Posts Tagged ‘douglas sonders photography’

One Of My New Jeep Cherokee Ad Campaigns Caught In The Wild!

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If you are flipping through this month’s Road and Track Magazine (the one with the new Ford Mustang on the cover), you will definitely see the first of my Jeep Cherokee print ads in the wild. Well, you won’t have to go far because it’s on the inside of the front cover If you followed […]


Detroit And Its Awesome Photoshoot Locations

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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, […]


Preview: My Photoshoot With The Green Hornet’s Black Beauty Movie Car

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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 […]


Speed Racer Mach 5 Shoot Coming Very Soon

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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.


Sometimes All You Need Is An iPhone Camera And Photo Editing Apps v.24023.3

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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 […]


Learning To Fly – Fun With A Trampoline And The Phase One IQ160

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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 […]


60 Megapixels Of Glory – Shooting With The Phase One IQ160

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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 […]


Monday Moment Of Zen – I Do Not Remember This Saved By The Bell

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Debut: My TV Ad For Acura Starring New York Yankee Mariano Rivera

(left to right) Nicholas Cambata & myself (co-founders of 8112), Mariano Rivera, and our Creative Director at Tier 10 Marketing Scott Rodgers

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 […]


Photoshoot: Thomas Dolby Is Blinded With Science On The Cover Of Distro Magazine

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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 […]


Monday Moment Of Zen – Holiday Party Weekend

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This is how I have celebrated my weekend, when I wasn’t working! Haha. Hope you had a great one.


My Free Post-Production Webinar Is Live On The Nik Software Blog

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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 […]


Working On Something Awesome With @NikSoftware

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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!


My New Photography Class With Living Social 918F Street DC

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Living Social has asked me to come back and teach another few intermediate DSLR photography classes at their 918F Street location in Washington DC. The class went on sale today and seats are going fast if you want to join us! Will be on the weekends. Starts late May and goes into June. Last time […]


Thanks Adobe! Photoshop Showcased Me As One Of Their “Customer Successes”

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 —- 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 […]


Erik Almas Reminded Me To Stop Photographing Junk

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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 […]


My Custom Bomber-Inspired iPad 3 Case [Preview]

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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 […]


Video Tutorial : Quick Face Retouching Using Adobe Photoshop CS6

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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 […]


Register For My Upcoming Photoshop Webinar With Nik Software

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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 […]


Some Of My Select Images Available To Be Custom Printed

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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 […]


Catch More Of My Photo Tips on The Photography Show DTown Episode 100

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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!


Monday Moment Of Zen – The Price Is… Snoop Dogg

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This must be seen to be believed. Snoop Dogg helps a contestant on The Price Is Right win a 1962 Lincoln Continental. This has to be one of the most incredible showcases I have ever seen in the history of the show. This reminds me of the time I got in trouble in junior high […]


One Of My Old Photoshoots Still Has Legs… MIT / NASA Mars Biosuit Portrait

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Thanks to a tip from my buddy Elliot O’Donovan today, I discovered that one of my photographs is making its rounds on the internet today after appearing in Wired. In about 12 hours, the image has nearly 3200 notes/reblogs on tumblr alone. Want to know the crazy part? I did this photoshoot 4 years ago. […]


Catch My High-Tech New Spread In Fast Company Magazine – DARPA Head Regina Dugan

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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 […]