Sunday, May 22, 2011

One flash setup tutorial for Learn My Shot

I am so very happy to have been asked to contribute photography tips on video to
Robert Grant and Sasha Gitin, the guys who run this website are very accomplished photographers in the own right. You can learn how to photograph anything from A-pples to Z-ebra's. The website specializes in video tutorials for photographers of different skill sets.
If you are interested in photography and would like to learn more,  is certainly the place to go.
Check out the video from May 2011.

Model: Ruth Rojas
Videography: Bruce Cullen

Monday, May 9, 2011

What every bridesmaid needs to know!


So, you're going to be a bridesmaid and you have no clue of what the JOB entails. Perhaps you've considered watching the movie, Bridesmaids to get a few pointers....NOT! I have NEVER been a bridesmaid, haha! but as a photographer who has shot at least 500 weddings, I have observed and listened to brides and bridesmaids tell their stories.  Here are a few tips on what I have learned.
  1. Hire Nick Carter Photography as the photographer!
  2. It is an honor to be selected to be a bridesmaid.
  3. Remember that your job is an important support role, support your bride!
  4. If you have children, hire a baby sitter on the wedding day if you can.
  5. The bride will probably be a bit out of character as the wedding day approaches due to stress. She would really appreciate your understanding, and did I mention, "support".
  6. Yes, you will have to pay for your own dress, even though it makes you look fat, and it's not your color!
  7. You will have to pay for your flight and hotel if it is a destination wedding.
  8. Be honest with the bride and let her know if you cannot afford to be a bridesmaid. You can help in other capacities. 
  9. Don't embarrass yourself or the bride and her family because you've had too much to drink, especially if you have a give a toast.
  10. DO NOT sleep with any of the groomsmen, especially if you are married, they ALWAYS kiss and tell.