Category Archives: Guerrilla

guerrilla style photo shoots… lots of prep, quick execution

Guerrilla Model Shoot at the Autoshow Revisted

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: ƒ/5.6, ISO: 100, Lens: 28-135mm. Two speedlights This past week I visited the Washington Auto Show at the DC Convention Center. In the last few years, the overall goal was to get a nice looking studio-style photo … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Model Shoot in DC

Shutter: 1/100, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, ISO: 1250, Lens: 50mm I had a concept where I wanted to get a series of editorial/fashion shoot photos in the shortest amount of time, with minimal gear, but look like it could have taken place … Continue reading

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Cold War Model Shoot in the Missile Silo

Shutter: 1/160, Aperture ƒ/2.8, ISO: 640, Lens: 18-35mm, Remote flash As I mourn the demolition of my beloved abandoned missile silo, I realized I never finished the blog post about the time we took a model down there, and she … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Model Shoot at the Auto Show

Shutter: 1.500, Aperture: ƒ/3.5, ISO: 1000, Lens: 24-70mm, remote activated flash I’ve been trying to pull off this shot off for a couple of years now. I love visiting the Washington Auto Show each year and taking photos of the … Continue reading

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Street Fashion with Mary Catherine

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, ISO: 320 Lens: 50mm 1/200 I recently had the pleasure of shooting some fashion/editorial shots with Mary Catherine. You may remember her as the Miss DC contestant looking in the mirror in my Miss DC write-up. … Continue reading

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Abandoned National Capital Trap and Skeet Club

Shutter: 1/30, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 6400 I, ahem, had some unscheduled time off from work back in October, so I set out to do some exploring during the day. In my research online I heard about the National … Continue reading

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DC Landmark Photography Challenge

Shutter: 1/60, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 6400 My local lens group had an assignment this week; take a photo of any well-known DC landmark that’s been photographed a million times, and produce an image that is completely new and … Continue reading

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Night Blossom

Shutter: 13 seconds, Aperture: f/5.0, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 400 Hoping to get a unique shot of the new cherry blossoms, I snuck out in the middle of the night for some long exposures. I got this shot with a Yongnuo … Continue reading

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Fireball!

Shutter: 30 seconds, Aperture: f/8, ISO: 200, Lens: 15mm fisheye Monday night was supposed to be the peak viewing time for the Perseid meteor shower, so I drove about an hour and a half away from DC to try and … Continue reading

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Mumford & Sons in Concert

Shutter: 1/1600, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 1600 Getting in to shoot Mumford & Sons has been the most nailbiting experience I’ve had shooting a concert, and it ended up being my top overall concert as well. They had just … Continue reading

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Some nights are FUN.

Shutter: 1/800, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 70-200mm, ISO: 1600 Super popular dance anthem masters FUN. were in DC last week, and I got pics. Check out my story below, and don’t forget to tune in and watch FUN. perform at the … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Miss America

Watch in 720 HD. Video is safe for work, but contains lots of bikinis. Ok, I’ve officially completed my 2013 Miss America coverage. I have two blog posts; one about shooting the hallway portraits with custom bokeh, and another about … Continue reading

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Miss America contestant portraits

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 320, Remote Flash, Gary Fong Lightsphere Last week I was in Las Vegas covering the 2013 Miss America pageant on behalf of WV Magic. On Friday I could get some one-on-one time with … Continue reading

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Rocketman

Shutter: 1/80, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 200 Update: This photo was selected as one of the Consumerist Flickr Pool pics of the week. I’ve been meaning to share these pictures for awhile. I don’t typically talk about my family … Continue reading

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Empty metro / timelapse composites

Update: this entry was one of 12 featured images. Check out the others selected. Gizmodo issued a Photo Challenge last week to take a series of photos of a busy public area, and then painstakingly remove all of the people. … Continue reading

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ICBM Launch Keys

Update: This photo was featured in this week’s Consumerist Flickr Finds. After I found that abandoned NIKE Missile silo in my neighborhood, I became even more obsessed with Cold War history. Though I am not a military enthusiast by any … Continue reading

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Victim Less – Jacob

I wanted to embark on a new photo series, in a different direction than my Classified Cool project (which centers on places and objects) and take a turn focusing on meeting people and revealing a bit about them. I put … Continue reading

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Shooting the beach as the moon

Shutter: 20 seconds, Aperture: f/6.3, ISO: 1600 I wanted to get a good clean pic of the stars above the beach while I was on vacation, but I quickly became inspired to set up a lunar style photo. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Deep Throat Garage

When I found that abandoned missile silo, I spent three days researching Cold War History. So then I decided to seek out other cool and subversive local historical spots that aren’t polished to a high sheen and behind glass. So … Continue reading

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Model Shoot

ISO 100, shutter: 1/80, Aperture: 8.0, 430EXII on the camera right, remote triggered. Last night Paul Frederiksen showed me the ropes on my first on-location shoot with a model. He showed me some basics and techniques to working with an … Continue reading

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