Product on Black Acrylic

Product on Black Acrylic Staged

This innovative speaker design offers stunning sound.  The photography needed to reflect the mood.

The photographer used two Arri 650T fresnel lights with 300 watt bulbs and two Matthews 48″ x 48″ artificial silk scrims, 1.6 stops.  Also used a Rotolight NEO matching the Arri tungsten temperature for the top of the speaker.
Canon 5D MarkIII
Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens

We used a sheet of black acrylic to create a classic look.  There is nothing in the background, but shooting at a 9.0 aperture kept the product in sharp focus while turning the background completely black. This shot is straight out of the camera, no Photoshop adjustments or editing.

Speaker on Black

Simple Product Staging on Black Acrylic

The designer requested a size perspective so we added wine glasses for a simple staged product image.

Jewelry Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle jewelry photos are a great asset to show off your jewelry collection and add “eye candy” to your website.  Showing your jewelry worn breathes warmth and personal connection to your gemstone jewelry – rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces.  This session was shot at the jeweler’s store within a two hour window.
Lifestyle Jewelry Photography
These lifestyle images were shot using a Paul C Buff Beauty Dish with a 20% grid using an Einstein studio flash, hand held reflector and a Canon 24-70 mm lens.
Gemstone Necklace
We also shot environmental jewelry product pieces in a couple of settings. Creating a stunning bokeh background to set off the sparkling gemstones.
Environmental Jewelry Product Photos
A tight crop (below) brings the ring forward.
Jewelry Product Photography
This diamond ring (below) was set into a succulent. We manipulated the image with photo editing to keep the focus on the ring. These product images were shot using a Rotolight and a 100mm 2.8 Canon lens.

Environmental Product Photography

Large Product Photography

There is a big product and there is a BIG product!  Airplanes have beautiful design lines and beautiful paint jobs. They sparkle in the sunlight.  Photographing large products means working in a large area, more importantly having staff to maneuver the airplane into the desired position of the photographer.  Having a beautiful sunny day with cloudy blue skies makes the session wonderful!
Large Product Photography

To shoot the interior cockpit we covered the windshield with a tarp, squeezed into a tight cockpit and closed the doors to keep out the ambient light using only the glow of the instrument light panels.  Using a tri-pod and the slowest shutter speed of the Canon 5d Mark III returned a beautiful shot.

Airplane Cockpit

Flat Lay Product Photographer in Orange County

Flat Lay Product

For flat lay product photography an overhead camera rigging system with an HD monitor gives the Macro lens the flat, level shooting plane for tack sharp focus.  We lit using 2 soft boxes and a quarter stop 48 inch scrim with a 3rd flash behind.

Sequined Bikini Product Photorgapher

The sequins took a bit of light modifying, to maintain the jewel tones without blowing them out. We used foam core to create a box to channel the light.

Swimsuit Photographer

Flat lay product photography requires one essential tool for setup: pins.  Lots of pins, lots of foam-core layers and additional time.  Spandex can be a bit of a wrestle due to the elasticity, but pinning does the trick.

Commercial Composite Photography in Anaheim

Composite Tour Bus
Often getting your product into the ideal setting isn’t realistic.  This tour bus company travels not only throughout Western states, but across the country.  Scheduling photo ops presents a lot of obstacles.  Opting for composite photo editing allowed time to photograph the bus to match the chosen stock images.  Adding reflections to the windows and hubcaps keeps it real. We created several composites. We also create composite portraits.

Tour Bus on the Road
This was the staging area.
Commercial Tour Bus

Staff Portrait for Company Calendar in Rancho Cucamonga

Staff Group Portrait for Calendar

Group staff photo

When it comes to your the face of your company a fun project can be a calendar.  This shot was set with the fun, playful side of the department, inclusive of the department head. We combined ambient light and flash. Set against an exterior window we were able to capture the blue sky.

(2) Paul Buff 64 inch PLM Soft Silver Umbrellas
Einstein Flashes

Solar Panel Photography

Solar Panel at School Photography

An interesting photo shoot of installed solar panels at a local school.  This was all about angles. There are 2 parts to this solar system, with the gigantic battery stored securely behind fencing.

When hired to take one photo the task is to capture every angle in a beautifully balanced image.  To get the one shot our client needed we shot for an hour and from every angle. That’s the goal – seek out every good shot, shoot it all and let the client choose “the one”. As with all architecture there is a beauty to the structure, lines converging, verticals and horizontal.  It’s a fun shoot using only the basics: the camera and your eye.

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Headshot Photographer

Headshots are a marketing tool for professional from all industries.

Corprate Headshot

What separates a headshot is the intimacy of the subject with the camera/photographer.  While a portrait may be full length, 3/4 length or chest high, a headshot is about the face.  Lighting is the key. The above was shot with Paul C Buff Einstein and Beauty Dish.  The light wraps around the face creating subtle shadows.  For the subject of a headshot – the facial expression is critical.  Talk with your photographer before the session to capture the expression you are looking to convey to your viewers.

Dental Staff Headshot

Dental Staff Photography

Dental Staff Photography

Website photos can go beyond the somber to this fun shoot. It captures the fun spirit of this staff portrait.  (We took serious shots, too – but these won out!)

Using 64″ Paul C Buff PLM umbrellas, two Einsteins to get that beautiful deep separation of tones.

Group Staff Photography

Large Group Staff Photography

A large staff group shot needs a bit of pre-planning. This session greatly benefited from color coordinated clothing. Body language is a subtle way to bring the comfortable warmth of a large group and takes patience to arrange.

Lighting for a large group gives depth.  We used 64″ Paul C Buff PLM umbrellas – one on each side.