Western Sky

By on 8-22-2013

Phrenic Flood

By on 8-21-2013

Music, Oh How I Miss You!

By on 7-17-2013

If you read my previous post about product photography, you read about how I used my Nikon to create cinematic trailers that showcase our products. Again, I’m grateful that my business gives me to opportunity to create little mini trailers and wouldn’t you know it, I get to make music for the trailers too! But I do want to get back into making more music, just for fun. Especially since the stuff I make...

SVGCuts.com

By on 7-17-2013

When we started SVGCuts.com in 2009, my focus immediately turned to product photography. While I would love to be out shooting more landscapes, panoramas and virtual scenes, I’m not going to complain about being able to shoot for a living. Oh and fortunately, because of the advances DSLR’s have taken in video, I’ve been shooting lots of that too. I’ve only been shooting video for a couple years, so relatively speaking, I’m just a baby....

Timelapse Photography

By on 1-20-2012

Previously when I compared the D7000 to higher end “professional” camera’s, I wondered why people would spend thousands more on a D1X or D4 when they can do just about everything with a prosumer camera like the D7000. Not only do the higher end cameras have a full frame sensor, but they also perform better in low light (ISO) and most importantly, they can shoot photos continuously without running out of memory (buffer, cache,...

Interactive 360° x 360° Panoramic Photography

By on 12-11-2010

The first time I saw a 360° x 360° interactive panoramic image, I was blown away and immediately knew it was something I wanted to do. I shot plenty of regular 360° panoramic images for the real estate industry back in the early 2000’s when I did side work for a California based company called 3CIM. My latest stint with panoramic photography literally puts the viewer in the middle of the scene. You can...

2011 Jeep Drive Away Event

By on 6-24-2010

Chrysler contacted me to take some photos of a “Drive Away” event that they were hosting at Soldier Field. In a nutshell, they were unveiling a new 2011 Jeep model and this was to be an informative pep-rally for the dealers. At the end of the event, each dealer drove away with a new Jeep. Pretty cool! Not sure who paid for the cars, but all I know is that I didn’t get one....

Made With Love By Jackie Moon – Summer Shoot

By on 5-22-2010

In case anyone is wondering, photography is a huge part of running our company Autumn Creative LLC, but I’m not really for hire and I only shoot things that I WANT to shoot. Jackie Moon happens to be my girlfriend’s (Mary) best friend, but she doesn’t get special treatment because of that. She gets special treatment because she is dedicated to her pursuit of becoming independently wealthy and she has AWESOME style and is...

Made With Love By Jackie Moon – Winter Shoot

By on 2-18-2010

I had so much fun working with Jackie on her last shoot and was fortunate enough to work with her again today! Her product is so beautiful and she looks great in front of the camera! She has an very natural and cute style that everyone should be drooling over! Let’s hope that her crochet patterns sell very well! We headed back to the same neck-of-the-woods that we shot in last time, but this...

Made With Love By Jackie Moon – Fall Shoot

By on 2-17-2010

I don’t have much experience shooting fashion, but putting myself in the shoes of the designer makes the process so much easier. The objective is to show customers what the product looks like while conveying a feeling or mood. Much like her products, I wanted to keep the images clean and natural. We found an area in a forest that had a topography similar to something a meteor would create. A great flat base...

iStock in Action

By on 7-05-2009

It’s impossible to know how ALL of my images have been used. After all, as of January 2010, I’ve sold almost 17,000 images on iStock. It may sound impressive and I’m quite happy with the accomplishment, but its nothing compared to the top 10 iStock contributors who have sold over 200,000+ images (and that may be a low estimate). I have had a few health concerns that have prevented me from being 100%, but...

Autumn Part I

By on 4-04-2009

For those caught up in the hustle and bustle of a 9-5, its hard to tell when the autumn winds begin to push summer’s warm, lemonade laced days south of the equator. Twice a year, the angle of the earth is so that day and night are equal, with it comes a sense of transition as well as reflection. I swear, there is a distinct moment where I feel the first brisk autumn winds...

Winter Shopping Shoot for iStock

By on 4-03-2009

The last two years we did shopping related shoots for iStock as Christmas seems to be one of the most popular times for stock photography. I always approach my shoots from a customer’s and designer’s perspective. Its safe to say that designers love photos on white backgrounds just as much as photos on single colored or themed backgrounds. It just depends on what that designer is looking for at any given moment. A good...

Witch Hazel Portraits and Gallery Event

By on 4-02-2009

The idea for this started just like every one of my Halloween shoots. I just wanted to shoot Halloween related stock and just started going down the list of things I could possibly shoot. Mary and I decided that she would make a great witch… we were right! We went to a local Spirit Halloween store and found all of the fixins for a witch: fake chin, fake nose, special glue for the fake...

Portrait Session with Jovon Burkes

By on 4-02-2009

I recently had the honor of creating a promotional poster for former Bowling Green Falcon’s linebacker, Jovon Burkes. You can see Jovon’s stats by clicking here. Jovon needed a flyer and poster for a birthday party / charity event. The theme of the party was “A Black and White Affair” so what better then to shoot on a white background. I set up two Alien Bee 800 strobes with umbrellas to blow out the...