Monday, October 17, 2011







I purchased new backdrops and an Obis ringflash (see review) and wanted to “play” with my new toys. I needed a model, a professional!  I contacted Taahira, originally from Los Angles California, who is not only a model but also a singer, songwriter, and dancer, what a great combination. She did an outstanding job for me and I cannot wait to photograph her again. For those that are interested she can be reached on twitter @Hera_smith . Thanks for viewing!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Orbis ring flash review

I have been in the market for a ring flash for about a year now. I want to use it for portraiture, product and macro photography. I think for portraits this would be a great source of light for several reasons the shadowless light, the catch-lights and that cool signature ring flash halo, just to mention a few.

I shopped around and found a few ring flashes and I finally settled on The Orbis Ring Flash with the orbis arm (bracket) and is a great piece of gear. I went to, price $237.90 but couldn't get them to ship  to APO, go figure.  I finally ordered from B&H and used my ASMP discount, total cost $239 and got it within 7 days! I followed the directions, assembled the Orbis arm and Orbis ring flash.  It took me awhile to adjust to the weight and bulk of everything but soon I was totally oblivious to entire issue of bulk.

I Picked up my 50mm,  Canon 5D Mark II  and Canon 580 EX II speedlight. set my ISO to 400, Orbis recommends that, set my flash in TTL/auto mode, set my camera to manual and began to document the event. I used f-stops between 1.2 - 4 and got great results which I posted here. I have plans to post more images in the future so stay tuned, thanks for viewing. 

I have more images of a party I photographed while working in Kuwait click here and feel free to comment as well. 

My new toy
DJ Loso and fan

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fahaheel Family Beach


Fun at the beach

Mother and Daughter Fahaheel Beach
Ocean Snail

Family at the Fahaheel Beach
Ocean Snail
Family Swim
Ocean Snail
Spent a morning driving around trying to find subjects and stopped at the Fahaheel Beach in Kuwait and found some subjects to photograph, enjoy

Monday, October 10, 2011

Some of my favorites

                                                  A few of my favorite images

Friday, October 7, 2011

My day at the beach

Fahaheel Starbucks
This is a crab, for those that don't know (SBM), at Mahaboula Beach, Kuwait

Mahaboula Beach

 Marina at the Mall

Sun bathing lizard