I had the opportunity to shoot with a local production company recently.
They were shooting video B roll for a commercial. The idea was to use
available talent and show people enjoying the outdoor patio of a near by
restaurant. We had to start shooting after closing time so it was a late
night. Lot of fun and some great shots. If it looks like everyone was enjoying
themselves it’s because they were.
The shots that I did will be used for print or website collateral. Much higher resolution then anything you could pull from the video.
After the winter we’ve had it was nice to shoot in studio and more importantly indoors. If you can’t travel to warm climates
then you make do inside. We have continued to shoot automotive accessory product photography with models. Always fun.
Somebody has to make the handles for rakes and shovels. We get the opportunity to shoot them. The photography wasn’t that
hard but the graphic designer whined when it came to outlining rakes. Not my job… but someone is willing to do it.
We also shoot events. Event photography, award recognition are also a staple of many photographers. We are not
the exception. Lots of fun and demanding.
This particular job was for Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland. Award winners include Dawn Southard, Glazen Creative,Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic and Glen Renwick of Progressive Insurance.
It’s time to get some images out to keep everyone updated on all the different jobs we’ve been shooting. We had the opportunity to shoot some incredibly large steel producing equipment. It was hard to fathom the size of some of these
After that we were off to an adult care facility to work with some great senior citzens. Our subjects were full of personality and wit. Of course we draw quite a crowd to watch the photo shoot.
Somewhere along the way we photographed Dominque Moceanu Cleveland’s own famous local gymnast. Dominque and her
fiance made the shoot fun and upbeat.
We returned to the studio on the west bank of Cleveland’s “flats’ and shot some great models for a Bingo supply company.
The models were all charactor models and the expressions were priceless.
Throw in a couple of model portfolios shoots and it makes the photography business a passion of love.
Since it’s been a month – I’m going to post this backwards. Just got back from another job in Chicago, and yes
it’s actually warmed up. Shot out to Chicago for a local company via United. I promised myself that I would drive but I found
myself in baggage hell again. The shoot went well and we made our connections with time to spare.
Where did the month of February go? It seemed that I spent the month shooting events. People networking,
people receiving awards, and people just having fun. Not what you would call exciting photography but I have
always loved getting people to mug for the camera.
At the beginning of the month I took off with a client to see the country’s largest outdoor sporting trade shows
in Vegas. What a show it was. If it had to do with outdoors it was there.
As it turned out a broadcast to several clients that I had time to shoot in Vegas landed a fun job. A major lighting company
was in need of some of their properties.
We started out the week shooting for NAWBO. North American Women’s
Business Organization. One of the applicants found us doing a search
for executive headshots. Lori DeVone of DeVore Technologies will make
a great recipient.
We were also involved in the Go Red for Women. Through the American
Heart Association. Stata Productions had donated the photography
for their annual breakfast event and invitation through Rosenberg
Advertising. The turn out was great and the breakfast was healthy.
The rest of the week had us in the studio shooting fish and on the road shooting
new construction shots.
We finished up doing some executive location portraits for an annual report.
The weekend started out strong with Jim Baron and I shooting hundreds of portraits, some trade show exhibits, brand awareness openers and cocktail parties at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel and the old arcade.
I started out the week shooting a wedding for a client of mine. Lots of fun and quite a few opportunities for some great shots.
We kept up the pace with portraits in the studio and on location in the greater Cleveland area.