Our Story

With 15 years of experience capturing the unique charm of San Diego and its natives, Rob is not just a photographer; he’s a storyteller with a camera and lights. He’s created MODERNAPERTURE to blend his technical mastery with a creative eye to bring your stories to life.

Our Mission

"Featured on the homepage: Rob Lucas, San Diego Professional Photographer. A dynamic photo capturing Rob in his element, showcasing expertise and creativity."

Rob Lucas

The visionary behind ModernAperture, photographer in San Diego, is dedicated to capturing significant moments with a fresh and innovative approach. Specializing in vivid, storytelling imagery, Rob Lucas ModernAperture Photographer excels in immersing his subjects within the beauty of San Diego’s diverse scenery. Through ModernAperture, Rob Lucas connects deeply with his audience, inviting them to experience the world through his unique perspective, making every shot a piece of enduring beauty.

Why Choose Us?

Versatile Photography Services

From professional headshots to captivating lifestyle and editorial images, MODERNAPERTURE offers a wide range of photography services to meet all your needs.

Artistic Excellence & Technical Skill

Our photographs stand out due to our exceptional blend of artistic flair and technical expertise, ensuring each image is a masterpiece.

Customized, Client-Focused Experience

At MODERNAPERTURE, your vision is our priority. We offer a personalized experience, tailoring each session to your unique style and requirements.

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“Rob first and foremost is one of the most professional photographers I have ever had the chance to work with. From the beginning I felt completely comfortable with his ease of speaking and guidance. I never referred to myself as the "model type" but working with him makes me feel like one. His vision is impeccable as I . . .
Shane P.
“Top notch. I wanted a lot. Great photographer who could deliver a vision but have a solid sense of his style and have an opinion. A+. Would I return? Hell yes. The turn around time is faster than you'd expect. Rob spend ample time in post to deliver higher than expected results. Cannot say enough good things..”
Ron S.
"We just got our final proofs back from Rob and wow, are we ever pleased. Rob is no ordinary photographer-- he's an artist. He got shots we never even dreamed of but that were just exactly what we wanted. His pricing is SO FAIR, especially when you see what you get. He's professional but friendly, warm, and fun to work with."
Sylvia P.

spin your story into gold

Capture what matters. Every photograph is a story waiting to be told. MODERNAPERTURE specializes in transforming you or your brand into inspiring photography stories in San Diego. Let us capture them with the artistry they deserve.


  • headshots

    Professional Headshots for a Lasting Impression.

  • Lifestyle Portraiture

    Lifestyle Portraiture is all about Capturing Authenticity.

  • Editorial

    Editorial Photography is telling Stories Through Images and Fashion.

  • product & branding

    Product and/or Branding Photography has the Power to Showcase Your Brand’s Essence.