Photographing the 2012 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance Charity Car Show

Hi Friends, Thanks to my good friend and fellow photographer, Royce Rumsey, I was provided media credentials with [nearly] unrestricted access to this weekend’s Dana Point Concours d’Elegance charity car show.  Along with Royce, Booker, Bob, Ed and a bunch of my Photoshop and photography students, we provided complete coverage of the events of the Read more about Photographing the 2012 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance Charity Car Show[…]

Mercedes Benz Classic Center Images Published!

  Hi Friends, Last summer, I spent a week with my good friend, Royce, and my invaluable assistant, Cat, doing location portrait work at the Mercedes Benz Classic Center in Irvine, CA to be used in their web and print marketing materials.  Being witness to this team of automotive artisans engaged in their craft was fascinating!  They Read more about Mercedes Benz Classic Center Images Published![…]

Motortrend Magazine Picked Up Some of My Mercedes Benz Images!

Hi Friends, I recently did some photography for Mercedes Benz, shooting their SL550 launch event at Warner Bros Studios and the Hollywood Hills “hidden racetrack.”  Some of my images were picked up by Mercedes Benz MB! online magazine, and I just found out that one of the Motortrend Magazine journalists who was there for the Read more about Motortrend Magazine Picked Up Some of My Mercedes Benz Images![…]

Hollywood’s Love Affair with Luxury: Photographing the Mercedes-Benz SL Launch Event

Hi Friends, We recently photographed the press / launch event for Mercedes-Benz celebrating 60 years of the SL (“super, lightweight”) model.  It was a three-day affair: two days of photographing the SL family tree in Burbank on Stage 5 at the Warner Brothers Studio lot, and a third day of car-to-car driving photography on the Read more about Hollywood’s Love Affair with Luxury: Photographing the Mercedes-Benz SL Launch Event[…]

Old World Chateau – Custom Furniture Product Photography

Hi Friends, I had the opportunity recently to photograph an amazing collection of handcrafted custom furniture at a beautiful home in San Diego County.  The manufacturer contracted with me to photograph her work in the home setting – images to be used on her website, marketing materials, etc. The home is decorated in the “Old Read more about Old World Chateau – Custom Furniture Product Photography[…]

I spent all day Monday in the Emergency Room…

…creating totally cool images for a medical device manufacturer! Hi friends! Had a terrific day shooting in the ER at LA County / USC Medical Center this past Monday with my good friend, Royce. We had arranged to set up a trauma bay for location images of a medical device in use.  With the invaluable Read more about I spent all day Monday in the Emergency Room…[…]

New PocketWizard-Friendly Multi-Flash Bracket

Hi Friends, When working with flash in bright sun, it’s often necessary to gang several flash units together to compensate for the loss of output when operating at sync speeds above normal flash sync (i.e., “high speed sync”). A month or two back, I crafted a simple straight bar (my “Stro-bar”) with three cold shoes Read more about New PocketWizard-Friendly Multi-Flash Bracket[…]

Product Photography – Rubber Stamp Sets

My wife is trying something new on her blog at www.stampingpro.com. I regularly do product photography of sample cards for her blog posts, but in this case, we got to shoot both the card and the stamp set from which it was created.   Setup was pretty simple: Nikon SB-800 in 3′ octabox for keylight, Read more about Product Photography – Rubber Stamp Sets[…]

Tabletop Photography – Low Key with Black Acrylic and the Honl Traveller 8

Hi Friends, My wife is an incredibly talented and creative person.  I’m continously amazed at her gifts.  I get to participate somewhat vicariously by shooting product photos for her website at www.stampingpro.com. Most of the time, I use my high-key, all white tabletop setup with the acrylic shooting table – underlit – with an SB-800 Read more about Tabletop Photography – Low Key with Black Acrylic and the Honl Traveller 8[…]