Environmental Portrait: Creating A Business-like Image

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | 2 Comments

I appreciate when businesspeople go to the trouble to have a professionally-produced headshot or business portrait created of themselves. Recently, a former colleague reached out via LinkedIn as she set about organizing a new enterprise and we arranged to make a portrait of her to use in promoting her new business. Not having a proper business location to use as an environment for her portrait proved only a minimal challenge. After […]

Environmental Portrait: A “Shot in the Dark”

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | 4 Comments

An environmental portrait is one typically created in a subject’s usual environment, such as their home or workplace, with the idea of conveying something unique about their personality or character. A couple of weeks ago I spotted this beautiful mural on a wall in San Bernardino and decided immediately I wanted to do a portrait […]

Santa Fe, NM: Eat, Drink & Sleep Photography

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in art, business, education, photography | One Comment

I will be spending the next week in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to attend a small strobe lighting class, “Small Strobes, Big Results,” at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops. Lawyers and other professionals are required to complete continuing education to keep their licenses. Photographers, though unlicensed to ply their trade, should do the same to learn new skills and polish old ones. […]

Los Angeles, CA: The Power Of National Geographic Photography

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in art, business, culture, news, photography | No Comments

The line was long outside The Annenberg Space For Photography, where the exhibit, “The Power of Photography: 125 Years of National Geographic,” was on display. Editors no doubt struggled to cull 125 years of work to only  a few hundred images, but in the end, they printed many on a kind of wallpaper and laminated […]

Kid With A Camera: Controversy Surrounds Death of Reuters Stringer

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in art, business, culture, news, photography | No Comments

Foreignpolicy.com has posted a comprehensive story regarding the death last month of Molhem Barakat, a Syrian teen who provided news pictures from his war-torn country, reportedly for as little as $10 each, that the Reuters news organization then resold for many times that amount to the likes of The New York Times and other major media outlets. Much of the […]

Lancaster, CA: Into The Wild Blue Yonder

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in business, culture, photography, technology | No Comments

At the corner of Sierra Highway and Lancaster Blvd. sits a McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom II pointing rakishy over traffic. Surrounded by a number of concrete monuments bearing brass plaques, the display comprises Lancaster’s AeroSpace Wall of Fame, noting the accomplishments of various test pilots and the records they set at nearby Edwards Air Force […]