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studio lighting comparison

What does that do? Ever wonder what the light from different studio lights look like?  How does a Beauty Dish compare to an Octobank?  Elliptical vs Octabank? We recently did a series of comparisons in the studio to showcase…
Young woman trail running in the Oakland hills by San Francisco Advertising photographer Robert Houser
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always testing something

At least twice a month we set up test shoots to work with new lighting, new cameras, new models or even new locations.  Last week we were using the new Canon 5D Mark IV with some lenses that had just be re-aligned by Canon for a fitness…
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Behind the Scenes on a Title Nine shoot

We put together a couple videos this week from some BTS moments on some recent Title Nine sports bra shoots  
Photograph of a young boy on a bicycle
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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…
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buzzfeed

The Facing Chemo project has gotten a lot of press this week after being featured on BuzzFeed earlier in the week.  We are honored to have these moving portraits touch so many.
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welcome Morgan

This week we welcome Morgan to the studio. She is joining us as an intern while in school at the University of San Francisco majoring in advertising. In the few days that she has been with us, she's already done a great job organizing our social…
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More dancers - more movement

Early this week we brought back a hip hop dancer that we have photographed in the past.  Staying in the outdoor studio and keeping the huge silks for our lighting, we moved around to get a more natural blue sky background.  A…
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New Work on the Website

Kala/ We recently launched our new fitness portfolio on the website. Over the past few months we've been shooting fitness portraits with JE Models and STARS and racked up enough images to create a fitness section. Here are a few of the new…
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Facing Chemo

/Kala This week we completed the framing of the latest Facing Chemo exhibit - Before & After. The show hung this past Wednesday at a corporate event at Genentech. We are looking forward to seeing the show hang again soon.   …
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Fun in the Midwest

/Kala We are back in the studio this week after traveling quite a bit of traveling for BioMarin. At the beginning of this month we took off to the Midwest to photograph a couple of amazing people with the rare disease called MPS-IV. The warm…