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The Page Ratio is Best at 2:3

Knowing fundamentals of design makes you a better commercial and editorial photographer. This excellent read is a great primer on theory and really comes in handy when you have to shoot for a layout.

Tschichold

This was the magic bullet that the other canons were missing. His reasoning was that it sits within the Fibonacci Sequence, as well as the Golden Ratio, and establishes that the textblock will be harmonious and proportional to the page — it’s how the height of it equals the width of the page.

via The Secret Law of Page Harmony – Retinart via A Photo Editor.

Welcome to LB Photo v9.0

Welcome to my latest and greatest website. I’m really excited to show of some great new features, a new look and feel, and also a new logo!

One of my favorite features is how the images are displayed. Click on the thumbnail below:

Polihale Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Neat huh? What else is cool… at the bottom of every page is a link that says ShareThis. Click it to send any page on my site to your favorite networking site, group bookmarking, or even email it to someone.

Under the hood is really where a lot of the magic happens. By using the power of WordPress, I’m able to update this site anywhere from any web capable device. So, while on a shoot, we could post working images to a private page just for the client to see. Or if I find a cool location, I can upload a photo of it right to the blog. I can even update my portfolio from anywhere. Also, any redesign in the future will be a snap. I’ll just have to change the template.

Another reason for the redesign was to help me set a goal to post every job I shoot this year. Like my old photoblog, I want to keep a visual journal of my progress through the year and see what it looks like all together. Plus, it’ll keep you up to date with what I’ve been doing lately.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the new format and design. Have a great and prosperous 2009!

Recent Work Featured on Design*Sponge

Recently, I photographed a remodeled home for my newest architectural client, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Jessica’s clean and modern design aesthetic was perfect for a young hip family relocating to Portland. From what she tells me, it was a pretty striking change between what the house was and what it is today. It was a real joy to photograph and we got some great shots.

An article about Jessica and the home was published today on Design*Sponge, a website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney.

Here’s one of my favorites from the shoot.

UPDATE: Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney spotlighted one of my photos of the EMP Museum at the end of last week. Thanks Grace!