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© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

I made the picture above during an interview the other day. No artificial lights were used. Sometimes you just can’t beat the natural light coming from a great, big, window. I usually stay away from doing the black and white conversion with my pictures but I in this case I felt like it fit the mood well.  You can read the full story about U.S.M.C. Lance Cpl. Marcus Uribe in this weeks Columbine Courier.

Portrait of Don Allan

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Portraits, portraits and more portraits. Get used to it if you are on the path of photojournalism and editorial photography. I often bring lights, softboxes, radio triggers, gels, light stands and a variety of other light modifying devices when I know I am shooting a portrait. And Sometimes I leave it all in the car when the natural light is just too good to pass up. The portrait above is of Clear Creek County Coroner Don Allan. It’s lit using the light from a large window and the reflection off of a wall from the same window. No artificial lights, no modifiers. Just Don’s personality and f2.o at 85mm. Read the full story here.