Think Tank Photo: New Mirrorless Mover Grey Bags

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | No Comments

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems.  Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless […]

Augmenting Existing Light: A Matter Of Subtlety

I was reminded earlier this year during David Tejada’s “Small Strobes, Big Results” workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that available light is the foundation of any given picture, and that speedlights can be used to augment the existing light, directing the viewer’s attention to what is most important in the frame. Recently I applied these ideas in a portrait a young woman. I’ve been […]

NOS Beer Fest: Suds & Songs On A Hot Afternoon

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | 2 Comments

The National Orange Show in San Bernardino hosted their first annual Beer Fest and Homebrew Competition yesterday. Some 20 microbreweries, from all over Southern California, gathered to share their concoctions with beer aficionados.  Attendees gathered in the shade of the eucalyptus trees near the lagoon and enjoyed music by EMI recording artist Kelleigh Bannen, (pictured), […]

Fourth of July: Bombs Bursting In Air

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in art, business, culture, photography | One Comment

The City of Highland marked the 4th of July this year with its very own, first-ever fireworks display, launching an incredible show by Pyro Spectaculars of Rialto from the grounds of Immanuel Baptist Church, just south of Base Line, in the eastern end of the community. Earlier I scouted a location from which I would be able […]

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 […]