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24 Oct 2013

Les Misérables Publicity – Village Theatre

Les Misérables – On Location publicity session, Issaquah, WA for Village Theatre

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

04 Jul 2013

Adrian Blue

Promotional portraiture of Adrian Blue for Catherine Rush‘s play “The Loudest Man on Earth” produced by TheatreWorks July 10 – August 4 2013, Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto, CA

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Adrian Blue

 

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Adrian Blue

 

28 May 2013

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been contracted as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s publicity and production photographer

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

13 May 2013

Fuji X100S Location Shoot with a single Speed Light

Using the Fuji X100S on location in Huntington Beach, CA with a very simple and portable lighting setup along with the lovely model Kiki. A Canon EX580II Speedlight, a Westcott 26″ Octa Rapid Box and inexpensive CowboyStudio triggers. I seldom use ETTL, but prefer manual flash exposures. The Speedlight was set at 1/8 power for all shots which is a huge advantage. Why? Well when combined with Eneloop XX 2500mH rechargeables it means the Speedlight’s recycle time is fast enough to catch the ever changing nuances of a woman’s expression.

For me the difference between a killer shot and a good one is often found in the slightest change in expression. Waiting for my flash to recycle can prevent me from grabbing that killer shot and that is just not acceptable. Because I can reduce the environment’s ambient light due to the Fuji’s leaf shutter’s high sync speed I can reduce the flash’s power setting which equals a faster recycle rate. And remember, I’m shooting all of these through a modifier too which in this case I estimate reduces the flash’s power by at least one full stop. As in these shots I almost always use the Westcott’s optional Beauty Dish Reflector Plate in the Octa. I prefer the spread of light the dish produces rather than shooting a speed light directly at the front diffuser. A little trick I learned is to set my Speed Light Zoom to its maximum, in this case 105mm. To my eye doing so gives me almost an extra stop of flash power without actually taxing the flash.

Each of the images displays the shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I find that with this little setup allows for some amazing on location sessions with very little fuss.

Although I tend to work with assistants, this was not the case for this session. There’s something very satisfying about occasionally working solo.

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1/500th, f3.2 ISO 200

 

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1/640, f4.0 ISO 200

 

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1/640, f4.0 ISO 200

 

06 May 2013

John Orr – Author

An environmental portrait of John Orr for his newest book release of  “Someone Dark Has Found Me” available in paperback and Kindle readers.

John Orr

16 Apr 2013

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Professional Tango Dancers Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

03 Mar 2013

Behind the Scene for CATs

Behind the scenes video for our publicity session for Broadway by the Bay’s upcoming production of CATS.

30 Jan 2013

Kathryn Zdan

Kathryn Zdan, Actress

26 Jan 2013

Oakland School for the Arts

Oakland School for the Arts Dance Students under the direction of Reginald Ray-Savage. Publicity imagery for their Spring 2013 performance season.

 

01 Jan 2013

Grey Gardens

5th Avenue Theatre and A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) publicity imagery for their co production of Grey Gardens.

Jessica Skerritt-Stokinger and Patti Cohenour

 

01 Jan 2013

John & Jen

Hillbarn Theatre publicity imagery for their 2013 production of John & Jen

06 Dec 2012

Duo Flor de Piel

Duo Flor de Piel
Laetitia Olivia and Patricio Touceda

Laetitia Olivia and Patricio Touceda

 

Laetitia Olivia and Patricio Touceda

Laetitia Olivia and Patricio Touceda

20 Nov 2012

Chris deVera

Chris deVera of Team Loopkicks

14 Nov 2012

Giuseppe Finzi Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera

Giuseppe Finzi – Resident Conductor, San Francisco Opera
On location portraiture session 2012 – Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA

Giuseppe Finzi

Giuseppe Finzi

Giuseppe Finzi

 

31 Oct 2012

Stanford Symphony Orchestra

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been named the production and publicity photographer for Stanford Symphony Orchestra

31 Oct 2012

Love Chaos & Dinner

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the production photographer for Teatro ZinZanni’s Costa Mesa production of Love, Chaos & Dinner performed at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

19 Oct 2012

Robyn Tribuzi Dance Troupe

In studio dance portraiture, Robyn Tribuzi’s Dance Troupe

Robyn Tribuzi Dance Troupe

16 Oct 2012

Pop Rocks

On location publicity sessions for Pop Rocks

06 Jul 2012

Diablo Theatre Company

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the publicity and production photographer for Diablo Theatre Company‘s upcoming production of “My Way”

01 Jul 2012

Gangsters of Love

Teatro ZinZanni Seattle‘s production photography for “Gangsters of Love”

Andrea Doba Aerial Act

Dreya Weber Aerial Act

Joe DePaulas as King Kong

Bernard Hazens - Juggler

Duo Madrona (Ben Wendel and Rachel Nehmer)

Frank Ferranteas

Francine Reed - Singer

Wayne Doba - Tap Dancer