DaveMazz Photography

Obsessed with Photography

DaveMazz Photography - Obsessed with Photography

Real Estate Photography

This is my first shot at real estate photography.  The good thing is that there is absolutely no pressure as I’m not getting paid and ANYTHING would be better than some quick, horrifically lit camera phone shots.  After the break, come and see the process I used to light the master bedroom using my D90 and a 60 dollar speedlight…

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Lighting Jonathan – A Few Quick Shots

Since I haven’t actually posted any pictures in a while, I figured I’d post a few of my favorite subject, my 10 month old son!  He is finally changing his expression when he sees my D90 looming over him, as the first 9 months he would just stare at it in amazement, probably because with the battery grip it was about the same size as him.  Check it out inside, I posted a few of my recent favorites along with the lighting setups.

 

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Creating a Lighting Notebook

I have finally created a lighting notebook.  There is so much useful information available on the internet, and it’s so disorganized, that I really just wanted to create a place where all the useful information could be easily accessible for me.  I had a few prerequisites that I wanted when creating the notebook.

1.  It has to be “digital”, and not a physical notebook.  This was for a few reasons.  I have horrible handwriting, and didn’t want to have to deal with me not being able to read my own!  I also wanted to have access to it from multiple locations, which brings me to number two.

2.  I need to be able to use it from multiple locations and devices.  Be it my Ipad, Iphone, laptop etc.

3.  It has to be easily modified.  I’m constantly scouring the internet looking for a particular lighting setup, or tips on composition, etc.  I want to be able to add images and techniques without a hassle and having to use 5 applications to do it.

So that’s it.  After fiddling around with several applications, this is what I ended up doing.  Check it out after the jump….

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Easy One Light Portrait using Specular Highlights

This is a quick post on creating an easy one light portrait using specular highlights. It only takes a few minutes, and you will get great results.  The trick is using specular highlights.  Most of the information in this post I learned from Strobist, which in my opinion is hands down the best site on the web to learn how to light photographs, especially if you are using speedlights.  This is a quick and easy tutorial that anybody with even the smallest amount of gear can perfect.  After I made a few portraits using just a few pieces of inexpensive gear, I was hooked on portrait photography using off camera flash.  Come check it out….

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Newborn Photography – Jonathan

I gave my first shot at newborn photography when my little guy was born this past October.  I read a ton of books, visited countless websites for tips and advice, and actually practiced on a stuffed animal that was around the size of a newborn.  I was going to be ready when he arrived!  ALthough Babies can be a little difficult to photograph, I was prepared to shoot on continuous mode for a few months.  More after the break…

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