Monthly Archives: February 2014

An apple a day

f5.6 – 1/125 – speedlight with Rogue honeycomb grid aimed at apple from left. White reflector on the right side.

baby announcement

f3.5 – 1/90 – ISO400 – pink gel on speedlight aimed at background (my office walls aren’t actually pink). Below is a close-up of the announcement in the photo.

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magazines

f6.7 – 1/125 – Rogue honeycomb grid on speedlight coming from left side.

The story behind the photo

This magazine is one that I worked on during my internship in 2008. I interned at August Home Publishing in Des Moines, IA and had the pleasure of designing every article in this particular magazine. I worked closely with an art director, illustrator, photographer and writers to make everything look great.

Monkey portrait

f4.5 – 1/125 –  on a speedlight with blue, gelled, honeycomb grid on it. Key light is the Alien Bees light.

abstract blue

f5.6 – 1/125 – speedlight with teal gel aimed straight up from bottom right.

Magazine spread

f.5.6 – 1/125 – One light shooting through an umbrella coming from the left side.

The story behind the photo

This magazine is one that I worked on during my internship in 2008. I interned at August Home Publishing in Des Moines, IA and had the pleasure of designing every article in this particular magazine. I worked closely with an art director, illustrator, photographer and writers to make everything look great. Special attention was paid to how page numbers/section titles/drop caps/tips/headings would look, since they were used all through-out the magazine. I learned a whole lot about being detail-oriented and making sure a design style is carried through the whole magazine. I never have placed any of this work in my portfolio because I always felt weird about showing magazine spreads for something that was currently for sale – but since it is currently sold out and you can’t actually read the text in this photo, I thought “what the heck”.

Handmade table

f4.5 – 1/180 – lavender gel on speedlight that is just out of the frame camera right aimed at background. Key light is on the left.

This table was built by Rebecca’s parents and given to us as a wedding gift. It is beautifully crafted and something we are going to treasure forever!

Dining room light

f4.5 – 1/90 – blue gelled speedlight aimed at background. Minimal saturation added – colors were
photographed not photoshopped.

Kodak Camera

f6.7 – 1/125 – speedlight with yellow gel aimed at background with alien bees light aimed at subject through an umbrella.

brass vase

f5.6 – 1/125 – Alien Bees as main light 45º left and speedlight as fill light 45º right – both with shoot-through umbrellas.