Just finished uploading some great shots of the new Skywalk that I thought should be posted. Perfect night and I was able to walk up from the new studio. Client needed interiors and exteriors – (both day and night ) but the exterior night shots took the show.
Just finished a new video on my original photography. Cancel the stock be original. When it comes to showing “your” message there is only one way to go – hire a professional photographer to represent your company, your people, your product.
We – the creative director and myself just finished shooting lighting products on location in Leavenworth Kansas – just outside of Kansas City. Yes there were many correctional facitilies there. We shot from ground level and also up in a 60 foot bucket truck. 60 feet does not sound that high until your up there and the wind kicks up.
Low level Aerial Photography
We ended up jumping right into shooting the first nite we flew in…. rain was coming and it did for the next couple of days. Never hurts to have a few rain days scheduled into a shoot. Our days usually lasted into the next morning – like 1 or 2 am.
The final nite was indoors. We were shooting LED lighting on a new refrigeration product. We had hired a few models to help with this project and again it was a late nite. The ladies worked out well with the shinning star was little Sarah.
Here is a shot of Sarah waiting for the shoot to start… priceless
Last week we had the opportunity to shoot several jobs on location in Strongsville, Berea, Akron and Canton Ohio. Of course the day we planned this five location shoot it decided to snow like crazy. I was shooting for a national fitness equipment provider. They had their state of the art treadmills, weighs systems and various other resistant
products in several area fire departments, colleges, fitness centers, and hospitals.
Did I mention that it was snowing like crazy.
It’s been down and up in the snowy Cleveland area lately. Down in that we ran around and shot quite a few model homes for a flooring company. Beautiful locations. The agency we were shooting for has a flooring company that specializes in tile, hardwood, and carpet – that pretty well covers it all. Flooring joke.
Then it was time to shoot for another client but this time looking up. Lighting company we’ve been shooting the studio product photography decided they wanted to do some applications shots at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland.
We also shot this incredible bar without and with the under lighting kits. Pretty impressive.
We just finished shooting in a vault of all things some new interiors for Key Bank. Not the best place for phone reception but very quiet. Branding is a hot keyword these
days and it’s as important to banking as it ever has been. The new interior and exterior looks made a big splash to this banks new look.
These particular building shots were done for a firm that built on a large expansion in the great Cleveland area.
We then had an opportunity to shoot some promotional portraits for a spokesman for a local advertising agency. This guy was some character.
We shot with the understanding that various promotional cards would be dropped into his arms with photoshop.
The last shot I’m posting is a comparison of one of my portraits. My client had actually been told by her company to go to another professional photo studio in town and have her headshot taken there. The image on the left is what she had done there the image to the right was shot by Stata Productions. I think the comparison speaks for itself.
Well it’s been a crazy last couple of months and of course I can’t believe that I haven’t posted since November.
Between the holidays, the photography and sports afield – is that enough excuses? We were actually out shooting
architecture in November and and December. That’s crazy…. but then we’ve had a crazy winter.
The photography business is a collaboration of a lot of different opportunities. Thru the last several months we
shot holiday parties and events, model portfolios, product photography, photographic illustrations, printed and web
work. It’s never the same and always is changing.
One of the things that sets us a part is that we act as virtual photographers for many clients. I’ve often had graphic and
creative designers direct me from the comfort of their offices while I shoot. We’ll shoot a product shot and then resize
and email or ftp the image for approval. Most agencies are so booked with work that they can’t afford to send a creative
off site. Thus the virtual photographer.
We had some fun with one agency in town. They came up with this idea for one of their client to do some photographic
illustrations of common automotive equipment. This group and is always pushing the envelope when it comes to
fun and unusual shots. Love to work for. They sell the idea I do the shots.
We also did some interesting food shots – splashing liquid photography. What a mess but the results were great.
Of course we did some bread and butter of this industry and shots many, many, headshot, fashion, and family photography for clients and friends.