Generally, a photographer that does second shooting work in weddings and events are either students, new photographers or junior team members for a company. There are many second shooters who work to build their portfolio and experience. There are also photographers who simply like to shoot and not … [Read more...] about Second Shooting: My experience.
Finally, purchased the iPad pro. Took me a while. I kept refusing to purchase the iPad pro, specifically the 12.9", because I wasn't entirely convinced that I needed it. Turns out, I don't think I can live without it. Especially with the added functionality of the apple pencil and iOs … [Read more...] about The iPad Pro, apps & apple pencil
For the past 20 years I have been avidly shooting and occasionally developing negatives myself. Turning my bathroom into a darkroom was the only choice I had at the time. Chemicals are especially scarce on this island. I would develop my own black and white film, 120 and 35mm and then send E6 and … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about film
Here is a quick update. On September 20th, 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by a Category 5 hurricane. Puerto Rico is the place I have called my home for many years now. Seeing the people, the homes and vegetation in complete despair has forever changed the way I see the island. Here is a brief … [Read more...] about Update on Hurricane Maria
This challenge was created by Mr Jake Parker back in 2009. He wanted to practice inking his sketches everyday and so he named it Inktober and it caught on. That’s the gist. I have been following this movement since last year and I decided to try it this year, although very half assed I must … [Read more...] about Inktober
If you only see fixed focal lenses in any of my camera bags this is why. I should start by saying that while many photographers enjoy shooting with zoom lenses, I noticed that I don’t really zoom very much. It's not that I dislike them. I own three zoom lenses a 14-24mm 2.8f, a 28-70mm 2.8f and a … [Read more...] about Fixed focal lenses & Why I use them
Every year, I take a good look at the gear I am currently using and I put away things that are bulky, over weight, a hassle, broken, missing parts, corroded, or just plain ugly. I clean and fix whatever could be fixed from that pile, I sell whatever is in good conditions and I throw away the rest. … [Read more...] about Cutting down, selling gear and updating equipment.
A professional photographer relies on his or her equipment. Cameras, lenses, lights or flashes, assistants, second shooters and retouchers. A whole team.But for those starting out and those with over 20 years in the game, I have heard time and time again that Lightroom is what keeps their … [Read more...] about Lightroom: The Engine That Runs My Business