Author Archives: David Monroe

Even a little chainsaw STIHL has a big appetite!

The caption above  was the inspiration for creating this image. The shoot was on location so I wanted minimal equipment; I used three canon 580 EX2 flashes powered by external power supplies called the “Black Box” that I find indispensable. I also used Pocket Wizard TT5 remotes controlled by Pocket Wizard’s AC3 on top of the Pocket wizzard Mini [...]

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How would you like to wake up to your weekly affirmation every morning with your iPhone’s alarm? In just 7 easy steps you can!*

Wake up to your affirmation of the week on your iPhone alarm in 7 easy steps. Here’s how it’s done.

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DAM good solution for your flash battery isssues.

DAM Good Battery Pack for your on camera or remote flash.   Have you been searching for a power supply for your flashes? Tired of flash failure and missing the shot because of AA batteries? How about the flash getting too hot from those AA Batteries and shutting down?   Well, I have found a [...]

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The Strength of Belonging.

After years of doing business as a single person with no real communication with the rest of the photographic world (a typical photographer) I decided to get involved in an organization and mix with fellow photographers. My choice, after lots of research to decide which one was right for me, was ASMP.    

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VAF-5D2 Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter

VAF-5D2 Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter. This filter will come in handy when that pesky DAM Moire shows up.

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Previsualization with Multiple exposures, layers and masks.

Originally posted TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011   Just north of Jacksonville Florida. There is a little spot I have heard about for years. Talbot Island and little Talbot Island. These two little Islands have lots of tranquil views that are like falling into dreams. On Talbot Island there is a cliff with fallen trees right on the [...]

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Getting the shot no matter what it takes.

Originally posted May 2011 Recently I was asked to shoot an outdoor architectural image I knew would be difficult for what they were asking for.   But I knew I could make it work by shooting multiple images and selectively merging them.

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One DAM Image, 5 Photos and 9 layers

Originally posted on old blog jan 2011 The day started out great with fantastic clouds and beautiful light. As the day progressed the typical summer storms started rolling in. We dodged storms throughout the afternoon and when it came time to the sunset shot it looked like hell. But I set out to the other [...]

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Creating a pre-visualized image. (What my mind saw)   In creating the image I had in mind, I would need several photographs. To really get what I wanted, it was not possible to shoot one image and have it come out the way I saw it in my mind. Timing, available crew, restaurant policies etc. [...]

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Fall Has Arrived

Originally posted on old blog November 1st 2010 Smokey Mountain National Park.   Fall, the Smokey Mountains and the changing of the leaves,Fantastic! No matter how many times I visit this area I am amased at how the years and times I visit give me a different preview of this land. I mainly stayed in [...]

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