mbloof

mbloof

Lives in United States Aloha, OR, United States
Works as a Engineering
Joined on Jun 18, 2005
About me:

I'm more an engineer than a photographer. I started shooting with a 110mm P&S and soon became 'the official photographer' where ever I went. People always liked my photos and I have a blast taking them. I upgraded to Digital in ~2000 and loved making custom photo books out of the images of my adventures. Somewhere around 2008 I upgraded to DSLR's and never looked back. I love the things I can do with flash units and enjoy portrait and event photography. Most of my shooting is rather informal, candid and more inclined to capturing real life expressions or emotions then posed, staged or otherwise 'fake' reenactments.

Sometimes I get paid, but I mostly do it for fun and the looks and excitement that my images bring others. I've thought of turning 'pro' but my images are not good enough and worry that adding 'work' will take all the fun out of something I love doing.

I almost always use a flash, I love the little YN622C radio units. I make regular use of AV mode with -1 EC and ETTL2. Most images are processed in Lightroom (MAC or PC) and sized for Facebook viewing.

All my 'work' shown here and elsewhere was done for free.

(Canon A20=> S70=>400D=>50D=>5D2, EF20 2.8, EF35 2.0IS, EF50 1.8 II, EF85 1.8, EF100 2.8 Macro, EF200 2.8L, EF70-300IS, EF28-70L, EF24-105L, EFS17-85IS, EF100-400L)

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My first attempt at Portraits, quick shoot with my son Portrait and People Photography 3 days ago
C&C My GF photo Portrait and People Photography 5 days ago
Constructive criticism needed Portrait and People Photography 3 weeks ago
OMG we're pregnant! Portrait and People Photography 1 month ago
Am I missing something? Please educate me Portrait and People Photography 1 month ago
First go with a beauty dish, C&C please? Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
2014 Holiday Family photo Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
What elements make a good/great portrait-person shot. Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
This is not a snapshot, casual portrait or just another picture Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
C&C: What do you think of this style? (bare off-camera flash) Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
Would like some help with a Wedding please. Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
Family Portrait Outdoor - Natural Light Portrait and People Photography 4 months ago
Wedding Photographer - my next lens? Portrait and People Photography 4 months ago
Wedding photography tips? Portrait and People Photography 8 months ago
CC: Bill at Picnic (a Rebel experiment and puzzle) Portrait and People Photography 8 months ago
The KING of Canon Portrait Lenses Portrait and People Photography 8 months ago
What makes a portrait unforgettable? Portrait and People Photography 9 months ago
Portraits are hard. . . Portrait and People Photography 9 months ago
Ideal Portrait Focal Length 70, 85, 105, 135 or greater??? Portrait and People Photography 9 months ago
Portrait of a happy man Portrait and People Photography 9 months ago
Last shots before I go SLR Portrait and People Photography 9 months ago
Comments & Critique Portrait and People Photography 9 months ago
Need advice photographing people in a large hall Portrait and People Photography 9 months ago
C&C welcome Portrait and People Photography 10 months ago
Wonderful light Portrait and People Photography 10 months ago
Attempt at sports portrait. Portrait and People Photography 10 months ago
Shooting Gymnast Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Why am I doing this??? Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Practicing portraiture: C&C welcome Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Advice sought: 50th anniversay party photography Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Best camera for portrait photography Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Portrait Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
All Natural Light [5 Imgs] Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
What is wrong with family photos? Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Senior Music Recital Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Between a snap shot and a photo shoot. . .c/c for future photos Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Smiling headshot Portrait and People Photography 11 months ago
Hire me to shoot your wedding, I don’t use flash! Portrait and People Photography May 24, 2014
Would you pay for these? Portrait and People Photography May 22, 2014
Weekend Portrait Session: CC Request Portrait and People Photography May 21, 2014
Awards ceremony/Banquet help? Portrait and People Photography Apr 21, 2014
Head shot with glasses Portrait and People Photography Apr 19, 2014
Portrait with white background Portrait and People Photography Apr 19, 2014
Erica Portrait and People Photography Apr 18, 2014
Help getting ready for Hawaii Beach Portraits...... Portrait and People Photography Apr 17, 2014
Criticism Wanted ! Thanks Portrait and People Photography Apr 12, 2014
How on earth was this image created? any thoughts? Portrait and People Photography Apr 8, 2014
C&C Please, Ive been staring at the monitor too long Portrait and People Photography Apr 8, 2014
C&C: First try at some portraits Portrait and People Photography Apr 7, 2014
Cinderella!! Portrait and People Photography Apr 5, 2014