I just recently came back from Atlanta where I shot the American Farm Bureau Convention. They invite me back every year to do the usual photography at a convention. It reminds me of where our food comes from. Farms run and owned by regular folks, hard working, dawn to dusk, not much profit, dependent on the weather, folks. I remember to appreciate every bite I take (I’ve taken my fair share).
Every year, I look for different or unusual images to highlight the trip. On sunday morning, they invite a preacher/minister and a choir to start the day. These folks were awesome. The choir director was singing so hard I thought his face was going to fall off!!
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir
At the end of the convention, Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs spoke about how there isn’t anything wrong with hard work. Farmers do it 365/24/7. Great speaker.
Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs
So lastly, the AFBF folks are really great to work with. One of the other photographers, Ken, wore a pedometer for the first 2 days and recorded over 20000 steps. Our dogs were hurten’. Here’s Ken and Mike and of course, Mary.
Ken and Mike: Did you get it?
Mary: Take it already!!
We dug out of Atlanta so more later.
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It got really cold this weekend in Charlotte and we were doing some Annual Report photos in town of apartment complexes. Nothing like being around the pool in 35 degree weather with a cross wind. Luckily the sun came out and warmed us to at least 37 degrees. The AD didn’t want to show the typical building shots for the annual which was good because we had lost almost all the leaves on the trees. Se we wanted to set a different tone/mood for the photography. Who knows what the final client will actually use for their annual. That’s the way the ball bounces sometimes. Ultimately, you have to shoot what makes everyone happy including yourself. It’s always a dance.
It will warm up again and I will get out my beach blanket and lounge chair…and hot chocolate. More soon.
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We did a recent annual report and decided to use the 50mm lens for whatever shots we could. I really loved the thin depth of field (1.8) and in this shot it worked very well. I got used to using zooms and I think there’s something about using prime lenses that allows you to see differently. Check out more on www.mlobiondo.com
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