Fun Headshot Session with Mia

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

fun headshot session in DC

Unless you are Meryl Streep or Anthony Hopkins, when someone points a large digital camera at your face, you're likely to feel a little self-conscious. Even if your force a big smile on your face, I can see the fear in your eyes. "Do my teeth look yellow? Can he see that blemish on my


Bounce Flash | The Best Tool in your Lighting Kit

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

An on-camera flash is the tool many photographers own but few know how to use. Every day I see this amazing piece of equipment go to waste, slamming harsh light into a subject when it could be caressing it with soft, directional illumination.  The flash is a sculptor’s chisel, not a


The Humble Reflector | A Portrait Photographer’s Best Friend

I’ve been making my living as a photographer for over 20 years and have accumulated thousands of dollars of gear over time. I have the latest Canon SLRs, a full complement of lenses, strobes, light stands, gels, filters, soft boxes, tripods and even some video and audio gear. But the one


Headshots on Location for Northwestern Mutual

Monday, December 26, 2016

location group headshots in columbia, maryland

A few weeks ago I went on location to the Turf Valley Conference center to shoot headshots for Northwestern Mutual. Their local financial planners were having a meeting, and we took the opportunity to do some headshots while everyone was together.  I set up my portable studio in a large


Published in the Washington Post Magazine

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

hampden alley portraits in washington post magazine

I got an exciting message out of the blue a few weeks ago. Dudley Brooks, photo editor at the Washington Post Magazine, reached out to me wanting to publish some of the photos from my Hampden Alley Portrait Project.  The story ran as two double page spreads along with a short text I wrote