November 19, 2019

Check out this 3 minute video that talks about a very special gift for the Crowns of Courage women from Brian Campbell of Photo Flash Drive.  Thank you Brian!

November 11, 2019

My 28th Street studio has been a great place to work for five years.  It has great visibility on a busy street, a professional lobby, great office space and a comfy dressing room for clients. 

The problem is the space had some serious limits for making photos....

November 8, 2019

 When my headshot clients come to my Grand Rapids portrait studio for a headshot, I always start the session with this classic high key setup.  My client is placed in front of a simple, illuminated white background,  and I light them with a combination of big, soft, fa...

August 13, 2019

Recently I received news from the folks at the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion that they have some new plans for the display space in the lobby where Crowns of Courage has been on display since June 2019.  While they were happy to host the project, they want to feature s...

June 22, 2019

I met Carrie a year ago, when I photographed her just before she appeared in her first competitive bodybuilding event. In addition to being a very fit athlete, Carrie is also a practicing physician here in Grand Rapids.  In a sport that is sometimes known for extreme d...

May 23, 2019

My clients at the Michigan Ballet Academy invited me to their studio to photograph a typical day of instruction at this wonderful place.  Thank you Alix Kayayan and Irina Vassileni for the opportunity!

February 16, 2019

If you are a photographer, and you're not using Adobe Spark, you're missing out.  Spark is a free visual and digital storytelling tool that lets you build mini web presentations, videos and social media graphics with drag and drop simplicity.  The final presentations a...

February 1, 2019

The Black Hat Project is a fashion photography collaboration between West Michigan’s most creative makeup artists, hair stylists and models and Studio 616 photography.  We will have fun with dramatic makeup, hair styling with a visual theme of black vintage hats.  Each...

January 19, 2019

In 2017, I was a participant in ArtPrize 9.  I'm proud to say our entry was an attendee favorite, finishing in the top five popular vote and just missing out on the grand prize.  The final display (now permanently installed at the Lemmen Holton Cancer Pavilion) consist...

January 15, 2019

 Wow!  I am swamped with inquiries about my Black Hat Project!  I am overwhelmed with the responses!    I've prepared this FAQ to give interested folks detailed information on what the project is all about.

What is the Black Hat Project?

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