Moonstruck Chocolates

Moonstruck Chocolates

I got a little box of Moonstruck chocolates as a gift a little while ago.  I’ve never done food photography before, and I never again want to see an Instagram shot of something that somebody is about to eat.  But these chocolates were just a work of art, so I...
Piling ropes

Piling ropes

Took this at a dock in Crescent City, California.   This is an example of an image that looks way better in print than it does on the screen.  I do my printing exclusively on Epson Signature papers, and this one on Cold Press Natural looks fantastic.  The blacks and...
Jimmy Page Poppy

Jimmy Page Poppy

This is a photo I took of a California poppy.    I was drawn to it because of the color and the rim lighting on the stem.  When I showed it to my wife, the first thing she noticed was that the shadow looks like the head stock of a guitar.  I had never noticed that,...
Waterdrop

Waterdrop

Like many others, I had to try my hand at water drop photos.  It’s pretty fun.  Lots of YouTube videos on how to do it.  Basically, you just get a bottle and some mechanism to control the drip rate, then just take lots of photos to work on your timing.   It gets...
Light, Science, and Magic

Light, Science, and Magic

Light, Science, and Magic (Amazon link) is a really interesting book.  It has it’s own Flickr group of people trying some of the techniques and challenges posed in the book. Highly recommended.  I’m pretty proud of my attempt to reproduce the cover photo...