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Monday, September 12, 2016

We are Specializing our Services ..this post clarifies the changes

See this page first... if you have any interest in using our photo services.

Photographers are biting the dust. Studios are closing.  We want to keep doing the high quality photography we have been doing but to keep it going, there is a real need to limit our services...meaning we are now more specialized. Our photography is focused primarily on:
·       "Business Office Photography”

·       “Business Office with Head shots Emphasis” 
               Thanks to Pioneer Financial Services, Kingston and their  staff shown here. Business Staff                                              

·       Specialized Product Close Up,  Full Focus End to End        2nd Full Focus Sample

·       Specialty Animal and Property Photography(Click link at top of this post.)

That is the emphasis of our commercial photography.  If you have some other photography need, contact us and we will talk it over with you.  We have the experience and skills to do many types of photography but are totally backing off from the jobs where possible clients are shopping bargain basement or are happy with point and shoot and media device photography.  We spend a lot of time with photo sessions and even more time at the editing screen.  Images are supplied in the forms most applicable for your business use.  Our pricing is quite competitive for the types of work we do.

Feel free to mail us (contact at right) with any questions about photography..or the photos on the page link above.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

An Extraordinary 2 Days in Alabama Look at top of pages list on right column.

I am writing a brief but telling recollection of a bus ride and two days in Alabama.  We visited several places involved deeply with the desegregation efforts there, including the church where Dr. King had his office across the street and a few short blocks from the state capitol building.  We also met and spoke with a dignified elderly man, Fred Gray.  Attorneys know that name. Fred Gray was the attorney and adviser for Rosa Parks, the black lady who would not give up her seat on the bus to a white man.  Mr. Gray still practices law and runs the Tuskegee Human Civil Rights and Multicultural Center in Tuskegee, Alabama. 
So, that is the intro to what I hope will be an interesting tour 
of text and many photographs.
By doing this, you see more of our capability
and learn more about me, the man behind 
the camera in journalistic style photography. 
One image from the trip is below in a previous blog post:

  • 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, where 4 young girls were killed by a dynamite blast
  • Montgomery, where in the shadow of the capitol building Martin Luther King was pastor of the Dexter Ave. Church
  • Tuskegee, Home of famous Tuskegee University and the infamous Syphilis Experiment
  • Fred Gray, Esteemed civil rights attorney, lawyer for Rosa Parks
  • Home of Booker T. Washington
  • Moton Field Museum to the Tuskegee Airmen who trained there

So this remains an intact article and not be bumped down by upcoming blog posts, the story and photos are going into a blog page format. See listing of pages on the right side column of this blog.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Architectural beauty...images worthy

This is a quite famous landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.  The 16th Street Baptist Church became will known for a part it played in the turmoil of events during desegregation efforts by Dr. Martin Luther King and others, such as Rosa Parks, in a segregated Alabama.
This post is not about those events but about producing fine photographs for clients.  This old brick building is a fine example of the Romanesque style and here we show an excellent and tasteful image of the church using  high dynamic range photography. The result is an excellent look at the  church.  High dynamic range combines several photographs each taken with different exposures.  These multiple images contain the deepest shadow and the bright highlights not possible to contain in a single exposure.Combining with discretion and good judgment  produces a photo as shown here.  The detail overall is impressive. Too often the case  with HDR treatment is an overdone image  stepping beyond the added realism of highlight and shadow producing an often surreal image and one not best suited for marketing something which is in fact, quite real.

16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, clasical in red brick
Contact us for quality photographic images for your business, whether property, people, pets, machines and devices or food served with visual richness.

Friday, May 1, 2015

a few picked the pockets of all convenient to them

A few conflicts reach a level of great historical significance and books are written and movies made in attempt to tell the story as it was. We try but still do not understand the "being there". Some who were there followed deluded thoughts of glory and righteousness; some, like sheep, moved and swayed and fell with little understanding of higher purpose, a few picked the pockets of all convenient to them. Misunderstood most of all was the why and
images of book cover and reenactment of battle of Gettysburg
where does it go from here. Those who knew truthful answers found remarkably few ears to listen. This represents what you see it to be.
Presentation to catch the eye and evoke the senses
That is what we do.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Price Sheet on Animal and Pet Photography

Contact Us and ask for new .pdf files of pet photo pricing for personal or private sessions and how we generally set-up for in-store pet photo work.  

