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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.