I’m so excited to show you our latest work!
Lately, we’ve been using our ability to sculpt light in a unique and creative way. Yes, what you’re looking at is all light! In the next few weeks, we’ll be unveiling a series of image ads where we’re using light a little differently. We’re thrilled about this unique visual approach to get your client's products to stand out.
Model: Alex Griffey
Photo Assistant: Tiffany Matson
Lighting assistant: Braden Edwards
Product: HJC helmets
Motorcycle: Shawnee Cycle Plaza
Photography: David D. Morris
Retouching: David D. Morris
Model: Katherine Garcia
Product: Blue Angle Martini
Modeling Agency: I and I Agency
Product: Chanel Purse
Light and sparkly
Model: Cara Dunsmoor
Product: Citrine Bracelet
Light and magical
Model: Shelby Mathews
Product: Kubler Absinthe
Hair and Make-up: Sarah Uhler
When I talk about the "jet set" I'm not talking about a group of people that fly around the world on their jets. I'm referring to a aircraft hanger where I'm photographing a jet.
We've been having fun lately shooting some high-end jets for ads. It's a blast to have some out-of-the-ordinary challenges that we don't normally have.
The final shot had a couple of business executives sitting in the seats using iPads. I'll have to show the ad later on, but for now, I think the interior came out looking nice.
It was great making this shot look like we were flying on a bright sunny day with a few clouds, when in reality, we were in a poorly lit aircraft hanger.
Photography is a trip!
It's rare these days to be asked to shoot a project for a client if you don't have any photographs in your portfolio that depict the look or type of product your client wasn't to see.
Ahh, that's where a visionary agency, creative director, and art director comes in.
I worked for this agency in the past doing some food photography. We shot some really cool stuff even though it was food.
I got an email not so long ago wanting to know if I would be interested in working together with then to create a whole new 'Visual Brand" for some 15-25 million dollar aircraft.
Let's see, Hmm, I get to be creative, Create a new 'Visual Brand" and play with some big boy toys!
I thought I better keep my cool so I said " How about I do a test for you and see what you think. In my mind, I was jumping up and down with excitement! WooHoo!!!!
Well, One thing led to another,
We're thrilled, the agency is happy and the client is totally excited about their New "Visually Branded" images.
I can't wait to post some of the new ads we've been doing.
It's awesome when creatives and clients work together and let photographers truly be creative!
We had the privilege of shooting this ad for Sig Sauer recently. Sig Sauer is one of the finest gun companies in the world because of the quality of their product.
Now, the rest of the story. When photographing firearms the client can't just send you the product to photograph. First, the gun has to be shipped to someone that has a Federal Firearms License. Then you have to fill out all kinds of paperwork, they run a background check and then you can take it to the studio.
As long as you don't have any ammunition you can transport it in the same compartment as you are in. If you have ammo, it has to be put in the trunk. Once you're done then it has to be shipped back to someone with an FFL.
It's always the little details that make the difference between good photography and great communication.
Between the 2 gun photos in this Ad, we shot 40 shots. Every little detail was carefully lit and shot then put together to subtly emphasize every edge and texture detail of the gun.
The client wanted it to look manly, yet sexy. I think it looks very 007.
How to build a great relationship with your clients and how to photograph black on black
We were recently hired by a firm to shoot their new product packaging. They saw my product photography on our website and felt our black on black style of product photography would be a good fit for their new packaging. We didn't want to stop there, so we did a beautiful test shot for them. It would have two effects. 1. It would show them we were very interested in their work. 2. It would be a great addition to our portfolio. To accommodate the volume of work and the budget they had we needed to modify the look a little.
We were able to keep the core look and feel of our vision yet accommodate their needs.
"Our goal is not to tell potential clients how great we are, but to show them why working with us will make their lives easier."
The look and feel is similar but we don't light every little texture and element as we do with most of the black on black work we show in our online portfolio.
In advertising and marketing photography, what you see isn't always what you get. We like to start with the basic form and shape of an object and then in post production do our visual enhancements. It's still the same product but we highlight some areas and minimize the focus on others. With many of the products we photograph enhancing the shape, form and texture is paramount.
Our client wanted their product to have a beautiful, sexy, high-tech, look and feel. It enhances all of its beautiful curves and design. I think we have achieved this, more importantly, the client does too.
"We find the key to client satisfaction and loyalty, is to be an invaluable flexible resource. Make every effort to become knowledgeable about things that are important to their market, share your insights, and demonstrate that you understand the challenges they face."