Local Riverside artist David Shultz loves all manner of art but what appears closest to his heart is working with wood especially Tikis.
A chance meeting with Dave at our favorite local coffee house led me to visit and spend an hour with him at his home recently.
There’s no mistaking how serious he takes his art.
On his front yard stands his thatched roof workshop.
He proudly tells me the his ‘shop’ has few metal parts.
The entire structure is held together by wooden dowels and glue.
David’s art is influenced by his love for the ocean and the surfing culture having lived in Hawaii and up and down the California coast.
The challenge in taking pictures during the day at any outdoor location is?
The omnipresent all powerful sun.
Daylight, especially between the hours of 9am and 3pm in the Spring, in these parts is always a tough beastie to tame.
The sun is during these hours is already high so everything is lit.
That translates into distractions everywhere and generally overhead lighting.
Some objects you can move or eliminate by changing your camera position, but what if the object is huge building with a white walls or shiny reflective windows?
Canon 40D with 50 mm and 17-35 mm lens
2 Canon Speedlights 580 EX II with Cybersync radio slaves
1 CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gel for my Speedlight
Homemade beauty dish and home made snoot grid
1 Lightstand with reflector holder by Photoflex used as boom with beauty dish
Gorillapod table top tripod for 2nd Speedllight
A personal project to feature local artists
I’ve been feeling out of practice lately, that’s why I’ve decided to get out and make pictures of fellow artists.
It’s an opportunity for me to network but also a chance to keep in practice. Do you know any artists in our area that you think would make a good subject?