Halloween Photo Shoot

Halloween of 2012 I decided to do a studio set up at my local watering hole (Corner Bar) and make some high end portraits of everyone in their costumes. We’ve all seen the “photo booth” at the bar where they do snapshots of anyone who wants them. I wanted this to be shot more in the style I would shoot an editorial or commercial shoot. Below are some selections from that night as well as the lighting set up I used (really simple).

All the background color and hair light color was done in post. Typically these things would be done in camera with color gels: however being in a packed bar, assistant-less, and having one too many drinks myself I decided to do it in post.


  • Canon 5d Mark ii
  • Canon 50mm f1.4
  • Two Pocket Wizard Plus
  • Two Profoto 600 monolights
  • Profoto Octabank
  • Dark grey seemless backdrop
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“The Unphotographed” featured on fstoppers.com

I was lucky enough to get a piece written about my photo series called “The Unphotographed” on fstoppers.com today.

Fstoppers is one of my favorite places to find info on photography, gear, and technique. It’s the first site I’m on in the morning and the last one I check before heading to bed, so this is definatly a cool thing to see them posting some of my work up there. Big thanks to writer Trevor Dayley for pushing this story forward.

You can read the article here.

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The Unphotographed Series

Here is a portrait series done of employees of FVO Solutions-a company based out of Pasadena, Ca that employees special needs adults.

So much of my life and career is spent photographing people that are used to getting their picture done (musicians, actors, models, business people, etc. etc etc.) that it is easy to lose site of the people in society that never get asked to be in a photograph. Most of us will never know how that feels.

This is year two that I’ve donated my time to FVO and it is always one of the most rewarding shoots. I couldn’t be more honored to photograph such genuinely kind and open people.

Here is a video from last years shoot….

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