Sunday, January 2, 2011

December shooting overview

I spent some of November and December away on vacation so did a very limited amount of shooting for work. As always, I still shot loads of frames for my personal needs but had very little time to do anything commercial. Still, here are a few shots from a few things I did manage to get done in December.

This first picture on the left is from a property shoot that I completed for an insurance company here in San Francisco. I logged the whole building for them, front, back, etc. They're a regular client and the thing that I really like about their work is that it takes me all around the city sometimes to some very obscure places. This has been great not just for really knowing my way around, but also for discovering really cool and interesting locations for future shoots. I usually pack my camera bag and take a bus for these jobs so that I can explore the area and see what I can discover without being isolated by being in the car. I'm also able to keep my camera ready and shoot at an instant if I see something that I would otherwise miss while driving.

Above are some fabric samples I shot for a custom shirt manufacturing company. Again, I shoot these from time to time each time they create new patterns and fabrics. I think in total there were about 50 shots. I set this all up in my studio so that I could add the wave to each sample. The shots are used on the internet so it's important for customers to be given a really good representation of the fabric's colour and texture. The wave allows the light to bounce of the swatch much as it would if it were being worn as a finished product.

During December I also shot some collars and cuffs for the website too. Again I set up the shots in my studio and supplied the final images as cut-outs. It's not creative photography but it still requires good lighting skills and good lenses to deliver what is needed.

I've been working with The Quest For Cool as their venture get's into gear and gathers momentum. Their shoots are always fun. This time all the shots were in studio.

This next job wasn't a paid job but it was a lot of fun.
 My friend is a designer and also a writer and we had been trying to collaborate for a while. The shoot went really well and was so much fun! We were successful in getting the shots each of us wanted and these are a few outtakes from the day.

The weather wasn't so great the day we did this so it was great to do some fun shooting the studio.

And finally, these are some pieces of art I shot for an artist who is based here in San Francisco. I do a lot of his archival photography and it includes flat art and paintings as well as sculptural pieces like these.


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