Excitement was in the air by the time I arrived around 7:30 am last Saturday.
The Life Arts building, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside was already teeming with staffers clad in purple t-shirts from Encore High School.
Continue reading Encore High School Holiday Festival 2016
Over the years I’ve been extremely fortunate to have met and photographed a lot of faces.
Many of these weren’t paid jobs but just collaborations or what is frequently called “Time For Prints.” Continue reading Practice isn’t just for beginners but also seasoned practitioners
Like years past, I favored covering a graduation in the evening versus the early morning sessions.
I requested a 6 pm graduation and I was assigned the commencement for College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science.
Temperatures are usually pleasant in early June and there is a lot of daylight on the Pierce Lawn, the site of the ceremony.
I tend to arrive 90 minutes before the start mostly because I dislike being late and in having to rush. Continue reading UCR CHASS graduation 2016
When photographing people outdoors, besides the esthetics of your location, the time of the day is probably the single biggest factor in determining how good your picture will look.
Lighting especially its intensity is critical because available lighting in any scene outdoors determines
- if your subject will be squinting
- if you can overpower the ugly patchiness of your background
- if you can control the contrast between your shadow and highlights
- the mood and color temperature of your final image
Continue reading Outdoor portraits using high shutter speed sync