Posts Tagged ‘nikon’

Sigma 14mm F2.8…Farewell

January 8, 2013

The significance of this picture? Other than being of the hotel from “Pretty Woman”, it will most likely be the last image that I took with my trusty Sigma 14mm. In this post I will discuss a little about the lens, why I will no longer be using it and show some of my favorite images taken with it.

Adele – D800

July 31, 2012

Last week I had a shoot with Adele from Willow Model Management. This was a great opportunity to break in the D800 and see how it performs. In this entry I go over the pro & cons of the D800, include a lighting diagram as well as a short behind the scenes video.

Labels Lie Campaign Pt.2

July 10, 2012

You may remember earlier this year I posted the portrait series in the Labels Lie Campaign. Recently the second campaign was launched.

Several weeks ago a friend and co-worker announced she would be leaving us here at PlainJoe. This also coincided with her birthday. We thought it would be fun to do a mini photo shoot with her. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to test out a tri-flash adapter I picked up on ebay. We headed out after work with our sights set on creating a great image and also producing the first behind the scenes video for the blog.

I had the great opportunity to be one of four photographers who participated in a [Framed] episode featuring the wonderful Photographer Brooke Shaden. It was definitely out of my comfort zone and a challenge but I left leaving inspired and very glad I did it. This post will walk thru how I achieved the image and showcase the images from the other photographers.

Avengers – Toys in action!

January 25, 2012

Iron Man

I was approached to shoot some Hasbro Avenger figures for the new movie coming out. It was a challenge to say the least. I know how to light a person, but how does that same light modifier light a 3 3/4″ action figure.


January 10, 2012


I was commisioned to do a concept image for Fox Studio’s upcoming feature “Chronicle“. I was givin two week during Christmas to concept, scout, plan and execute…challenge accepted!

Labels Lie

I had the opportunity to shoot the Labels Lie campaign for People of the Second Chance. It was probably the biggest shoot I have been apart of. The style is so very different than anything I have done in the past.

Vu & Sophia – Engaged

June 29, 2011

A few months back I had the chance to shoot a good friend and his fiance. Since they both are from the L.A. area I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet up and collaborate with the legendary Jessica Drossin.

Eden – Senior Portrait

February 22, 2011

There are several things I’ve always said I would never do. One of those things is to take a female portrait on train tracks. Well I didn’t stick too that plan. A friend had ask me to take her picture for her Senior Portrait (which is a first for me). So I thought to myself, “Challenge Accepted!”.