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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Let the pros do it

Most of you know that the photos I shoot for my blog are just down and dirty. I have a soft box that I set up next to a large window, I don't use lights unless it is absolutely necessary, and I get decent results.
I know three guys that went to college together and studied photography, so I thought I would get them to shoot some really nice photos of some of my best pieces. Jim Hines worked for years at Alderman Studios in the small products division, shot covers for Smithsonian Magazine, corporate product shots and lots of other things. Gerry swears he is the most brilliant photographer he has ever seen at lighting. Cole Martin (Corky) was Gerry's roommate in college and he is brilliant with photoshop and printing, and has the very coolest studio in downtown Greensboro, and then there is Gerry, who is just plain brilliant at everything when it comes to photography. So how could I go wrong! Jim used small mirrors to reflect light, which I would have never thought of doing, masked lights, masked his lens, moved and worked with shadows like magic and brought out so much depth in my work, the shots looked incredible.
Here is a short video I shot at Corky's studio today. Fun day! Waiting on Gerry to tone and crop and then I will post some really nice photos.



Thanks Guys!!! It was fun!















14 comments:

angela walford said...

reminds me of....what a crew trace :)) hope you get some great arty shots

cookingwithgas said...

this is so exciting! Does he hire in at his studio? We have a shoot planned with someone soon but we are always looking.

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Dennis Allen said...

An all star cast of personal photographers. The Traveling Wilburys of photography! Looking forward to seeing the results.

Tracey Broome said...

All stars indeed! Meredith, he can come to you or you can go to him. Prices are VERY reasonable for what I got!

Michael Kline said...

So fun! I hope you post some of the shots.;)

Laura Farrow said...

cool! can't wait to see.

FetishGhost said...

Love that set-up! I'm always curious about what the pros use. A whole lot different from what's being used around here.

Anna M. Branner said...

It is SO useful having an accountant as a husband....but man if he could be a photographer too my life would be perfect.

Lori Buff said...

What a great set-up. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures.

cindy shake said...

WoW oh wOw! Do they want to come to Alaska?! If all artists could only afford or take the time to arrange to have their work professionally shot it would make such a difference in our entries to juried shows, submissions to publications, more successful marketing efforts, better communications and overall respect in the BEAUTY of what we do. Lucky Ducky :) Just wonderful!

Melissa Rohrer said...

Can't wait to see the photos. My little set-up in the corner of the basement is jealous.

Michèle Hastings said...

Can't wait to see your photos! It's great to have connections. Enjoyed seeing his set up.

Jeff had some professional pictures taken last year and was really disappointed. .. and the photographer "specializes" in photographing art.
It's one of the reasons we bought a soft box this year.

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wow it seems too intresting.