Pacific Color Graphics, a commercial printer in my own town of Pleasanton, CA, asks me to photograph some new products they’ve produced every few months. This round is for November 2011, and it included a big variety of products from shirts, caps, key rings, storefronts, and a headshot of their CEO, Dave Reckart.
I Dave’s headshot in their front lobby where they have a beautiful dark-blue wall. I set up an entire studio including a soft box for the key light and a shoot-through umbrella as fill, and a gridded flash to illuminate the wall behind him.
Another unusual request was to photograph an AT&T storefront in the Town Center at Corte Madera. Pacific Color produced the front window display and asked me to photograph it. Reflections of the parking lot in the window was a big problem, and so I arrived there in the evening just after sunset and used a very long telephoto to avoid a reflection from the sky.
They made a beautiful keyring that I photographed in a light box and made a YouTube video showing how I photographed it.
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