You Never Know Who’s Talking About You

POSTED April 23rd, 2015 UNDER Friends, Photography

I was having a really bad week and nothing was falling into place and I was frustrated and sick and upset and felling, well, pretty shitty.  I was feeling bad about my photography, and then I noticed I was getting a little incoming traffic from somewhere and followed the link, and suddenly I felt a little better about myself.

Photographer Will Neder was talking about light and lighting and dropped my name in.  That’s pretty awesome.

Will said “. . . I reference your site all the time to photographers looking for ideas about how to master strobes while keeping their images both meaningful and interesting.”

You never know who’s talking about you.  You never know who’s appreciating what you are doing.  Keep making awesome work.  That goes for me too.


“The pit is completely enclosed. And it’s full of leathery objects, like eggs or something.”

"The pit is completely enclosed. And it's full of leathery objects, like eggs or something."

I love the 1979 movie Alien. It’s one of my favorites.

Toy maker Super7 just came out with these retro-style “ReAction” figures from Alien. I had to get the figure for Kane and take a photo of him.

This image was made using little colored finger lights I got at the dollar store, and cut up clear plastic water bottles for the “walls”.

I wanted something dark, with just a kiss of light on his helmet so you can see his face.  The finger lights bounce off the water bottles and give the little color highlights.

before I chopped open the packaging.


POSTED April 13th, 2015 UNDER DEDPXL, Editorial, Personal work, Toy Photography


April’s DEDPXL post is up!  I hope you enjoy it!


Hollywood Frame by Frame

I need more photo books.

A while back I picked up “Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen In Contact Sheets, 1951-1997″.  It’s a wonderful book full of contact sheets from Hollywood photographers not only showing you “the shot” but also the other images from the sessions.  Ever want to see what a contact sheet of movie star portraits looks lik?  This is an awesome visual example of seeing what was chosen over the others.  

Pick it up over at Amazon: Hollywood Frame by Frame

Ryan • Headshot

POSTED April 3rd, 2015 UNDER Head Shots, Photography

Jake • Headshot

This is Jake.  He contacted me looking for a clean head shot that he could use for a few different purposes; social media, work, and for print.  He was going to be speaking to some groups and wanted something nice that they could use for print announcement materials.

Ryan also said some magic words during our session:

“When I was looking for head shots online, I came to your website.  You were more than I had originally budgeted for, but when I saw your work, I knew it was worth it.”

I dream for clients like that.  Thanks, Ryan.