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Portraits of R&B / Soul Artist Caleb Minter

One of my favorite techniques is to use CTO filters (plastic gels that make neutral light look like old fashioned light bulbs) on my lights so that when I tell the camera to compensate for their warmth, the camera makes the rest of the world look blue.

Video: Ditch The Pitch for BMA Chicago

The series is called “Ditch The Pitch”, an informative look at The New Integrated Marketing. In addition to the videos, an e-book has been published that provides examples and insight for creating a successful integrated marketing campaign in our always-on digital world.

Technology That Transforms Life (and Mutual Funds’ Returns)

The New York Times published a story this morning, which included one of my photos, about mutual fund managers. I also shot this image on the same assignment. I was blown away at the opulence of their offices, located just off of Chicago’s Magnificent mile in a 100-plus year old antique filled mansion. I knew right away when I saw the French room that this is where I had to shoot their portrait.

Manufacturing Policy

While doing photojournalism shoots were once common place, I’ve been focusing on other things. However, today was a fun foray back into journalism, covering a visit to Chicago by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

Thankfully the press advance orchestrated this welding photo-op while we were touring a manufacturing community college classroom, because the overwhelming large amount of peopling walking around with her blocked us from making images that showed the machinery.

SWAY Chicago

I’m really excited to share this photo with all of you! For some time I have been wanting to make an image like this, but I didnt have a client who needed one, or a project that came up where I felt like it would be a good fit. To show the energy of Sway…

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