Twilight Photography for Padilla Signature Builder

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the exterior of a new arcadia build by Padilla Signature Builder and architect Andre Hicken. The landscape lighting was well placed and there was a lot of interesting architectural details on the front of the home that I wanted to capture. We ultimately settled on an angle that showed off the most interest and included as many interesting architectural elements as possible. 

This photograph is a composite of different photos taken during sunset and twilight. The sunset is real, the landscape lighting is real, and I used artificial light to bolster the existing light and add more depth and interest. My tripod was placed on the bed of my truck to get the needed height to separate the front gate from the grass/walkway. 

 

Here is the final image - let me know what you think! 

Photographing Phoenix Luxury for Justin Shea

Over the past few weeks I've been shooting this million dollar listing in Phoenix for local luxury realtor Justin Shea. We created a total of 5 twilight images and various interior shots. Check out the photos below:

 

Here's a quick video I made of one of the twilight photos. This final image was comprised of 99 separate images taken over the course of 20 minutes during the twilight hour. Each photo is layered in photoshop, then the important parts of each photo are pieced together like a puzzle to create one final image. Here is the final shot: 

 

Photographing the historic Elks Theatre in Prescott, Arizona

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the historic Elks Theatre in Prescott, Arizona for Haley Construction. The renovation took years and cost close to $6 million and was completed late 2016. The project was headed by local architect Frank DeGrazia and local builder Haley Construction. 

Here is the final image from the photoshoot: 

Scottsdale Contemporary Home by 21 Interiors

I recently had the opportunity to shoot for talented Phoenix designer Christina Forrest (21 Interiors). She commissioned me to photograph a few of her design projects. Featured below is the second project, an amazing contemporary home located in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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Lighting by Boyd Lighting, Wallpaper by Black Crow Studios

Succulent wall by Botanical Elegance

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Private Casita for Wendy Black Rogers Interiors

Recently I had the pleasure of working with the Wendy Black Rogers team to photograph a private casita. Overall we ended up creating 10 interior and exterior images over the course of about 3 hours or so. There were some problems to work around, just like with any other photoshoot, but with some lighting and post production tricks, we were able to create some great images after it was all said and done.

The space was fairly small, which limited our composition choices a bit. Some shots took about a half hour to dial in the composition, but the time spent on location doing that is worth it in the end. Below are a few behind the scenes shots as well as some of the final images that were delivered to the client. 

One of many frames with a gelled flash bounced into the ceiling in various spots to give me a lot to work with in post. 

One of many frames with a gelled flash bounced into the ceiling in various spots to give me a lot to work with in post. 

This frame was used to pull in the window view as well as tame some of the reflections on the table. I used two gelled flashes bounced into the wall. 

This frame was used to pull in the window view as well as tame some of the reflections on the table. I used two gelled flashes bounced into the wall. 

I frequently use flash with various modifiers to bring out more contrast in key areas of an image. Although we ended up rearranging this shelf, this behind the scenes image gives you a glimpse into how I work. 

I frequently use flash with various modifiers to bring out more contrast in key areas of an image. Although we ended up rearranging this shelf, this behind the scenes image gives you a glimpse into how I work. 

Some of the Final Images:

Many challenges with this image, but most noticeably, remove the camera/tripod from the mirror! 

shooting during mid day can be very challenging. Flash can be handy for daylight exteriors if you want to bring out detail without muddying the image and losing contrast.