Posts Tagged ‘nik software’

Jumping Joe – Retouching Contest Winner

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Thank you for everyone’s patience. The time has come to announce the winner of the Jumping Joe retouching contest and who will receive the Nik Color Efex Pro 4 software! I had a lot of really hilarious and awesome entries. As you may recall, folks had an opportunity to download an unedited file shot by my […]


Shooting Print Ads With The New 2013 Honda Accord in New York City

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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 […]


Awesome Motorcycle Club Photoshoot With Digital Medium Format – Pics And Video

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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 […]


Photo Retouching Contest Time – Jumping Joe And Win Free Stuff

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It’s contest time again! You may recall this image above from a shoot I did with my Phase One a few weeks back (click the hyperlink to see behind the scenes and video). Snag my buddy Joe in the image above and put him in some crazy places or situations. Serious or funny, doesn’t matter to […]


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 […]


So I Took Some Time Off For The Holiday… And Now I Am Back!

Photo of the Phase One IQ160 along with me on holiday. Image captured by my iPhone with Nik Software's Snapseed App

I know I have been a little thin on the blog posts. I’ve been working like a crazy person all over the United States the past month or two shooting tv ads, billboard ads, and magazine covers. Good for business but hard on my sleep schedule. Never fear, I am back and well-rested and ready […]


Rock And Roll Reunion : 3 Doors Down And The Phase One

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Somewhere about 8-10 years ago, a rock band that was soaring in the charts hired me to be their tour photographer. No, it was not that easy. It’s a long story about how I convinced a magazine to hire me, then got the band to be in the magazine after doing some cold calls, and […]


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 […]


Snapseed: Get my favorite iPhone Photography App For FREE Until June 7, 2012

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Normally $4.99, my absolute favorite iPhone / iPad photo editing application SNAPSEED is on sale for FREE (zip zero zilch) until June 7, 2012. It was named Apple’s “iPad App of the Year 2011″. Dude/dudette, what are you waiting for? PICK IT UP HERE —-


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!


“Corporate Fallout” – Photoshoot Behind The Scenes & Lighting Diagram

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Above is an image from another personal shoot I did just for my portfolio. It is merely a single shot image. No drop-ins or composite here! My subject is a Parkour athlete that essentially did a backflip off the wall. Not an easy feat in dress shoes!! The lighting was simple as you well see […]


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 […]


I’m Back! Where Did I Go This Week? LA / DC / Orlando Adventures

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Apologies for this slow posts this past week. I’ve been on the road shooting various photo campaigns and projects. I will be posting behind the scenes and updates, but here is a small taste… This weekend I competed in a road rally in the new 2012 Bentley Continental GT with my boys. Must have been quite […]


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 […]


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

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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 […]


Creating Exclusive Automotive Advertising Content For A Dealership Client

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If you’re ever in Sebring, Florida visit Alan Jay Automotive’s Chevy/GMC/Cadillac dealer. You can see an installation of about 14 six to eight foot long canvas prints of exclusive automotive photography that I shot right in Sebring for the client. The client wanted unique automotive adverting content shot exclusively around their home base. I originally […]


Race Cars, Exotics, Adventure, And Florida

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I was in Florida this past weekend for a few projects. One of which, was to take some shots of a client’s racing team while hanging out in the pits. It’s actually my first time doing such a thing, but I had fun. Here are a couple of snapshots from my time there. Love working […]


Catch My Interview About Photography On The Nik Radio Podcast

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I was recently interviewed by Scott Sheppard for Nik Software radio about my photography career and my philosophies on shooting. It was a nice opportunity to share my thoughts on the industry with the world. I haven’t had a chance to hear it yet myself, since I’m on the road. Hope you enjoy it! You […]


Editing A Jeep Photo For A Print Advertisement [Time Lapse] And Lighting Diagram

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Here is a quick 40 second video showing all the little elements I touch up before an ad. In this case, I am working on an images of a new Jeep Grand Cherokee  This was not a particularly complicated edit, but you can see a little bit of the process I go into, nonetheless. The […]


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.


Photoshoot With Lady Antebellum Using The Ferrari Edition Hasselblad H4D

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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 […]


Nik Software Did A Great Article On My Work

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One of my favorite Photoshop plug-in companies, Nik Software, just released a really nice article on me and my work on their website yesterday. I tell you, it has been a wild ride since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with my photography degree in 2004. Always feels great and humbling to get such amazing […]