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Photo shoot at Kinder Farm

Heather and Tim at Kinder Park

The amateur photographer strikes again. I recently did this photo shoot for some good friends of mine, Heather, Tim, and their spirited English Pointer, Gretchen. It was fun – and successful, as they got some decent portraits. But I still find the task of shooting anyone besides my own immediate family kind of daunting. I’ve got the technical side of it covered. I feel like I can use my camera to the best of its ability, taking advantage of all the features. And I know a lot about lighting and composition and all that. The tough part for me is posing people. Or not posing them. Just getting them to relax in front of the camera. Read more

Softbox Lighting for the iPad

Ever since I discovered the Strobist’s DIY light tent for product photography, I’ve been playing around with table top photography. A friend pointed out a¬†softbox lighting app that might be useful for my creative endeavors. A soft box is a lighting device used by photographers. It usually has a light source, enclosed in a box which diffuses the light when directed at the subject. The (free) Soft Box Color app is simply an app that generates different color screens, so you can use the iPad as a softbox lighting source. Read more

A Baltimore Night Photowalk

These are were all taken at Inner Harbor East, the newly developed area of Baltimore that stretches from Fell’s Point to the Inner Harbor. It was my first foray into night time photography, so I think I have (a lot of) room for improvement. Some were taken with the iPhone and some with the Nikon D90. More and more I seem to be turning to my iPhone to take interesting pictures, even when I have the Nikon with me. There’s something so satisfying with being able to edit your pictures right after you take them. I used the snapseed app to do some immediate cropping and added some tiltshift effects on the iPhone pics.