Product as Art

Product as Art

Product photography has dictates that cannot be ignored.  Items shot in a way to reveal unique qualities, structure, texture, materials and color are  a few  requirements.  Consistency is important in catalog photography, keeping backgrounds, angles and scale the same...
My Favorite Images of 2018

My Favorite Images of 2018

In looking back on the projects I have been involved in this past year, I am pleased with the images that have accumulated.  Rating my favorites is a subjective process and the only criteria I set is that each image was either for a job or for promotional purposes.  I...
Eventide in the City

Eventide in the City

  Walking in the city with a camera provides  incentive to be observant.  While living in Manhattan in the 1980’s , I was pursuing a different career.  Rarely did I carry a camera back then.    I was not a photographer.  I was an actor running to auditions,...
On the Street in New York City

On the Street in New York City

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City.  My brother and I had planned this trip, centering it around a Broadway show at the Walter Kerr Theater.  I hadn’t been to New York since 2010 and besides the excitement of securing tickets to ...
May I Have Your Attention Please!

May I Have Your Attention Please!

Driving around Appleton, I have noticed commercial signage that utilizes elements from roadside marketing long used on highways to attract business.   I might refer to this as roadside point of purchase marketing.  These signs and structures appeal to the whimsical...
The Reality of Video  vs.  the Art of the Still

The Reality of Video vs. the Art of the Still

Recently, I have undertaken the task of converting old super 8, VHS and other analog media from my past into a digital format.  I have been a photographer in one form or another, most of my life, doing whatever I could to slow life down,  to savor it in any way I...
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...
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