Riverside, CA: Mission Inn Light Show Draws Thousands To Riverside

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | No Comments

Seeing the Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights display this time of year always puts me in a festive mood. I was overwhelmed by the turnout last night on Main Street; families, couples, carolers, ice skaters and more, all enjoying the light display. To think the Mission Inn site was once slated to become a parking […]

Think Tank Photo: Perception Backpacks For Mirrorless Systems

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in art, business, photography, travel | No Comments

Think Tank Photo just announced that its new Perception backpacks for Mirrorless systems are now available.  The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.  The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15″ laptop and a […]

Rendezvous Back to Route 66: Car Culture Lives On in San Bernardino

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | One Comment

Car shows are all about walking, looking at, into and under the hoods of cars, admiring all the hard work automotive aficionados have put into their vehicles on display. It’s a good challenge to find telling pictures among all the chrome, color and other distractions. Today I visited the Rendezvous Back to Route 66 car show held at […]

Think Tank Photo: Production Manager 40, Largest Rolling Case Yet

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in business, news, photography, technology | No Comments

Think Tank Photo just released the Production Manager 40, a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment, including room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.  It features a spacious gusseted front pocket that fits reflectors, umbrellas, cables and more. You can roll into […]

Think Tank Photo: New Mirrorless Mover Grey Bags

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | No Comments

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems.  Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless […]

Augmenting Existing Light: A Matter Of Subtlety

I was reminded earlier this year during David Tejada’s “Small Strobes, Big Results” workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that available light is the foundation of any given picture, and that speedlights can be used to augment the existing light, directing the viewer’s attention to what is most important in the frame. Recently I applied these ideas in a portrait a young woman. I’ve been […]