Is lighting is becoming a lost art?

Monday morning Corpus Christi, Tx. greetings to one and all!!!!

I’ve talked for a long time about the lost art of doing lighting! It’s something that we did before the days of digital photography and it seems like we do it less and less nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, I’d never go back to shooting film and I’m so happy to have a digital image that I can massage and manipulate in the computer. So much of the photography that I now do wouldn’t be possible without shooting digitally! I just miss that we would take time in the past to do some really nice lighting on a product or a person and now we just kind of bang it out in a more photojournalistic style (Thank God I have a degree in Photojournalism from Bradley University)!

I was very fortunate to have one of my clients Simformotion allow me a little time to do some lighting on one of their simulators. The best part is that we were able to come away with some really nice shots of their products without spending a ton of time! The client was happy and I was happy!

Here’s one of our shots from the day showing what can be done if you just take a little time to do something right!

I hope that you’re going to have a wonderful week and thanks for taking the time to check out my work!!!!!


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Finding hidden treasures at home!!!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Sometimes in life we miss things that are right in our backyard. It doesn’t matter what city you’re in, you just don’t always know what little treasures are out there. I found one of those gems down in Manito, Ill. last week at Sand Ridge State Forest. It’s a place that I had seen on the map, but there wasn’t a lot of information out there on it so I never made a visit. Last week I thought what the heck and went out and I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found. Sand Ridge is 7,200 acres and probably has about 70 miles of hiking trails! I picked the “Orange” trail and it’s a five mile hike. I didn’t see one person all day, so I had the place to myself. It was great in February and I can only imagine how great it will be in October when the leaves are turning on the trees!!! I will be back!!!!

Here’s a few of my snaps from an afternoon spent at Sand Ridge State Forest.

Thanks as always for taking the time to check out my work and I hope that you have a great week to come!!!!


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Chevy and Assembly Hall

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!

For those of you that remember I shared a photo from the University of Illinois at Memorial Stadium with four cars that we shot for Chevrolet last summer. Chevy was doing a cross promotion with the U of I for their football and basketball programs. We shot photos of the different cars in the morning at the basketball arena, Assembly Hall and then in the afternoon at the football stadium, Memorial Stadium. We had the perfect day to be out there shooting and the shots came out great!!!!

Here’s the shot of the four Chevy cars at Assembly Hall

For those that don’t remember, here’s the link to the promo of the Chevy cars at Memorial Stadium

I’m also going to try something new for my friends on Facebook as well this week. I’m going to crop the Monday morning photo into the format of the Facebook cover photo and all you’ll have to do is download the photo from this link and then change your cover photo and you’ll be all set! No fuss, no muss!!!!! Here’s the link for the Facebook cover version of this weeks promo!

I hope that you have a wonderful week as always and thanks again for checking out my work!!!


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Where are you headed next?

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!!

That’s the question that I get asked all the time now, “Where are you headed next?” It’s amazing to me how much time I do spend on the road and out of Peoria for work and also to shoot for myself! As anyone that travels a lot for work will tell you, it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be! Sure there are some good things that happen on a road trip and sometimes things don’t go as planned!!! I do love it though and I’ll take the bad with the good anytime!

If I am going, it’s a good thing that I have some cash from past road trips!!!

I hope that you have a great week to come and thanks as always for checking out my work!!!!


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