NOTE:  We do not sell digital files*(via DVD or other means).  A few photographers work on the lower end of quality and price by practicing "shoot and burn", simply defined as images straight from the camera, burned to CD or DVD and sold to the client. This process skips right by the vital editing work needed to produce professional grade photos of the quality to make you quite happy.  S&B process is quick and dirty in quality. We will not do it.  We spend a average of 3 hours at our editing computers for each hour spent in actual photo shooting.  The resulting images show it is very much worth going this truly professional direction with anything we intend to associate with our name and provide to our clients.

*The exception is specially created and produced imaging for businesses when a definite need exist.  This includes a license for use and limitations of usage areas within a specific time period. These images are edited to suit the marketing purpose and licensed  for a fee.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Clear, detailed marketing images for your business

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 09:45 AM PDT
Two new images to demonstrate full focus, stacked focus imaging...

These photos were taken with a 50mm Sigma macro lens, shooting 14 pictures to make the full focus composite. Note the focus and detail on the cropped segment showing threads in the sheer fabric background and detail on the kitchen knife and sharpening steel.
pumpkin with knife and sharpening steel

detail of knife handle and that of the sharpening steel
 Of course, this is for illustration..we do not recommend a sheer fabric as a suitable surface for pumpkin carving. : )

Imagine a close up rendering of a motherboard or technical device, close and in focus front to back.  Of course, as shown here, full focus with staked focus technique works as well for non-technical subjects like a table of food or deserts and tableware, close up, personal and clearly shown.

Scroll down to previous post to see full explanation of what we do and think of how it may benefit your business net presence and print advertising.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Full Focus Photographs For Your Business Web Presence and Advertising

The intent of this post is to show the small business or particular individual the value of being able to focus an image from front to back.  This is contrary to the rules of depth of field normally controlling how a close-up or macro photography looks. A close image has limited depth of the subject in sharp focus. This is a useful attribute in putting emphasis on a close shot such as a freshly bloomed rose.   The soft background of short depth of field provides an artistic beauty to a photo, for instance, of a child in a summer field of wild flowers.

However, for certain technical photographs and clarity of view on an item otherwise not fully in focus, stacked focus is an answer. This clever procedure is a work-a-round to the limited depth of focus f/stop settings allow with certain lenses and in low light conditions.. For instance, the photographer may use a more open f/stop for good exposure in lower light conditions yet avoid the depth of field problems of wide aperture. A photo such as this required over 12 individual photos, each focused at a slightly different part of the revolver, working from front to back.  Aligning and stacking the photos into a single image gives what is shown here. Click the photo for a larger version of the Revolver to show more clearly what we mean. 

Stacked Focus image of a revolver with cartridges
 To see what may result from using stacked or layered focus, click the photo here for a larger view.

Is your business able to benefit from clean and clear photo images of a tool, a product or large site area?  We are working to develop a readily portable means of shooting the multiple images needed which will be superior to using a laptop or other small screened computer.   A larger view is critical as we have discovered to achieving the best focus.  We are making fast and large strides in having means to reach the level of controlled detail we want for our clients.  And, we are particular in what we produce.

Use the contact link to email Thomas Haynes Photoshoot to discuss the business (and personal) imaging you want. We use Nikon digital equipment to produce high quality standard photography, HDR or high dynamic range renderings and Stacked Focus as shown here edited in a slightly surrealistic manner. We do a good job for our commercial and individual clients at Thomas Haynes  Photoshoot. Large, clear views of macro and close up photos offer exciting results.  

See the post of August 30, 2014 for an example of a gaming figure used in Warp Wide Wargaming. Developments at Thomas Haynes Photoshoot allow excellent rendering of photo files and high resolution prints of your army, terrain and individual cmponents.

We work within a reasonable drive of Clinton, Tennessee. We make a point of complete communication about the photography work prior to the first shutter click, assuring that your ideas and our capabilities are merged for best overall results in business and personal photography.