What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

It’s been a long wait and after all the reviews have come in, the comments are all very similar. What’s the point? That’s really the consensus. I’m a die hard Canon fan from way back. I’ve never even considered using a Nikon camera. But even after all the years that the 5D series has been around, I’ve never wanted to own one. Functionality in a camera is important, but price is important as well. Why spend $3500 on a camera body that you’ll immediately have to spend more money on,…

Production Notes: Shooting in the Outer Hebrides

Production Notes:  Shooting in the Outer Hebrides

  From late August to early September of this year, I once again spent two weeks on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides working on content pieces for the television show that I’ve been developing with friend and colleague David Jackson for the last few years.   The trip began with the stunning Scottish weather that we’ve all come to love by looking at postcards and coffee table books. A few days later however, the battle of the elements was on. As stunning as our remote location in…

KFSTV Showing Experimental Movies by Jon White

KFSTV Showing Experimental Movies by Jon White

  KFSTV is a new internet TV station started by Tim Woodward of Skin Two just this year. Within KFSTV you will find documentaries, feature films, fashion, interviews and nightlife coverage. After noticing there was room for experimental content, I submitted a short movie I made a couple years back called Nylon Commander. Shortly after, Tim got back to me and the next day I had my own film makers page on the site.   I won’t give away the details of the movie I submitted, but if you have…

Photo Story: Shots Fired from a Digital Machine

Photo Story: Shots Fired from a Digital Machine

A couple Fridays ago I headed downtown to do a quick photo shoot with Jessica Nicole of Peepshow Clothing and local LA fashion model Erin Kennedy (@theerinkennedy). It was a quick and easy setup, one white wall and one photo strobe with a softbox. After a series of homemade tacos and guacamole to fuel up, it was time for the shoot. Oh, and don’t forget cocktails mixed by @rocknrollbartenders. Jessica had prepared some new pieces including custom designed fringe dresses featuring the graphics of David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust) and Marilyn…

Marketing and Media at KBB

Marketing and Media at KBB

  On February 22, 2016 the production team and I arrived at the Kelly Blue Book offices in Irvine, CA at about 6am. We had three interviews scheduled with key individuals in the company that day. This was a follow up shoot. We shot several other interviews a couple months earlier along with the Upper Diamond marketing company in Los Angeles.   We have an efficient team that works well together. It consists of a director, producer, DP, camera operator, gaffer, grip and sound engineer. At this point we would…

The Best Photography Job in the World is Mine!

The Best Photography Job in the World is Mine!

I have the best job in the world! Being a provider of creative services, I get to work in all kinds of situations with all sorts of people, doing all kinds of creative things. This particular day was no exception. Tanya Danielle and I are old friends and have been shooting together on a monthly basis for over 10 years now. Tanya has a private client that asked for a set of photos of her in a red dress with film noir style lighting. I’m not sure what the point of the red dress was…

All I Want for Xmas is a Peepshow!

All I Want for Xmas is a Peepshow!

   It was supposed to be just another Xmas party until the Frito Pie showed up. Down at the Junker Designs studio in Los Angeles a nice pre-Xmas fashion party was in full swing. It was a joint effort between Junker Designs and peepshow Clothing. Guests were invited to food, drink, good times, live screen printing and custom cutting of clothing. Tod Waters of Junker and Jessica Nicole of Peepshow provided three killer models (Elle Audra, Erika Young and Saraontheinternet) for me to photograph throughout the day.    In between…

The 6th Street Bridge is Gone!

The 6th Street Bridge is Gone!

The 6th Street bridge in Los Angeles is an entertainment icon. You may not realize it, but you’ve seen it a million times in film and TV. On this particular day we were planning to shot on it and under it just as we’ve done so many times before. It was about 7:30am when we met at the warehouse in downtown LA. Jasper, the rep from MOMO met us to make sure everything was going well. The objective, to shoot promo photos for the then top secret limited edition Magnus Walker…

Late Summer Bikini and Fitness Shoot

Late Summer Bikini and Fitness Shoot

   It’s late September and Jewell Marceau and I are shooting some bikini pix in a backyard that overlooks the San Fernando Valley. It’s a simple shoot, one Canon DSLR, an open faced softbox on one of my trusty Alienbees photo strobes and Jewell.    The hot tub technician was a bit surprised when he rounded the corner to the backyard and found us there. His day got a lot better real quick. For the past year, Jewell has been intensively training six days a week to compete in a fitness competition,…