Monthly Archives: March 2013


iPhone Photo of the Day


iPhone Photo of the Day

San Francisco Kitchen & Bath by Leslie Arnold


I recently completed a couple of projects with architect Leslie Arnold; a pair of kitchen/bath remodels in San Francisco. Here’s the first one, and it was a real pleasure to shoot!


Nor was it simple. The atrium-like eating area at the rear was flooded with sunlight, but the center island and “cooking” end of the space was significantly darker, and had to be lit in order for the photos to match what our eyes experienced. There’s a mixture of strobe and continuous light being applied across the entire image. Some of the strobe was via a head mounted on a light stand that was then “boomed” out the window of an adjoining room, by my assistant!



In the bathroom, we again used a combination of flash (this time a small speedlight) and continuous light (for the cabinetry) to compress the dynamic range into something that matched what our eyes could see.


We wrapped up the day with a few detail shots in other areas of the house where Leslie had done work, including the bedroom closets and storage.

Up next: a completely different kitchen/bath look, also by Leslie Arnold! Stay tuned….

iPhone Photo of the Day

Live from the Gothenburg workshop – shooting twilight exteriors at 10 below Celsius.

Bath by Houseworks


Sometimes natural light is your friend! No supplemental lighting required, here. Careful composition and styling, one exposure….voila!

Thanks to Ellie Kann and the team at Houseworks, Inc. for another great shoot!

iPhone Photo of the Day

…and we’re off! Again!

GPP, OMG [Updated with Shootout Video!]

photoSettle in….lots of words and photos below.

I’m back, and recovered (more or less) from Gulf Photo Plus PhotoWeek 2013 in Dubai — and I have to say that I’m still feeling the afterglow! Never mind that Dubai is a truly amazing city. And never mind that you can have some magical experiences there. This annual photography event is really like no other.

EDIT: Start here, with the Shootout Video from GPP:

<p><a href=”″>GPP2013 Shoot-Out</a> from <a href=””>gulf photo plus</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Hit the link below for the full writeup and about a hundred photos. Click here for more!