Wednesday, June 30, 2010

OK..OK...I Get It

OK..OK...I Get It
Originally uploaded by Arclight Images

For years I've thought "how can there really be THAT big a difference between my 18-200 and Nikon's 24-70mm, wow!!
This shot may not show off the amazing sharpness, but the color rendition and bokeh is insane. Plus it focuses at the speed of light....I get it now.

Strobist - SB900 in Lumiquest III held camera left.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Last night Bravo debuted Double Exposure, a new reality show based on fashion photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani. I've always admired their work and I was hoping for a behind-the-scenes look at how they make their amazing images.

Instead, they fought over who had the bigger hotel room. I’m sure this had more to do with editing out the technical, and leaving in the only drama the show’s producer’s could find. That's the basis of any reality show and in order to watch any of these shows, you have to accept that premise.

They can’t really discuss lens choices, f-stops, and modifiers without your average viewer changing the channel...I’d be bored if Hell’s Kitchen showed someone stirring a roux for an hour too.

I’ll keep watching though, just for the quick glimpse of a beauty dish, location idea, and, who am I kidding, Indrani’s not that bad to look at either.
By the way, I though her ‘aztec shot’ was better than Markus’.