I can shoot a business portrait almost anywhere.

I can shoot a business portrait almost anywhere.

Being a location photographer has it’s challenges when it comes to business portraits.  My lights, backdrop, stands, reflectors, tripod and boom arm all must fit in our shooting space with about 10 feet of clearance from subject to camera.  I can shoot in small...
Roasting fine coffees

Roasting fine coffees

Considering photography done for pleasure:  I get a chance each month to choose a subject and a corresponding action, with the knowledge that the image will be printed in a publication for others to see.  I regard this opportunity a privilege.  Not only does it...
Composite Photography

Composite Photography

This past autumn, a client hired me to photograph people in business attire participating in track & field events.  The humor lies in the contrast between athletic endeavors and a well tailored wool suit.  When approaching projects like this, my instinct is to do...
Handheld Power

Handheld Power

January in northeastern Wisconsin can be brutally cold. When a client requests an exterior image of a property in the dark of night, I prepare the best I can. Fully charged batteries for both camera and portable speedlights are a must. Warm clothing, a small...
Favorites of 2017

Favorites of 2017

It is that time when I look back on the past year’s projects and choose my ten favorite images. 2017 offered many opportunities to exercise skills, new lighting set-ups and improved final images in post production with new techniques and time saving discoveries....
Everyone needs someone to talk to.

Everyone needs someone to talk to.

My photography assignments vary. Sometimes I am photographing products to be marketed on a shopping cart website. Other times I am photographing a commercial facility for a builder or architect.  Included in much of my other work are people. I shoot for Appleton...
Top of the Zuelke Building (again)

Top of the Zuelke Building (again)

Back in 2014 I was commissioned by the Fox cities Convention & Visitors Bureau to photograph College Avenue at dusk.  The view was looking down the avenue west.  It was shot from the roof of the iconic Zuelke Building in the heart of the downtown Appleton.  The...
Development

Development

When I think of why I originally was drawn to photography many years ago, I remember using an instamatic camera to preserve, or to stop time, on family vacations.  I was using Kodak cartridge 126 color film and occasionally flash cubes snapped in on the top of the...
A New Website for Business

A New Website for Business

A professional photographer’s website is their most important marketing tool.  I am on my third website since going into business for myself in 2010.  Back then, responsive sites were non existent, or at least not offered by designers.  With the proliferation of smart...
How to Photograph Groups in Business

How to Photograph Groups in Business

Typically, when I am hired by a business to shoot in their facility, a group photograph will be requested at some point. It may simply be the owners of the company or various department heads.  Many times it will be the entire staff.  Let’s take a look…...