To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. -Elliott Erwitt
Street photography helps define my style as a photographer and cinematographer. It has honed my skill to tell a story based on composure and framing.
I often use one lens either Canon 50mm 1.4 or 85mm 1.8 and camera body. In street photography you have to remain observant otherwise you could miss opportunity to capture an amazing moment. It really challenges you to tell a story based on your current surroundings. Get out and experiment!
“Ola says her life story is one that is ever shaped by culture, by geography and by a God-given eye for unique design. Her burgeoning enterprise is the result of a directed path, a drive to see her creative vision brought to life and the realization that limits are often an illusion.”
We have created several promotional films for IJORERE. Ola Morin-Muhammed the owner expressed a vision to have people experience her intricate detailed designs. The following information from their site sums up the IJORERE experience.
For thousands of years the exotic colors of the peacock has stood as a symbol of Luxury, Beauty & Pride. And just as this intriguing bird mesmerizes you with its brilliantly vibrant feathers, IJORERE captivates your eyes with an array of imaginative designs.
IJORERE, Inc. Pronounced E-Jaw-Ray-Ray and derived from a Yoruba-Nigerian meaning, Ijo Rere is 2 words made one. ‘Ijo’ means Day and ‘Rere’ means Grand. IJORERE sums up how your special occasion should be, GRAND. IJORERE is the very first stationery company that began using a popular African fabric known as “ankara” (Batik) on paper. This signature design catapulted IJORERE’s popularity worldwide, especially amongst the west African diaspora.
Here is the result
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Contact us if you want your story told 847-980-2778 email@example.com
ARE FIRST IMPRESSIONS IMPORTANT?…..YOU TELL ME
We were hired by Accertify a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express and a leading provider of fraud prevention, chargeback management, and payment gateway solutions. Accertify offers a suite of highly configurable solutions that can stand alone or work in tandem with each other.
This was a two day session with immediate selected of images for post production.
Here are few of the images
Contact us if you want to make a great first impression ! 847-980-2778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide our customers with the best machinery possible to fit their needs and budget. It’s very important to us to make sure you are getting the very best service in the industry. We will NEVER sell you something you don’t need just to make a sale.
MBC was started in 2008 by business partners Jim McBride President / Sales and Peter Burt Vice President / Chief Engineer. Having Combined 40+ years background in aerosol filling machinery design, assembly and machinery field Service, MBC developed simple high quality machinery that is easy to set up and very reliable.
We had the opportunity to tell MBC Aerosol’s story on why they do what they do.
Contact us if you want your story contact Herb Staten at 847-980-2778
What would you become?
THE NATURAL – Episode 1 pilot was released on demand. The private screening with a test audience gave us some great feedback. Cast and Crew enjoyed the release party showcasing all of their hardwork and dedication to the project.
Controlling the light is an essential skill set in real estate photography – Herb Staten
In real estate photography you have to be very creative and be able all lighting situations. The most challenging room in the house has to be the bathroom. You want to avoid the dreaded bathroom selfie seen in plenty of real estate broker images who want to try and save money on marketing.
For this shot a 16-35mm wide angle lens was on a tripod setup just below the mirror. I make sure to light all dark areas. It an interesting perspective, however you don’t see me in the mirror. For photographers looking to start real estate practice, practice, practice…create your own style. Controlling the light is essential in real estate photography.
Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases. – John Adams
I recently filmed and edited a promotional video for IJORERE Event Space located in Historic Downtown Elgin,IL. Ola la! IJORERE is an upscale event venue for intimate weddings, parties, and other celebratory events. This video showcase a design for a baby shower with intricate details. I used Canon 60D various Rokinon Cinema Lenses, Slider, Canon 6D and 7D Mark II to create the images.
“It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied.”
― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Let me start off by saying Practice Practice Practice! Also this will require you to shoot on M, yes that Manual. This means you will need to spend time learning if you want to improve. Not you need to be a professional, but if you have spent the money on a DSLR learn to get the most out of it. If you had a Ferrari would you keep it under 30 MPG on the highway.
I have had the opportunity to create images for The Smooth Fox in Elgin,IL using several different techniques.
The images below I used a simple LED light positioned up towards the artist and my 85mm 1.8
This next set off images I used a combination of calumet octabox to direct the light and a barn door led with a blue diffusor for continuous lighting. I often experiment with several different techniques.
On the May 21st 2016, Chicago Bears Wide-Receiver Kevin White hosted a kid’s football training camp at Elk Grove High School. The camp was sponsored by Gatorade, Pepsi, and Everlast. During the camp White lead drills, played games and talked tactics and his experience with the kids. The sunny day was filled with the fun community of young individuals and their parents who loved the game of football. White showed the kids proper techniques, along with inspirational quotes and tips to never give up and continue fulfilling your dreams by working hard.
Here are some of the images captured from the two day camp, Book Scales Off Media to capture your event!