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From Fear To Flash - CLS Off Camera Flash Set Up

May 05, 2020 - As promised here is the set up guide to help you get the most out of the Nikon Creative Lighting System when you use the...
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From Fear to Flash Addendum: WR-10 and SB-5000 Set Up Including Shortcut

April 21, 2020 - I love lighting. I love controlling a scene with aperture and shutterspeed and light and creating an image that i previs...
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108 Saint Vitus 2019

November 03, 2019 - picking up the camera in the mid 2000's to shoot gave me back a lot of the joy that I had in the late 80's when i'd just...
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Caroline Pearce NYC Fightweek UFC 217

November 05, 2017 - Timing is everything. Wise people say it. Wiser people know it. A lot of life boils down to being in the right place at...
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Abandoned Beauty - Nikon D850 Edition

September 04, 2017 - Finally got to test the D850 in the type of places and situations that I love. Not that the US Open stuff wasn't fun and...
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Judge - Bringing It Down in Maryland

February 13, 2017 - I wait almost 27 years to see Judge again. The last time was in Trenton the day they shot the video for Where It Went. T...
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Martine Coney Island

January 31, 2017 - Wind. Sand. Harsh over head light. All the makings of a beach day if it weren't 28 degrees out. I had big plans for the...
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Eddie Reyes of Taking Back Sunday with his Hagstrom Guitar and Supro Amp

October 04, 2016 - The first time that I saw them I think was in early 2002 when I went to see Grade, Reach The Sky, and Catch 22 on a tour...
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KillerXQueenX with the Nikon D500

September 06, 2016 - Sometimes even when something is right in front of you you don't realize how good it is. In this case I am NOT talking a...
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Stacy-Ann Fequiere: Beach, Bikini, American Flag

September 01, 2016 - I already wrote the story of how I met Stacy-Ann and it's a tale of serendipity and preparedness. From that moment i saw...
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Working in the Pool With Danah Scarlett

July 23, 2016 - You've seen this theme over and over with me. I love to shoot. I especially love it when it calls for me to light things...
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Emiri in Greenwich Village with Speedlights Part 1

July 04, 2016 - July 4th weekend in Manhattan is amazing. No traffic, less people, and on this weekend perfect weather. I met up with Em...
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Modern Life is War

June 29, 2016 - Modern Life is War killed it two nights in a row during Bane's last weekend at the Palladium in Worcester Mass. I hadn't...
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Molly Ertel in Queens

June 16, 2016 - Model - Molly Ertel Gear - Nikon D5, Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR, Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR, Nikon 85 1.4 G, Nikon SB-5000 x 2 Mods -...
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Bane - The Beginning of the End in Still Photography

March 25, 2016 - There was a time that every hardcore show I went to was like this. With a stage or not the feeling in the pit would be a...
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NSFW - A Cold Cold Night in Providence

February 22, 2016 - If you read my posts you will have become familiar with some of the characters that I affectionately call my subjects. M...
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Strong Men and NYC SALT

February 21, 2016 - Some days your passions and your job come together. If you are really lucky those days are the majority. I'm really luck...
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Happy Birthday Bane - Part Deux

January 12, 2016 - freaking amazing night.... posting Day 2 was slowed down by my own travels.... "Can We Start Again?!!!"
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Brooklyn Bridge Park with Francesca, Shay, D810, and Hexi24

November 24, 2015 - I've been shooting Francesca for a while since meeting her at an event with Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace. After seei...
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Cherri Lee In Jail (An Abandoned Jail)

November 20, 2015 - If you follow me you realize I abandoned big lights a long time ago in favor of packing small. I followed that concept s...
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Behind The Scenes - Kelsey and The Motorcycle

October 20, 2015 - One of the things that I personally take pride in is when I get to revisit a subject and try to improve upon whatever I...
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Why I Love the Creative Lighting System

September 23, 2015 - if you read this blog (and I hope you do for solely egotistical reasons as I don't advertise on it, I have no kick backs...
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Step By Step Set Up of Nikon CLS for Cameras that Have A Pop Up Commander

June 29, 2015 - This tutorial is for optical Line Of Sight control of Nikon Speedlights from Nikon cameras that are part of the Nikon Cr...
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Crossfit Jessa

June 15, 2015 - I'd shot with Jessa before and had a good time but I didn't think I'd captured how hard she was working on her crossfit...
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History At Belmont Part II

June 13, 2015 - History comes in many forms. The decisive moment is history. A singular moment in time. Then there is the collective his...
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H2O 2Oth Anniversary Show St. Vitus

May 09, 2015 - ​ 20 years is a long time to do anything. It's a really long time to do something that at the end of the day is mostl...
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Mysha: The Suited Project

