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I did some interior design photography for a client yesterday. It’s actually my first time doing this type of photography, and I was a little bit intimidated at first, but I rose to the occasion. I think the trickiest parts was how to balance my off camera flash with ambient lighting most especially in rooms separate from what you are shooting in and maneuvering in a small space. I brought one speed light only; I wish I brought two. I had to resort to lowering the shutter speed of the camera to allow for ambient lighting in connecting rooms. The client was pleased with the images and, at the end of the day, its what matters. Here are some images below:

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I’m doing interior design photography for a client tomorrow, so I decided to rent a wide angle lens for the project: a 12-24 f4 lens from Nikon. I took it for a test drive outdoors and came up with these images. I’ll be posting my work for the interior design photography project later. Have a great weekend!

KST Productions – Hush No More

I was hired to document KST Productions “Hush No More” event. It was a monologue by several actors that spoke about their experiences with heartache, pain, love and happiness. I am honored that I was trusted to document it. Things didn’t start off on the right foot though because I found out on the day of the event that the venue was changed, so all my plans for the venue and lighting was out the window. The location that the event eventually took place was the NCC community gym at 56 Hayes Street. The gym had fluorescent lighting, and the stage lights weren’t the most appealing, but I made do. I had my assistant Matt assist me with setting up the lights for the red carpet and other things. I set up one light for the stage. this was my first time using the Yongnuo wireless speedlight triggers and receivers for an event, and I highly recommend them. The event went off with out a hitch, and I got some really nice images. Here are 5 images from the event. Please enjoy.

Matthew, Portraits

I needed to test my new softbox using my speedlight and high speed sync flash photography, so I asked my nephew if he would be my test subject. He agreed, so we took a ride down to Flood hill in South Orange. I ended up  not being able to use the softbox because it was very windy and I had no assistants to hold the stand to prevent it from tipping it over. I used the flash by either holding it in my hand or placing it on the ground. Here are some images from the shoot. Posing clients is my weakness, but I’ve been learning and practicing how to pose my clients to get more portrait gigs.

Nachele, A portrait

I’m trying to build my portfolio with new updated portraits. I called a friend and she recommended that I take pictures of her sister; I agreed and we decided this morning that we would meet at Flood hill park at 10:00 am. It was too cold outside when we met at 10:45 am and she had to leave for work at 12:00 pm, so we decided to shoot at her house. We didn’t start the shoot until 11:30 am. It was rushed, but we did the best we could do under the circumstances. Here is one of the images I took this morning. I hope you like. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Flood Hill

I took this picture when I decided to go to Flood hill in South Orange to practice my landscape photography. I took a break from photography for a few years but now I’m back with a new perspective. I hope to succeed in the field this time. I have a lot of respect for the art, and I believe that you will be well treated if you develop a healthy relationship with it. This photo blog will chronicle my new journey in the field of photography, and I hope to grow and learn from and network with other people. Have a great day!