2019 Coach Spring Trunk Show

Coach 2018 Fall Trunk Show

I recently had the opportunity to shoot Coach’s 2018 Fall Trunk Show. In addition to the actual fashion show, we were able to create portraits of the line inside of the store, surrounded by about a hundred onlookers, in non-ideal lighting conditions. Lit with just a Profoto A1, it was quite the technical challenge.

Becca Cosmetics

A one in a million opportunity to show a lone of Becca Cosmetics products inside of Nordstrom. I’d be hard pressed to think of a better scenario for beauty photography. On a personal mission to manipulate Nordstrom’s lighting as much as possible, we were able to create some pretty dramatic portraits that you really can’t actually tell were taken inside of retail store.

With such an enormous store at your disposal, it’s actually a bigger problem deciding on a spot to shoot. Lit with two Profoto B1’s: one with a Profoto Beauty Dish, and the other with a Profoto Octabox, below are a handful of portraits:

Free Lighting Setups: Part I

30 Days With the Canon 85mm 1.4

I recently got my hands on Canon's brand new 85mm 1.4 lens, and after 30 days, I've come to the conclusion that this lens is...sharp! As part of an unsponsored, personal review, I simply had to express my pleasure with this thing.

It does get a bit of chromatic abberation in harsh lighting conditions as the glass is so wide, but it's nothing you can't correct in Photoshop. At 1.4, it's definitely the fastest lens I've owned, and by far the most razor sharp piece of glass I've personally experienced. The image stabilizer has on a few occasions already, locked up on me while removing it and swapping lenses, but it locks back in very quickly when mounted. Tried under various, polarizing lighting conditions, it was predictably reliable and consistent, which is a positive. The color it produces is phenomenal, especially when using the right lighting tools. For all of the images shown, we used two Profoto B1's, along with the Canon 6D, and 85mm 1.4. 

Enjoy a few shots from the past month: