Creative Inspiration Revealed

Creative Inspiration Revealed

Aloneness Creative Inspiration is revealed to me in the stillness of solitude.  I withdraw for a brief time to contemplate.  These little respites –  walking, coffee breaks, cigarettes breaks and time spent alone in a bar with alcohol are a few incentivizing...
A Year in Review

A Year in Review

What I shot End of the year lists are somewhat subjective when rating music, movies and news stories.  Personally, photographically speaking, anything having to do with looking back on what I shot for a client on the job site or on the way home from the job is also...
Working with “models”

Working with “models”

A Team Effort Commercial photography is facilitated by utilizing various tools to sell something. For example,  if I am hired by a realtor to photograph a home, I am helping to sell the space to a prospective buyer.  I use tools, to accomplish that.  On site I use  a...
Garage Door Portraits

Garage Door Portraits

When I am on location with a list of images to capture, (particularly for industrial projects), there often times is a requested shot on that list of one, two or three people to be set up as an environmental small group portrait.  This could be three foremen, the...
A Different Background for Every Person

A Different Background for Every Person

The assignment was to photograph approximately 300 employees separately, as traditional business portraits against a white backdrop.  In addition, an environmental portrait was to be taken, anywhere in the facility, producing an image with a soft focus background.  My...
“Do your thing!”

“Do your thing!”

A few weeks ago, a project for Diamond Water Incorporated included, from the director of business development, the phrase I love to hear:  ” Craig, go back into the shop area and do your thing!”  To me, that means:  photograph anything that will look...
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...
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