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If any of you live in Carlsbad and get the Community Calendar and Guide, turn it over and look at the photo credits. I am very happy to announce that yours truly is a featured photographer this year. Below is the photo that made the calendar. It appears in the June section. I also included a couple my favorites from a concert during TGIF Jazz concert season. I always have a blast at TGIF and so does the residents of Carlsbad. TGIF has been around over 25 years and has morphed into a grand event in North County boasting over 1000 attendees per concert. This year Cool Cake Studios is going to donate a deluxe portrait session as a drawing gift to help raise money for Carlsbad Arts Programs. So this year come out and have a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy some music, buy some tickets and win a session with us.
Photo Tip:Regarding the lighting on the last few shots, I did an off camera set up. With the dancing couple, I hand held the flash to my left and above my head. With the TTL cord, I just exposed for the ambient light and let the camera do the calculations. The lens was wide open (f2.8). That is why she is a little hot (bright), but also the background is much more detailed so this doesn’t cause her “brightness” to be so noticable. For the stage shots: I clamped an SB800 flash to one of the stage lighting stands above and to the left of the band it was set to 1/2 -3/4 power (I think) . Set the camera to ambient -1 stop and made my shots. Notice how the light bleeds into the crowd…great for shots from behind the band.