Our team had an extremely successful on-location photo shoot this month. We could categorize this shoot as product and food photography. Our client wanted to see process shots of coffee drinks being made as well as stylized product photographs of coffee and pastries. We used a complex lighting setup in order to accomplish a warm yet dramatic and bold set of images. We came up some excellent shots, several of which can be viewed on our main website, www.photophil.us.
One of our studio’s latest on-location photo shoots took place in a spacious dance studio – our subject: professional ballroom dancers. We transported our studio equipment to the location and spent the afternoon working with two extremely talented and beautifully photogenic individuals.
This conceptual photo shoot required a full production crew: Phil, three assistants, our hair and makeup artist, and the dance partners’ manager, who contributed to the art direction process. Using a great amount of our studio’s resources and equipment, our team built a scenic and romantic environment for the dancers to display their moves. We all worked together to create the atmosphere that we had imagined. To add to the mood of the shoot, we ran a fog machine under the backdrop, filling the hardwood floor with a layer of white clouds. Using large brooms, we contained the fog within the dancers’ posing space. Using this lighting scenario required our models to stay within a relatively small area of the set, ensuring that the lights would land where they should. Adding to the complexity of this photo shoot, our team worked to document the action, using both photography and video. These efforts are directly related to our studio’s new interest in video and viral marketing. (More exciting news to come!)
The professional photographs we produced for this team will serve as a lasting marketing tool as well as a gorgeous depiction of the couple’s incredible talent and skill. Our team had a great time producing this shoot, and, more importantly, so did our clients. Check out the finished product!
As part of our portfolio building for on model apparel photography, commercial photographer, Philip Burnett, partnered with a number of local boutiques around the Portland area, one store being SameUnderNeath. We admired their sense for fashion coupled with their mission and belief fostered around being a clothing company for everyone, no matter your background or lifestyle. Along with working to unite the human race, their company is also driven by sustainability. They develop clothing for the environmentally conscience in an effort to help sustain the earth through positive business practices.
The following set of images were shot on location in a bamboo environment. Using an advertising photography approach, we felt it would be a great idea to connect the model’s surroundings to the actual materials used in the creation of the clothing, those being bamboo and cashmere.
Apparel photography from SameUnderNeath shoot:
Model: Felisa Grubb | MUA: Sabrina Cayne
Model: Elicia Reed
In the midst of compiling images for marketing material, I have spent a good amount of time lately perusing our image library, which dates as far back as 1998. There are several shoots and specific photographs that have been added to my mental list of favorites. One of the coolest shoots in our library, in my opinion, is one that Phil produced for Fire District 3 in Vancouver, Washington. This photo shoot took place in 2004 and captures a group of Vancouver firefighters in action.
Having posted the photographs that I chose to display in my office, I wanted to share some background information about one of the shots – specifically, the last image, which is an aerial over Lincoln City, located on the Oregon coast. Last summer (July 2007) Phil was commissioned by Lincoln City to shoot some commercial photography. Much of his time on this project was spent in a helicopter, shooting aerial photography. Phil not only came out of the project with some stunning images but also an awesome experience. Some of Phil’s images are currently featured on www.oregoncoast.org.
More images from the shoot: