It started with a Facebook message. A friend sent me a post about a photographer in Tennessee who spent an afternoon photographing her neighbors who were locked down. He suggested it would be a good project for Frenchtown. I thought it was a great idea and jumped on it, naming it The Porch Portrait Project. The project ran for about a week and 60 families took part, dogs included (and a few cats). The first step (after coming up with […]
Few of us feel that we know what our “look” is unless we are a public figure. But we really do know. It’s a look that expresses us. When most people come to the studio for a professional headshot, they know they want something that works for them even if they can’t articulate it. A photo is a form of communication and a professional headshot is exactly that. It’s saying this is me and I’m ready to work with you […]
B-roll is the term used for video and film footage that isn’t part of an interview or scripted scene but instead scenes that offer support and help tell the story. I’ve never heard it used for stills but it makes sense. During a recent portrait shoot at August eTech, an IT consulting firm, the president wanted more than just headshots and let me wander the office getting images that capture the feel of her staff handling the challenging work of […]
Being seen means being noticed, even if it is just for a moment. We want to be seen. When we are driving, we want other drivers to see us. When we are at a table waiting to order a meal we want a server to see us. There are countless examples and many apply to our businesses. If no one sees us how will they know we are here? What they see matters. In some cases we may not care […]
When I search restaurants online I’m presented with an abundance of food photos, some good, some not so great. Food photography is an art. Less frequently I get to see good ambiance photos and rarely do we get to see the people who pull it all together in the kitchen, the chefs. For restaurant week 2018, Flemington Community Partnership brought me on to photograph some of it’s local chefs. Matt at Matt’s Red Rooster, Jonas at 55 Main and Leandro […]
Every year I invite photographers to be part of the Summer on the Delaware photo project. The intent is t create images that depict people and the river whether it is playing on it or just being near it. Fourteen photographers took part this year generating photos that share their vision of summertime on the Delaware River. One photo per photographer is being exhibited Saturday Sept 1 and continuing through September 2nd to coincide with Frenchtown’s exuberant Riverfest Celebrations.
OK, yeah, so it was 1982 in the photo office of the Fort Pierce News Tribune, in between assignments. I guess I thought I could grow a beard (nice try). It’s funny what you may come across when digging through archives. Like most people, I often wonder what will become of all the digital photos I’ve been compiling for the past 15-16 years.
Do you stitch together 180 degree images to create photospheres? (Doesn’t everyone?) Here is how to modify the metdata to make them work on Facebook posts: http://tophermcculloch.com/2016/06/make-photo-work-360-photosphere-facebook/ Thank you Christopher McCullock for posting this for all us photosphereographers.
Every month my Meetup Group, Frenchtown Photography Meetup, gets together in the studio to share images, insights and take part in mini-workshops. We also engage in projects to push the envelop and see what we can accomplish collectively. Most recently we met to screw around with Photoshop and create somewhat strange, humorous images using layering. As part of our discussions members often mention websites about photography they enjoy. Here are three goods one we recently talked about. “You Suck at […]