Tips and Tutorials

Creating a How to Food Video using an iPhone 6s Plus

Creating a How to Food Video using an iPhone 6s Plus

A friend and co-worker recently gave me some red potatoes that she had purchased at the farmers market here in Okinawa. We both like to cook and frequently talk about cooking. As a thank you to her for the potatoes I decided to make a video on what I cooked with them. It then occurred to me that this would be a good "how to" video on shooting cooking videos with your iPhone. So if your interested in that, or just want to see what I cooked check out the video below and please subscribe to my channel if you like it.

How to One-Light, High-Key Lighting Setup

How to One-Light, High-Key Lighting Setup

In this article from Petapixel.com UK based photographer, Jake Hicks demonstrates an easy way to achieve a one-light high-key lighting setup using a simple reflector. Although limited to closeups and tight headshot this is a great way to achieve the high-key lighting look. Shoot lighter and still achieve great results. 

Tokyo Perspective

Tokyo Perspective

I am incredibly fortunate to live on a beautiful tropical island in the pacific. Yet I still go through phases where I can't seem to find anything to photograph, or at least anything I want to photograph. One great solution to this conundrum is to travel somewhere, somewhere out of your normal day-to-day surroundings, somewhere where suddenly everything feels different, fresh and exciting. For me, recently this somewhere was Tokyo, about 1000 miles and a 2 1/2 hour plane ride away. Now I've been to Tokyo many times, I even lived outside of Tokyo for many years back in the late eighties early nineties. Regardless of how many times I've been to Tokyo it always gets my creative juices flowing.

44 Tips for Better Photography

44 Tips for Better Photography

Here's a list of photography tips from B&H Photo and Todd Vorenkamp worthy of reviewing regardless of skill level. Enjoy.😊 

3 Tips for Great Street Photos

3 Tips for Great Street Photos

Street photography touches my love of photography like no other genre. It's difficult to explain why. Maybe it's the historical relevance of recording society, although I've never been a big history buff. Maybe it's the rawness or reality of the moment, or maybe it's just the voyeur in me, like all humans that are fascinated with observing others and their environment.

Tips for Great Food Photos

Tips for Great Food Photos

There are three basic angles when shooting food: Top Down, Three Quarter, and Table/Plate level, at least this is what I call them. Of course regardless of which angle you choose, lighting is key, and don't forget about the background. Cluttered or noisy backgrounds can ruin an otherwise great photo. Below are a few things to remember next time you're photographing food. The images below were shot with a variety of cameras to include my Fuji x100, x100s, X-Pro1, and my iPhone 6 Plus.