We just finished up with some high end medical products designed for the spine industry. Working in the studio at Stata Productions we were able to make this
equipment sparkle. We have been shooting quite a few medical prototypes for companies
in the Cleveland area and out of state as well.
After we decided on which images the client wanted I had Dave Potokar from http://davepotokar.com/ outline all the products.
There was quite a lot of outlining but the client was very happy with the freedom this allowed him for future needs.
Just finishing shooting for rocketcalc.com. We’ve been shooting for Bryan Lewis and Larry McFarland for some time now. Bryan and his team build the supercomputer and Larry makes them look incrediable in his brochures, websites and promotional cards. We shot the product photography looking straight up and normal for the proper look and then we shot with a super wide lens to sex up the shot.
Of course Bryan wanted to see the inner workings of this supercomputer….. I told him it looked like tokyo japan in a godzilla movie. You can see what I mean.
Then the photoshop guru – Larry McFarland – takes the shot one step farther and wow.. Nice shot.
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.
Just finishing shooting a in studio project for a couple of motivational speakers for
a book cover and for their promotional pieces. I’ve been shooting for this group for quite a few years and they are always pushing the envelope. Great ideas and they come up with more ever year. I’m anticipating the end results.
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.
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.
We’ve been traveling all over the place this summer. Shot thru out Ohio and Michigan. Photographing people, places, and things. It’s nice to see new areas and meet new people.