Private Photowalk – Chicago, July 2022

the bean, anish kapoor, millennium park

A beautiful summer day for the most recent private photowalk. We started the day in Millennium Park and lucked out with some great clouds reflecting in the Bean (Anish Kapoor). Despite it being summer and it usually being very busy, it was pretty calm when we arrived at 9am on a Monday, allowing this detailed […]

Using Shadows to Enhance Your Architectural Images

sfmoma, Mario Botta

One of my favorite architectural subjects is shadows. Of course, you need some source of light. The sun being the most obvious, but artificial light works too. Just keep your eyes open for unexpected opportunities. Let’s dive into a few ways to incorporate shadows into your architectural shots. Shadows as the main subject In these […]

Tongva Park, Santa Monica

James Corner Field Operations, tongva park, santa monica

I was recently in Santa Monica for a client shoot and had a bit of daylight left after I wrapped shooting one of the days so I decided to walk over to Tongva Park. I kept seeing these fun structures on my drive back to the hotel so the short walk was well worth the […]

Private Photowalk – Chicago, May 2022

calder flamingo, mies van der rohe

The first private photowalk of the season. It’s kind of feeling like spring…kind of. The forecast was looking promising but we had chilly temps and gray skies. Still, we had a great time and got some great shots all over the Loop. We started with something bright and cheerful, Calatrava’s Constellation sculpture at River Point […]

San Francisco Revisit

I’ve finally caught up on all the editing for my personal work after many months of technical issues so I’m going to group 2 visits to San Francisco in this post. Brace yourself for another long one! Some of the locations were for additional scouting for August’s workshop and some were a bit more out […]

Los Angeles Workshop Recap 2022

walt disney concert hall, los angeles architecture, frank gehry

This post is long overdue and it’s gonna be a long one, but after many, many weeks of some serious hard drive issues – I cannot stress enough to have multiple backups of your work – I’m finally coming up for air and was able to find some time to edit the LA shots. That […]

Las Vegas

planet hollywood las vegas

Another location I haven’t visited in many years, Las Vegas. I spent a few days here to celebrate a friend’s birthday + do a little shooting. First, a little bit of time on the strip. The first 4 images are of Aria, designed by aria las vegas, César Pelli. Nearby, this fun facade along the […]

“Sphere”, San Francisco

Sphere, Hyatt Regency San Francisco , charles o. perry

Sculptures are one of my favorite photographic subjects. Especially those that have great curves. Throw in some cool lighting and there are endless opportunities. You can imagine my thrill when I stumbled upon Sphere by Charles O. Perry in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. It’s a 40-foot high geodesic sphere consisting of 1,400 pieces of […]

Mira San Francisco

Mira, San Francisco , studio gang

If you’ve been following me long enough you know I adore any design by Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects). So, when I saw her newish building, Mira, being developed in San Francisco I knew I had to get there to shoot it! As luck would have it, I found myself in SF the last week […]

San Francisco Overview

golden gate bridge

I can’t even remember the last time I visited San Francisco, at least 15+ years! It’s been on my list for a number of reasons…it’s been too long, it’s such a unique city, and I’ve been meaning to scout it in hopes of doing a photo workshop there. With Covid the last couple of years, […]