I am looking quite happy in this image that my amazing assistant Kyle snapped after a recent multi-day studio shoot. Thank you Kyle! It has put me in a mood to reflect on the day it was made and the many experiences I have had over the years, as a photographer. First about the day; there was a special feeling at the end of the photography project. A job well done, surrounded by crew and clients that have
Creating drama is all about using lighting to strike a chord. It's all about the mood you want and how to get there. That drama that you create is how you catch someone's eye and potentially help to sell a product. Some of the best shoots are when you have time to play around with the light and work with the client to collaborate on variations, backgrounds, surfaces and multiple light sources to get the "just right"
Planning for dinner always seems to pose a bit of a challenge. A bit like planning for a shoot. Lots of little bits and pieces that you need to consider. You normally need to take into consideration a lot of perspectives from your family or clients. It's all about gathering the right information up front, making sure that you listen closely - thinking about all of the details and having all of the right things
I get a call and am asked by the client, "I have a product, what can you do for me"? Say that you have a bottle that needs to be photographed. It needs to be shot mostly for use on a website - to help "sell" the product. I’d like to keep the background clean so that the customers stay focused on your product, its a really beautiful product after all! So many things coursing through my mind; perspective, lighting,
Right Time, Right People, Right Place. There are times in your life when everything aligns. The right people at just the right time. This winter has been one of those times for our studio. One of our clients has kept us on our toes shooting a multitude of fresh, trendy products with some really cool designs! We are grateful for the new friendships, collaborations, and the opportunity to work hard to keep our clients
Collaborations that are of a creative nature are a bit like a marriage, some give and take, some hard work, great ideas, thinking out of the box and some hustle. We've decided to work together and make these things happen. We have imagination, a lot of heart and can't wait to work on projects together and hopefully, with many of you. It's a big world out there and we are ready to give it our combined efforts, and with
Many of you may know that I am a jazz guitarist. It is a creative outlet that I am passionate about, like photography. I have been playing guitar since I was a teenager. I now play in a jazz ensemble and we had a fun gig this past weekend, a house party at the home of our piano player. The crowd was very friendly and enthusiastic, that is always a plus when you are gigging out!
Hope everyone had a safe and fabulous Independence Day weekend. We got a lot of rest and enjoyed the beautiful weather here with a few walks on the beach. Now we are gearing up to create some new work for the portfolio. We can't wait to share some new things with you. Here is an email image we sent out a few weeks ago. Developing some new pairings from the work we created last year.
Here is the latest image I created for the portfolio. I was inspired by the beauty and simplicity of a strawberry and wanted to make a mouth watering image. I hope you like it. We have sent it out as an email to our database and received quite a few reply's from clients who love the image. Can you tell we are ready for summer?
A few weeks ago Debbie, Sophia and I took a trip into Boston to go to the Museum of Fine Art. Our wonderful consultant Selina gave us a membership this year and we have been excited about this great excuse to have a nice day out. Our daughter Sophia has been the one pushing the most, asking every weekend if THIS could be the weekend we go in to the museum. My favorite exhibit was the Samurai. The amount of detail that