Equipment, Process and Results…

 

Equipment

I currently use a Nikon D300 and love it’s low-light capabilities, in conjunction with a Nikkor 50mm/1.4. I am open to using rental lenses, depending on the specialized requirements of the shoot.

I also use a LensBaby Original, Hoya UV and Circular Polarizer filters, MB-D10 battery grip, SB-600 Speedlight flash, Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW bag, Quantaray 5-in-1 folding reflector, and an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer, with archival quality Epson paper and Epson Claria inks.

 

Process

I work in a RAW digital workflow (specifically, Nikon’s .NEF format) in Artizen HDR, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Elements, and produce CD-R’s with .jpgs as the finished product.

I also post my resulting sets on Flickr, to make my work available to a variety of clients, friends and family.

 

Results

An hour-long baptism or engagement shoot might produce 10+ print-quality shots, and an additional 30+ candid-quality shots.

A real estate shoot will produce around 10 shots highlighting the property’s aesthetics.

An energetic show with several band members to focus on might produce 30+ print-quality shots, and an additional 100 web- or flyer-quality shots. By contrast, a 3-song set with a singer-songwriter seated in dark lighting conditions with no flash allowed might produce 10+ print-quality shots and an additional 20+ web or flyer-quality shots.