Category Archives: Commercial Photography

Fast Food – Food Photography on the Run

  11-19-2012 I recently wrapped up a couple of editorial assignments that required lip-smacking images of food. When I approach food photography, I lean towards large simple lighting, clean backgrounds and authentic food appearances. This last point is important to … Continue reading

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Every Month is Bike Month

  05-15-2011 The month of May is officially designated as Bike Month. Several events throughout the city help raise awareness of bicycling for commuting, recreation and exercise. I am committed to find more ways to operate my photography business on … Continue reading

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Note to self: Eat First

01-14-2011 In the last few days I’ve had the chance to take photos at a couple of restaurants in Sacramento. The basic rule of food photography? Eat first! These photos were not the usual food-styled ad shots. These were taken … Continue reading

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Black Friday

12-19-2009 This is a multi-media project I put together about Black Friday. It contains images, audio interviews and some royalty-free music. (Click on image to view slideshow.)   As the convergence of technical tools (still, video and audio) advances, the … Continue reading

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And they’re off!

05-11-2009 The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure draws over 20,000 participants each year. Held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, the Race for the Cure raises money and awareness for breast cancer research. Many local celebrities donate their … Continue reading

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Pour it on

03-19-2009 Shooting glass is very tricky. And apparently shooting pouring liquor is even trickier.   This was taken using a technique called “bright field lighting”.   The basic setup is to place a white panel in the background and then place … Continue reading

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A Golden Day

03-07-2009 I spent part of the day at the Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue  sanctuary in Elverta today. Homeward Bound is a non-profit, all-volunteer operation run by Jody and Mike Jones. They rescue Golden Retriever dogs from all over the … Continue reading

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Working Anywhere

10-19-2008 Technology gives us the ability to work anywhere, anytime. All we need now is the desire. This image illustrates how we can work from any location. The light on Laura’s face comes from a small strobe placed on the … Continue reading

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Getting There on Two Wheels

10-12-2008 It’s getting easier to get around town on a bike. With more cyclists hitting the road to beat the gas prices, auto drivers are getting used to bicycles maneuvering through traffic. This photo is meant to give the viewer … Continue reading

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Light from an earlier time

10-06-2008 This still life depicts a soft moody setting, with the viewfinder lit much more brightly than the rest of the scene. Naturally, your eye will go the brightest part of an image, so make sure that the brightest part … Continue reading

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