Studio class at UCSD

Once a year I teach a studio photography class at UCSD. This is a 27 hour course that culminates with a full day in the studio with professional models and an assortment of available studio lighting. During the day I don’t get to take a lot of photos (I make myself the lighting assistant for my students), but I always manage to get a few snaps.

Portrait Photography Award

Press Release


Sd Photo Studio Inc Receives 2018 San Diego Award

San Diego Award Program Honors the Achievement

SAN DIEGO November 1, 2018 — Sd Photo Studio Inc has been selected for the 2018 San Diego Award in the Portrait Photographers category by the San Diego Award Program.

Each year, the San Diego Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Diego area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 San Diego Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Diego Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About San Diego Award Program

The San Diego Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the San Diego area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The San Diego Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.


Last week we officially opened our new studio space on Adams Ave. Our first client through the door was Estes Therapy, and they were looking for a fun/formal/casual team photo. We produced a few versions, but these 2 are my favorites.



Year in Review – Recent Headshots

Both Jon and Chris tend to do a lot of headshots throughout the year – but these tend not to warrant an entire post on our blog. ┬áSo here is a look at a year in review of some of our favorite photos of the year – as we wrap up 2012 and look forward to 2013