Creating Successful Images – Vol. 1

There are many avenues to creating a successful image, even when the conditions aren’t ideal. In this project, our challenge was that we had little time to create images and unappealing warehouse lighting. It was also important to the client that the warehouse be non-specific. Using various light sources, we crafted an image that shows the intention and focus of the security guard, as well as the use of new tech.

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The Last Days of Summer…

Summer’s end is here.  We had a great summer and as the projects get complete, we will share more of our favorite images (ya’know, the client wants them first!!). We traveled up and down the east coast from Ft. Lauderdale to Parsippany (that’s New Jersey) with a range of projects from industrial to lifestyle. We even got to sample some New Jersey crabs and spaghetti…OH MY!

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So there’s time for one last round…even if it’s on the putting green!

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ML

Let’s Take A Bus Ride…

CATS, the Charlotte Area Transit System, asked us to photograph some of their new bus decals to freshen the image library and promote ridership.

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Photography by Michael LoBiondo specializing in people, corporate, industrial and advertising.

…We got to shoot from dawn until dusk, from 40 degrees to 90 degrees. Multiple models and crew, different lighting styles, and lots of walking…and every now and then, a bus ride! Nothing like having 30,000 pounds of bus to direct!

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New Images – Michael LoBiondo Photography

We added some new images to the website.  Take a look…

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ML

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Presidents Day – Goodbye to a president…

lobiondo-afbf2016-stallman-lastspeech_0503This year’s American Farm Bureau Convention is over.  5 days and over 75000 steps (my phone kept track)! Also, a new president.  Bob Stallman has been president for 16 years.  His office was in DC but his rice and cattle farm is in Texas.  I’m sure he’s logged many miles over the 16 years representing American farmers around the world.  In my experience, he’s a humble man with a quick smile.  This image is from his last speech during a standing ovation.  But time moves on.  The new president is a farmer from Georgia named Zippy.  Yes, I love the southerners and their nicknames.  But for now, here’s to Bob.  I hope he gets some well deserved rest.

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ML

The day after Fat Tuesday…

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Fat Tuesday is over and so is Mardi Gras.  Pack up your instruments, put away your beads and Lent begins.  This wrapped-up cello was all by itself in Lincoln Park and seemed to be resting from the festivities.

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ML

B2B Tribe Profiles – Not your usual athletes

Alternative athletes for Editorial MagazineIf you haven’t gotten your latest B2B Tribe magazine, you can look at it here.  Small business owners sometimes make for unusual athletes.  These are just 3 of the small business owners profiled in the latest issue that we photographed.  Twila Adams is Holistic Nail Care Services by day, but has won many medals as a wheel-chair tennis player.  Noelle DeAtley is Creative Thinking Group by day and knows her way around Nunchaku (the girl can swing).  Nathan Richie owns NR Creative Group and his martial arts skills are very impressive.  These folks are serious about the athletic training whether on the court or on the mat.

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ML

Our Product Photography shows up at SEMA

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Photography by Michael LoBiondo specializing in people, corporate, product, and advertising.

One of the many products we shoot in our studio are tires.  We photographed a new tire for Continental and it won an award this year at SEMA. Congrats to Continental and to all our crew and digital techs.

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Tired after the Holidays?

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

The Holidays Are Over

The Holidays are just about over. If you’re tired, this might be how might look after the you’ve opened all the presents, finished the holiday meal, drank the last Manhattan(!), drove the last mile and yes, unplugged the last inflatable in the yard.

New Years Eve brings some regrets (wish I hadn’t erased that hard drive) but the new year does bring hope and a clean slate and a chance to catch my breath before we run full speed into January.

Enjoy the night, toast away the year, and make BIG resolutions.  Gotta’ aim for something.

Happy New Year….ML

Oh baby it’s cold outside! Annual Report Photography

 

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It’s getting cold around here in North Carolina and it made me think about all the things we go through shooting outside when it’s really cold and windy.  This shot was for an annual report for a bank that we shot near the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  There isn’t a crop in the field and the trees have all lost their leaves.  Wesley is the farmer, Buck is the Banker (can you guess?).  It’s 38degrees outside with a gusting 20mph wind.  These guys look comfortable as a cucumber.  In the van keeping warm is the art director, snug as a bug.  My assistant and I are so layered with clothes it’s tough to move.  I have some gloves with the tips of the fingers cut off.  A life saver.  Insulated jeans help, too.  Lot’s of battery power.  We’re in the middle of a field without a plug for miles!  The key is to work quickly.  I kept the “models” warm in the van while we set up.  They were in front of the camera for less than 5 minutes.  They have short hair (key) and the wind didn’t gust while we took these shots.  Drink lots of water when getting back in the van because this kind of cold dries you out fast.
What are they looking at?  The white caps and swells of the ocean about 50 yards away.  Did I mention the cold wind over the water??
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