Sometimes my clients think of a 16x20 or 11x14 as a "big" print to display in their home, above the sofa or mantle, but... As we see here, 20x30 and up is actually the more appropriate size to display above a sofa or mantle. The Archival Metal Print shown above this sofa, is 20x30 inches, and is just large enough to stand out in this type of display environment.
When you invest in the artistic talent and services of a professional photographer, you should have something special to show for it, right? We are always available to assist our clients in selecting the optimal size of wall portrait for their homes. Many factors must be considered, such as number of people in the portrait, their distance from the camera, and the environment in which your portrait or wedding photo will be displayed.
When it comes to that other important question... "How much is it?", our Archival Metal Prints and Canvas Gallery Wraps rock, because no framing is required, saving you substantial $$$!
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I recently did a photo-session with Noga Vilozny, visionary artiste, singer and dancer. This was a test-shoot, where we were free to be spontaneous, and I had the perfect opportunity to experiment with some new ideas and techniques for creating interesting nighttime images. We also made some more "conventional" portrait images, that are very much like what I do for my clients. I have posted several images from that session here. I hope you enjoy them!
BTW - Noga Vilozny, is a wonderful and talented performing-artist! She truly loves what she does, and that quality infuses what she does. She creates performances in flamenco dance, and is also gifted with a beautiful voice. If you ever want a special performance for an event you're planning, I recommend contacting Noga.
This final image was the primary new technique I wanted to test with Noga. I am currently refining my skills for creating images that combine well-illuminated subjects, such as Noga here, with starry skies. For a first try, I was very happy with the result here! What do you think of it?
I would also like to give thanks to my team of excellent assistants, who braved the cold, damp and windy conditions on this photography session. It was their help, which made the session so easy and even more fun! They were John Christiansen, Reija Bolwell and Leila Cara.
Stage two of the Amgen Tour of California finished in my home town, Santa Cruz. I was near the finish line, when the elite cyclists whooshed by! Very exciting stuff to see. I thought I would share a few shots that I managed to get from the very crowded street. The two cyclists shown are: first, Tom Peterson, second, Levi Leipheimer.
I actually don't remember my dreams, most of the time, but I figure Andy Warhol MUST have come to my dreams recently. Why do I think so, you might ask? Because I suddenly had the inspiration to create this photo-montage of Bob, Jerry, and Frankie, our household pets! I've always been intrigued by the work of the late Mr Warhol. This is definitely inspired by his art.
I am so fortunate to live in a place as beautiful as Santa Cruz, on the Monterey Bay. My typical drive, from home to my studio, takes me through such gorgeous scenery, that sometimes I can't resist stopping to take a few photos. Since I am a pro photographer, it's not really goofing off, right? Maybe it is goofing off, but the results, so far have been very interesting and arty images, in my humble opinion. It is possible that I may actually sell something from this growing collection of images, some day. Then it really really will not be just goofing off. For now, I hope you will enjoy these views of this amazing place I call home!
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The photos below, are taken along West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz.
Occasionally, I start my day early enough to see the sunrise. It is certainly easy to do this time of year, when the sun rises later. Here are a few early morning views of the Santa Cruz Wharf and Boardwalk. Just click the "More" button, to view.