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Creative Live

I have heard so much about this Creative Live. It is the talk of the nation when it comes to photographers. I am honored and excited to have been asked to be a part of CL this Sunday. All info click here:

I’ll be covering some basics to start with but not much. It is assumed that you will already know a lot of this stuff like, Inverse square law, light patterns and how flash exposure works.

Mostly I will be shooting and doing stuff I normally do with not much equipment. That is why the class is called Hack Your Light. I’m looking forward to reverse engineering some of my images that the folks over at CL picked out. That is a great way to learn. I want you to see that interesting lighting does not have to be complicated and that a lot of time, photographers try and overcomplicate things just because they feel like they have to I guess.

I hope you turn in this sunday.




MrLJune 16, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Explanation for the picture being lit completely when using shutter speed much faster than sync speed:
the strobe you use illuminates for 250 ms (or close); this is how the strobe works – it starts with high power and then discharges slowly; so when the shutter curtains move there is still light coming from the strobe (but less compared to the initial light – you can see the picture is not uniformly lit).
The speedlight works differently: it discharges practically instantaneously compared with the strobe (1/10000s range)
If you use a higher quality strobe (with smaller discharge time) then your trick will not work anymore.

What’s New Chuck?

I feel like it has been a long time since I have posted anything here. So for those that might follow this blog let me fill you in. First I have discovered Tumblr. It’s easy and lets me put up a picture with little text easily. I like it and I have been posting there regularly once a day or so for a few months now.

It all started when I was looking through some old negatives and realized that I have lost the idea of just taking pictures for myself of things I love. Mostly nudes  with a touch of fashion and fine art.  The site can be looked at here. Why Anton? I wanted to go by my middle na,e for this more personal work and the direction I am going now with my photography.

Blue tone silver – 1989

As for myself I have been shooting a lot. Mostly commercial and personal. I have done a few seniors and one wedding this year. My focus is really on the music industry and a bit of fashion. I have also been teaching and lecturing a lot lately. I love meeting all of the photographers across the country and being able to share whatever it is I might know about photography. Always learning though and then sharing.

I really enjoy teaching. I’ll be on the WPPI road show “On the road” this summer at all four locations

I’m also teaching at three of the Sandy Puc tour this late summer and fall.

I hope that I get to meet some of you out on the road.

Well, that is whats up with me. Please go follow my tumblr page for current work and very old work. I seem to go back and forth.

I’ll post more here as I get less busy. Busy is good right?

Thanks for the support everyone.


BobJune 16, 2013 - 9:16 pm

I watched you on creative live today. Fabulous! And I am completely fascinated with your vision and how you see shadow, as much as how you connect with the people you shoot. Incredible, and I want to reverse engineer everything you shoot. Where can I see more of your lighting set ups so I can learn from them?



First, Thank you for wanting me to come back with the “photo booth” this year. Had a great time again. is my senior photography website.

I do this to let you know you’re senior pics can be different and more unique than going to a studio or by a tree and flipping your collar. I also don’t like over-saturated no skin images.

Who am I? A music industry & fashion photographer I also teach all over the country.

My commercial website is. If you want to check it out. I put most stuff on my Facebook page though.

I am only really marketing my services to BVHS. The reason for that is I am alumni back in 1988. That does not mean I wouldn’t love to take your senior pics if you are from another school! If you like us please share.:)

I’d love to take your senior pics if you like what you see.

Ok, on to the photos. Share these, download these, print these. Do whatever you want. Have fun.

Photo booth images:

Thank you all again. Please share link and video.