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19 Oct 2017
TREATMENT PLANT - BILL BROKAW

INDUSTRIAL GRAPHICS

I don’t often think of the visual graphic appeal of sewage treatment plants. Actually, I don’t really think of sewage treatment very often, but recently, when on assignment photographing this facility I couldn’t help but notice its visual elegance. Everything at a treatment plant is designed for a purpose and within this design is a kind of graphic beauty. I always enjoy photographing engineered structures. Especially when the light is awesome.  Ideally, it works as well as it looks.

17 Oct 2017
GEOIMGR.com

GEOTAGGING ONLINE

Geotagging is fairly easy and is required in order to embed a photo on Google Earth. Geotagging is the process of adding latitude/longitude coordinates to the metadata of a photo. Some cameras will geotag automatically when you take a photo. However, this is the location of the camera when the photo was taken, not the the location being photographed. For our project, FRENCHTOWN 150, we are adding custom coordinates to our digital files. This can be done a number of […]

17 Oct 2017
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

DIGITAL BASICS WORKSHOP-OCT 21st 9-12:00

“Digital Basics” Oct 21st 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ($69) This workshop is for those getting starting in the world of digital photography. We will cover the basic concepts of the digital technology, camera settings and guidelines on how to create better photos. The course is taught at a nice, even step by step pace, covering topics thoroughly but without technical jargon. Call or email to register: 908-996-4440    Bill@BrokawPhoto.com TOPICS About your camera: Learn a little about just what a […]

17 Oct 2017
8-MAN CREW PULLING

IS EVERYONE PULLING?

It’s often harder than it looks to coordinate teams, even when everyone is doing the same thing.  Watching a novice crew team row up the river is fun.  It’s not an entirely graceful thing to see, but entertaining. The crew wants to do the right thing. The coxie sees what needs to be done and everyone strives to coordinate. We all have teams of one kind or another.  Some are long lasting, others are fleeting but they all share a […]

16 Oct 2017
GEOTAGGING IN LIGHTROOM

PROCESSING AND GEOTAGGING FOR FRENCHTOWN 150 IN LIGHTROOM

These are the steps for processing your photos in Lightroom.  See “GEOTAGGING ONLINE” post if you do not use Lightroom. You need to: CROP YOUR PHOTO SQUARE GEOTAG IT NAME IT “LOCATION – PHOTOGRAPHER.jpg” RESIZE IT TO 1200×1200 pixels LABEL “LOCATION – PHOTOGRAPHER.” SUBMIT IT The video at the bottom of this post illustrates the steps itemized below. Import the best, most representative photo of your location into Lightroom and then select it to make it active. Switch to the “DEVELOP” […]

15 Oct 2017
FRENCHTOWN ON GOOGLE EARTH

FRENCHTOWN 150 MAPS AND LOCATION LIST

Frenchtown 150 is underway.  This collaborative photo project is a comprehensive visual and on-line spatial representation of Frenchtown, NJ. Here is a link to maps showing the photo locations.  Click to view (if this link does not work for you I can email you the maps): FRENCHTOWN 150 PHOTO LOCATIONS The list of locations and photographers assigned to these location is below.  Email me directly to select a location and get on the list. Participating photographers select specific locations to photograph […]

13 Oct 2017
FRENCHTOWN 150

WE’RE ALL SPATIAL

Everybody is somewhere. (Whether we know where we are is another question.)  For many businesses, it is all about location, location, location.  Where you are matters. When it comes to commercial photography, the images produce often are created to show the feel and character of a business’s location.  This also is true for business communities, like Frenchtown, NJ, that rely on visitors. Digital photography allows us to tag our files with latitude/longitude coordinates and on-line tools, such as Google Earth […]

11 Oct 2017
NJ GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

NJ GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

It was an interesting evening at the NJPAC with 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial candidates, Lieutenant Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy.  The house was packed.  NJPAC is a great venue and was the perfect setting for this event. It was refreshing to see Kim and Phil interact with respect and dignity.  After meeting them and hearing their views I’m not really sure who I would vote for.  Being Governor of NJ is a tough job and both of them seem up […]

10 Oct 2017
HOT IRON

HOT IRON

Steve Sears bends metal.  The hard stuff, … iron. Iron doesn’t want to bend.  It takes prep.  It takes conditioning.  It takes energy.  Steve’s energy. Steve has been bending metal for decades.  He knows what he wants and how to make it happen.  Most people call Steve an artisan. He calls himself, “Steve.”  Bending iron is what he does, and does well.  He doesn’t worry about labels.  We all do what we do, whatever that may be at any given […]

09 Oct 2017

UNDERSTANDING

Dr. Dan Cohen, “Dental Care 4 Kids” understands his patients.    They are less concerned with all the things that adults appreciate about him and are more concerned about how they feel when they visit.  Knowing this, Dr. Dan has created a dental office environment that kids actually  look forward to visiting. From cartoons and game-filled iPads in the waiting room to fun window displays in the hallway Dental Care 4 Kids has a relaxed, stress-free feel.  While the concept […]