Using buildings as reflectors

Using buildings as reflectors

When I am out looking for a place to shoot headshots, I look for one thing and one thing only……flat light! Those of you who have ever seen me teach or speak, know that I hate reflectors. The light is just not good imho, too specular and harsh. Add to that...
Get prepared before you shoot!

Get prepared before you shoot!

Shooting at night has it’s own set of problems and things you need to do to make sure you are successful. First and foremost is picking the right subject and making sure you are scouted and ready to go when the sun goes down. You have about 30 minutes after the...
New class- Shooting at Night!

New class- Shooting at Night!

Brand new class at The Creative Orange, Shooting at Night ( and dusk too) I’m really excited about this course, as shooting at night is a passion of mine. We are going to cover how to shoot, what to shoot, and how to post process your image for the best results....
Doug Gordon out as an ambassador for Nikon!

Doug Gordon out as an ambassador for Nikon!

Big article on F-stoppers about the whole Doug Gordon fiasco “We can confirm that Doug Gordon is no longer a part of the program. Our program focus continues to be inspiring and educating photographers of all levels. “ Here is a link to the article and...
Here’s something cool and different

Here’s something cool and different

Just found this cool product online. Have your rear lens caps and body caps customized for you. Have your logo, type of lens, or whatever you else printed to the back of your caps! Great way to look good and just be a bit different. The site is called Lenzbuddy and...
This might make me switch back to Nikon

This might make me switch back to Nikon

  This might just be the Canon Killer for me. The specs on this camera just make me go wow!   _36.3 megapixel full-frame sensor (same as D800) but paired with Expeed 4 processing for sharper images, 30% faster _up to 5fps still image shooting (7 if you’re in...
Say goodbye to Apple Aperture

Say goodbye to Apple Aperture

Just found out that Apple will be done with Aperture come the fall and the release of the new operating system Yosemite. This was a once great program, that it seems Lightroom killed. More info here...
Rockstars and Demigods

Rockstars and Demigods

dem·i·god noun a being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity, the offspring of a god and a mortal, or a mortal raised to divine rank. a person who is greatly admired or feared Rock Star noun A famous singer of rock music With the Jasmine Starr...
Beauty and Texture

Beauty and Texture

In my humble opinion, photographers don’t spend enough time just looking at the light on their subject. You need to really look and analyze your light logically. Logic and art….what? Yup, it’s pretty simple when you think about it logically. What...
New class alert:: Lighting the Face!

New class alert:: Lighting the Face!

We have just added a brand new class called “Lighting the Face” Beauty lighting made easy! This 4 week online class will cover everything from lens choice, to using daylight, how to light in the studio, and how to post process and retouch. Introductory...
How our online classes work

How our online classes work

We get emails all the time asking us how our online classes work. Let me take you through the process, because it’s pretty cool.   Once you sign up you will get an email telling you to register and login. It looks something like this.   Once you have...