Posts Tagged ‘images’

Dozens Of My Photo and Video Behind The Scenes Videos In One Place!

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If you like watching behind the scenes videos and / or want to see how I’ve put a lot of my big shoots together, head on over to my portfolio website ( and check out my new “Behind the Scenes” section. I’ve posted most of my videos all on my site so you may watch […]

Intro To Studio Lighting Class By Douglas Sonders Coming To DC


Have a digital SLR camera and want to FINALLY how to use off-camera flash? You know, something more than that pop-up flash or that hotshoe on-camera flash? I will be teaching the fundamentals of “studio lighting” and how you can take the next step with your photography. Class will be taking place in Norther Virginia, […]

My New Photography Website Is Up – Faster, Easier, And New Content

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To those familiar with my portfolio website, my new site design may look similar but it has been greatly improved under the hood. It will load MUCH faster, its easier to view on mobile devices, the design is streamlined, and I’ve added some fun new content. For example: Check out our new filmmaking reel: CLICK HERE […]

Capture One Express 7 Announced – Phase One’s Affordable Raw Processing Software For Under $100


  Phase One announced their new Capture One Express 7 raw image processing software today and it’s free to try for 60 days and only $99 to buy! Express 7 is actually a streamlined version of their advanced Capture One Pro 7 software, which is what I personally use, focusing primarily on RAW processing. Also, I’m […]

Like Shooting Tethered? Check Out Some Of These Awesome Products From Tethered Tools


  If you haven’t heard of yet, well… you have now. Tethered Tools makes a wide range of fantastic products to make your tethered shooting go more smoothly. They are your one stop shop for all of your tethered shooting gear needs including software… but you do have to provide the camera and computer. […]

Driving and Photographing The Real Speed Racer Mach 5 (With Video)


I was recently hired by the team over 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 […]

My Photography Is On The Cover Of 4 Magazines This Month!


All four of these magazines can be found on newsstands this month (technically the Time cover is from last month, but may still be up there! ) I think this is certainly a first for me and a very exciting opportunity 1 magazine cover, let alone 4 in one month! Wow! Mom is going to […]

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 […]

Photographing The New Cover For Popular Science Magazine: X-47B Prototype Unmanned Drone

I found my cover on the newsstands of Barnes & Noble today

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 […]

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


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 […]

My Photoshoot With The Music Artists “Big Time Rush” And “Cody Simpson”


I recently had a photoshoot with teen heartthrob music groups “Big Time Rush” and “Cody Simpson”. Not being a teenage girl, these  guys weren’t on my music radar beforehand, but they were all extremely nice and definitely put on a good music performance on stage. You can see more of my portraits and performance photos […]

Boston Home Magazine – Proof My Old Personal Photoshoot Has Legs… Still


You may recall this old post, where I discussed how one of my personal photoshoots from 2008 has continued to be used in various forms even until this day. The shoot has seen various magazine spreads, covers, and even a museum display in New York City. Most recently, one of my Dava Newman / Biosuit portraits […]

The Forgotten Late Night Drive


  When I was about 17 years old, I had this fire engine red 1966 Ford Mustang convertible that my dad helped me fix up. I loved that car with all of my heart. Loyal readers of my blog may recall that I sold that car to pay for my initial camera gear post-college. It […]

Download My Free Bugatti Veyron Desktop Wallpaper Thanks To My Friends At Jalopnik


One of my favorite car blogs,, has featured my Bugatti Veyron photoshoot on their site and is offering one of my Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir photos up as a free desktop wallpaper (with my approval of course). Head on over to their website and you can download the wallpaper there! Link to download the […]

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


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. […]

Portrait Of “Indian Mike” – Finding My Own New Visual Style

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Maybe it’s the nature of being an artist, but every 2-3 years I become completely fed up of my shooting/lighting/visual style. I feel like I my clock has been ticking as of recent and have felt strongly compelled to shake things up. A lot the work I have been known for is my over-the-top cartoon/movie-like […]

My Personal Beard / Faces Portrait Series So Far…

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Going to send this mage out with my email marketing soon. This has been a fun series to shoot and look forward to doing many more. You can see the photos full-sized on my website HERE. Want to see a video on my post-production process on these photos? Click here.

Preview Of My Jack’s Mannequin / Andrew McMahon Photoshoot Spread In The New Alt Press Magazine

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My Jacks Mannequin / Andrew McMahon photoshoot in the new AltPress Magazine. What do you think? Did this shoot at the concert venue Wolf Trap in Virginia. I haven’t even seen the spread in person yet, but my buddy Joe Cereghino sent me this iPhone photo. He saw it while grocery shopping with his baby boy […]

A Reminder – Flying Home On September 11, 2011

A practically empty flight back home to DC, morning of September 11, 2011

I flew home to DC from Photoshop World 2011 in Vegas on a redeye the morning of September 11. It was eerily quiet at the airports. It was not as if people were staying home because they were frightened about a new attack on the anniversary of one of our nation’s most painful tragedies… it felt more […]

Trying Out The New Ferrari H4D On Set With Lady Antebellum


I’m shooting in 4 states this week: Florida, DC, NYC, and Montana. Yesterday I was in New York City to photograph portraits and performance of the popular band, Lady Antebellum. I will do a longer blog post about this in the next few days with some of the shots I captured and the behind the […]

Shooting Some Modern GM Muscle Cars In Florida


Editing some advertising photos I shot for a GM dealership client down in Florida this week. Here are some highlights from my edits so far. Proof that you can make some dynamic photos with only 3 strobes (sometimes 4), cool location-planning, and well-planned retouching and cleanup in post. The skies were not dropped-in. Those are […]

Added A New “Transportation” Photography Portfolio To My Website


In a long-overdue move, I have now added a “Transportation” section to my photography portfolio and website. It is a work in progress and I have a lot of images to add to it, but I think it is worth a look! May see some new stuff in there I haven’t posted before. Link to […]

Catch My Photography In The July/August 2011 Issue Of Fast Company Magazine

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If you are browsing through the current issue of Fast Company, you’ll catch the 2-page spread of my portrait of the lovely Angela James, an editor that revolutionized the romance novel industry into the digital age. Shot this with 2 lights. One main light (White Lightning x3200) with a beauty dish and a catch light […]

My Road Trip Through Colorado And Wyoming In A V8 Camaro Droptop – Day 1


Greetings from Durango, Colorado (where I sit as I write this). My business associate, Nicholas Cambata, and I flew in to Colorado today (Sunday). We essentially have the ultimate work road-trip this week. Nicholas and I are driving a droptop V8 Camaro SS across Colorado and Wyoming this week to film 2 fun documentaries for the […]