NYC Workshop Recap 2022

It’s been over 3 years since the last NYC workshop. I was so excited to be back – I love this city + there are a number of new locations to photograph since my last visit. As always, I had a really great group of students. About half have done a workshop with me before […]

Private Photowalk – Northwestern University, September 2022

Northwestern University Library, Evanston, architect - Walter Netsch

It’s always fun to explore outside of the downtown Chicago area on private photowalks for a change of scenery. Last week I spent half a day at the Northwestern University campus with a lovely lady from Philly 🙂 We explored the newish buildings right along the lakefront + the fantastic brutalist library on campus. First […]

Student Images – 2022 San Francisco Workshop

What a great group I had for my first San Francisco workshop! We had some crazy wind while we visited the Golden Gate Bridge but, overall, fantastic weather for the many incredible sights we saw. Read on for a look at some of the students’ work. Dale Cruse A SF local, Dale is sharing some […]

San Francisco Workshop Recap 2022

The inaugural San Francisco workshop! We spent 3 days checking out the city’s best architecture from the museums, highrises, and, of course, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Lucky me, I had another fantastic group! About half have been on a workshop with me before and the other half were first-timers. A few locals and the […]

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 […]

St Regis Punta Mita | St Regis

st regis punta mita

It’s been a while since I’ve had a shoot out of the US for a client, so I jumped at the chance to photograph the St Regis Punta Mita for the St Regis brand. Not only because it’s always great to travel for work but they’re fantastic to work with. A great team, a fun […]

Booker Winery | Signum Architecture

booker winery, signum architecture

Another Northern California/SF stop that was part of the client project I mentioned in the previous post was Booker Winery in Paso Robles. Love the modern design of this space. Again, the focus is mainly on details/vignettes both interiors & exteriors, with the occasional wider shot. Love the resident dog, Ella 🙂 Wrapping things up, […]

Ram’s Gate Winery | Backen & Backen

ram's gate winery, backen & backen

Earlier this year I spent some time on the west coast – Mexico, Los Angeles area, San Francisco area – creating images for a client centered around design inspiration. One of those SF area stops was Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma. While this wasn’t all-encompassing of how I’d shoot this space for the winery or […]

Design project for St Regis

Over the last year, I’ve been working with the St Regis brand to create images for design inspiration. A bit of a mix of my fine art style + the more documentary type of commercial work. However, with a stronger focus on details of both architectural elements and landscapes. Fun and a bit nerve-racking to […]

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 […]