The Line of Regret by Lucas Saugen

I Just got a few of the final ads that I shot with the good folks at Haberman. These ads are going to run in my hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. I learned more about beer pong that one day of shooting then I've ever wanted to know. My favorite detail of these pieces is the smudge of lipstick on the wine glass in the first shot. It's the little things that really make something.

Selling My Norman Gear by Lucas Saugen

I'm selling all of my Norman strobe gear so I can move to the overpriced Profoto. My studio mate uses Profoto so I thought this was a good time to make the change. The Normans have treated me very well over the years. Here's a list of what I've got to sell and their price new. I'm asking $750 for everything. I might even throw in a carrying bag if you ask nicely.

  • 2 ML400 (with covers and power cords)
  • 4 Diffusion Domes
  • 2 Norman 5WW 16” 70deg Reflectors
  • 2 Norman 5” Wide Ange Reflectors
  • 4 Norman Adaptor Ring for Norman Reflectors to ML400/ML600
  • 2 Universal Softbox Speed Rings
  • 1 Norman 5” Filter Holder and Frame
  • 1 Norman Snoot for 5” Reflector
  • 1 Sync Cable
  • 2 Norman 8” Reflector


Stieg Jonah Greenspan Saugen by Lucas Saugen

Today my son turns two weeks old. Its all a bit of a blur but I wanted to share some photos from his birth. He ended up being delivered by Cesarean section after many hours of labor. Warning that some of these images may be a bit graphic. He was born 7lbs 2oz and 20 inches tall. To track his upcoming exploits we are currently working on a website for Stieg but until then you can follow his official hash tag on an social media #GreenSpawn. You should already be following me on Instagram as well @LucasSaugen.

Why I'm Doing Stocksy by Lucas Saugen

I'm shooting stock photography and it feels dirty saying that but it really isn't. 

I was able to jump on board early with a new stock photography start up called and it's really great. Firstly its not like any other stock photography site you've seen. The quality of the images are stellar and heavily curated.  You won't see a single cheesy image shot 'on white'.

Another great thing is I'm actually an owner of That is, it's a coop and if you get accepted into the coop you are a member. It's a stock photography site run by photographers and it pays us photographer quite well for our work.

Give it a try sometime if you need some stock and here's 20% off your first order. Just use this coupon code when you check out.



Say Hello to Lumio by Lucas Saugen

Just the other day relaunched. Lumio is a fantasic LED battery powered book light and I've been able to shoot the product since meeting it's inventor randomly one evening on the Embarcadero here in San Francisco. We've got a bunch more shoots planned.

Be one of the first on your blocks to get a Lumio. Check it out.  

Then I Went to a Wedding in Ireland by Lucas Saugen

Zack and Erin invited me to their lovely wedding in Ireland. I brought my Polaroid there as well. Shot these with a SX70 and a Polaroid 350. 

I went to New England by Lucas Saugen

I went to New England a few weeks ago and shot some Polaroids. These are a few quick and very dirty scans of some of my favorites from the trips.

Camp Food by Lucas Saugen

I just got back from a shoot in Northern Minnesota at an environmental learning center. It's kind of like a summer camp. We ate the same food that all the kids ate and it came on those really cool sectional trays. So in case you don't follow me on Instagram, which you should, I took photos of the camp food provided to us because I thought they looked neat.

Everything in it's place.

I'm posting these in chronological order.