Under the Sky

I think most of my favorite moments happen outdoors. Something about the created order of things that just is overwhelming with beauty. Tonight I was spurred on to write by the dipping sunset.  I caught the tail end of it, the sun was already gone, but the last legs of light lingered on. The clouds clung to the horizon, dark blue puffs, like Navy coats thrown into the air and stuck in place.  On the edge the horizon as you looked northwest, the oranges and pinks gave a final breath, before dropping below the roofs of buildings and distant mountains. …

Robert Lambert – York Libraries President Headshot

I had the great pleasure of meeting and photographing the President of York Libraries a few weeks back.  Robert Lambert is incredibly personable and has a natural ease in front of the camera.  We took our time and really crafted the headshot, along with some other portraits around Martin Library. Robert has a great smile and a clear mission to bring increased vibrancy to the already bustling library!  Thank you York Libraries and Deb Sullivan for the opportunity to photograph with you!

Architecture Photographer – Spangler Barn Restoration

As an architecture photographer, I am intrigued by historic buildings and their original use. Working with the Gettysburg Foundation and LSC Design, I was hired to document the barn on George Spangler Farm. The structure is a pre-Civil War era barn that was used as a field hospital for both the Union and the Confederate armies. We were shown around the grounds by a historian with the Gettysburg foundation and learned that the doctors were able to save the lives more than 80% of the nearly 2000 men who went through the hospital. Quite a feat for the time! While …

Head Shot Photographer Lancaster PA

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to created headshots for several businesses and organizations around Central Pennsylvania. I love working with individuals to dial in their personality. I became increasingly inspired to create headshots by a friend of mine. He works with a different style and has an amazing creative element! I seek to dial in on the subject’s personality, bringing a modern headshot to the business professional or creative team. I know time is a precious commodity so I seek to work quickly and thoroughly with each individual, capturing their person within a matter of minutes. The process is painless …

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Great Spices Deserve Great Photography: Making of Mediterranean Roasted Tomatoes for Calicutts Spice Co.

Introduction The day I found Calicutts Spice Co. will be a day that goes down in history as a day that made my life more flavorful… pun intended. Since that fabled meeting at the beginning of 2015, the owner of Calicutts, Robert Orth, and I have been on a mission to bring our craftsmanship into your home. He delivers the bold taste of a great spice blend and I get to make you hungry with beautiful photography. The best part of working with Robert is that we believe the same thing: if you are going to do something, do it …

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Food Photography Tutorial – Compositing Stylized Food

Introduction to concepts Food photography is becoming a muse of mine. I love the process of creating the food, styling it just so, and then working on a final image. In this tutorial I will teach you how to make an image similar to the one above using a styling element like honey that ‘dies’ really quickly in front of the camera. What I mean by ‘dies’ is that it’s hard to maintain the firm, beautiful look of drops of honey over the course of time. You may have already inferred that this final image is a composite and requires …