and we had decided we’d like to work together but, we had no concept. Then – just before New Years Eve she posted a selfie of her outfit.  That was the look.  We decided on a date and got my favorite H/MUA – Samantha Trionfo .  As luck would have it – I was cleaning out the garage – and found an old umbrella (clear). Bingo.

The day of the shoot – I decided to use 1 constant light source and we began to play.

I hope you enjoy the end result.wALDSC_0900.jpg

VALERIE JUNE

I recently picked up a Nikon Z6, and took it for it’s first concert shoot – Valeria June  http://valeriejune.com/  a really fun show by the way, and a rare solo performance. Great way to shoot with the 24-70mm lens (not a crappy plastic lens either). Anyway – I had the opportunity to use the silent mode. Which comes in handy at an interment concert.

The images are the jpegs straight out of the camera – no filters, no photoshop – just resizing and a watermark.