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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Studio Headshots

Orange County Headshots | Modeling and Acting

Orange County Headshots: Had a blast with Zane in the studio last week photographing some headshots for him. He’s such a cool kid. Like way cool and good looking too, but humble and super polite and respectful. Great to see that his mom and dad have done such a great job raising him. Zan has 50K followers on Instagram. He splits his time between Southern California and New Orleans. I photographed his mom and dad’s wedding seven years ago when he was only six years old and was a cool kid even back then. Guess that’s what happens when you grow up with a dad that is an amazing drummer and a member of The New Black 7 touring the USA. BTW that dude named Justin has got nothing on Zane.

 

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Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 800.943.0414…. or email.

Food for thought

Commercial Food and Wine Photography

FOOD & WINE PHOTOGRAPHY

LOS ANGELES NEW YORK, PARIS, COMMERCIAL FOOD & WINE PHOTOGRAPHER Before I was a photographer, I worked hard long nights, weekends and holidays as chef in some of New York’s top restaurants. Some of my coolest gigs were working as a private chef for wealthy families on upper Park Avenue. After a career as a chef, I wrote award wining wine lists recognized by the Wine Spectator ™. Tasting up to sixty wines per week …. Hey, someone had to do it. I still love to cooking and have an intimate relationship with food {okay…no dirty thoughts please}. Nothing delights me more than pristine food, whether it be the raw product or the finished dish. And because I spent fifteen years working in some of NYC ‘s most prestigious kitchens where both the restaurant and the clientele demanded that the utmost care be taken in the sourcing, handling and the preparation of food, my approach to commercial food and wine photography always comes from a place of food and wine as art.

Commercial Food and Wine Photography

 

Commercial Food and Wine Photography

Marc Weisberg is a Commercial Food and Wine photographer accepting commissions throughout Orange County, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, Coto De Caza, San Clemente, Ladera Ranch, Santa Ana, Corona Del Mar, Long Beach Seal Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Coast, Los Angeles and San Diego and is available for travel world wide.

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 800.943.0414…. or email.

Commercial Architectural Photography

Los Angeles Orange County Architectural Photographer

LOS ANGELES ORANGE COUNTY ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER Having studied fine art and art history at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and the University of California, Irvine, I was influenced by European & American architecture and design. It was only natural that I’d combine my photographic skill with my love of architecture and design. Recent commissions include photographing the Segerstrom Center For the Arts, Sutra Lounge – Costa Mesa, Ladeki Restaurant Group – La Jolla, Source Design Group – Tustin Ranch, Hyatt Hotels – Irvine and for the Irvine Company. Recent travel architectural projects include: Paris, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York City and Sweden.

SERVICES The premise of architectural photography is showcasing the unique design features of a residence or building. The goal is to show the viewer what it is like to inhabit the space. Clients should not be surprised that we will sometimes request to photograph at dawn, twilight and times in between. Photographing during different times of the day conveys the mood that changes with the subtle and dramatic changes of natural light. Throughout, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Palm Springs, we serve the needs of architects, builders, interior designers and home stagers. Utilizing cutting- edge digital photography technolgy, we are able to provide our clients with the highest quality photography.

LOS ANGELES ORANGE COUNTY ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Marc Weisberg is a Commercial Architectural photographer accepting commissions throughout Orange County, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, Coto De Caza, San Clemente, Ladera Ranch, Santa Ana, Corona Del Mar, Long Beach Seal Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Coast, Los Angeles and San Diego and is available for travel world wide.

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 800.943.0414…. or email.

Using the Olympus OMD on a Professional Shoot

Descanso Gardens + Patina + Los Angeles Weddings

Descanso Gardens + Patina + Los Angeles Weddings: Its funny how Los Angeles Weddings + relationships work. ‘Till recently I’d never heard of Descanso Gardens. Descanso Gardens is located in La Cañada, Flintridge, is a small and affluent city in Los Angeles County, approx. 20 miles north west of downton Los Angeles. Its a 160 acre feast for the eyes. Descanso is open to the public and also hosts weddings in four unique locals on its vast acreage.

I knew of Patina restaurant and kinda knew about Patina Group. Patina heads up food service, catering, kiosks and restaurants at the Getty and LACMA and has restaurants scattered throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. On a recent trip to Los Angeles with my wife and daughter we stopped into Patina at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (home of the LA Phil) for a lite bite and a some libations before a concert a few months ago.

