DIY Strip Box

I’m experimenting more with portrait lighting, trying to dial in something that doesn’t look like a department store. One look I keep coming back to uses a single strip light. Some of the commercial versions are very expensive, and the DIY versions seem to have some inherent flaws that make them less flexible or sturdy than I’d like.

This version is my first attempt at addressing as many of these problems as I can. Total cost is about $20US, and roughly 30 minutes of time.

My new favorite photo gadget!

I did some bargain hunting for my trip to PhotoshopWorld in Las Vegas this September. The car was cheap, I stayed in a time share, and got seriously lucky for low-price air fare. I even stocked the fridge with cereal, milk, and water to save on breakfast and keeping hydrated. So I felt OK looking around for stuff I normally wouldn’t buy on impulse. That turned out to be an excellent strategy, because I ended with a Spider Pro Holster.

Wacom Enhancements

Are you getting the most out of your Intuos Pro in Photoshop?

Shooting Horses

I thought that might get your attention. If you follow my online ramblings, you are sure to know that I am trying to get into equine photography. I recently completely shooting my 4th event for the local AERC club, and my gear lineup is getting fairly solid. I figured I’d log it here for anyone else who may be interested in such things.