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Coloring a Rockstar
Guitarist, singer, and photographer Ken Susi of the band, "Unearth", dropped by the Photographic Test Kitchen, for a portrait session. ...
A Better Way to Fly
Why it can be less expensive to fly First Class I recently returned back home to Boston from a three-week...
Studio Tip: Controlling Light Using Cinefoil
Cinefoil, also known as black foil, black wrap, or shadow foils, is a sturdy, black aluminum foil. It can be...
Making “The Boxer”
"I want to be a boxer!" said model Vanessa Guillemette as we were preparing a test shoot in my studio...
Dusk, Spotlight, Fog & Music
Recently, a post of mine shared the planning process and the initial set build for a portrait session for Atlanta...
Planning a Musician’s Photoshoot
Atlanta musician, Jeff Paige came to me with his challenge of rebranding his look for his online presence as well...
Fast Background Color Change
Sometimes art directors (or clients) want something that wasn't included in pre-production. Photography is a creative endeavor. Art directors are...
Portrait of Ken Susi

Coloring a Rockstar

Guitarist, singer, and photographer Ken Susi of the band, “Unearth”, dropped by the Photographic Test Kitchen, for a portrait session.  Our goal is how to create a different look by using colors. Creating the First Image In the first image,

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Carin, Keiko and Rick at the airport with lots of baggage.

A Better Way to Fly

Why it can be less expensive to fly First Class I recently returned back home to Boston from a three-week trip to the Bahamas and Florida. It was great to get out of the Boston winter! I was teaching workshops

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Studio Tip: Controlling Light Using Cinefoil

Cinefoil, also known as black foil, black wrap, or shadow foils, is a sturdy, black aluminum foil. It can be molded into different reusable shapes. Controlling Direction of Light Imagine you want to light a certain part of a photograph.

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Making “The Boxer”

“I want to be a boxer!” said model Vanessa Guillemette as we were preparing a test shoot in my studio last week. She pulled out some pink Everlast boxing gloves and the fight was on… The Setting Most photographs begin

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Dusk, Spotlight, Fog & Music

Recently, a post of mine shared the planning process and the initial set build for a portrait session for Atlanta musician Jeff Paige. This one deep dives into the rest of the details. Lighting Without question every photograph is all

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Planning a Musician’s Photoshoot

Atlanta musician, Jeff Paige came to me with his challenge of rebranding his look for his online presence as well as for upcoming releases of his work. The process always begins with planning. I met with his team to discuss

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Fast Background Color Change

Sometimes art directors (or clients) want something that wasn’t included in pre-production. Photography is a creative endeavor. Art directors are creative too. When creativity happens during the shoot it’s time to open the tool kit of fast, simple solutions. Originally…

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Making “The Boxer”

“I want to be a boxer!” said model Vanessa Guillemette as we were preparing a test shoot in my studio last week. She pulled out some pink Everlast boxing gloves and the fight was on… The Setting Most photographs begin

Read More

Dusk, Spotlight, Fog & Music

Recently, a post of mine shared the planning process and the initial set build for a portrait session for Atlanta musician Jeff Paige. This one deep dives into the rest of the details. Lighting Without question every photograph is all

Read More

Planning a Musician’s Photoshoot

Atlanta musician, Jeff Paige came to me with his challenge of rebranding his look for his online presence as well as for upcoming releases of his work. The process always begins with planning. I met with his team to discuss

Read More

Fast Background Color Change

Sometimes art directors (or clients) want something that wasn’t included in pre-production. Photography is a creative endeavor. Art directors are creative too. When creativity happens during the shoot it’s time to open the tool kit of fast, simple solutions. Originally…

Read More

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