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

Staff Portrait Photographer in Irvine

Receptionist Portrait
Receptionist Lifestyle Portrait
A lifestyle (aka environmental) portrait session for the company receptionist required lighting setup. Staging the background with existing furnishings we added a couple of lights to create drama and depth to the shot. We combined ambient light with flash focusing a beauty dish on the subject’s face.

Einstein Studio Flash
Paul Buff 22 inch Beauty Dish
10 Degree Grid
5′ Avenger C-Stand
Canon 6D
Canon 24-70 mm 2.8 lens

Attorney Portrait Photographer in Santa Ana

Attorney Portrait

The photo session for this Law Office offered a rich background of beautiful wood desks, book cases and wide windows-ideal for an environment portrait session. This was the first shot-perfect pose, perfect attitude, perfect lighting.

Lawyer Portrait Photographer

Photography Details:

  • 64 inch Paul Buff PLM with no diffusion
  • Einstein
  • 24-70mm lens

Legal Attorney Photographer

Environment Staff Portrait

Environment Staff Portrait

Staff portraits have many settings now. “Lifestyle” aka “environment” portraits are popular because they are rapidly replacing stock photos for companies-real people in real business settings. These are the people who handle your phone calls.  Website visitors can put a face to a voice!

This was shot to enhance the background ambiance creating a bright, fresh image by slowing the shutter speed, requiring the subject to hold still and “hold that smile”. She was delightful to work with and the session went smoothly and quickly.

  • Paul C Buff Einstein
  • Beauty Dish
  • 24-70mm lens

Staff Lifestyle Portrait in Rancho Cucamonga

Staff Lifestyle Portrait
What a fun shoot! The fall sun in Rancho Cucamonga was low and bright.  With our staff group’s back to the sun we used 3 flashes into a small umbrella and a 2 stop ND filter to knock down the sunlight brilliance.

You hear the terms “lifestyle” portrait and “environment” portrait when you’re looking for a staff photo with a setting in the workplace, but not using a backdrop. This pose brings energy and an inviting smile to reflect the company. Make your website photos original and fun!

  • (3) 580 Speedlites w/small umbrella
  • 2 stop ND filter with Genus Matte Box
  • 24-70mm lens

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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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.

Rooftop Photography

Warehouse Rooftop Photograhy

Nothing like being alone on a rooftop shoot, especially when the client is asking for a few creative shots.

Los Angeles Rooftop Skyline

The client hoped to have the Los Angeles skyline as a background to the rooftop system they had installed on this industrial building.  In these two shots the skyline seems close, despite how far away it was.  The 70-200 mm Canon lens is a long lens which compresses the background-bringing it closer in the images.

Rooftop Shot of LA Skyline, Industrial

Industrial Facility Rooftop Photographer

Shot with the Canon 35 mm lens you can see how far away the skyline actually was located.

Rooftop Industrial System

Using the Canon 35 mm 1.4 lens let us grab this creative shot.

Industrial Sub-Zero Photography

Talk about cold!

Industrial Sub Zero Freezer Photography

This industrial photo shoot had special needs.  Part of which was the temperature of -4 degrees.  It took a team of 3 to make this shot work and time was the driving factor, as Southern Californians, we aren’t acclimated for cold.  The outside temperature was over 80 degrees.

After an all day shoot this was the last shot due to the temperature, noting the extreme temperature change would be asking a lot of the camera. The lift operator suspended the photographer upwards with the client sprinting through the aisles to trigger the motion sensor-ed facility lights.  This gave a window of 30 seconds to grab the shot before the lights shut off.  The temperature was taxing to our breathing and stress on the camera equipment.  It took 8 hours for the camera body and lens temperature to return to room temperature, no damage to the camera or lens.  We were in and out in about 5 minutes, taking 3 shots.

Using a Canon 6d with a 14 mm 2.8 Canon lens.

Industrial Warehouse Freezer

This freezer operates between 35-50 degrees for refrigerated foods.  We shot in here before the subzero freezer and it was breeze.