Some of my favorite Muse Models Aleccia: has the unique European/Russian facial features and bone structure I was referring to in my Beauty Shots article. She’s Drop-Dead Gorgeous, walking in off the street without makeup. She’s also a very talented makeup artist in her own right. Aleccia excels with body language and facial expressions, she has this “come hither look” that drives me insane while looking through the viewfinder. Aleccia   Read More ...

Commercial – AKA; Product Advertising. Commercial Photography was my college major. The intent will never change, but the processes are limitless and will continue to evolve way beyond my lifespan. It hasn’t always been this way.  Back in my days creativity was limited and stiefeled by the “accepted standards” of the times.  We were required to follow either one of two specific lighting scenarios and any deviation would cost a   Read More ...

I love Architectural photography and the many challenges it brings.  I come from the old school approach when it comes to this type of work.  The lighting is so complex, the slightest  change in prospective requires a completely new lighting setup. The work can be very tedious at time, but is also so very rewarding when it all comes together. Blackmore Residences, Redwood City Ca. Designed by Kastrop Group Architects,   Read More ...

The difference between Fashion and High Fashion is attitude IMHO. They are both aspects of commercial photography, we’re selling the Dress, the Handbag, Jewelry, etc. and the model is only a tool for displaying the dress, the handbag, the jewelry, etc. A “great” High Fashion shot usually requires working with a team of professional; Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Fashion Stylist, and of course, one or more models. I’m very selective   Read More ...

Beauty Photography, is an area where I excel. It’s an exciting concept, far more time consuming and far more complex than one would imagine. This is where the collective creativity really comes together and I love the interaction with other creative professionals. This type of work is so highly specialized and very beneficial to Makeup Artist’s and Hair Stylist’s portfolios – as well as the models and photographers. I spend   Read More ...