It was a great three-day festival this year on Mulberry Mountain, just 40 miles from home. A gallery of few of my favorite shots, including a nice sequence of Andy Frasco crowd surfing to snag a sip of moonshine. I … Continue reading →
Since I’ve moved my blog to the wordpress.com platform, I’ve made some changes to the appearance, including the current featured panoramic image of the city of Honolulu & Waikiki. This is a JPEG from a 695MB, 70″ long image created from 14 high resolution vertical images, taken from the top rim of Diamond Head Crater. I was fortunate to visit my son & his wife there in July on his first work assignment out of college (yay Austin!) I shot quite a lot of stock photography, & several nice panoramas such as this one.
My first day there, my 24-105L lens totally stopped working, but I was able to borrow my son’s 17-85 to fill in, which was used to create the above image.
I may post more Hawaii images if there is any interest.
I’m often reminded of an experience I had a while back when I was asked to photograph the C.E.O of Wal-Mart for Kellogg at the Wal-Mart home office. The photo was to be a life-size stand-up of Lee Scott posing with Tony the Tiger to promote Kellogg’s branding in select stores around the country. When I arrived, I was taken to a very nice studio with a green-screen, set up with video lighting. I began to set up my gear & my own lighting, when my Wal-Mart handler informed me I was not to be in that area, and that I would be photographing in a storage closet outside the studio. I couldn’t believe it. But here it is. This is where I photographed the CEO of the largest corporation in the world with one of the world’s most widely recognized corporate icons. I was given exactly five minutes for the shoot. No time for adjustments, makeup, variations, nothing. So here’s the result.
Wal-Mart CEO Less Scott with Tony The Tiger at Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas
According to the editors at AdvertisingAge- “Marketers need to jettison generic ad creative and text-heavy wall posts in favor of high-quality, engaging ad creative with smart imagery and limited text. Facebook will reward them for doing so with greater exposure in users’ News Feeds.”
Good news for me, since I am, ahem, IN the business of providing high-quality smart imagery. (Too many words…need picture.)
This is a magazine cover portrait of Greenhouse Grille co-owner Jeremy Gawthorp.