#Celtic

Believe

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“That sense of loss grew within the hearts of the humans who had been left behind, left to live without unicorns. Even the ones who had never seen a unicorn, felt the passing of something sweet and wonderful. It was as if the air had surrendered a bit of its spice, the water a bit of its sparkle, the night a bit of its mystery.”
― Bruce Coville

Techie Stuff: f/2.8 for drama. Natural, diffused light for softness and to leverage the  beauty of the subject. A teeny drip of fill.  This girl was just too pretty to mess with very much.

Nikon D800 , 28.0-70.0 mm f/2.8, ƒ/2.8,  70.0 mm, 1/80, 100 ISO

Autumn Faerie Queen

Autumn Faerie

Encountered near Baltimore, this Autumn Faerie was brazen, bold and colorful.  Fae cannot be seen unless they want you to see them.

“This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof”. ~Neil Gaiman

Technical:  Nikon D90, 55mm, ISO 250, 1/160@F/11, wireless Speedlight – off camera, cls controlled. To shoot a faerie in the wild, you have to hand hold your lights.

Band Shots, Music Photos, CD Covers, Promotional Stuff-a-roo!

Music Photos: Yeah, I do them, too.  #MartineKraft #Band #Photography #Faerieworlds

This is Martine Kraft, and awesome violinist from Norway at a Faerieworlds concert in Eugene, OR. Shot with the Fuji X100s with a fixed 23mm lens, it was a challenge to get close enough for a decent shot, but once in position, the camera performed perfectly in the low light.

Martine was awesome.  She even mugged a bit  for the camera (below):DSCF1911

Thanks Martine for a great show!

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Capturing the moment.

PDSC_4022rofessor Adam Smasher and Model Ruby Chiex show off their guns at the Mid-Winter Scottish Irish Festival.  I’m not going to tell you who won, but she didn’t have a beard. I happened to walk up when they were in mid-arm wrestle. Capturing the moment is key when you are working an event and you have to keep your eyes on scan at all times. Tunnel vision is the enemy if you want to capture those special moments.

Techno Geeky stuff:  This was an on-camera flash, (Nikon SB600 on a D800, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 lens), shot with a Gary Fong light diffuser to reduce the potential harshness of the flash. The buildings new-fangled  ‘sodium cyanide’ lighting systems (I made that up) threw some odd color.  This is the kind of place a gray card would be ideal, given the variable nature of overlapping tungsten, florescent and other exotic lighting.