Posts Tagged ‘Redondo Beach’

Restaurant, Food, and Wine Photography

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

I get to see and shoot lots of great locations in my line of work, it also helps that I love great food and wine! So first lets check out “Friends of The Vine“, a super cool wine boutique with a wine bar located in Redondo Beach. It is really more like hanging out in someones living room often making it hard to leave. Serving and selling an impeccable list of high end and often hard to find wines, it is the perfect place to stop in and become a Friend!


Next up you really need to check out Hudson House also located in Redondo Beach, it is a eclectic restaurant run by Top Chef runner up Brooke Williamson with her husband Nick. An interesting mix of Micro Brews, Wine, and spirits with an emphasis on great food. I always have a weak spot for Seared Scallops and Charred Asparagus. I love shooting food, especially when it is well prepared, fresh, and looks like art. I almost always shoot from a tripod, the restaurant has some nice skylights that I used to naturally back light the food shots making it look wonderfully appetizing.

South Bay DIGS Magazine

Monday, March 7th, 2011

When publisher Warren Dow came up with the idea for a new magazine advertising the exclusive Real Estate of the South Bay of Southern California, one thing was clear, fantastic photography was going to be needed to highlight the unique properties that are shown for sale in the magazine.

South Bay DIGS, features the exclusive real estate market of Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach along with the entire Palos Verdes peninsula. Most of the properties for sale are in the $4,000.000 to $20,000,000 price range and everything in between. Bring your check book if you go house hunting!

For my style of photography, shooting the properties at the very best time of day is critical. This means sunset, night time, or sunrise to show the homes off at their very best. A normal photo shoot with my style of Architectural Photography involves setting up my huge 12′ Gitzo tripod with one tripod leg balancing on a wall and the other leg hopefully sitting on firm ground.  Special equipment like a 21 megapixel Canon Camera and 17mm tilt shift lens also help in some of the extreme compositions we find ourselves faced with.

Interesting articles about local people and businesses round out the magazine. Recent articles have included Restaurateur Chef Robert Bell and his Chez Melange and Mama Terano restaurants. I was proud to have photographed the new Mama Terano menu and structure for their new web site. Other interesting people that call the South Bay home are the Mattress King himself, Larry Miller owner of Sit ‘N Sleep who is putting the finishing touches on his new seaside home.

Digs Magazine features a new Hermosa Beach Home for $15 Mil

Hermosa Beach, Southern California

Pick up a copy next time you cruise through the South Bay area and see what is going on!

Digs Magazine Malaga Cove, CA

Million Dollar View of the South Bay

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