Newborn baby boy floating on white background, peeing into the air

Behind the Scenes | Peeing Baby | Commercial Photography

Publishers hire commercial photographers to make images for various types of books. I am not and never had been, a baby photographer. But in 2003 when Random House bought my idea for, “Baby: An Owner’s Manual,” I decided to take…

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Produce being repackaged in wholesale industrial warehouse.

Industrial Photographer | Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market

One of the perks of being a commercial photographer is the variety of people, places and things that you are exposed to that you otherwise wouldn’t be. With product and lifestyle photography I’m usually working with products that won’t even be…

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Restaurant photography of chef rushing in kitchen, photographed industrial style in black and white.

Industrial Photography and Restaurant Photography | Combining the Two

As a commercial photographer, I love being able to photograph a variety of subjects in various styles. As I had mentioned in my last post, in some markets, like New York City, you really have to specialize as a photographer.…

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Product Photography | Spuds and Buds

As a product photographer in Oregon and New York City, I have had the opportunity to photograph a lot of different things. In NYC, I have always specialized in home furnishings, shooting everything from antiquities to wall sconces. In Oregon,…

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Couple getting dogs ready for hike by lake. Dog Lifestyle in Oregon.

Commercial Lifestyle Photography | Certainty and Serendipity

As a commercial photographer, I love the tightrope between certainty and serendipity. Fortunately, I get to walk that tightrope a lot while shooting lifestyle photos that involve both people and animals. Lifestyle photography can be challenging, especially when you don’t…

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Industrial photography of Facebook Data Center by photographer Steve Tague

Industrial Photography | Working in the Brains of Facebook

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to shoot several assignments for Facebook. The jobs vary from lifestyle photos to industrial photography and are always as interesting as they are exciting. This last job at their data…

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Product photographer image of Cheers martini glasses with liquid splash and olive garnish. Packaging photography.

Product Packaging Photography | The Story Behind Cheers!

Recently, I was going through some of my photos with a creative director who was curious about which photos in my portfolio were my favorites, and why. As I told her about some of the images, she mentioned that most…

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Industrial photography of StrongArm Technologies product being used in New York City

Industrial Photographer – NYC & Oregon Based, Available Worldwide

Industrial and manufacturing photography is a niche I stumbled into years ago when an ad agency hired me to photograph the operations of a metal cabinet manufacturing plant. Since then, I have grown to love this specialized work and continue…

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Photograph of Mark Zuckerberg, Founder CEO of Facebook.

The Fall and Rise of Great Commercial Photography

Commercial photography has changed drastically over the past several years. Digital cameras, along with modern software and apps, have made photography more accessible, economical, fun, and has helped produce more good photographers than the world has ever seen. Every day,…

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How Could He Be Proud, I’m Just a Commercial Photographer?

My dad was in the Navy for the better part of his life. He and my mom always wanted me to join the military after high school. Either that, or become a doctor. Imagine their disappointment when I decided to…

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