Hello, and thanks for checking out my website. I’ve been taking photos for over a decade now, and what started off as a fun past time somehow grew into a successful enterprise for me. While I’ve done photography of all genres, this website is specialized towards senior and family photography. Here you can view many…

Shots Fired at the Record Bar

Last night I shot an original band called Shots Fired, who were playing a reunion show at the Record Bar in Kansas City. It was a rare case where I was able to set up my so-called lighting rig in order to take some group shots with off camera lighting. Typically bands don’t have time…

Website homepage changes

Once again I have changed the layout and content of my main website’s home page (www.brianricephoto.com). I received an excellent survey via a colleague, Eason Pritchard, that showed some fascinating data on what consumers think and look for, and especially what they do not like, when visiting websites (or at least stock photo sites, but…

New Camera: Canon 5D and the 50mm f1.4

So I finally made my decision and bought a new/used Canon 5D from a fellow KC photographer named Mike Varel (www.mikevarel.com). Funny how small the world is: I posted a listing on Craigslist stating I was looking to buy a used 5D, and Mike emailed me to say he was looking to sell his, and…

New camera, or new lens…or both…

It’s been a while since I posted to this blog, so I’m going to update my current dilemma: Do I get a Canon 5D used, or a new Canon 40D, the 50D or even shell out for the new 5D Mark 2? I’ve had my 30D since August 2007, so roughly a year and a…

Anatomy of a Photo

So after a week of constant practice with the mannequin (see previous blog), I finally had a chance to implement what I had been doing with live people. Last weekend I took my gear out to a popular bar that the bands I work with often play and I managed to get a couple of…

The Mannequin

It’s taken me a long time to get the hang of flash photography. Ambient light, natural light like a late-afternoon sun and artificial lighting for bands has always been easy for me. I remember one of the wedding photographers I assisted last year, Joshua Hoffine, telling me it took him over a year to get…

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