Last week I had a photoshoot with rapper / actor LL Cool J. This was another fast session, only having about 10-15 minutes with the artist, but this is nothing new for me! LL was a true class act. Friendly and warm with myself and the entire crew. It made my job very easy. Some [...]
I recently ventured into West Virginia to do a personal (fun) shoot on a horse farm. Just an opportunity to mess around for a couple of hours on a beautiful day. Most of the shots were done with one or two lights, combined with ambient light. You can really see the dynamic range of the [...]
My portrait of Rod Stewart: 3 minutes of setup (due to multiple location and schedule changes on the talent side, which is normal on a portrait taking place the same day as a concert) & literally 2 shutter clicks before the shoot was wrapped. Taken with my Phase One IQ140 with their brand new 75-150 [...]
Learn more about this shoot in detail, as well as a list of tips to use when doing a rig shot here: http://fstoppers.com/photographing-the-green-hornet-movie-car-using-an-automotive-rig
Over the weekend, I turned another year older. Hard to imagine, but despite my antics, I have survived to live another year. Coincidentally, the Phase One worldwide team was in town here in Washington DC as well as the US distributor and retailer of digital format systems, Digital Transitions (they sold me my Phase One [...]
Great intro to studio lighting class today in the Washington DC area! Thanks to everyone that came out and collaborated. We discussed the fundamentals of portrait lighting, light modifiers, shaping light, and telling a story with light. I will be doing more classes in a city near you in the future!
After flying in to Hong Kong from Washington DC just hours before for my speaking tour, I had the great honor and pleasure to be a part of Digital Rev’s Cheap Camera Challenge. A broken Holga + jet lag + beer + a goof like myself = What could go wrong? 2 days before hitting [...]
First of all, apologies for the few blog posts the past month. It has been a wild and diverse 2013 so far! In the past two weeks alone I shot a magazine cover in pittsburgh, taught photography to 250 people in DC (taught over 600 folks in the month of January), filmed a TV ad [...]
A few months ago, I hit up my buddy Paul Miller, who is a movie director out of Southern California. Regular readers of my site may recognize Paul from my previous Mad Max Interceptor shoot. Paul told me that he is part of a group of folks that essentially constructs clothing, weapons, and even vehicles [...]
I had a quick shoot in New York City last week with the young star from the UK. He debuted his album in America just a few days ago. This setup was pretty simple. The backdrop is real and not a drop-in. Only had a total of 15 minutes or so for a 3 setups, [...]
I was recently hired by the team over atTheRealMach5.com to shoot new marketing images of the “the only officially licensed Mach 5 in the world that was built to the Speed Racer cartoon Mach 5 specifications”. As you can see from the video, it was a hot hot day. I was probably suffering from heat stroke [...]
I have joined the Fstoppers.com team officially. If you haven’t heard of it, its one of the most popular photography-focused behind the scenes video sites on the web. I’m one of their new contributing editors and hope to be sharing a lot of original content of my own. I hope to be shaking things up! [...]
Check it out! I’m on the front page of Gizmodo and a few other sites! Thanks Gawker team! Intel flew me to Miami made me a part of their new marketing campaign for the new Ultrabooks, giving me a chance to photograph and drive around around with some awesome cars. Make sure to check out [...]
Emma, my lovable rescue Pitt mix, and I had to have our portaits taken for an upcoming magazine article on dog rescue, which will be coming out soon. I’m developing a personal photo series to hopefully help change the stigma on bully breeds and to promote dog rescue/adoption. Stay tuned for more information on this. [...]
I just got back from shooting in Las Vegas this past weekend. I was one of the official shooters for the iHeartRadio Fetivals, which was one of the most impressive and amazing concert experiences of my entire life. Check out the list of music acts! I got to photograph or meet or rub elbows with [...]
Yesterday, we took out 2 of the first accords in the country through NYC. The new 2013 Accord is a really nice car, especially for the money. Lots of features for the price point. The shoot came together last minute (less than 48 hours notice). There was literally no time for permits to shoot this [...]
Last month I had another photoshoot with the rock band All Time Low for the cover of Alternative Press Magazine. Well, 3 special edition covers to be exact. Today, the magazine revealed the covers and the trailer for our photoshoot. The November 2012 issue comes out next month (October 2012). Look forward to sharing the entire spread! [...]
Nobody ever said I didn’t get to drive and photograph some cool cars I even got to drive this baby on the main road and document the experience. Can’t wait to reveal to everyone my final images! Stay tuned.
Oh man, I have so much to update you guys on. Yes, I know I have to announce the winners of the Jumping Joe contest! So many entries and I’m waiting to hear back input from the folks at Nik to help me decide. Thanks for your patience! I was featured in a big photo [...]
I just did a promotion with Phase One and Nik Software to showcase the abilities of Phase One’s medium format camera system (I shoot with the Phase One IQ160 – 60 megapixel) as well as their amazing RAW processing software Capture One and Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4. It’s pretty awesome to have the [...]
This job came together pretty quickly, but was a fun one. I had a few days to rush order doctor’s uniforms and props, find an ambulance with portable stretcher, arrange a clothing stylist (Tara Papanicholas), a hair/makeup person (Stacie Snyder), and plan out the shot with the client. Everything had to be pre-approved with Discovery Channel so [...]
Want to know how I did this photoshoot and see more from it? Stay tuned for the behind the scenes video and photos coming very soon. I think you will definitely like this one.
Just came back from another really fun shoot in Miami. This has been a fantastic summer for photography and video for me and I’m extremely thankful. Here are just some behind the scenes iPhone photos. Lot of editing ahead of me! Ill share the final images and the project details when I am able. Man [...]
I had the honor of shooting for the cover of Popular Science Magazine this month. My photoshoot with the X-47B drone prototype taken at a high security Naval facility and was dropped onto a carrier by an amazing 3D graphic artist, Nick Kaloterakis. It is kind of awesome to do this for one of my favorite [...]