Posted on March 25, 2012
Although the shoot wrapped over a month ago, it wasn’t until this week that the Concord Litho website went live. I previously posted about the process involved in photographing the products, however, the rest of the website photos proved to be a little more creatively challenging. Our direction was loosely to tell a story while showing off what the company is capable of. This meant showcasing the products, numerous departments and specialties, and the people involved, but with the odd crop size, most of our ideas were thrown out the window. Frustration set in early until we began to visualize how to work within the constraints and the gallery below represents a fraction of what we shot. Some of the images involved using flash and directing people, while others were taken balanced on ladders or standing near fast moving equipment. In the end, somewhere between 10-12 images out of the hundreds were delivered to the client. A few of these shots are the actual ones chosen for the website.
Posted on March 18, 2012
To coincide with St Patrick’s Day, the theme of the 52 Week Photo Project for this week was “My Lucky Something.” I suppose the point would have been to replace the word something with an object that I find lucky, however, I don’t exactly believe in luck. Without a pair of lucky (and horrendously dirty) socks that can’t be washed, or really, anything of the sort, I opted once again to make myself look like a complete idiot. After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with the concept of showing “My Lucky Day.”
Posted on March 11, 2012
Ultimately, this may have been a project that I should have declined, however, the challenge was welcomed. Shoot the cover of a brochure – no deadline, limited input from the client, and the only request is that it feature a variety of products and look nice. My own self-imposed guideline was that the end result needed to stand out and be something different, and without any other rules to follow, it was hard to know where to begin. Too many options does lead to creative paralysis.
Posted on March 5, 2012
Kane, a lonely three-year old Pitbull, stares at me and obviously wants to lick me. He sits down in front of me and lifts his paw to shake when I tell him to lay down. As soon as I shake his paw, he lifts the other one to shake again. He’d sit on me if I’d let him and won’t sit still long enough for me to get a single photo. I decide to sit on the floor with him, he finally lays down next to me, and I slowly slide across the dirty linoleum to position myself for a decent composition. Once I account for the backlighting and adjust to the perfect exposure, I get off about a dozen shots before he decides to come try to lick me again. Oh, the challenge of photographing animals.
Posted on February 26, 2012
The Week 8 theme in the 52 Week Photo project is laughter and I spent most of the week trying to come up with an idea. Of course, as I thought about it, I realized that I didn’t want to take a photograph of someone laughing which left me with the notion that I should make people laugh. So my thought process turned to coming up with something that would cause laughter and still fit my style.