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High School Senior Portrait 1–Water Polo player Nicholas Barba

Nicholas balances his love for water polo with his academics very well. All his classes are Advanced Placement classes like Physics and Biology
Nicholas Barba balances his love for water polo with his academics very well. All his classes are Advanced Placement classes,  like Physics and Biology, His Letterman jacket behind is one of his most prized possessions. 1 Speedlite aimed at his books in the foreground. Another  Speedlite at about 11 o’clock aimed at his jacket. Main light is a 300Ws  White Lightning strobe with a grid aimed at his face. All strobes were fitted with 1/4 CTO gels.

I’ve always loved challenging myself when it comes to photography.

Whether it was getting in on a plane in a dogfight or rappelling off a cliff, having a camera in those instances meant I could replace my fears with my strong desire to come up with exciting images that are unusual. Continue reading High School Senior Portrait 1–Water Polo player Nicholas Barba

Managing digital images

Where the heck is that picture?

Exquisite image–A green turtle photographed by my old buddy Stephen Yeow off the waters of the island of Sipadan earlier this year.

My first Mac laptop, a G3 Powerbook, had 6GB of hard drive storage.

At that time my largest Compact Flash card had a 128 MB capacity.

Today, about a dozen years later, just one of my Secure Digital cards alone easily holds more data than that hard drive.

You don’t have to be a long time digital photographer like me to see that as long as you own a digital camera, you’re headed down the same path as me–just a little later.

So you better get organized and develop some sort of workflow–fancy word for a system of messing with your digital images.

If you don’t, good luck finding your pictures when you want them.

In fact, if you don’t practice safe computing like making frequent redundant backups, you might one day lose everything.

I’m a Mac users but I often  teach on Windows so I won’t be dragged into which platform is superior.

Repeat after me, “Nikon or Canon, Mac or Windows, neither blows especially when your work flows.”

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