I have been extremely pleased with his talent, his insights, and his care as an object photographer. He is untiring in his search for the right background, lighting, and angles for a piece; he never settles for OK.
Bobbi Vischi, Fine Art Glass Artist
Spending a day at McDougal Studio is an audible and visual experience that goes beyond a “normal” photo shoot. I have brought people to his studio just to experience his antique collection of “curiosities.” A trip to his studio is like taking a mini research trip for creative inspiration!
Judy Herzanek, Celestial Seasonings
Photographing glass art can be tricky — for example, all kinds of unwanted reflections can appear when the glass is iridized or shiny — but Russell works with a piece, and works with a piece, until he finds the best way to shoot it.