Jewelry shoot with Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine

Daniel SiggBlog, Photography5 Comments

Shot 1: rings on a fork The first shot had us putting rings on a fork. Since all three shots needed to get done in one day, we had to move relatively quickly. However, this first shot was probably the most challenging as everything was reflective.  But after some creative problem solving, we had the shot we wanted.    Shot 2: … Read More

Project 365: a picture a day for a year

Daniel SiggBlog, Motion, Photography4 Comments

Photography - Coast

What is project 365? 30 days ago (of the writing of this), I started a personal project called Project 365. And I use a very simple process for this project. I have to take one picture a day and post it daily. A non-original process to train creativity This idea is neither original nor new.  And photographers have used and widely described this … Read More

The beauty of small things

Daniel SiggBlog, Creativity, Photography, Photography philosophy4 Comments

Coffee bean - Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

In commercial product photography including macro photography, one has to pay a lot of attention to detail with regards to creating an overall image that is hopefully artistic, unique, technically proficient, and overall compelling. Details of composition, lighting, exposure, highlights, shadows, reflections, surfaces, textures, colors balance, saturation, luminosity, gradients, backgrounds, foregrounds, sharpness, edges, negative space, contrast all matter, and of … Read More