When publisher Warren Dow came up with the idea for a new magazine advertising the exclusive Real Estate of the South Bay of Southern California, one thing was clear, fantastic photography was going to be needed to highlight the unique properties that are shown for sale in the magazine.
South Bay DIGS, features the exclusive real estate market of Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach along with the entire Palos Verdes peninsula. Most of the properties for sale are in the $4,000.000 to $20,000,000 price range and everything in between. Bring your check book if you go house hunting!
For my style of photography, shooting the properties at the very best time of day is critical. This means sunset, night time, or sunrise to show the homes off at their very best. A normal photo shoot with my style of Architectural Photography involves setting up my huge 12′ Gitzo tripod with one tripod leg balancing on a wall and the other leg hopefully sitting on firm ground. Special equipment like a 21 megapixel Canon Camera and 17mm tilt shift lens also help in some of the extreme compositions we find ourselves faced with.
Interesting articles about local people and businesses round out the magazine. Recent articles have included Restaurateur Chef Robert Bell and his Chez Melange and Mama Terano restaurants. I was proud to have photographed the new Mama Terano menu and structure for their new web site. Other interesting people that call the South Bay home are the Mattress King himself, Larry Miller owner of Sit ‘N Sleep who is putting the finishing touches on his new seaside home.
Pick up a copy next time you cruise through the South Bay area and see what is going on!