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Monthly Archives: September 2017

29 Sep 2017

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity of Raritan Valley held a wonderful fundraising gala at Basking Ridge Country Club that was well attended and raised much needed funds for people in this area and around the country needing affordable housing. Senator Kip Bateman speaking on behalf of his firm, DiFrancesco, Bateman, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, P.C., accepted an award its hours and hours of work benefiting the Raritan Valley branch. Habitat for Humanity of Raritan Valley is a great organization and well respected.  […]

29 Sep 2017
STEP AND REPEAT

STEP AND REPEAT

When Habitat for Humanity asked me to shoot its fundraising gala I was happy to learn they would be using a step and repeat banner.  Step and repeats are always an excellent idea for big events.  Not only are they great for branding yourself and getting sponsors they make it fun for guests to get their photos taken.  When it comes to big event, especially fundraisers, it’s important to remember that its the guests who make it successful. I’ve photographed […]

28 Sep 2017
PHOTOGRAPHERS EPHEMERIS

SUNRISE-SUNSET

I wanted to share this great website, called the Photographers Ephemeris.  It easily shows you the position of the sun and moon any time of day for any day of the year.  I discovered this site years ago when a client wanted to take a photo at a certain place on a certain day at a certain time and I wanted to know where the sun would be. I have it bookmarked and I use it all the time when […]

27 Sep 2017
LOCATION HEADSHOT STUDIO

Picture Day at Crown Plaza, Princeton

If you’ve ever been part of a corporate headshot shoot (either as a photographer or a “head”) then this probably looks familiar.  Instant studio in a vacant meeting room. When people come by for their headshot, a lot of them tell me they hate having their picture taken.  That’s entirely reasonable and understandable but it don’t bother me none.   It’s actually a lot more fun that they expect.  Plus I’m pretty efficient so it doesn’t hurt too long. Meetings and […]

26 Sep 2017
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

FALL PHOTO WORKSHOPS 2017

Brokaw Photography is pleased to offer a series of thoroughly enjoyable Saturday morning beginner to advanced photo workshops at its studio in Frenchtown NJ,  plus an exciting B&W street photography excursion to New York City. Scroll to bottom to register.   October 21 – 9:00 to Noon  – DIGITAL BASICS $69 Learn how your camera works and the simple techniques for getting the most out of it. Bring your camera for one-on-one instructions.  Also includes best practices for managing your photos […]

26 Sep 2017
Special Team

LOOKS

Dr. Jody Serra, owner of the Center for Natural Wellness offers a range of chiropractic services from adjustments for children and adults to special concierge treatment for NFL athletes.  Jody and his team provide different approaches to their various patients based on their individual needs. Like most business owners, Jody recognizes the need to frequently update and refresh his web presence and so scheduled an afternoon to get some new business portraits. We discussed standard, studio-based headshots (which are always a […]

25 Sep 2017
LEADERSHIP HUNTERDON CLASS OF 2018

LEADERSHIP HUNTERDON 2018

Every year I enjoy photographing the newest class of the Leadership Hunterdon program. Leadership Hunterdon was launched back in 2011 with the vision to “transform people to become trustees of our communities, to become leadership resources and work for the betterment of Hunterdon County.” These people, already leaders, will spend the next nine months not only working in their full time jobs but also attending classes and workshops, visiting companies and organizations throughout the County and crafting a white paper […]

24 Sep 2017
Cressent Moon

Waxing Croissant

Who doesn’t love the crescent moon?

22 Sep 2017

Equinox 2017

Happy Equinox. About equal day and night today as we continue to spiral and dance with the sun through the cosmos. (Maybe I’ll build a circle of stones to mark these events.  I wonder if anyone ever thought of doing that.)    

20 Sep 2017

Topped Off in Newark

Newark, NJ continues to grow and expand with the help of Dranoff Properties (dranoffproperties.com) which is building a 22 story luxury apartment complex just across the street from the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Dranoff and its PR firm, Evergreen Partners (evergreenpr.com), brought me on to photograph its Topping Off Event held to celebrate reaching the height of 22 stories with the men and women who did the construction and the VIPs who helped make  it happen, including Newark Mayor Ras […]