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Stanley Leary
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Preserving Family History, One Memory at a Time
My sister is on the couch with my grandfather and grandmother during one of our many times of watching the slide show my grandfather had created from his recording of our family that year and often years in the past as well. Not sure if my dad or uncle took...

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Storytelling Photo vs Point Photo
Fujifilm X-E2, Fuji XF 55-200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.5, 1/100 "When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!", sings Curly in the musical Oklahoma! This photo above is the only time on the stage during the entire production of the musical at Roswell H...

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What high school theatre can teach us about Volunteers
Fujifilm X-E2, Fuji XF 55-200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.5, 1/100 Roswell High School had their last show of the musical Oklahoma! yesterday. What a production it was for everyone involved. Fujifilm X-E2, Fuji XF 55-200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.8, 1/180 Our daughter Chelle w...

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Which are you part of? Group ƒ/64 or Group ƒ/1.4
Nikon D2X, Sigma 15-30mm, ISO 100, ƒ/13, 1/4 Group ƒ/64 In 1930 Willard Van Dyke as well as Ansel Adams & Edward Weston formed the Group ƒ/64. Group f/64 was a group founded by seven 20th-century San Francisco photographers who shared a common photographic ...

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How to Video Capture more than 29 minutes with a Nikon D5
Fuji X-E2, Fuji XF 55-200mm, ISO 1250, ƒ/5, 1/100 Last night I photographed and video captured the show Oklahoma!. Just a last minute push to encourage you if you are in Roswell, GA to come and see the play. Runs through the weekend. Go here to buy your tic...

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How Clothes, Color of Outfits, Backgrounds & Lighting Impact the Portrait
When picking clothes for a photo shoot I have a few tips. For these photos of recording artist Sydney Rhame we had a few outfits. So here I will show you how there are many variables that can impact the final photo. Solids I recommend wearing solids over pa...

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How Clothes, Color of Outfits, Backgrounds & Lighting Impact the Portrait
When picking clothes for a photo shoot I have a few tips. For these photos of recording artist Sydney Rhame we had a few outfits. So here I will show you how there are many variables that can impact the final photo. Solids I recommend wearing solids over pa...

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SWPJC 25 years
Left to Right: Jim Veneman, Bob Carey, Morris Abernathy, Louis Deluca, Ron London, & [Me] Stanley Leary We just wrapped up our 25th Anniversary for the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference and this is the original crew. When we started I am not sure how ...

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Making Photos POP!
Nikon D5, Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG Art, ISO 100, ƒ/1.4, 1/2500 Selective Focus is what makes people pop out of photos or the backgrounds recede in a blur. And you make the choice of what pops, what blurs, and what fuzzes over. Where do you want the viewer to foc...

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Simple Hotshoe Headshot Setup Using MagMod
Nikon D5, Nikon 85mm ƒ/1.8G, ISO 50, ƒ/1.8, 1/200–Neewer TT850, Neewer Wireless 16 Channel Remote, MagMod Magsphere, MagMod Magbounce,  While I have shown you this type of photo many times this time I shot it with the cheapest system I could configure. This...
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