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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Business Headshot Portraits On Location

Integrated Financial Strategies in Scottsdale recently had me back to photograph headshot portraits for several of their agents. This time around, rather than using Canon speedlites, I brought in full studio lights, including a large softbox and two umbrellas. It was a tight fit with all the equipment in their reception area, but I think the results were well worth it!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ms. Carol's Gymkids

We were recently invited to photograph a dress rehearsal at Ms. Carol's Gymkids gymnastics studio in Mesa. The gym is tucked away in a nondescript office complex, but inside there's plenty of space for classes of all kinds: gymnastics, ballet, dance, hip hop, break dance, fitness, etc. Carol's philosophy is to provide non-competitive fitness classes to help each child reach their personal best level of achievement. These kids were definitely having a great time and getting a good workout in the process!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Catalog Photography for Arlee Kasselman Jewelry Design

We had a lot of projects this past spring that didn't make it to the blog. Now that summer's here and I'm feeling a bit caught up, I wanted to share a few of our new images. One of these projects was catalog photography for Arlee Kasselman Jewelry Design

Each collection features a necklace, pendant, bracelet and earrings designed around a positive theme (eternal peace, powerful energy). In addition to using exotic gemstones--such as rutillated and honey quartz, golden citrine, kyanite and lapis--Arlee hand designs the silver and gold vermeil components, as well as the chains, of each piece.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Jewelry Designs by Karen Sugarman

Scottsdale jewelry designer Karen Sugarman's necklaces look like glittering treasures plucked from a crystal-encrusted cavern or washed up on a tropical beach.

The first piece, entitled "Shell of an Idea III," features pink and white shell beads, pink rhodochrosite, baroque pearls, and an antique, angel skin coral cameo with a 10K gold bezel. To give the image a natural, sunlit look, I used a diffused backlight at a low angle to emphasize the contours of the cameo and glittering texture of the black sand. The second piece, entitled "Melodie Necklace," features an 88-carat Swiss-blue topaz briolette, accented by multicolored tourmaline briolettes. The challenge here was to capture the glow of the faceted briolettes without washing out the tones of the graduated background.