Category Archives: In the Studio

The camera loves Baby Hunter

  Hunter was born at St. Johns Hospital and shortly after he was sent home with Mom he visited us in Rochester Hills for his first portrait session.  He and Mom did wonderfully! Shortly after coming home from the hospital Baby Hunter came to the Studio for his portrait     Continue Reading

First Communion Fun

Twice as fun. Riley was in the studio today for a very fun First Communion Portrait.  She had a beautiful dress complete with the little veil and gloves.  It was very much like photographing a miniature bride.  She did a great job following my suggestions, now I need to get ready to help mom identify… Continue Reading

Senior H.S. intern brings in new challenges

Rochester High School Murder Mystery Promo Shot Today Kyle, my intern, brought over two friends to shoot some promotional shots for Rochester High School’s theatre department.  Working together we light the scene carefully so as to  bring his vision to reality.  The challenge here, as with many portraits was to direct the light where we… Continue Reading

Always pushing, always learning

Last weekend I attended a multifaceted workshop at Mary Duprie’s Studio in Pontiac, MI.  We started out Friday night by painting our own canvas backdrops.  This is something I have wanted to try for years, but never really had a good concept of how to go about it.  Mary has made hundreds of backdrops so… Continue Reading

Adobe Lightroom HDR Plug-in

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greektown Today I led a photo walk in Greektown.  The image above is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) shot built from 7 separate photographs.  The camera was secured to my Induro Carbon Fiber tripod and I used an external shutter release to avoid jostling the camera.  Many newer cameras allow… Continue Reading

Macro Photography

National Park Passport (3.5″ x 6″) I just scheduled a Macro Photography Workshop for Tuesday, April 24th.  I  love playing with macro and close-up photography.  For this simple example I grabbed my National Park Passport, which is very cool by the way.  I wish I had bought it when I first started visiting the parks.… Continue Reading

Nikon D4 arrived in the studio today

ISO 12,800 lighted only by the screen of the iPad As a professional photographer I am called upon to shoot a wide variety of subjects like High School Seniors, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Retirement Parties, Family Reunions, Wedding Anniversaries, Newborns, the list is almost endless.  The thing that all these events have in common… Continue Reading