The Dixons

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Holiday Portraits 2009

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California Engagement Portraits on the Beach

Connie and Neil are having a Baby TODAY!

I get to make some beautiful Newborn Portraits this week. Check back soon to see them.

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Kaizen 52 Project: Narmar Hanna

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Beyond Headshots in LA

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Los Angeles Actress – Narmar Hanna.

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Kaizen 52 Project: Mike Stanley

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This is my friend Mike Stanley. He’s a freelance director and editor in Los Angeles.

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We had fun just shooting at the park with our kids. I’m glad to know him.

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Newborn Portraits in Los Angeles

Newborn Portrait Specialist – Alvin Catacutan

I LOVE Photographing Newborns! There is nothing more beautiful and pure.

I wish I went to a professional photographer to make portraits like these of my baby girl. When my girl was a newborn, my wife and I were just happy to be parents.

Now, everytime I make an infant portrait, I catch myself saying “I wish I had photos like these of my daughter.” I was just starting out in photography then. I simply didn’t have the skill or equipment to do it myself.

Now that I can do it for others, you better believe we’ll have some beautiful newborn portraits to hang on our wall.

I know this family will forever cherish these images.

Plan now to have portraits made of your new baby. They only look newborn for the first two weeks, then they grow and grow and grow.

Your little one will never be this small again.

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The Strobist Workshop in Santa Clara, Ca

Last weekend I attended a lighting workshop taught by The Strobist himself – David Hobby.

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Alvin Catacutan and David Hobby

I was impressed by the range of experience in the class. Amateurs to seasoned professionals were there to learn more about off camera flash photography.

Hobby’s generosity and love of photography has grown to a worldwide community of photographers thousands strong.

He shares his years of run and gun experience as a newspaper photographer, teaching others how to do it fast light and best of all cheap.

Hobby knows how expensive photography can be as a hobby. Professionals know that it gets even more expensive as your skill level grows and equipment needs increase.

The Strobist community finds ways to modify their gear and invent alternatives to expensive professional lighting equipment.

The ringflash for example.strobistworkshop.jpg

The contraption that looks like a big white donut on a stick and many applications in fashion and portrait photography.

Professional level ringflashes can cost you over a thousand dollars. This one was made by David as an attachment to his much beloved Nikon SB800 flash unit. Its made of cardboard, tape, and parchment paper.

It produces that shadowless wrap around light much desired by fashion photogs.

The speed and intuitive nature of David’s workflow is what I want to incorporate into my work. He sees light and meters with his eyes and experience.

Check out the Strobist Blog and see what the Strobist community has been up to.

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