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...
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...