Headshots for Commonwealth Financial

It was a pleasure photographing new headshots for my friends at Commonwealth Financial the other day!

I’mages captured on a Nikon D5, with Nikkor 70-200 f2.8, shot at ISO 400, f5, 1/250sec. I used a large Westcott octobox with three SB-5000 flashes in it as my main light. And I used a small Westcott striplight with one SB-5000 flash in it as a kicker light. The light of the open shade served as the fill light. Manfrotto light stands and a Manfrotto 055CX Pro tripod served as support. It was really windy!  So a bunch of BoaBag sandbags held everything in place.

Business Portraits for Falls Legal

Falls Legal, LLC is a boutique employment law firm that represents employees throughout the State of South Carolina. Because they only take on a select number of cases each year, they are able to provide a level of service and attention to detail that larger firms can’t.

It’s been my honor to photograph the Falls Legal Team for the last couple of years. Scott and Ashley work seamlessly together, are true and honest in their dealings with others, and have a genuine heart for helping others! I highly recommend them if you’re ever in need of an employment attorney!!!

Nikon SB-5000 does Head-shots for Clawson & Staubes

After receiving the new Nikon SB-5000 a few days ago, I put it through all the rigorous paces to make sure everything was working perfectly, and that I knew what every button and menu item did. This is Nikon’s latest, most advanced speedlight…and it has a few new tricks over previous models. I’ll get into those in a later post! 🙂

Yesterday was my first assignment with the new flashes, and they worked BEAUTIFULLY!!! I was photographing environmental head-shots of new attorneys for one of my favorite clients, Clawson & Staubes.

The images were made with a Nikon D4, Nikkor 70-200 VRII, an SB-5000 on the camera, running as the Master in CLS mode, and two SB-800 flashes as remotes, firing through a 24″ softbox. Everything ran beautifully! The new flash recycles extremely fast…the size is smaller…and the design of the button layout is even more user-friendly than all previous generations I’ve worked with.  The best part is, it’s completely backwards compatible with all other Creative Lighting System flashes!

Next, I’ll be working with the new Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) radio mode. Stay tuned…

Anchor Commercial

My “Double Your Pleasure” post about the team photos I did for ESPN got such a big response!  So I thought I’d share this group photo I did last weak using the same technique.  Anchor Commercial has been a client of ours for many years.  One of the things they have me photograph for them each November is a group shot they put in a Christmas Card to send all their clients.  Rather than setting up on the South East side of their building where they’d be squinting in to the morning sun, we decided to set up on the North West side.  This provided a nice rim/back light.  However, their faces were in extreme shadow.  So I set up my double-flash technique with two SB-800s on each of two light stand, firing them through my favorite Westcott 43” Collapsible Umbrellas, and triggering them with my trusty RadioPoppers.  Here’s the scene before everyone arrived, and the final image they selected for their card. 

Featured Wedding on The Wedding Row

I’m so excited!  The wonderful folks at The Wedding Row just emailed to let me know our photography of Tara & Will’s Wedding at the Daniel Island Club was just FEATURED on their popular wedding blog at:  http://theweddingrow.com/?p=3287&cpage=1#comment-582.  If you get a second, check it out and leave some luv…

Daniel Island Club

The wonderful folks at the Daniel Island Club are featuring our images from Tara & Will’s wedding on their website!  We are SO HONORED!  Erin, the Event Coordinator at the club said: Tara just emailed me the link to her wedding photos and I think they are absolutely stunning!  There are so many great shots.”  
Many thanks also to Lindsay for putting the gallery together.  It looks great.  Check it out at:  http://www.danielislandclub.com/club/scripts/ImageAlbum/view_albums.asp?AID=14097&GRP=10367&NS=PE.

We are truly honored and look forward to shooting many more weddings there.  The staff was so friendly and attentive.  Everything ran like clockwork.  And it’s just such a beautiful facility to work in.  I highly recommend looking at the Daniel Island Club for your next wedding or event.

Published in Tennis Magazine

Most folks know I’m one of the Official Photographers of the Family Circle Cup.  I’m also an avid tennis player with a USTA 4.5 ranking.  So naturally I subscribe to Tennis Magazine.  Last night I was about half-way through the new April issue…turn the page…and staring at me as a full-page add is one of my favorite shots of Caroline Wozniacki from last year’s cup!!!  With this year’s tournament only a few weeks away, excitement is building.  I think we’re going to have a FANTASTIC event this year!

As last year’s runner up puts it:  “The 2010 Family Circle Cup is my time to shine.  I came close to the title last year and now I’ve got my eye on the prize.”