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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Product: Outdoor studio, Sports Poster

This is an assignment where I explored a poster for a sports expo. The client was a bicycle helmet company and they wanted to highlight their product with a bike. There was no way to get an action shot, so a static shot had to work. I wanted a scene that was dynamic, colorful and pulled the viewer to the product. I used several scenic components as layers, lighting each one uniquely to build the final image. I worked in a dim environment in the late evening for maximum flexibility. This old tree stump in a neighbors yard was an interesting backdrop for the bike and the helmet.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stock: Finding art

When I'm out and about and with camera, I always try to keep a lookout for what I like to call "wall art". These are shots that may not necessarily have any real contextual value, or are of a generic or unidentifiable nature. I'm not trying to get into fine art frame sales really, but to have a stock of images to pull from can be invaluable for a project. Just like I never know when I'll find that image, I'll never know when I have a use for it either. Sometimes, opportunity meets availability and I get this stunner of the US Capitol Building.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Personal: NOLA, trip with a view

I think it's important to take personal time to "free hand" photography. Finding a new perspective, content, colors, and environment you just don't normally experience can help you see in a whole new way.

If you've never been, New Orleans, Louisiana is definitely the muse you've been looking for.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Commercial: Bird of all kinds

When I was a kid, we got a hen and a rooster as a pet. I'm not sure it was really allowed, but we did it anyway. We had a variety of odd pets. Ducks, lizards, fish. Down by the Bay Bridge, a good friend has an 80+ acre farm. It's primarily used for horse boarding. But there is much more to it than that.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Automotive: Urban Mustang

A friend of mine just picked up a new-to-him 2012 Mustang GT Convertible. Since it was new, shiny and a pretty bad ass car right out of the factory, we wanted to get some shots of it. Freshly washed, I knew just the place that would make an excellent backdrop. An old set of buildings down by the river....