I took these photographs of the newly remodeled Reno hotel suites at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Lighting is key to taking good hotel room photography. I had 2 profoto flashes and 4 continuous remote light units spread across the Presidential suite photos. The position of furniture and plants, getting [...]
The water that exits out of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Mountains eventually ends up traveling down the Truckee River which ends up at Pyramid Lake. This usual dry landscape seems strange to hold such a big body of water. Pyramid Lake is a remnant of a big ancient lake called Lake Lahanton. The [...]
Travel Nevada, an outlet for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, recently included some of my photography in a blog article name "Finding Your Nevada Spirit Animal" by Sydney Martinez. One selected photo was of a chukar ridge-lined on a rock with a cool looking juniper tree in the frame. I spotted this chukar from far away [...]
This time lapse video is a journey through the Nevada desert. It includes glimpses into the dramatic weather and lighting at Pyramid Lake, a small part of what remains of the once mighty ancient Lake Lahontan. Music Time by Hans Zimmer Gear used: - Canon 7D & 5D3 with EF 24-70mm and 100-400mm. - Dynamic [...]
One of the re-branding goals of The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino was to design a clean, easy-to-read, and bold logo that can standout from the other Reno Casinos. I actually liked the previous logo design but we constantly received comments how hard it was to read the logo in marketing materials and on the [...]
Getting the right exposure with the correct shutter speed so the stars don't look blurred is just one of the challenging aspects of taking night time-lapse videos. It takes long exposures and a big chunk of overall time to get but the view is spectacular capturing the Milky Way and stars roll across the sky.