Photo: AJ, Canadian musician.

This was actually the first test shot of a shoot with lovely AJ. I was figuring out my camera & flash settings and the flash was dialed up too high so it blew out the top corner of the shot.

I am definitely break the cardinal rule of exposure, but I feel like it works here. It's is blown out & harsh, yet blurry & soft. The subsequent shots weren't nearly as interesting, and ultimately the artist chose this shot.

Rules in photography are great guidelines, but as an artist you can chose to break and bend them to suit your vision. Plus, who doesn't like breaking rules? :P
Photo: Gold Coast Diptych.

Magic hour on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. On the left, gorgeous Aussie model Francisza taking a dip in the pool. On the right, a tilt-shifted view of the beach side city, Surfer's Paradise from the Q1 tower.
Photo: Interior of the Port of San Francisco.

The Ferry Building is one of my favourite spots in San Francisco. I've never been able to get up to the top floor because it was always locked when I was there. Today it was open, (yay) so I snapped a few shots during an impromptu photo walk with my Camera+ colleague & friend +Scott Meinzer
Photo: Cupid's Span, Embarcadero, San Francisco. 

We just had an earthquake here in SF! A little one (3.6), but I felt my desk wobble a little. Between this earthquake and the one in NY, nowhere I live seems to be safe...

Better get to work on my secret zombie-proof apocalypse shelter. brb. ;)
Photo: My portrait lens recommendation: 85mm f/1.8 ($400)

The 85mm f/1.8 is a relatively inexpensive lens, but produces beautiful, sharp images. It's perfect for shooting portraits with cropped sensor camera. It's a bit wider on a full frame, but still a nice focal length for faces. It's also lightweight which is lovely if you want to lug around a giant "beast" lens like the 70-200mm.
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Lisa Bettany
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Interior of the Port of San Francisco.

The Ferry Building is one of my favourite spots in San Francisco. I've never been able to get up to the top floor because it was always locked when I was there. Today it was open, (yay) so I snapped a few shots during an impromptu photo walk with my Camera+ colleague & friend +Scott Meinzer

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