The Sky in the Landscape

The Sky in the Landscape

The sky in the landscape determines whether or not you’ve captured the great shot.  The light, the clouds–they matter.   You could say that every landscape photo is essentially a picture of the sky with some other thing added.   And if...
Promoting Your Business

Promoting Your Business

Promoting your business is a priority for every business owner.  We must develop advertising and a feel for  the culture of the business.   If we convey our mission and our services, then we succeed. Commercial photography can help with promoting...
Connect with Models

Connect with Models

It pays to network to connect with models.  I attended a little fund raiser for the Runway Renegades and met Suzianna Crofoot and Colt Ward at the event.  As a result, I got the opportunity to shoot with them as a couple.  The first formal shots of them...
Mechanic Shop  Photo Shoot

Mechanic Shop Photo Shoot

A classic pinup photo shoot is the mechanic shop photo shoot.  In this case, we’re at the wonderfully decorated Ray’s Truck Service & RV in Spokane.  I get my nursery box truck serviced here, and I knew it would be a fantastic location for a...
Night Photography

Night Photography

In a recent visit to the Southwest, I was able to shoot night photography at Joshua Tree National Park as well as at Rhyolite Ghost Town near Death Valley National Park.  Both of these are good locations for night photography thanks to the dark skies.   To...
An Artistic Shoot:  Painting and Photography

An Artistic Shoot: Painting and Photography

The best work comes when the photographer and the model collaborate on the piece.  In some ways, the collaboration is inevitable, given the grooming and posing and so on by the model and the lighting and framing done by the photographer.  However some shoots...
Death Valley Photography

Death Valley Photography

                      Death Valley photography is sure to excite anyone interested in landscape photography.  The stark and colorful landscape is quite varied.  Death Valley is a large National Park, and...
Kate and Philip Wedding

Kate and Philip Wedding

I had the wonderful experience of photographing a pair of strangers, the groom a mystery man I had never met.  Over the course of the preparation and the day working the wedding, they became friends.  Such an amazing family, with talents that really...
Palouse Photography

Palouse Photography

Palouse photography is catching on.  People around the world are seeing the work of some of the locals like Charlie Gurche and Nick Page and they are starting to see the Palouse as a bona fide destination.  Of course, going out with a professional photographer on a...
A Model and a Mom

A Model and a Mom

I just had the good fortune of a shoot with Madison DeCambra: a model and a mom visiting Spokane from Lynnwood, WA.  Her daughter Evelyn accompanied her to the shoot giving us the chance to take two very different sets of photos.  Some were fashion and some were with...