Unplugging

May 21, 2013

For the past four years we’ve returned to the same place to unplug from the day to day and plug into each other. We’ve discovered the perfect setting to do this, a small private island in the Grenadines where we have no Internet, phone and TV, only a handful of other guests and complete privacy. […]

Turn Off the Flash on Your Camera!!

Feb 25, 2013

Take charge, don’t let the camera dictate when you need artificial light. The flash is not meant as “standard operating procedure”. It’s a last resort when you “must” get the shot at your girl friend’s birthday bash. If you don’t turn it off, the flash pops up at the least provocation to rob you of […]

Stop the Action

Jan 10, 2013

When I shoot my priority is to stop the action. For me a shoot is not a sitting, it’s a session where everyone is moving. If they’re not then I get them to move, that’s when good stuff happens. I adjust the settings on my camera to shutter priority so I can photograph people in […]

Creating Dramatic Shots with the Fisheye Lens

Jul 27, 2012

To capture the drama of these two shots Ben used his 15 mm fisheye lens. By pointing the camera at the top edge of the retaining wall and the window molding he created a straight line axis in both images. In the hands of an artist this lens can bring a unique perspective and a […]

Letting Go of Expectations

Jun 25, 2012

My approach is based on letting go of expectations and assumptions about how people should look or behave on a shoot so I can be open to what’s happening. I don’t try to control the situation. It’s important to let things happen. I want my subjects to act naturally and unselfconsciously, expressing their spirit and […]