April 19, 2015 - I first met Mysha six years ago. She was a blast. I captured some really interesting images but knew that I needed to ge...
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Beauty Foster

April 17, 2015 - I grew up in the Western part of New Jersey after being born in NYC. We left when i was 2.5. The high school I ended up...
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Cold Weather Shooting With CLS and Jessa

February 25, 2015 - If you live in the Northeast you expect January and February to be cold. You don't expect the cold that we've had this y...
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Location Shooting With Nikon Speedlights and Fancy Mars

December 03, 2014 - When i teach it's not about absolutes. There are very few rules to photography. It is a blending of science (the things...
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Fancy Mars Black & White

December 02, 2014 - As you can tell it's been a great couple of weeks shooting. I've been blessed with decent weather and great subjects. To...
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Christine, Black & White, DxO, and Nikon D810

December 01, 2014 - What do you get when you combine a beautiful woman after a 12.5 hour work shift, 2 speedlights, DxO software, black and...
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Smurfasaur Nude in Fur

November 29, 2014 - The nude human form is exquisite. I don't show a lot of nudes on this page not because I am embarrassed to show them but...
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Packing Small And Shooting Big - Professional Results With Speedlights

November 26, 2014 - Join me December 8th at B&H's Event Space for a free class featuring tips for getting great results with Speedlights wit...
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Smurfasaur Fur and Shadows

November 26, 2014 - Smurfasaur picked the warmest day in November and we changed outfits, locations, and lighting multiple times to get some...
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In Flight With Smurfasaur

November 24, 2014 - Sometimes you get lucky. Smurfasaur left a message on my model mayhem page. I reached out saying that if she were ever i...
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Anna May - Comedien

November 20, 2014 - Had a chance to shoot with a beautiful and funny lady this week. Cold weather, 2 speedlights, some industrial areas, and...
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Zoe Vs Speedlights

November 11, 2014 - My poor daughter has been exposed to blinks of light since the day she was born. I'm lucky that she most of the time enj...
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Shopping Cart Pin Up

September 15, 2014 - shooting pin up in the parking lot of a busy super market with Miss Victoria Robinson
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Going Shopping with Victoria

September 13, 2014 - It's been a while since I shot anything that wasn't work related. That's not a knock. The stuff I shoot while at work is...
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Corset, Boots, Handstand

June 30, 2014 - Take two Nikon SB-910's, add a Nikon D800, and a 35 1.4 Nikkor. Add a long legged woman with a corset and long leather b...
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Latex Dresses In the Hot Sun - Kaori's Latex Dream Dress On Narcissa

June 23, 2014 - Couple more shots of Narcissa in a dress from Kaori's Latex Dreams The salute shot was taken with a Nikon D800 and 24 1...
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Eyes As Big As Saucers

June 23, 2014 - "you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right" working in the places that i like to wor...
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Narcissa In Pride Dress from Zorenko London

June 22, 2014 - I'm of the thought that you probably aren't into looking at my photography if you don't believe in equality. Not sure wh...
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Narcissa In Latex - Abandoned Beauty

June 21, 2014 - Narcissa and I both had birthdays this week (shhh - I won't tell you who is older). We hadn't shot in about 5 years. May...
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Miss Lea Hart - Abandoned Beauty

June 20, 2014 - I These three shots were all created with the Nikon D800 and a single SB-910. Bare bulb zoomed in and turned sideways t...
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Samantha

June 18, 2014 - I love getting to shoot as part of my job. While working on a presentation about the Nikon Creative Lighting System I go...
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Simple Two Speedlight Set Up

June 04, 2014 - Most of my shooting is done with one speedlight. In this situation I felt compelled to break out a second to get some se...
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Martine At The Junkyard

May 24, 2014 - I love speedlights. Love them. Here is a shot with two SB's. One 910 and a 700. The main light is a bare SB-700 overhead...
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Narcissa

May 08, 2014 - I've been shooting Narcissa for over 5 years. While my style has changed she has remained the same. Shot with D800 and...
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Four More With Mithras

May 07, 2014 - shooting with _Mithras was a blast. Eager and fun to help produce strong images she wasn't scared by the scene or by bei...
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It's Been A While - Kishti

April 05, 2014 - it's been a bit since i posted anything at all and much longer since the first time I shot Kishti. She has a taste for t...
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Narcissa Under The Road

December 10, 2013 - Taken a while back with my usual one speedlight and fast glass this shot of the truly unique Narcissa has never been pos...
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White Coat - Dirty Room

October 10, 2013 - Juxtaposition: Putting two things side by side especially for the purpose of comparison. I love putting models in pla...
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Retro Fashion In Black And White

