Canon 5D Mark II

Tribute To Soldiers

One of the most touching photos I've taken.  It's a forest which was planted to mimic the Argon, during World War I, made to become a Memorial to the Veterans of the first Great War. The trees are alive and scared.  I cannot locate this place again.  I just know it's in Southern New Jersey.

Taken from the Photo Blog Archive, where there are many more photos of this Memorial Park.

Pic of the Day: The Brock Portraits

One of the experiences I had at the PDN Photo Expo in New York City was my purchase of a Westcott Ice Light.  I immediately knew I should I have purchased two of them.  They are spectacular.  I would recommend this light to anyone looking to pick up consistent lighting for their photo or video shoots.  The light is super light, mountable and provides a nice true light.  

Today I was able to photograph a very gifted designer Daniel Brock.  After seeing my work, Daniel asked me to take his portrait.  I made sure to keep him calm and relaxed.  I constantly spoke with him while shooting and photographed him with both a Canon 100mm 2.8L lens and a Zeiss 50mm Planner 1.4 lens. 

My goal was to take very flattering photos of Daniel; and take some high contrast photos, which Daniel had said he liked, after viewing my work.

Taken at the Hoboken Terminal, these post was shot with a Canon 5D mark II and a Canon  24mm TS-E 3.5L lens.  I used the lens to create a shallow depth of field along the length of the decaying post.  I used "Manual Zoom" to take the close up.  In case you didn't know what "Manual Zoom" is, it's when you physically move your body closer to your subject as a means of zooming in.  In this case I was crotched on the "Zoomed Out" photo and simply stood up and used the Live View feature of my camera along with my arms stretched out fully to obtain the "Zoomed In" point of view.

Rough Spots & Revision

Updating my site to the latest server software was something I was hesitant about doing.  I kept bouncing it back and forth.  I weighed the good and the bad points.  In the end, I believe change won the argument all by itself.  I can hold on to the past or embrace the future.  

With the PND Photo Expo in 2 weeks, I decided to place some more stock in my hardware.  One of the pieces I acquired was a Canon 100mm macro EF 2.8L lens.  I purchased the lens from a very talented photographer, named Robert.  I'm leaving out his last name as I have not told him about his making my new entry on the first day my site went live....

Live?  Well it's been live for a few months now.  I just finally took of the dust cover.  As you can see I already have content (below) from some time back.  This site took a lot of testing.  In the end I hope you will love it.

Back to Robert selling me his 100mm macro.  After finding out that Robert shot some very precious photos with the very lens he was selling me, I was very eager to go out and shoot with it.  Unfortunately I had a shoulder operation earlier in the year which prevents me from holding my heavy Canon 5D mark II, battery grip and attached 100mm macro 2.8L lens in my right hand.

I am taking it easy... if you will.  But as I become stronger, I was able to start carrying the heavier stuff... In the end... I offer you this photo for your inspection.  I hope you are honest with yourself and with me.