coffee shoot java presse

Java Presse – Coffee Shoot The Genesis of a Commercial Shoot Not quite ‘nectar of the gods’ but I’ve found some serious joy in my morning coffee. It was a gradual process to see the pleasure I now have in … Continue reading

musician photography

Studio Photography of a Harp Musician I enjoy working with creative people. It’s a blast. Creative folks tend to bring an extra little something to the photo session. I was working with Sedona musician Peter Sterling the other day. He … Continue reading

go pet friendly part two

Go Pet Friendly – Part Two Here’s a follow-up to the post from the other day about shooting an author’s photo and some support images for a book project. Amy Burkert and her husband Rod are on the road searching … Continue reading

water droplet splash photography setup

Water Splash Photography Setup Heads-up here! This is my first foray into photographing¬†water droplets. I’m sharing my current setup, and sure it will change as I learn more and experiment. I am taking you along on my adventure showing you … Continue reading

mini scrim use

Using a Mini-Scrim for Better Photos A very simple way to control light is through the use of a scrim. For small subjects and objects, a regular 42-inch round scrim or super size scrims of 60 inches or more can … Continue reading

photography lighting as you find it

Find Solid Lighting for Your Photography Portraits To find a beautiful natural light for your portrait subjects I recommend looking for shadows. Shadows are the hallmark of depth and dimension in two-dimensional renditions of our subject. First, look for porches … Continue reading

working with musicians valerie romanoff

I love working with musicians! They are often solid creative people and have spent some time in front of a camera so getting good posing is not a chore. Good eye contact with the camera and an idea of the … Continue reading