30May13 – Bead Jewelry & Product Photography

May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


I’m quickly discovering that collaboration can be an awesome venture, especially when syncing product photography efforts with an award-winning bead jewelry designer.  The labors of love you see here take many painstaking hours of devotion to create – each one crafted with the hopes of one day gracing necklines around the world.  Guziala Reed’s jewelry are equally astonishing and ornate – each one worth as much as some of Read the rest of this entry →

9May13 – Zama Killer Katanas

May 9, 2013 in Portrait

ZKK Group-001On occassion, I’ve been known to take on pro bono work for worthy causes – the Zama Killer Katanas is a roller derby team based around Camp Zama/NAF Atsugi that has pulled in an eclectic mix of men and women who also happen to be active duty Read the rest of this entry →

7May13 Before/After at Fuji Speedway – Ferrari 458

May 7, 2013 in Automotive

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Here’s another before/after showing off the magic of RAW (unprocessed ‘before’ image) and the power of Lightroom (‘after’ image).  This shot of the TEAM MACH Ferrari 458 (GT300) was taken at 5pm in the pit lane of Fuji Speedway on qualifying day at the Fuji GT 500km SuperGT Race… pit walk had just started for children to visit the paddock area, to visit drivers, pose for photos, and to grab freebies.  This was a 1-second (crowd blur at camera right) exposure at f/22 (starburst), ISO100 at 32mm using a 24-70mm lens on a tripod.  Normally, these camera settings would result in an overexposed image, but I decided to experiment a little with the sweet variable ND filter I had just picked up from Scott Robert Lim.  By stopping down the exposure significantly, I was able to keep the shutter open longer, resulting in the blur effect as people whizzed by the car.  Check out more of my automotive photos at http://facebook.com/BackFromLeaveSpark

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