Just about a week ago, I pulled an all-nighter prepping and printing twoÂ images for the Salton Sea Walk Finish Line Event. Long story short, Randy Brown just finished an epic 100+ mileÂ walk around the sea and on Sunday the community gathered toÂ celebrate his accomplishment and raise awareness for a good cause. TheÂ receptionÂ wasÂ hosted by EcoMedia Compass, a non-profit organization thatÂ has been focusing on the Salton Sea and the fact that the water level is loweringÂ andÂ the water is becoming increasingly saltier. As this continues,Â the fish couldÂ stop producing thus eliminating a food source for the birds that use the Salton Sea as a stop during their migration. The loss of California wetlands due to urban sprawl has left the birds no choice but to use the Salton Sea – and once it dies theÂ bird species will be dramatically affected. I have a home at the Salton SeaÂ andÂ I dearly love the sea and the surrounding deserts so, needless to say, I felt compelled to do my part to help. At this event I provided twoÂ pieces of framed art to hang and display for sale, and I will be donating a portion of those proceeds to Ecomedia Compass. Itâ€™s my goal to produce about 20 […]
Over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to shoot some classic microphones. This time, the creative team at MiresBall came to me with two great concepts for Shure’s packaging, which I was more than happy to work on. I ended up taking two different approachesÂ inÂ regard to shootingÂ techniquesÂ andÂ I really think this helped give the campaign a well-rounded and professional, yet relatable, appeal. Here’s what I did: For the brightÂ and colorful images, I used a technique calledÂ ‘focus stacking’ to showÂ perfect focus throughout the microphones and background. MyÂ goal was to create a sharp, vibrantÂ andÂ illustrative visual showing the microphonesÂ at 100% of their size. The small black and white images were shot more traditionally with a natural depth of field as to create that ‘real’ feelingÂ whileÂ suggesting possible uses for the product. Shooting in both of these ways reminds me that I still equally love traditional photography. It’s really just about choosing the proper technique and style for theÂ particular project.
Contrary to what the internet would tell you, Caturday isÂ notÂ the only day of the week reserved for our feline friends. This past Sunday I was finishing up some client work when I got the bright idea to bring the boys in for a family portrait. Check out theÂ imagesÂ below: