Photographing Glassware

 

I rarely, if ever, use a light tent for product photography. In this case I was dealing with a glass jug, which has plenty of depth and curves.
Lighting glass requires attention to every detail. Removing the unwanted reflections and replacing them with specifically created reflections define the shape and contour of the glassware.
This is a […]

Time Lapsing Lobster

I have been shooting Time Lapse Video for many years and began with 35mm film.
The advent of the Digital Camera brought cost way down and creativity way up.
Today’s cameras are smaller and far more capable of capturing high rez images and video.

The Lobster Time Lapse was shot with one of my favorite small go- to […]

Time Lapse Video Solar Farm

 

Frank Salle, in association with CBP/ Corporate Photography began principal photography on location in Arizona’s Solar Overlay Zone for Solon Corporation & McCarthy Construction in April 2011.

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The assignment will document the 8 month development and construction of the 18MW solar photovoltaics plant just outside Gila Bend for Arizona Public Service (APS). […]

360 HDR Panoramic Moving Video Clip (Panorama into a Movie)

HDR 360’s are interesting to create, and move in and out of. I found that shooting video and HDR 360’s would somehow compliment each other if the Panoramic became a story within a story. Besides shadow and highlight detail, Panoramic shots can be used to focus attention by panning into and out of the shot. […]

Photographing American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets

 

Barry Friedman is the world’s foremost authority on antique Indian blankets, and a former Hollywood comedy writer.  Barry published his book “Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets” in 2002 and hired me to do the photography and graphic design for his new book on the subject.  We’ve had a great time doing this project and if we […]

Time Lapse Photography and Extreme Makeover

When shooting time lapse, different situations and climates require special housing designs. I used these water proof housings for this Extreme Makeover time lapse.
I used Storm cases for the outer shell.  These have o-rings and are completely waterproof and light.
A precision camera sled was leveled and installed on the bottom of the housing.  […]

HDR Interiors-Sports Arena

This assignment called for shooting interior ceilings of the Pittsburg Penguins Arena. HDR  worked very well in this situation. Deep shadows and bright highlights were very prominent especially in the Arena itself. Five stop brackets picked up must of the detail.

Lake Havasu City London Bridge 360 Panoramic

This is one of my favorite places. I decided to do a full HDR 360 to capture the essence of the  London Bridge located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Most of the images of this bridge are shot at night or the golden hour before sunset. To capture a different view, I decided to add […]

The Making of a Commercial Web Video

On this project, my partner John Trotto and I were contracted for a combined video/photography shoot in Los Angeles, CA. The client, L.A. Spas, required 32 product shots in their manufacturing plant including underwater photos of the spa jets. We accomplished this in two full days of shooting. The sales video, which will be played on […]

Shooting Panoramic Photography in 360 HDR

I like the challenge of shooting a 360 Panoramic with HDR and adding models. This client also requested the height to be able to see above the pool elevation. I normally use a fisheye 15mm in these situations but due to the height, 24 to 30mm worked out to be the best. Adding models with […]