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Chicago Gay Wedding Photographer: Tying the knot with Sean & Kevin

Using the available light in a space is always my first preference because it leads to pleasing natural looking candid images that document the wedding.

I’m loving the look of this new music video I produced for The Brian-Alwyn & Malynda Hale! Shot as 422HQ C-Log with the Canon C100 w/ Atomos Ninja 2 graded in Resolve. Zeiss ZE 28mm f2 Zeiss ZE 50mm f1.4 Zeiss ZE 85mm f1.4

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.

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