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Just Drift Vegas!

May 25, 2009 2 comments

I’ve been slacking like crazy on post lately, probably due to the long hours at work and the desert HEAT!!!
this is straight out of the camera with the 200 f/2 AiS on a d300, (so really 300 f/2) It pretty much sums it up in my opinion. too bad it was shot at f/16, and not f/4 or even f/2 =(

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Nikon!!!

May 22, 2009 2 comments

After about 6 months of contemplating, I’ve made the jump to Nikon. This is where the argument comes. I switched from a 1d Mark II to a gripped D300. (1.3 to 1.5 sensor, rather than going to a D700 full frame) as I initially planned. The first thing to do was sell all my canon gear to make room and money for the nikon gear. With what I shoot, I HAD to have these lenses (70-200G 2.8VR, and a UWA for rig shots) I can not post prices of what I got these for, for any chance of resale in the future, but I found a guy on ebay who had a 70-200vr, tokina 12-24 and a d300 for sale. With such a huge jump, I thought to myself a D300 would do the job as long as I had a grip and a mid range lens to use. I emailed the ebay user, and offered to buy all 3 items from him to save on shipping, and he was kind enough to say yes! I then found locally a 17-55G DX lens, MBD10 battery grip and a 200 f/2 AiF and TC14e teleconverter. anyways, with that said I did pay about $800-$1000 (which is insane for the amount of gear I just listed!!) out of pocket for everything including new portable power (sb24, 2xsb28’s and an abr800 ringflash). I still plan on jumping to a d700, but probably when the type of work I get requires it.

200f2 photo taken by Al Powers with his new af chipped 400 f/2.8 AiS!!

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May 12, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve been helping out/assisting a good friend Al Powers on a few photoshoots lately. The first was for Maxim’s Home town Hottie. The photo shoot was at Tao Night club at 10am. We shot about 4 looks, THESE ARE AL’s IMAGES btw. I think I’ve sold most of my canon gear by this point.

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The next was a week later at the Palm’s Recording Studio. Wow that place is super baller! This is a hip hop artist/writer named Los Da Maestro. He was a pretty cool guy, this shot was amazing because we were strapped with time, and was lit with 2 speedlights.

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Al’s helped me understand lighting a lot, hopefully I’ll start doing more models in the near future.

DDM 370Z

May 1, 2009 1 comment

Mike’s new 370Z street car is decently modded now and ready for a quick photoshoot. Mike raced it in the street class for redline’s time attack last minute due to some problems with the ddm 350z you saw somewhere below. I’m pretty happy with the results from this shoot.

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