Pharmaceutical photography

We had a great opportunity to work with the folks from GA Communications on a project for BioMarin this past fall photographing a series of patients.  We spent three days on location around the Bay Area making images that had to have a strong sense of flared backlight.  While we couldn’t shoot all of the images late in the day, we made use of both ideally placed sunlight and a strobe set far off in the distance.  For the swing shot I made a swing from an old piece of redwood and some nice looking hemp rope.  Using high rollers for a large silk above, we slid medium rollers underneath with a speed rail tube across so that we could place the swing wherever we wanted.  I knew we weren’t going to find a perfectly placed low hung tree branch : >

Yes, I got into the pool.  I had to.  With the tether cord held by an assistant and connected to a computer on dry land, I shot with a long lens handheld.  Most of the project was photographed using Canon’s new 5dsr 50 megapixel camera and a ProPhoto B1 in the trees.  And, lots of large silks.


Photograph of a young boy on a bicycleTwo boys for a pharmaceutical adHealthcare photograph by San Francisco Advertising photographer Robert Houser for a California based pharmaceutical company



welcome 2016

OK that was a busy fall.  We were thrilled to do a series of pharmaceutical projects here in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Toronto, Wisconsin and Denver.  On top of that I was back and forth to LA for some portrait work and we wrapped it all up with a number of fitness projects for Title Nine.  As if the busy shooting schedule of the year wasn’t enough, we did a lot of work at the ranch (pictures to come) — completing the client/makeup room and redoing a kitchen.  The goats are still here, chicken count is up to seven, and a new golden retriever pup is now following Taco around the farm — Luna is sure to have a starring role on this blog.  The reclaimed redwood slab built-in table in the makeup room is a thing of beauty.

Some fitness images from Title Nine’s Spring marketing.  Always fun working with Alix Tillet!

woman lifting weights

Fitness photography by San Francisco Advertising photographer Robert Houser photograph of a woman working out in a crossfit gym photograph of a woman doing crossfit photograph of a woman running advertising photograph of a woman laughingadvertising photograph of a woman laughing

July so far and AltPick highlights

July has already brought us to Tahoe for a few days shooting with my favorite crew at Title Nine, then tech firm identity work in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Looking forward to another trip to LA this week and Denver later in the month for healthcare pharma BioMarin.  Our recent work was highlighted this week at AltPick.  And, we still have space in my upcoming workshop on Available Light Portraiture July 25th – come join us at the ranch.