Assembling elements for a new composition.

This personal project was started as a means to illustrate a “frame within a frame” as a strong compositional element.  I liked the infrared image in the center and wanted to somehow frame it in a way that the frame related to the subject matter. To accomplish this I collected several dead leaves and placed […]

Corporate Culture

Culture is the personality of your organization. It’s what defines the uniqueness of your business and is the sum of its values, traditions, behaviors, and attitudes. Simply put, culture is a shared way of doing something with a passion. Translating corporate culture into images to share on social media, web and print is one of […]

Product Illustration

Product illustration can be studio-based or location-based. In some cases, a custom set can be constructed on-location if the product is too large or bulky to transport. An important part of illustrating products is appropriate post-production work. Just as we retouch head shots of people, post production on products adds “the icing to the cake” […]

Airport and Aviation

Lawrence Crandall Photography has contracted with the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California for more than a decade to provide photography for website, print and social media. Our comprehensive coverage has included airfield and landside operations, architectural interiors and exteriors and human interest coverage. In addition, we have extensive experience with aerial photography from […]

Panoramic Composite from 15 Originals

This 180 degree panoramic image of the Arno River in Florence, Italy was taken without a tripod and was composited from 15 separate shots.  The camera was placed on a railing and the series of shots was made as I pivoted the camera around its tripod axis (under the lens). There were three images taken in each of five positions.  I ended up with five HDR (High Dynamic Range) images which I stitched together in Photoshop to create the single panoramic.  The original is approximately 60″ in length and has remarkable detail – and a much higher resolution than I would have gotten if I had been able to take the image with a single shot. I think most of us tend to think of recording the world in single, strong images.  Yet techniques such as this enable us to composite a broader vista with greater detail, and it is certainly a valid way to approach a subject such as this one.

Environmental Statement

The environmental impact of human activity is argued, measured and documented, yet its effects are also plainly revealed in everyday imagery. This photograph of a dock in downtown Seattle is interesting in that the elements in the uppermost portion of the photograph – a metal ladder and pier pilings – are easily recognizable.  At the […]

Artwork is Exhibited January 2017

Bulwark and Pathlight are dual 20″x20″ (25″x25″ framed) pigment prints which will be on exhibit at Huntington Beach’s Art Center show, Center on the Center from January 28-March 6, 2017. Bulwark is a visual statement about human attempts to master the natural world.  For this image the ocean and sky demanded prominence, relegating the Huntington […]

Rush Hour Tokyo

Tokyo has more foot traffic per square inch of sidewalk than virtually any other metropolitan area I’ve ever visited.  It’s astounding that 13 million residents – plus untold visitors – can transport themselves with such efficiency and purpose, even in the rain.  The image above was taken during a busy afternoon commute; the horizontal lines […]

Art Installation at the San Francisco Zoo

This photograph of an African Elephant was taken on Safari in Tanzania, and was selected for permanent display by the San Francisco Zoo. Rather than a traditional matted print, photographer Lawrence Crandall chose an unconventional approach using natural bamboo and raffia. The print is giclee canvas and measures 24″ x 36″.

Postscript Variations

In a previous post, I described the process of “deconstructing” a digital photograph into it’s native digital language, postscript. This is accomplished by opening the image in a simple word program (such as Notepad on a PC), which will reveal hundreds of pages of alien-looking characters you’ll never find on a standard keyboard. I enjoy […]