Genaray MoonBright LED Studio Lights

LED lights are becoming more and more popular and each year we seen more offerings. From small lightweight panels to moonlights, LED lights offer low power consumption and a low heat light source. 

I had an opportunity to tryout the Genaray 50W Moonlights. I used them for both the video review as well as shooting a sample product shot. For both purposes they worked perfectly. As a video light there was plenty of power at 50w to light me with a sunlit window behind me. Using two lights at fill power was at least twice as much light as I needed. Shooting product shots, where I can expose the image for as long as needed, there is more than enough light.  (more…)

Lumix GH5 Announced at CES2017

The eagerly awaited,  brand-spankin’-new, successor to the phenomenal MFT workhorse GH4; the Lumix GH5 was officially announced today at CES in Las Vegas!
If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a Micro Four Thirds camera; whether for size, weight, or performance…  Here’s one - well more like a dozen - more reasons to go for it.  Just take a look at these specs! (more…)

Winter Goose – A Holiday and Winter Vodka Bottle Shoot

Winter Goose Vodka BottleIt's always a challenge to shoot a clear or nearly clear bottle on a light or white background. In this shot I wanted to use the Savage Universal Backgrounds for Holidays and winter scenes. Once the shot was all setup and ready to shoot it was easy to change to a second background and shoot again. 

Product photography, beyond the basic white booth shots, takes thought, time and experience to do. A good bit of creativity helps too. 

This is self project. Something I try to do at least once a month to build my skills, practice, and hopefully get some good images for my Portfolio.  (more…)

PAC Rockstar, Keith Hambly

Photo: Keith Hambly out shooting with Nicholas Pappagallo Jr. Photo by Cusi Taylor

(Photo by Cusi Taylor)

There is a vast and breathtakingly beautiful valley in northern Utah, surrounded by the the awe-inspiring peaks of the Bear River mountains of the Wasatch Range. Cache Valley isn’t just a mystical place depicted on your favorite cheese. Its a real place. Nestled alongside the long and winding Bear River, there is a small, quaint, friendly town called Amalga. (more…)