Friday, July 22, 2011


Couple weeks back, I got selected to shoot some senior portraits down in the country. The evening was warm & beautiful. I was working with two talents. The guy pictured, named Mikey and his close counsin Jessica. Mikey reminded me of myself during the late high school years. We both hated getting our pictures taken. So we connected great at the start.

How I Got This Shot:
All I used to get this shot was my SB-700 and shoot-through umbrella pointed slightly to the front-left of Mikey. CLS from my D90.

Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/125th sec
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 105mm
ISO: 200


Saturday, July 16, 2011

My new niece, Janessa was born last week and my brother invited me over to get some newborn shots.

How I Got This Shot:
Kids can be difficult to work with but when you got a newborn, thing are a little bit easier. And more delicate. Ha ha! I laid my niece down on the table...carefully trying not to disturb her.  Shot my SB-700 slightly straight up towards the ceiling with my 50mm prime f/1.8 lens. I kinda over-exposed the flash for a more dreamy effect.

Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/80th sec
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 500


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Stranger 16 - Adam

June 26, 2011
I was sitting on a bench in front of a shop, catching my breath looking for interesting subjects for my stranger project. I heard a voice to my left as a gentleman was help moving in material for a business.

"You shooting something artistic or just shooting." He said.

I told him I was working on a photography project and went into the routine. He agreed with a big smile on his face. I asked him if I could shoot him in front of a nearby brick wall.

"If it's ok with you, I have a great idea. I work at a new butcher shop here in town and thought it'd be cool to shoot me in front of some hanging meats in my cooler."

I opened up with a huge grin and said, "Hell yeah, man!"

Everyone, please meet Adam.

The new shop is called "Spoon Market Butcher Shop" and when I stepped foot inside, it looked awesome. The environment was really relax and fun. It was like a mini cafe/butcher shop all in one. Really unique.

I went to the back room near the cooler and told Adam to stand in front of the hanging meats. The cooler was really small, so I was practically molded into the wall behind. Adam was probably the coolest, laid-back guy I met. Always a smile and great personality.

Thanks so much Adam for the great hook-up and experience. You have my card and hope you enjoy the photo. Cheers!

This picture is #16 in my project of 100 Strangers.
Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers in our 100 Strangers Group on Flickr or at

Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/200th sec
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 105mm
ISO: 1250

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North Canton, Ohio, United States
Currently my profession is graphic design, but photography is my long devoted hobby. Photography has open new doors to my creativity and helps my overall designs. Eventually I plan on offer my services to the local community. Stay tuned!