Hall of Famers

My time taking photos during the Hall of Fame Enshrinement week was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about the Hall of Famers themselves, which I ended up spending a lot of time with. If you’re a fan of American Football, then you should be proud of it’s HoF recognized players — they are all class acts.

Macadamia

Discovery Flawless

Discovery Flawless

I love doing product and advertising shots – especially when the product is something we actually use! Such is the case here with Macadamia.

This is a composite shot taken in our studio. The items (wonderful hair care products by Macadamia) were set up on a sheet of black acrylic so we could capture sharp and saturated reflections. The smokey clouds in the background are actually drops of milk dripped into a fish tank (a la Close Encounters of the Third Kind). We then composited the milk & products, and tweaked the color of the milk in Photoshop.

Zoo

I take my cameras everywhere, as I am sure many of you do too. Zoos are no exception. The Akron Zoo is a small-ish zoo, a boutique zoo, you could call it. The animals are mostly separated from the public by large glass panes – perfect for taking photos without a lot of structures getting in your way.

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Americana

Woke up (extra) early this morning and headed out to watch the Soapbox Derby Championships in Akron, Oh. It was cool with nearly complete cloud cover, but that didn’t stop the kids from racing down the track and some pretty impressive speeds. Also impressive were the number of photographers roaming through the crowd. It was cool to see that many people out support such a cool, old-school sport.
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New Portrait Series

Time to start photographing more people . There’s really not much more to say than that. It’s something I really love doing, so it should turn out to be a very fun series to work on.