Macro photography

Sometimes my clients have a need to shoot very small products or components. This involves macro photography, which is just a fancy way of saying shooting "up close" photographs at high magnification. There are some optical limitations that come into play that can and should be overcome. The most obvious is what we photographers call shallow depth of field. This means that although one part of the photograph is in focus it is nearly...

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Product photography

I was experimenting with an image I captured during a product shoot for Accriva Diagnostics. Their product, although wonderfully designed and having beautiful flowing curves, did not contain much color so I needed to use another design element to liven up the shot. Sometimes I will go for a textured or colorful background, but in this case I tried to add some attitude to the photography by creating an interesting grouping with some visual...

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Emily puts on makeup

This past week I started a two day photo shoot for Clarify Medical, a San Diego company that makes a hand held device for treatment of chronic skin diseases at the patient's home. My task was to document a day in the life of a typical user. We were lucky enough to have access to a wonderful young woman who allowed me to shoot at her place to capture her daily routine. She was a natural in front of the camera and a joy to work with. Here are...

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pies.jpg

Food is one of my favorite subjects to shoot, either in studio, or on location (usually at restaurants, under the watchful eye of the chef). Cooking, and eating, is a joy and a passion of mine, which is why the time just flies when I'm working on capturing that subject matter. It is said that "we eat with our eyes". Creating a stunning food still life is an essential skill I take very seriously. While shooting on location for a restaurant...

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I've been showcasing my work on a flash based site for over 5 years now and have been very happy with the way it performed and attracted new clients. Unfortunately the time has come to abandon that platform as the powers that move the internet seem to have decided to phase out flash. So welcome to my new site and stay tuned for updates, new images, and whatever fun things I may wish to share...

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