Sure, Detroit may be known for things like its extreme crime, car theft, corrupt mayor, Detroit Auto Show, but it also happens to be one of my new favorite places to shoot in. Detroit has some of the most incredible “ruin porn” locations (places that look like they were ravaged by the post-apocalypse). For example, [...]
Lots of fun shoots going on these days! Just got back from photographing the Green Hornet’s Black Beauty. This was one of 2 surviving screen used hero cars from the recent movie (not including stunt cars that were cut up or destroyed). I photographed the car as part of my ongoing photo series called The Unicorn [...]
I’ve been teasing this shoot for a little while now. It’s almost time to release the full behind the scenes video and photo shoot! Stay tuned! Images shot on the Phase One IQ160.
I was doing a shoot with a friend in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. While a 60 megapixel medium format Phase One was slung around my neck, I decided to snap this with my iPhone of Nora just casually exploring the deep woods. I did a black and white conversion, some contrast, sharpness/detail, and tilt-shift [...]
I took the day yesterday to do a personal shoot. We had a beautiful, but hot, day here in the Washington DC area. Some friends came together to help with the shoot. Shooting with a digital medium format, the Phase One IQ160, is pretty awesome. You can see in the image above, the incredible depth [...]
I am excited and proud to announce I have a new partnership with the makers of one of the finest digital camera systems and capture software in the world, Phase One, and my favorite photography plug-ins by Nik Software. Digital Transitions and Phase One have provided me with a brand new Phase One body with [...]
What a strange show promo…
I did a blog post the other week previewing this shoot with some of our behind the scenes images. You can finally see the tv spot here now. Let me know what you think. It’s pretty wild how much work goes into just 30 seconds of footage! Special thanks to Bobby Hoffman of Manhattan Youth [...]
I did this shoot for Engadget’s Distro Magazine in New York City a month or so ago of singer Thomas Dolby. I only had about 20 minutes for this entire shoot due to the subject’s very tight schedule (he had a show that night). I had my lights pre-setup and ready to go by the [...]
This is how I have celebrated my weekend, when I wasn’t working! Haha. Hope you had a great one.
Using Nik Software To Step Up Your On-Location Photoshoots with Douglas Sonders A few weeks ago I did a live webinar for Nik Software, showcasing how I do some of my Photoshop post-production and how I apply my favorite Nik Software plugins. They have the video posted up on their site to view at your [...]
A behind the scenes photo from a new awesome project I am working on with my friends over at Nik Software. I think you guys will really like this when it unleashes. Keep an eye out!
—- Thank you to the folks over at Adobe, makers of the famous photography software, Photoshop! They showcased me as one of their “Customer Successes”. You can click the image below to see the posting on their page. It is always surreal to me when anyone feels the need to write about my work, let [...]
APA DC hosted commercial photographer Erik Almas to speak about his lighting, shooting, and retouching styles this week. I was very thankful to have the time to attend for a variety of reasons. No matter where you may or may not be in your career, it is crucial to take the time to learn from [...]
A small preview of one of my new built from scratch bomber-inspired ipad3 housings. It was built to be used strictly for photo/video-taking for a new special and very exciting ad campaign I have coming up with Nik Software. It first saw light at my birthday party the other night (see below). That’s all I [...]
I’ve had requests to do a quick tutorial on how to retouch faces in Photoshop. This will show you some easy quick tips on how to make a fresh look more refreshed and healthy, without looking alien or over-photoshopped, which is a big hazard these days. I play with the new Photoshop CS6 to show [...]
In case you didn’t see the recent email blast from my friends over at Nik Software, I’ll be featured in an upcoming webinar on April 10, 2012 from 10 to 11am (Pacific Time). Learn about how I use post-production to create some of the most dynamic images in my portfolio. I will go through my process [...]
For a long time, folks have been asking where they can order prints of my work and I have never offered them to the public. Well, I have decided to change that. Starting now, I am offering select images up for sale. All of the images on this blog post can be ordered in a variety of [...]
I share some lighting tips on the 100th episode of the online photography show, D-Town. I discuss using soft boxes to create dynamic looking people portraits. I start showing up around 4:55. Check it out!
I took this portrait of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) director Regina Dugan at their headquarters in Virginia. I had to set up a large backdrop in a secure government facility and do multiple portraits in a short amount of time. The device in the photo is a real UAV (see video below) prototype [...]
About a week ago my good buddy Bryce Buell sent me this photo he just shot and retouched. It was so cool I asked if he wanted to guest blog and share his process with everything. Check out Bryce’s site when you get a chance. Aside from being a talented photographer and retoucher and friend, [...]