Tuesday, September 29, 2009


140 - turn into a facebook entry - turns into a blog post...

spent an eye opening evening with the good people at the community clinic. had a great visit with shirley brown and dr. mike vasovski watching them care for those people who need a little help getting back on their feet because of an illness during these challenging economic times. did you know that little clinic has given out almost A MILLION dollars worth of free medication. that my friends is not washington politics... that is getting the work done. good people GREAT JOB - look for more as we try to raise awareness for these incredible servants.

peace -

Saturday, September 19, 2009

the FOOD

i love the trend in food photography where we now shoot food you can actually eat. i'd be guaranteed to gain 15lbs after a VERA VERY shoot except that there is so much energy in that company. VERA STEWART is such a great client with her culinary talent, unstoppable work ethic and incredible energy. it's no wonder her incredible products have made OPRAH's "O" list and are carried by NEIMAN MARCUS, SAKS, and others.

check out VERYVERA.com

taste and see, it is all VERY VERA good!

set up on this shoot stole a page from chase's blog about making subtle light:
a great read for dealing with that particular challenge. i suspended the disc between the food and strobe on camera right to balance the rim light which is popular with food photography.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009


The creation of photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate this holiday season.

CHECK OUT: http://www.help-portrait.com/#2

i also appreciate Vincent Laforet's take on the project http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2009/09/04/help-portrait/

not sure i can add anything further to Jeremy's explanation but i would like to work on this project with any local photographers, makeup artists, web designers, videographers or whoever is interested in joining in this nationwide project. i believe it is a wonderful opportunity to serve a community of individuals.

anybody up for discussing a CRSA answer to Help-Portrait shoot me any email at clinedsgn@mac.com.