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BRENT PENNINGTON Promotional photos for The New Vintage Ensemble's 2016 production of Shakespear's "Hamlet," featuring Conor O'Brien as Hamlet. Photographed at the Little Brick Theater in Scranton, PA, on the afternoon of 07 November 2015.

Saturday Light – “Hamlet” promotional session

I joined members of The New Vintage Ensemble a couple of weekends back for a promotional shoot – this is the same group who did the fantastic production…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kimmy Pretko's senior portrait shoot, held at her home in Dallas, PA, and the nearby Lands at Hillside Farm on the afternoon of 24 October 2015.

Saturday Light – Kimmy’s Senior Photos

I headed down to the Back Mountain a couple of weekends back to shoot senior photos for my now-cousin (by marriage) Kimmy.  She’d already had her yearbook photos…

Strobist Workshop: a HUGE success

Saturday was the culmination of a long process: the first Northeastern DPC Strobists workshop.  This was an event that I’d had in mind for several years, finally brought…

Senior Studio Portraits – Review

Part two of my senior portrait shoot is now complete, which wraps up that project. It has been an interesting experience, trying some new techniques and returning to…

New Flash System?

For a couple of years now, I’ve been working with the Strobist system; older Speedlights, used in manual mode with wireless triggers. Strobist took the photographic world by…

Senior Studio Portrait – Preview

On Saturday, I’m shooting part two of a senior portrait session. Part one took place outdoors and was where I started talking about the merits of lighting with…

One-Light Portraits

Monday night I did a senior portrait session down in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  It went well.  Very well, in fact.  For both of us.   My client got some…

Pre-gamein' it

What do these two photos have in common?  (Hint: the fact that neither is very good isn’t the correct answer.)  Hopefully you’re able to see the relationship; the…

Orchard Wedding

The Orchard Wedding is complete.  Five hours on site, 945 shots (14GB), and a full day of editing later, the files are burning to DVD as I type….

What it takes

Tomorrow is the big day, my Orchard Wedding gig.  I’m very excited and am looking forward to getting there tomorrow afternoon to scope the place out.  The weather…

"The Hotshoe Diaries"

If you’re working with Speedlight flashes, you’ve probably read Strobist religiously.  And you’ve probably sat there scratching your head a few times trying to wrap your head around…

Lighting – My Setup

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; photography is all about the light.  If you’re going to even think about calling yourself a professional photographer, you…