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A Cinemagraph for a Client

A Cinemagraph is a high quality animated giff. There have been some great one’s created over the years and we’ve been playing with them for years. However, now that fast connection speeds have become the norm, these very interesting components have become more popular. Now it’s easy to have great quality Cinemagraphs on your website. It’s a fun way to add an element that tells a story more than just a portrait. We just finished creating one for a tremendous artist, Chad Herd. He’s what I would call “an artistic servant” because his creativity is expressed in many mediums, from jewelry, cabinetry, construction to music and song writing…he’s pretty much a modern day renaissance man, because he’s interested in just about everything!

We had talked about the shoot conceptually for years, but circumstances never seemed right, then they were and we both grabbed the opportunity. The shoot itself happened outside in the rain using two strobes…a main light and a fill. The sparks from the grinder added all the drama we needed. Because we knew what we wanted and how we wanted it to look, everything went smoothly and the final piece was on Chad’s website before the end of the week! Check out his websiteChad-Giff-5

 





Clive Daniel Home Shoot

Last week we were invited, along with four other photographers, to a friendly creative face off. The task was set for each of us to choose a room set or location in the Clive Daniel showroom and come up with a “creative piece” Jan and I had visited the showroom earlier and on our rounds we came up with the idea of a guys dreams coming true as he read a magazine and the girl from the cover came to life by stepping out of an ornate wall mirror. The tag line was “Making Dreams Come True – Clive Daniel Homes”. This was the finished piece.





Second Place, Rookery Bay Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit 2013

Just received notice that I was awarded second place at the Rookery Bay Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit 2013. Exhibit Dates: February 5 – March 31, 2013 The show was juried by master photographer and the pride of Florida, Clyde Butcher. The exhibit will run from February 5 – March 31, 2013 at the Rookery Bay Center in Naples





Danielle’s First Cinemagraph

I’ve been playing around with the Cinemagraph format. I think it’s kind of neat, although the line between cool and cheesy is pretty thin!





Landscape Photographs Published in Portfolio Magazine

As a multimedia producer, photographer and lover of all things visual, it’s important for me to be as well rounded as possible in the visual arts.  However, no matter how hard you try to be accomplished there will always be certain genres that ring more true than others. As much as I love film and video, photography is a deep and long-felt passion of mine, so I was thrilled to have a substantial spread of my work published in the December issue of Portfolio magazine. If you get a chance you can check it out…pages 17-27 plus the cover and back page.





Powerhouse Rocks the Opening Gala for the Naples Film Festival

What a fantastic time we had this past weekend. The Naples International Film Festival was running and they did a fantastic job. Powerhouse, one of the best bands in the business, played the opening Gala and they simply rocked that room all night long. I took some photos and some video clips and put a short show together. Unfortunately the sound was recorded on my iPhone, so it leaves a lot to be desired… sorry Alan!





Jennifer and Eddie

Last weekend we photographed a fabulous couple getting married in Marco Island. It was a long but fun wedding, and the bride loved the black and whites we did for her!





Photoshoot of Koenigsegg CCXR

Wow! sometimes I think I have the best job in the world!!! Not only did I get to hang out yesterday photographing one of the worlds most exclusive and exotic cars, but I also did it with a great British auto journalist, Howard Walker. There’s not much he doesn’t know about cars and he’s published and traveled all over the world. Here’s a couple of shots from the day!

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Beautiful Mother and Daughter

We had the pleasure of capturing the beauty of this mother and daughter. Kristin loves black and white photography and asked for the whole show to reflect that! We put this short two minute show together and posted it on YouTube so Kristin could share with her friends and family. Music was by Kevin Macloed





Necker Island Photos!

Last year we worked on Necker Island, which is located in the Carribean and owned by Sir Richard Branson. We were asked to photograph the flora and fauna for a small publication “The Necker Island Guide” which is given to all visitors so they can explore the small island paradise themselves and identify the things they see. Well, the guide took some time to get published as it was all produced inhouse at Virgin Publishing and I hear it got put on a back burner for a while. It was worth the wait the booklet looks fantastic and Jan and I put a DVD show together that can be enjoyed by guests staying on the Island!032