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Take a Closer Look

June 05, 2017 - I was anxious to photograph something, so I desperately looked for a subject in my front yard! I came across an ordinary...
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My Mini Kitchen Studio

May 28, 2017 - Over the past few days, I've been playing with my macro lens. While walking around the neighborhood, I spotted some subj...
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Orangutan Portrait

April 18, 2017 - Last month, I visited the Tropic World exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo to capture some pictures of the orangutans. Below...
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Buy a Photo Subject!

April 08, 2015 - I had the itch to photograph something the other day. But, I was having trouble identifying an interesting subject. Whi...
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Better Beamer

February 10, 2015 - Most times when I visit Tropic World at the Brookfield Zoo, I use my Better Beamer flash extender to photograph various...
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Pull Out All the Stops to Reduce Camera Shake

October 20, 2014 - Whenever possible, I use a tripod to secure my camera and lens. A major benefit of using a tripod is to minimize camera...
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A Most Challenging Subject

March 28, 2014 - One of the most challenging subjects to photograph at the Brookfield Zoo, or anyplace else for that matter, is a Cotton-...
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Get Them Out of the Sun

August 03, 2013 - Shooting portraits under hard, direct sunlight is generally not a good idea. Unfortunately, those are exactly the condit...
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To Fill Flash or Not to Fill Flash...That is the Question

May 17, 2013 - Earlier this week, I captured a series of photographs of a female orangutan at the Brookfield Zoo. Although this animal...
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Basketball: Using Strobes in Dimly Lit Gymnasiums

January 26, 2013 - It's been a while since I've used flash units while shooting basketball. But, I get a lot of questions from photographer...
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Portrait Session

November 19, 2012 - Yesterday, I had the pleasure of capturing pictures of Jackson, my photogenic five year old cousin. Here are a few image...
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Flash Through Glass

October 06, 2012 - The blue poison frog is housed behind very thick glass in an exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo. A few days ago, I shared som...
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Shooting Through Glass

October 04, 2012 - While visiting the Brookfield Zoo, I captured some photographs of the blue poison frogs. One challenge with taking pictu...
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Freezing Action with Strobe

July 09, 2012 - It doesn't always take a fast shutter speed to freeze a moving subject. When a flash unit is the primary light source, o...
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