Telephone: 253.572.9809
Email: dane@dgmphotography.com

Recent Commercial Photography Projects

 

Saving my client through post-production creativity

I do my best to take care of my clients. Yesterday, a long time client, who had recently arranged a multi-office group portrait, asked if I could remove an employee who recently left the company.  It would have been difficult and expensive for them to arrange another shoot.

The complication of removing someone or something from an image requires ‘painting in’ from existing image detail to fill in, rather than simply erasing.  It would take some time and thought.  I was happy to do this for them at no charge.

Here is the before and the after.  The challenges were making the spiraling design of the Museum of Glass cone fairly well match the existing background, plus moving people around, shrinking them slightly to imitate being further back in the picture.

 

 

It was fun, and my client was pleased.

 

 

 


 

 

South Sound Magazine Cover, Lodge House On The Lake

Architectural Photography, Seattle area luxury home, cover photography for South Sound Magazine

 

Here's an architectural shoot I did for South Sound Magazine. It was a springtime shoot, created for a summer issue.

It's always a treat to get a cover shot. I was happy with how the graphic artists presented the photography that accompanied the article, too. They did a great job with design, reproducing color and detail etc.

Striving to get the best images. I found I needed to return to this project three times in order to show such a beautiful home in its best light. One cloudy day was for interiors, another day for exteriors was rained out, and the last was during evening light, specifically aimed to best capture the exterior (ie. this cover).

There are many images in the article, which I have a link to below. 

This was a fun shoot and much appreciation goes to all those involved.

 

 

Here's a link to pdf of the full article, showing more examples of my work.

 

 


 

Cascade Mental Health Project

Sometimes I need to forget the ‘day rate’ (or half day) and do what is needed to get the best images possible.  Such was the case with this recent shoot for South Sound Business magazine.

The first thing to do when scheduling an architectural shoot is to check weather forecasts and fit openings of decent weather into the busy calendar.  This was done in coordination with the building owner representative and the builder. I was set to travel to Centralia for a morning shoot, about an hour South of Tacoma, Washington.

When I arrived, there was fog cover which would later dissipate.  I worked on the interior shots.  By 11:am the fog was still persisting so I took a break, went to lunch and came back as I saw the fog lifting.  Since this was shot in March, Spring, mid-day light was just fine and I got some shots of the exterior. They were nice. But in talking with the on-site project foreman I found out the building had some interesting exterior lights which made it look pretty nice after hours.

I drove back to the studio, making use of the waiting time, and returned 5 hours later to shoot the evening light exteriors, with the help of the project foreman, who agreed to come back, to make sure the lights would be on inside.

In the end the builder was happy, the magazine was happy and the architect in Seattle was happy.  That made me happy too. 

I love doing hero shots, but I also want to make plenty of images that can be used creating proposals and presentations, showing the quality and creativity of my clients.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about a photo project, you can email me at: dane@dgmphotography.com.  I'll try to answer as quickly as possible.

You can see more images from recent shoots here.