lifestyle photography | portraits | weddings
I use digital photography and natural light to create images that are both elegant and compelling. What I do is visual storytelling – taking a photojournalistic approach to quickly, quietly, and unobtrusively capture the beauty and emotion of spontaneous real life moments, settings, and details. As a result, I love to shoot people and landscapes and architecture. These elements come together in weddings. I particularly appreciate those that take place in natural, rustic, casual settings – vineyards, farms, barns, parks – or in picturesque landscapes and distant destinations.
Samples of my work can be seen on my website, at www.nasbephoto.com. Some favorites from my work and from personal projects and interests are posted on my blog at blog.nasbephoto.com.
I continue to study photography, with a goal of refining my technique and improving the final product for clients. I am particularly inspired these days by British wedding photographer Jeff Ascough, Australian wedding photographer Marcus Bell, and Canadian wedding photographer Christina Craft. I’m currently seeking certification as a professional photographer – a process that includes validation of one’s extensive knowledge of photography (I passed the certification exam) as well as validation of one’s practical competence (I submitted a portfolio of images for review by a panel of judges).
Tremont Institute, Smoky Mountain National Park · Washington School of Photography, Bethesda, MD · The Art League, Alexandria, VA · Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
· Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA)
· Fearless Wedding Photographers
· American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
· Professional Photographers Association (PPA)
· Postgraduate certificate, Russian and East European Studies, US Army Russian Institute, Garmisch, Germany
· MA, international relations, University of Southern California
· MA, foreign affairs, University of Virginia
· BS, physical sciences, Kansas State University
· Management consultant
· Intelligence officer
My camera bag includes: Canon EOS 5d Mark II, full-frame DSLRs, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8, Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1/4 USM, Canon EF 70-200mm L IS II USM, Canon Extender EF 2x II, Canon Speedlite 580EX II, and multiple additional speedlights. My digital darkroom includes: Macbook Pro 17, with PhaseOne Capture One Pro 6, Apple Aperture 3, Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro.