Cleveland Photographer “Shoots” Girls and Guns Calendar!

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I know – people always sterotype photographers into shooting beautiful girls for a living…. but sometimes we actually do.  It was one very long day shooting 15 months for a local gun shop in Burton, Ohio… Ok if you know that much -then let’s  say it’s The Girls of the Gunrunner Calendar – 2009/2010.

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Instead of running all over the country side – “greater Cleveland, Ohio” we stuck to getting everything shot in the studio.  I think it worked out great._mg_5749We ended up working with two model agencies in Cleveland and Canton.  I believe it will be a higher quality calendar in the long run._mg_5298

I was able to set this scenarios to look like a bedroom scene… of course it’s in the middle of the graphic designer’s work area.  Should have done a pull back._mg_5632I think I was shooting coffee cups or something the next day… some days are diamonds – some days are ………..

Cleveland Photographer shoots women’s high end fashions

We’ve been shooting some fun high end fashion dresses and customers of Audrey’s Sweet Threads on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. After shooting foxcroft consulting and Shaffer Design choose and design the images to go into the Plaindealer and Currents Newspapers.
The store has been very fortunate to have some great clients to come in and wear – display their
evening, prom, and business attire for the camera.

Fashion and Clothing Photography in Cleveland Ohio


We just finished shooting a whirlwind fashion line for Julie Ganim clothing. Julie and her crew of co-walker, clients, and family helped to organize an incredible number of outfits and looks at Stata Productions studio. http://www.juliegcollection.com/




We ended up shooting over forty different outfits thought out the studio area, hallway and various seamless backgrounds. The models were great and Julie’s group was well organized and we accomplished a great number of shots in one day.


At the end of the day we shot the whole line over for fabric swatches. The colors and patterns really jumped. Beautiful arrangements of material, buttons, and zippers.


Cleveland Photographer Shoots the DMSA Awards




It’s that time of year again and we just finished shooting the DMSA Awards Ceremony.
The Distinguished Marketing & Sales Awards where held at the Renaissance Hotel by Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland. Always a great networking event with the award winners and their entourage. This years Business executive of the year was Sandy Cutler of Eaton. “Sandy” and SME event chair Bob Dracon handed out awards to numerous winners including: Adam Chafe or Sherwin-Williams, Mike Malley of Crains Cleveland, John Martin of Colortone staging, and Stuart Weitzman of the Cleveland Clinic.

We start out shooting the cocktail hour and then we have our lights set up in a separate room for the big group shot. After dinner it’s time to hand out those glass
awards.


Architecture, Animals, Awards Photography



Wow! It’s been a very busy few weeks in the Cleveland Photography market. It’s way past time to update the blog. I started
out shooting some great product shots on the westside of Cleveland. The agency I had worked with and I hired a couple
of models to pose in a few camping shots. Started out nice but by the end of the day the weather came screaming in.

Once the rain came I was off to shoot an awards dinner and party. Always fun.


The next morning I was off to do a field goose hunt with a friend from the backpackers shop. He brought a blind buddy – made for a good shot. No birds though. Nice sunrise.

The following week found us shooting quite of few architectural photography jobs for a couple of buildings on the westside and
the eastside. Beautiful homes.



During the week we shot for a corporate professional speaker group and pulled off some portraits and a campy photo shoot for a holday card designer Dave Szalay was working on.


Friday night and Saturday morning the weather had opened up and allowed me to shoot a downtown architectural shot I
had been waiting to shoot. Between the construction crew and schedule I was worried we wouldn’t squeeze this out of
state job in.

Professional Shooting and Amateur Hunting


Starting out the week attending the Marie Piscopo workshop (www.mpiscopo.com) put on by Tri-C and www.asmp-onc our local ASMP professional photography group. Interesting and enlightening. Jumped in to shooting some senior portraits both
on location and in the studio. Always fun.



Studio shots are even more challenging in that I have to come up with interesting angles and niches to pull out the best photos.

I received a copy of the new menu Rick Shaffer (www.shafferdesign.com ) and I had worked on in New York city. The piece turned out fantastic.

Towards the middle of the week we did some good old fashion Industrial Photography with sparks and all. Cleveland is still
loaded with plenty of manufacturing businesses that need quality photography.

This time of year I’m off as often as possible to follow another shooting love. Bird hunting.



I went back to New York State for
some pheasant, grouse and duck hunting for a long four day hunt.
We were very successfull starting out with 75 degree days
and turning into some of the worst rain storms I’ve seen this early in the season.

The last day the winds changed around and we had our limit of ducks in record time. Great Hunt.

The whole time I was out playing I had Jim Baron and Amy Weiser covering the Battle of the Corporate Bands at a place
I’ve shot endless photos from days gone pass. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They did an excellent job of covering
the event.