Take one Photographer, a 160 acre beautiful location, one glorious spring day and Cherry blossoms in full bloom……add an Olympus OMD, a little walking…..allot of looking….allot of photographing….and ping……you get this blog post.

As fate would have it I received a call a few weeks ago from a lovely event coordinator that I’d worked with in Beverly Hills at a wedding we photographed on a rooftop at a luxe hotel on Rodeo Drive. She let me know that she had moved on and wanted to catch up. Our conversation led to collaborating on a project that she had taken on. Its a very small world and relationships matter. Needless to say I was so pleased to hear from Jennifer and that she remembered me and thought enough about me and my work to embark on a long term collaboration.

What follows are layouts and visual impressions of Spring at Descanso gardens all photographed with the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

p.s. Last week I purchased the Olympus HLD-6M Power Batter Holder (grip) which I’ll be reviewing soon. It is a welcome accessorie. The build is Leica like and adds more balance and functionality to the OMD.

Descanso Gardens + Patina + Los Angeles Weddings

Japanese Garden, Cherry Blossoms Festival

Descanso Gardens + Patina + Los Angeles Weddings

Spring at Descanso Gardens, Olympus OMD

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Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 800.943.0414…. or email.

How to Get the Best Color & Sharpest Images on WordPress

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Images Look Awesome in WordPress

Kick @ss camera. Check. Bad @ss prime lenes. Check. Calibrated monitor. Check. Adobe Lightroom 4. Check. WordPress blog. Check. Even if you have all the variables tweaked perfectly: Awesome capture, killer color, super sharp images …. why don’t my images display on WordPress and the web like they do on my monitor? Well there’s a few reasons. In this post I’ll share 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Images Look Awesome in WordPress.

“Both the internet and WordPress squash color and kill sharpness.”

Its because both the internet and WordPress squash color and kill sharpness. Over the years I’ve tried many ways to display digital images on WordPress, only to be disappointed with the results. Either the color looks washed out or they look soft. All that time we put in making sure the color is just perfect has gone to waste. So why do the images look washed out and soft focused, a like they did in Adobe Photoshop or Photo Mechanic before uploading them to your WordPress site? Read on for the solutions.

There is a handy free WordPress plugin that I use called Sharpen Resized Images, which does a fairly good job at sharpening after the images are uploaded. But it doesn’t solve the color and sharpness issue (fully). After a bit of research and experimentation I’ve stumbled on what I believe is the best way to process, sharpen and resize images for the web and WordPress.

“3 Easy Ways to Make Your Images Look Awesome in WordPress.”

Color Space, Sharpening and File Size

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Images Look Awesome in WordPress are: Color Space, Sharpening and File Size. These 3 factors will make the biggest difference in making your images look awesome on the web. My old go-to was an Adobe Photoshop Action for Sharpening and Changing the Color Space and then under for resizing ….. File –> Saving for Web and Devices to resize the image. Could it be more convoluted? No. But it still didn’t really work that well. I just wasn’t happy with the results.

Since monitors, the web and WordPress use the sRGB color space to display images thats the color space that needs to be used for output and to uploaded to the web and WordPress. In Lightroom under the File menu scroll down and click on Export. In the Export dialog scroll down to File Settings, under Image Format choose JPEG, under Color Space choose sRGB. That is IF you want your color looking like it did in Photoshop or on your desktop. There may still be slight shifts in color, but this is the closest you’ll get.

The other variable that needs to be addressed is how soft the images look once uploaded. The fix for the softness is to use Adobe Lightroom when Exporting (see screen capture below). Under the File menu scroll down and click on Export. In the Export dialog scroll down to Output Sharpening, click in the box to the left of Sharpen For, choose Screen, and set Amount to Hi. This will fail miserably if you’ve over sharpened your images previously.

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Images Look Awesome in WordPress

Output Size

I output my images for the web at 100 dpi instead of 72 dpi. I know I can hear the crowds roaring already. There will always be some haters. Thing is the web and the WordPress engine squash everything you’ve worked so hard to bring out in your images. So that extra edge of 28 dpi more IMHO does make a difference. With today’s fast connections I don’t feel that’s an issue and really hasn’t been one for me.

 

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 800.943.0414…. or email.

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