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 Read more about Location Corporate Photography – The Challenges and Rewards[…]

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 / Read more about Recent Work: Corporate / Business Portraiture[…]

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[…]

Corporate Portrait Session: LA Legal Group

Hi Friends, Photographed several members of an LA-based legal practice yesterday.  Their web folks needed a couple images right away, so I shot a few of my favorites off to them last evening. They used the following portrait of one of the principles in a composite for a promo push this afternoon: Great bunch of Read more about Corporate Portrait Session: LA Legal Group[…]

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![…]

Senior Portrait Hockey Shoot w/Behind the Scenes Lighting Setup

A few teaser images from a senior portrait shoot this week. Tom’s an avid street hockey player and a rabid Anaheim Ducks fan, so we wanted to capture some of that passion in his portrait session. It’s been a bit rainy here in SoCal this week, so we were fortunate to shoot between storms, and Read more about Senior Portrait Hockey Shoot w/Behind the Scenes Lighting Setup[…]

Engagement Portraits – Nina and Joe

Hi Friends, Following are a few of my favorite photos from Nina and Joe’s engagement portrait session last weekend. What a terrific shoot!  Nina and Joe are avid hikers, and wanted their engagement portraits to reflect that passion. So, off we went to Chino Hills and Carbon Canyon Regional parks for some lovely location portraits! Read more about Engagement Portraits – Nina and Joe[…]

Get Your Wide Angle On: 4 Tips for Using Your Wide Angle Lens More Effectively

Get Closer to Your Subject “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Getting close to your subject, filling the frame with what you want your viewer to focus on, creates interest.  We’re naturally drawn to whatever is closest in the frame: the assumption being that if it’s close and large, it must Read more about Get Your Wide Angle On: 4 Tips for Using Your Wide Angle Lens More Effectively[…]

Mr. Albert B. Location Portraits

Hi Friends, Had the opportunity today to photograph Mr. B. in his home.  He wanted a nice large formal portrait for later use, and has a lovely home in the hills of Orange County in which to create the portrait. When shooting location or environmental portraits, I travel with pretty much everything. If ever I Read more about Mr. Albert B. Location Portraits[…]

Jonsi-Inspired Portrait Shoot with Ian

A little over a year ago, my friend and director of Masquer Ministries, Ian, introduced me to the music of Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson – lead singer of the Icelandic post-rock group, Sigur Rós.  I’ve been a fan ever since. Apart from his music, Jónsi had a particular look for his “Go” album tour that I thought could Read more about Jonsi-Inspired Portrait Shoot with Ian[…]