Monthly Archives: February 2007

Tripping Safely…

Here’s a couple of shots done last week for a relationship therapist showing a light and sound machine she uses in her practice. The visual challenge was to light the clinical setting in such a way as to convey the darkened, relaxing environment they are used in. These are the most unbelievably coolest tools I’ve ever used! Many years ago, on a break from shooting at a USTA convention, I took the plunge, laid on the couch and put this device on and for the next thirty minutes was whisked away to nirvana. Mind you, this was all in a booth on a convention floor during a trade show! There were many different colored LED’s inside the glasses that pulse in rhythm to the New Age music (Ray Lynch) coming through the headphones. I returned to my assignment (awards ceremony) fully refreshed, totally alert and “in the zone”. With no lunch! Amazing! Anyone else experience one of these awesome devices?

Business Photography and Portraits…

A composite of three separate, 1/3 page ads I shot for a client on a theme about choices, flavors and styles. A nice change of pace to conceptualize with the clients and flesh out some images. A lot of Photoshop was involved for the apples and ice cream as you might have suspected. It is so much fun to have a client present to you a project that you can sink your teeth into on so many levels; concept, imaging, digital manipulation, corrections, and fianally, delivery. And when you hit it and they’re happy? Oh, man…! Very often, my assignments include group shots of employees of small companies or clinics, as in this case. It is usually a challange to make it new and exciting, especially when a large prop’s appearance in the shot is mandatory. Using my camera bag to secure my light stand in a fairly good wind, I managed to fire off about twenty frames, this one their selection, and the best of the lot.Portrait today in the studio, a personal trainer with a whole lot of energy, a lively personality, and new to the area. If you are ready to step it up a notch and work with a really cool, supportive person in the Portland area, give me a call and I’ll hook you up.