October 09, 2013 - Sahrye is one of my fave models. She's appeared here before. One of the things I love about her is that she can be a cha...
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Bulldog On a Log

September 30, 2013 - GoGo is everything you get in a bulldog. Affectionate silly stubborn and loud.
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Jellyfish CLS

June 27, 2013 - For some reason I find Jellyfish very relaxing and to be great models. Lots of Aquariums have them in round tanks or som...
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Wednesday At The Beach

June 14, 2013 - My idea of a travel camera is a full sized SLR. Until I find a mirrorless/PS option that can give me high speed sync, gr...
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Glamour Anywhere - Sahrye Detroit Bathroom

May 26, 2013 - "Once in a while you get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right." Jerry G.
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Standing On A Throne

May 25, 2013 - Detroit. Bathroom. Abandoned. Sahrye. Good Time. Two Flashes and some rigging and wishing for things not to fall...
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Sahrye - Glamour In Abandoned Spaces

May 25, 2013 - Anyone that knows me realizes that I get bored easily and that traditional studio photography bores me. the old F8 and f...
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Non-Model Models - Model For A Day

May 16, 2013 - Due to circumstance and availability I have spent the majority of my photographic career (very loose translation) shooti...
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Princess In Seattle

May 12, 2013 - Lunch break during the Look Fabulous Tour with Lindsay and Lou in Seattle - I walked out and was looking for a place to...
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Hitchhiking In Denver

May 11, 2013 - Danielle Graves looking for a ride in the blue skies of Denver
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A Week Out Of NYC - Shooting Speedlights in Denver With Danielle

May 11, 2013 - I spent the week traveling for work so there were definitely a lack of posts - apologies. I was back out for three of th...
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Beautiful And Pregnant

May 03, 2013 - There are shoots that you regret in life. Notice I said shoots. If you read it quick you may think you read shots. I don...
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Jelly Fish Versus Speedlight

April 25, 2013 - don't forget to take your speedlights even when you think they might not be needed. These images of Jellyfish were taken...
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Days In The Desert

April 16, 2013 - Back to another shot of Chelsea Dawn in Southern Nevada. I was lucky enough to be invited out by one of the nicest guys...
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Chelsea Dawn - A Black and White and a Color Shot

April 13, 2013 - Chelsea Dawn in the desert using High Speed Sync (Auto FP) to control depth of field and exposure. I shot these images w...
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Chelsea Dawn In Nevada

April 12, 2013 - My vanilla job brings me to lots of places and into contact with some great people. This past week I was in Las Vegas fo...
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Beauty Foster Once Again

April 02, 2013 - Because I love her style and look so much here she is again. Honestly a great model you should look into.
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Sin And Satin Corset Shoot

March 31, 2013 - worked with the fine people at Sin & Satin Corset's this week. as is often the case with plans - they fall through. Goo...
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The Incredible Suzy Cam

March 30, 2013 - going back to the well because I like the set so much - Suzy rocks....
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Beauty Foster Part 1

March 30, 2013 - I hadn't shot Ms Foster in a couple of years. I had really liked the older images of her but they were not what I will c...
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Boudoir - Slightly Naughty

March 27, 2013 - I know as well as anyone that taste is in the eyes, ears, mouth, and fingers of the beholder. (well taste is really just...
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Smoking

March 27, 2013 - Doing some house cleaning and came across a few images that I always really liked but didn't really have a proper outlet...
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Jailed - Or how to spend a Tuesday Morning

March 26, 2013 - Spent the morning with Suzy Cam. Fun shoot in a spot that I really love. Couldn't have asked her to do much more than sh...
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Behind the Scenes and Other Images

March 25, 2013 - Behind the scenes with the Impact Quikbox
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Black and White Ana Stasia

March 25, 2013 - Ana Stasia Black and White
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Chicago Recap

March 25, 2013 - Turned out to be an exciting weekend in Chicago - Got to shoot two fun models and hang out with my friends over at Rocky...
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Black and White Chicago With Ana Stasia

March 25, 2013 - Ana Stasia braving the chill next to the Chicago River
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Chicago

March 25, 2013 - So I was in Chicago for work this weekend and missing my awesome daughter Zoe. Not one to let a bad situation fester int...
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First Class Of Spring - Learn to Get Big Light Results with Speedlights @ B&H Event Space

March 20, 2013 - Off Camera Flash - Packing Small and Shooting Big Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ B&H Event Space Speake...
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Welcome To The WorkShops and Classes Page

March 17, 2013 - Welcome to the JCPhoto&Media Workshops and Classes page. Here is where you can find out where and what I'll be teaching...
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