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Behind the Scenes: Shooting the New “Demolition Derby” Commercial for Mercedes-Benz USA

Behind the Scenes: Shooting the New “Demolition Derby” Commercial for Mercedes-Benz USA

Hi Friends, In October of this year, my good friend and fellow shooter, Royce Rumsey, and I had the opportunity to provide “making-of” still photography for Mercedes-Benz USA for their production of a brand new TV commercial for the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The spot highlights the M-Class collision-avoidance safety features by dropping a brand new shiny […]

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Great Idea for Cool Lifestyle Business Portraits

Great Idea for Cool Lifestyle Business Portraits

Hi Friends! Had a great time  photographing the team at Hardesty, LLC.  I’ve photographed them before, and they asked me back again this year to create business portraits of some of their new team members. In addition, this time they had the terrific idea to create an “after hours” lifestyle group portrait, and had everyone […]

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The Wayback Machine-Shooting the 1962 IH Scout 80

The Wayback Machine-Shooting the 1962 IH Scout 80

  Hi Friends, In a moment of nostalgic weakness (actually, after several years of pining, I suspect), my brother-in-law, Steve, got his dream truck: a 1962 International Harvester Scout 80 4WD. Now, this truck has significance for both of us.  Both our dads worked for International Harvester most of their working careers.  My dad was […]

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Portraits from the UCLA Nachos and Networking Orange County 2013 Event

Portraits from the UCLA Nachos and Networking Orange County 2013 Event

I had a terrific opportunity this week to provide photography for UCLA alums attending the 2013 Orange County UCLA Nachos and Networking event at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Irvine, CA. Approximately 150 business professionals gathered to confab with other Bruins for a terrific evening of getting to know each other, and perhaps as importantly, to […]

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Jeep Jamboree 2013-Big Bear, CA

Jeep Jamboree 2013-Big Bear, CA

Hi Friends, If I mention, “John Bull Run,” or “Gold Mountain,” or “X-Trails”, or “3-foot Southern Pacific Rattlesnake” what comes to mind?   The 2013 Jeep Jamboree in Big Bear, California, of course!  Great turnout this year, and absolutely PERFECT weather!  I saw more of the mountain that day than I ever have before (and […]

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A Pair of Wild Horses… Photographing Mustangs

A Pair of Wild Horses… Photographing Mustangs

Hi Friends, I had a rare opportunity to photograph a pair of Mustangs this past weekend: one, a classic 1947 North American P-51D (“Lady Alice”) – doubtless one of the finest aircraft ever built; and the other, a 2012 Ford BOSS 302–one of the finest muscle cars on the planet.  How cool is that! Many […]

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Location Corporate Photography – The Challenges and Rewards

Location Corporate Photography – The Challenges and Rewards

Hi Friends, I recently had the privilege of photographing the team at Machine Precision Components: a custom machine parts fabrication firm in Southern California.  These guys will create anything as I understand it, but they specialize in manufacturing custom precision parts for aircraft – some you may have heard of: say, the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning […]

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BNI Diamond Club Business Portraits – Download ’em Here!

BNI Diamond Club Business Portraits – Download ’em Here!

Hi Friends, Thanks for trusting me with your likeness this morning! For those who had your portrait made, you can download them from the gallery  below by clicking on the thumbnail, then right-clicking (Mac folks, control-click) on the larger image, then save to your drive.  (I thought this would be easier than individually emailing everyone […]

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Recent Work: Corporate / Business Portraiture

Recent Work: Corporate / Business Portraiture

Hi Friends, I’ve been doing a fair amount of corporate portraiture of late.  Some are photographs on a neutral gray background for compositing purposes, and many are environmental portraiture – showing the client in his or her work environment.  Thought I’d share a few of my recent favorites here… There are lots more corporate / […]

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Shopping the Photography Aisle at the Home Improvement Warehouse!

Shopping the Photography Aisle at the Home Improvement Warehouse!

Hi Friends, I often joke with my students about shopping the “photography aisle” at my local home improvement stores.  It’s a great way to try out ideas for lighting modifiers, and other kit without breaking the bank. Well, I found a great deal today, and with a little ingenuity and a couple drill bits, came […]

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