Wednesday, December 2, 2009

HDR Washington Monument

At the end of the day heading back to the car I shot off 3 bracketed shots hand held. I like it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Double Trouble

We did a family day on the mall in DC and shot this of Michael.

2 shots, layered, paint vector mask to reveal.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Smelson Famly Portrait

Did a quick Family Portrait session Friday. I know, I said I was not going to do them anymore, but you have to for a good friend = )

D300 with 24-70 2.8 and a Sb800 in a lastolite ezybox. I used the CLS system to trigger.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Brussel Sprouts

Yep, sometimes it will not be as glamorous as yesterdays post. But a good friend of mine, Jen, that runs Once Upon A Chef recipe blog had a great recipe for these. We made her Roasted Brussel Sprouts on Sunday. We are going to be collaborating on some more shots soon, so be sure to check out her blog for my images and her fantastic recipes.

I had to use two lights for this shot with fill cards, Main Light (ultra 600) was back left, fill right (SB800 in Ezybox).

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I am officially entering the stock food arena, I have been testing lighting, made a contact & now I must shoot some food!!! It is a whole new way to do post since I have to submit full res .Tiff's. This is post 501 & I am off..................

Friday, November 20, 2009

RGB & 500 POSTS!!!!!!

yep, 500 posts in the books - still playing in the studio on lighting, starting some stock projects soon.

Have a fantastic weekend....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ted Allen & Jose Andres

Ted Allen was one of the celebrity judges at the event.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Capital Food Fight 2009

Jose Andres and Anthony Bourdain were the host and co-host of the event. It was a fundraiser for the DC Central Kitchen. More info here. I hope to share more shots this week. If you can not wait = ) and are interested in seeing the shots from that night.

I think my little break is over ; )

Monday, October 26, 2009


What a sports filled weekend, 2 soccer games and football in the rain on Saturday. Baseball last night to round out the weekend.

I did make it to the Joe McNally Location Lighting seminar on Friday. It was upbeat and Joe covered many ways to use small and large flash units. Need to get the studio set to shoot some stock food this week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Studio fun with Michael and Olivia

Cold and wet outside, FIRE up the strobes!!

Main - 600ws head in medium softbox
Fill - 600ws head in halfdome softbox
Hair - Sb800 on boom at 1/64th power

I must have been sending out Cowboy vibes since every team in the NFC East lost yesterday.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Guest Post at Towner Jones Photography

I did a brief Food 101 photography over at his blog last week. Click the image to check it out.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Redskins VS Rams

My good friend Shawn and his wife Amelia invited me to a Redskins game a couple weeks ago. We did the full tailgate experience, left at 8:30am, after Amelia put in a good word for us with the big man. We did bagels with smoked salmon, capers, red onion and cream cheese and Guiness for breakfast, Brats and peppers and onions and Yuengling for Lunch & Fajita's ala Smelson and a local micro brew for a snack before we went into the game. The pano is from his season tickets.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Brother Jim and his Son

My brother and his family met me and the kids at Pumpkin Fest this weekend. Perfect Fall day on Sunday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I am taking a couple weeks off the blog, I might post here and there if I have something, but I need to get some work done on my website to promote my food photography better.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Maryland Renaissance Festival

One of my FAVORITE things to do during the fall in DC. The festival is always a great day, just grab a turkey leg, a pint of beer and catch a show.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Canal in Georgetown

I did a version of this composition in February 2008. This is 5 shots, merged and tonemapped in Photomatix Pro. The last ones I did were a forced HDR with one RAW file, and a ReDynaMix version. You can see the other versions HERE.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Key Bridge HDR

5 Bracketed Exposures, D200, 24-120 VR, Hand-held

Monday, September 21, 2009

Look Out

We had a good turn out of photographers for the Georgetown When Everyone Else Is Working Meetup last Friday. I had Dan Glass jump into this shot, I think it would make for a great urban portrait location.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Once Upon A Chef

This year, I was lucky enough to work with new friend and Chef Jenn Segal. She is the talented Chef behind Once Upon A Chef. Take some time to go over and check out her FANtastic recipes, I am a FAN!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jen working the Girls

From my trip to NYC in July (nope, I have not finished)

Jen always takes fantastic shots of sculpture, now I have a shot of her getting her shot!

3 shot HDR, Curve, High Pass

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Top Neck Clams in White Wine & Shallot Sauce

I did a food shoot at Old Anglers Inn last week for some specials they are having this month. I have another shoot tomorrow at the Tako Grill. So it will be food this week on my blog.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bloomingdales, Chevy Chase, MD

For a marketing piece for the store they asked for a night shot of the building.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pool Pano

I did a shoot this week for my Swim and Tennis Club of the pool for a new website they are planning for next year.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Another little gem I found from our Maine trip this summer. I really like the crisp white of the lighthouse and the stark black of Michael's outfit. This is one of my favorites from the trip.

Thanks for the comments on the DC Shutterbug Spotlight Sue, Jen, Jeff & Dan!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Can not say this is a unusual sight in NYC, nothing is unusual there, but it was a tad out of place.

I was the DC Shutterbug Spotlight Photographer for the month of September over at the DC Shutterbug blog. A excellent resource for the area. Thanks Robert!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Michael's First NFL Game

Last Saturday I took Michael to see his beloved Steelers when they played the Redskins. We had a blast in the rain. It was a good environment at the stadium, most of my experiences with Fed Ex field have been Cowboy games (I am a Cowboy fan) and the vibe has been tad silly. It was a great night, we stayed until the last second! Beer (soda) and Nachos for dinner and a smile on your sons face that screams I have a Dad that ROCKS!! Nothing Better!! These shots were done with a Nikon Coolpix P1.