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Dozens Of My Photo and Video Behind The Scenes Videos In One Place!

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If you like watching behind the scenes videos and / or want to see how I’ve put a lot of my big shoots together, head on over to my portfolio website (www.SondersPhotography.com) and check out my new “Behind the Scenes” section. I’ve posted most of my videos all on my site so you may watch at your leisure! Let me know if you want to see more or less of something!

Link to the BTS video portion of the site HERE

Intro To Studio Lighting Class By Douglas Sonders Coming To DC


Have a digital SLR camera and want to FINALLY how to use off-camera flash? You know, something more than that pop-up flash or that hotshoe on-camera flash? I will be teaching the fundamentals of “studio lighting” and how you can take the next step with your photography.

Class will be taking place in Norther Virginia, just outside of Washington DC on Sunday April 21, 2013 in a great studio space called Union 206.

You can learn more and sign up HERE. Comment below if you have questions!

New to my site and want to know my qualifications? Check out my website: www.SondersPhotography.com

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My New Photography Website Is Up – Faster, Easier, And New Content

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To those familiar with my portfolio website, my new site design may look similar but it has been greatly improved under the hood. It will load MUCH faster, its easier to view on mobile devices, the design is streamlined, and I’ve added some fun new content. For example:

  • Check out our new filmmaking reel: CLICK HERE
  • Check out my new Not A Bully portrait series dedicated to telling the stories of Pitbull and Pitbull mix rescue dogs. It’s a work in progress, but excited to get some of the first dog portraits on there! : CLICK HERE
  • There are new additions to my TV and Movie Car series section: CLICK HERE

I will be tweaking the design and adding more content and fixing the last few bugs over the coming days. Let me know if you catch any errors!


Capture One Express 7 Announced – Phase One’s Affordable Raw Processing Software For Under $100



Phase One announced their new Capture One Express 7 raw image processing software today and it’s free to try for 60 days and only $99 to buy! Express 7 is actually a streamlined version of their advanced Capture One Pro 7 software, which is what I personally use, focusing primarily on RAW processing. Also, I’m excited to mention that they are using my Mad Max photoshoot on the marketing material. :)

It’s no secret to those that follow my work, I have aligned myself professionally with Phase One. No, they are not paying me to do so. They simply have one of the finest camera systems in the world, which I happily own and shoot with (my Phase One 645 DF+ with IQ140 back), and have developed one of the most advanced tethering and RAW processing software on the market.

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Like Shooting Tethered? Check Out Some Of These Awesome Products From Tethered Tools

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If you haven’t heard of TetherTools.com yet, well… you have now. Tethered Tools makes a wide range of fantastic products to make your tethered shooting go more smoothly. They are your one stop shop for all of your tethered shooting gear needs including software… but you do have to provide the camera and computer.

Sure, they have all sorts of amazing custom configurable tables for your laptop/computer on set, but they go much further than that. Afraid of unplugging your cable from your computer or camera? They created this cool series of products called Jerkstoppers, which keeps you from causing inadvertent disconnections. Want to have easy access to your tablet device as well? They have solutions for that.

I’ve been enjoying playing with my Tether Tools setup and plan on adding custom options to my setup! You should definitely check out their site.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what software I use for my tethered shooting with my Phase One 645 DF+ IQ140 and my Canons, it’s Capture One Pro 7. You can download a fully-functional demo for free here.

My Phase One IQ140, powerbook, and Tether Tools setup


Here are some of the Tether Tools products that I have been using:


Driving and Photographing The Real Speed Racer Mach 5 (With Video)

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I was recently hired by the team over atTheRealMach5.com to shoot new marketing images of the “the only officially licensed Mach 5 in the world that was built to the Speed Racer cartoon Mach 5 specifications”. As you can see from the video, it was a hot hot day. I was probably suffering from heat stroke and a wicked farmer’s tan by the end of the day, but I got to tear around in the Mach 5 on Florida back roads after the shoot (thankfully she’s street legal if you don’t drive with the spinning saw blades on it haha), so it was completely worth it.







My Photography Is On The Cover Of 4 Magazines This Month!

All four of these magazines can be found on newsstands this month (technically the Time cover is from last month, but may still be up there! :) ) I think this is certainly a first for me and a very exciting opportunity 1 magazine cover, let alone 4 in one month! Wow! Mom is going to be super proud for sure. Make sure to check out my John Wall cover feature in Dime Magazine, Chiodos in Alt Press Magazine (click link to see behind the scenes video), X-47B in Popular Science, and my shoot for Time Magazine’s 100 most influential.

Check out more of my photography on my portfolio website: SondersPhotography.com

Doesn’t matter where you’re from or what they tell you. Anything is possible as long as you take that first step.