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admin on January 12th, 2013

Ok So I have a photoshoot tomorrow and I was thinking that I would love to use some strip banks in the photo but I don’t want to purchase equipment here in the states since most everything else is in China. I also was not interested in spending the $135 dollars just to purchase one [...]

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admin on January 3rd, 2013

Did my first composite family photo this Christmas season. Penny-Sue’s family was all together for the first time in four years, since we are normally in China,  so we decided to do a family photo of the entire Crabb family. The last time we tried this it did not go as wonderfully as we would [...]

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Sam on May 2nd, 2011

I thought I would share a portrait session that I did with a great family here. They were really fun to work with. It is always interesting to photograph various Chinese families as they are generally very stiff when it comes to portraits. Most traditional portraits taken of Chinese families are without the people smiling. [...]

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Sam on March 9th, 2011

I know most of you that read this blog are not photography oriented. So I will explain what I did here. I was waiting to pick up Penny-Sue from recording and we had a rare somewhat blue sky day here in Beijing, so, I thought I would take a few photos. I thought it might [...]

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Sam on February 13th, 2011

I was reading another photographer’s blog where he talked about doing a bokeh panorama and I thought it might be fun to try and shoot one myself. This is a technique that has recently been made popular by New York wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer. Sometimes it is called the Brenizer method but it has been [...]

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Sam on January 24th, 2011

We went out for family night tonight and as part of the night we took some photos at one of the stores downtown. It is about one week till Chinese New Year and a lot of stores have put up festive lights so we decided to take a few photos in front of the lights. [...]

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Sam on January 10th, 2011

I took some pictures tonight of Penny-Sue for a website that she belongs to. I was using the lens that I normally use and it is a great lens. I have not had trouble with it before it is a Canon 85mm 1.8 lens which gives a great bokeh. The first few pictures look great [...]

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Sam on January 7th, 2011

OK we had some family friends whose son is home from college and they asked if I could do their family portrait. Since I do not have a studio we decided to take the backdrops and go to their apartment and shoot their portraits. They are a great family and they are always fun to [...]

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Sam on January 3rd, 2011

I have decided for 2011 to start a blog. I have not ventured into this realm before just because of time constraints but I am looking forward to posting things about our family and life here in Beijing. For this inaugural post I will be showing the pictures that the Kids and I took for [...]

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