Category Archives: Technical

New Technology Aiding Photographers

After 30 years in this business, I’ve seen and used a lot of elaborate lighting systems, both in the studio and on location.  This usually involves many large hardshell cases full of studio strobe lights, and assistants to carry them.  As the digital age progresses, however, we are finding that the power and versatility of...

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Commercial Photography for Catalogs

Creativity in photography is NOT just about fanciful or unusual imagery.  It’s also about how we approach subject matter that demands the utmost in accurate reproduction of subjects that require reliable constancy across a wide array of colors, or projects extending over a period of time.  This is one reason why I like to say...

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Catching up on photography projects

Advertising Photography for Your Product or Service. Wow!  It’s MARCH!!!!  What the hell happened to January and February?  For the most part, if you look at my blog history, there’s at least an entry a month, sometimes two or three.  I was shocked to see that I’ve been AWOL from blogging since December.  Looking at...

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Photo Restoration, History and Family – Through the Ages

Connecting one’s family directly to the Battle of Gettysburg through photographs is wonderfully important.  Being a professional photographer as well as an amateur student of history, its good to be included in something special, like what Gary did for Terri. Gary approached me a couple of weeks ago, concerning some old and fading photos of...

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Bending the light – a “How To” tip

Through out my years as a product and advertising photographer, the accumulation of small tools for specialized uses has been ongoing.  In fact, I have one of those red mechanic’s tool boxes full of such tools.  You know, the bright red boxes you see when you’re in the dealership at the head of every workstation? ...

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