Posts Tagged ‘new york city’

My Rod Stewart Portrait: 3 Minutes Of Setup And 2 Shutter Clicks


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 […]

My First Gallery Show In New York City

Speaking at the photography panel with the rest of the team

You may recall my post before about shooting supercars in Miami. Well, it all has concluded with a little gallery show in the SoHo part of New York City last week. Never have really had my work in an actual gallery show before, and it felt cool having people stop by and check out what […]

Announcing My New Photography & Video Production Studio In Downtown Manhattan

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Announcing my new studio in Manhattan located on West 27th by FIT campus in the Chelsea area. She’s a beautiful spot at around 1500 square feet with amazing available light (which can also be blocked out), full kitchen, wifi, freight elevator, in-addition to some really great raw space in the building. I look forward to […]

Shooting Honda Ads in New York City – 2012 Civic GX CNG Preview


Just got back from Manhattan and had a fulfilling all-day print ad shoot with the newly re-designed 2012 Honda Civic GX CNG (compressed natural gas) for the ad agency, Tier 10 Marketing under the direction of creative director (and Tier 10 co-founder) Scott Rodgers. It was kind of wild (stressful) driving a pre-release factory vehicle […]

Photoshoot With Lady Antebellum Using The Ferrari Edition Hasselblad H4D


Had a recent photoshoot with the talented top 40 trio, Lady Antebellum. This was another one of those quick shoots where I only had 10-15 minutes to do a couple of setups due to their tight schedule. The band and their crew was EXTREMELY nice and pleasant to work with. I opted to go natural/environmental […]

My Photoshoot With Pop Star Jessie J


I had a great shoot the other week in New York City with the pop star Jessie J. She’s huge in the UK with a number 1 album over there, and her music is starting to make a big impact in the United States. You may have caught her on shows like Saturday Night Live […]

Remember Your Photography Friends – R.I.T. Edition

(left to right) Michael Turek & Chad Griffith talk to the seniors. Photo taken with iPhone Pano

Last week, I was in New York City meeting up with old classmates from the Rochester Institute of Technology class of 2004 (Advertising Photo Department). Well, let me step back. The initial point of the get-together was for some of us 2004 grads to talk with a group of current RIT photo majors and offer […]

Aftermath Of My February 2011 New York City Photography Workshop


WHEW! Finally getting around to doing the recap. Held an awesome photography workshop at Fast Ashley’s Photo Studio in Brooklyn, New York. We had a couple of fun models and a solid group of good people in attendance. We focused on lighting techniques inside the studio and some outside lighting setups as well. My retoucher, […]

UPDATES: My February 27th New York City Photography Workshop Giveaways

Giving away a gift certificate for a FREE new Ona Union Street camera/laptop bag. I have one of these and it's one of my favorite day bags in my arsenal.

The big day is in 1 week! My workshop is being held in a drive-in photo studio in Brooklyn, New York (just outside of Manhattan) next Sunday the 27th. There are a few spots left in the workshop hanging out in the open waiting to be snagged! It’s only $300 for a full day with […]

My New York City Photography Workshop To Be Held February 27, 2011


It’s official, my next workshop will be held in the New York City area February 27, 2011. It appears the location will be in an awesome drive-in studio in the Brooklyn area (finalizing location this week). My last workshop was a huge success and look forward to sharing with a new group in a new […]

My Next Photography Workshop Coming To NYC February 27

The last workshop group

My first workshop in the Washington D.C. area a couple of weeks back was a great success and have been getting a lot of requests to do a workshop in New York City next. I am planning out an even bigger and better photography workshop (lighting and business) around the last week of February / […]

Lighting Workshop Coming Up Soon (January 9, 2011)!


That’s right, working on a sweet lighting workshop for January 9, 2011 in the Washington DC area. Stay tuned and I will fill you in with plenty of details on what we will cover, where, when, how, etc. I promise you, this will not be one to miss! I am also planning a lighting workshop […]

My Portrait Session With Musician Ne-Yo


Had a brief photoshoot with the musician Ne-Yo for a commercial client. Was given a total of about 15 minutes or less for the entire portrait session, but nothing I’m not used to. This first portrait was shot using entirely Kino-Flo lighting. I love shooting with Kinos when I am able. Creates a cool soft […]

Greetings From the Road – The Past 2-3 Weeks in DC, Philadelphia, Miami, NYC, & Chicago

Low-light fun with the Canon 1D Mark 4 during a fun all-night event at the "White Room" during Winter Music Conference

Man, it is a busy month and its only April 4th! Got back from a wild Winter Music Conference in Miami (my first time attending the WMC…not a lot of sleep that week). Hung out with some incredibly talented musicians and saw some wild parties and filmed a music video. As soon as we got […]

My Usher Photoshoot in New York City


Had a great shoot with Usher this week on the eve of the debut of his new album. What a really nice guy! Here are a few highlights. Ill probably post a couple more in the coming days. Now I’m off to Chicago to film Twista’s new music video for Ultra Records! Woo hoo! Follow […]

Adam Lambert from American Idol Photoshoot – Quick Single-Light Portraits


Had a shoot with Adam Lambert earlier this week in snowy New York City. You may recognize him from last season’s American Idol. As with most entertainment / celebrity photoshoots, I only had 10 minutes to do an entire shoot with the subject and very little setup time. I opted to keep my lighting simple […]

Fashion Fights Poverty Photoshoot 2009


I shot these photos for the charity Fashion Fights Poverty in my backyard. You can see more in the event’s look book, which you can purchase to benefit the charity. Styling was by Daniel Pino. Clothing provided by Orangia. About Fashion Fights Poverty (from their website): Created by Style & Image Network in 2005, Fashion […]