Photography Blog

HDR Portrait Photography

06 Sep, 2019

Approximately 60% of our work is headshot and professional portrait photography. After 30 years of doing this work, I still try to do it better every time. I was recently inspired to try some new techniques. I was shooting two executives at a location that I had used before and was matching backgrounds to my …

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SimBird Product Photography & Design

04 Sep, 2019

Sometimes a client needs more than just photography. in the case of SimBird, they needed product photography, a brochure and a website. We were able to meet all there needs and keep there marketing expenses reasonable. You can see our work at SimBird.net.  Adrian is not only the studio manager, but he does most of …

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Virginia Photographer’s Vacation Photography

04 Sep, 2019

Michael’s family vacations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina every few years. This is a popular spot for families in the Washington DC area. The Stewart family likes to rent a house or camp on Hatteras Island where you can drive on the beaches if you have a 4X4 like Michael’s Lexus SUV. This …

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Portrait Photography Toning

16 Jun, 2019

I’ve been working on some new cross toning options for portraits. My days of toning and cross toning images goes way back to my days printing black and white and using “alternative processes” to tone the prints. Black and white silver prints were toned not only for look but to make them more archival. I …

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Crazy Bird Friend

14 Jun, 2019

This is our friend “Crazy Bird”.  He’s a Great Crested Fly Catcher who attacked his reflection in the window five times a day for a week.  I was obsessed with getting a good picture of him but the circumstances were very difficult.  He was here and gone in a flash.  He was incredibly fast, the …

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