Category: Photography

  • The Photo Crony – First Announcement!

    Well… I’m not sure what to say.  I’ve been working on my invention for the last couple of years and we are finally getting ready to head over to Kickstarter!   Here is the very first look at the Photo Crony. And now… we are patented! I am an official inventor! Things are getting into […]

  • Dracast LED Panel for High Speed Photography

    quarter, tilt, high speed, balancing

    Here is the video I put together to evaluate how the Dracast light panels function when used in high speed photography.  I shot video at frame rates from 700 frames per second up to 15,000 frames per second. Mostly, I wanted to see how the lights performed in terms of brightness as well as flicker. […]

  • Portraits on the Beach – the Family Portrait

    I had a tremendous time taking portrait photos of this beautiful family on the beach in Redondo Beach, CA.  We used a very big light to try to cut down on the 2:00pm light (that was the only time of day we could get onto the beach).  The light did a great job overpowering the […]

  • Home Tour Demo

    Combining still images and 360 degree photography, as well as web content, pdfs, videos, amenities, local attractions and a wide variety of other content, wonderful virtual tours can be set up. This is a simple walk-through of a home – – the virtual tour is ideal for prospective buyers, renters, interior designers, incoming residents and […]

  • Aerial Shooting in Manhattan Beach

    Sharing this aerial image of Manhattan Beach overlooking an area near downtown, the tree district and heading out over the pier and ocean.  This is a spectacular home in a spectacular town.  Shot with the DJI Inspire and cleaned/finished in Photoshop. [su_lightbox type=”image” src=””][/su_lightbox] It is worth sharing a couple of alternative looks which were […]

  • The Aloxxi Photo Shoot

    Product and cosmetic is great fun to shoot.  There is always something sparkly, shiny/reflective, specular and so forth. Light is a huge consideration.  The Aloxxi product line continues that tradition both with metallic foil on its labels as well as a white container/box.  Aloxxi is a fine company that makes some beautiful products and we are proud to […]

  • Hummingbird in Super Slo Mo

    There are different moments in nature that impact each of us in a way that we are able to connect. Sunsets, for instance, are pretty universal in their intimacy. With all that I’ve done as a nature photographer — penguins, polar bears and so forth — the most interesting creature to me is the hummingbird. […]

  • The Power of the new Canon 5DS / Mr. Phelps’ Stache

    Let’s talk about the Canon 5DS. Is this camera worth it? To me, it’s all pretty simple. [su_row][su_column size=”1/4″][/su_column][su_column size=”3/4″] I have been inundated over the past couple of weeks regarding questions pertaining to Canon’s 5DS camera.  That’s to be expected.  It’s a new and expensive piece of gear; and as it turns out, I […]

  • On the Oakland A’s Pitching Mound (in 360)!

    Note:  Just a quick thank you to the Oakland A’s, Peter Read Miller and Michael Zagaris and anyone else who allowed me (or didn’t not allow me) to do this.  It was a truly remarkable experience. [su_row][su_column size=”1/4″][su_lightbox type=”image” src=””] [/su_lightbox][/su_column][su_column size=”3/4″] I had the amazing opportunity to stand on the pitching mound for a […]

  • Vegas Trip and 360 Pano Test

    Hoping this works :0   It’s not a perfect panoramic ‘stitch’, but for some friends in a hotel lobby, this should work.  Be sure to check  it on a mobile device for live interactive look-abouts.  Well… here are my friends and I during our annual trip to the desert.