Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Classic Beauty Project: Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a great person with a big heart.  She works with women who have been victims of human trafficking, which is a horrible reality here in Ohio.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Nina Came By! The Classic Beauty Project

Young, highly educated, highly motivated, and beautiful!  Nina has it all!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Molli came by! The Classic Beauty Project

Molli came by and participated in The Classic Beauty Project.  I just loved how the lights fell so softly on her and she looked like she'd walked out of a Rembrandt painting!  Wonderful!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Fuji X-T3 banding with LEDs due to rolling shutter?

I used my new X-T3 yesterday and was experimenting with it. I noticed that when using the electronic shutter under LED lighting (from a dining room chandelier), I was getting horizontal stripes that moved up and down my image --shooting BKT, so you could see it move through the 3 images. It was the kind of pulsing that I'd usually see from fluorescent lights at high shutter speeds.
When I switched back to mechanical shutter, I didn't see the stripes anymore.
Settings were: f/2.0 1/250th ISO 3200
I thought it was the lights at first, but then I wasn't sure when they went away with mech. shutter.
Does the pulsing of fluorescents/LEDs get exxagerated when using electronic shutter? I'd expect this would be a drawback for people wanting to use the ES for silent wedding shooting.
Is this due to the rolling shutter?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


When things annoy you, acknowledge them.  Then move on.  Don't dwell.  Don't sit and talk overly long about each nuance of the problem.  Keep...moving...forward.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanks!!! for my best month ever!

I've been crazy busy lately.  October ended as my best month ever and this year is definitely the busiest also.

I'd like to send a huge THANK YOU to all my clients who've trusted me to create their senior portraits!