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

Here’s To The Women Who Work Through Lunch!

You might think that our industrial and manufacturing photography is dominated by men, and largely it is. But there are many women working in the blue collar arena, gettin’ dirty just like the guys…

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Rosie the Riveter comes in many forms.

 

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Chemical Industrial Shoot

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This project involved mixed lighting and both interiors and exteriors. They had just finished a major upgrade so all the spaces were very clean.  This helps because you don’t spend a lot of time trying to hide backgrounds, trash, and other things.

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We also had both hands on work and lots of technical items to punctuate the high-tech lab environment.

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So we ended with some great imagery accentuated with lots of color.

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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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Industrial Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Industrial Photography by Michael LoBiondo

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These locations include Chattanooga TN, Bristol TN, Birmingham AL, Greensboro SC, Charlotte NC

Final Thoughts from Farm Bureau 14- Location Commercial Photography

Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Alamo St. Market

My recent trip to San Antonio Tx for the Annual Farm Bureau Convention/Meeting was the learning experience I expected.  The farmers and ranchers I meet and interact with are always generous, courteous, and well mannered.  Plus they were some fabulous boots (see photo).  As we do mainly commercial photography throughout the year, this trip always starts the year with good people, good food, and some great imagery.

Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Cowboy Boots on Convention Carpet

Some of the good eats were Bananas Foster (almost caught my coat on fire…exciting stuff) and  little peach empanadas.

Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Bananas Foster

 

Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Empadadas

There’s also a lot of skulls/masks here.  Some are very colorful.

Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Skull Mask

The main speaker of the conference was retired Commander Stanley McChrystal.  This man served honorably for many years and he was a great speaker.

Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Commander Stanley McChrystal

So now a new year begins.  Lots of images to share.  Thanks to Mary and Mike and Ken.  They make the long hours easy to bear and are fun to be with.

Next post…a prison story!  More later…

ML

 

 

 

Happy New Year- Back to Business-Annual Report Photography

Business Photography by Michael LoBiondo Photography

Michael LoBiondo Photography

Happy New Year.  It’s 2014 and it feels like we were just worried about the turn of the century messing with our computers.

We start the year with some business annual report photography.  It started out as 2 guys walking but they had this fabulous briefcase.  Along with the shoes and the cuffs, I didn’t want to pass up this shot even though it wasn’t on the shot list.  A lot of great images happen that way.  The trick is not to just see it, but to just shoot it!

On the road soon…I will keep posting.

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Annual Report Photography-Where Is Your Compass Pointing?

Commercial Photography by Michael LoBiondo Photography-www.mlobiondo.com

Which way to go?

You ever have one of those days where your compass is a little …”lost”.  Well Krystel Green of CATS always knows where her busses and trains are going, where they’ve been, and probably who’s riding! She’s the Senior Marketing Rep for CATS and we had just finished up doing Annual Report photography of one of her committees.  When I said “grab the sign and smile” she gave me her best pearly whites.

So when you want to know where CATS or LYNX goes, go to ridetransit.org or just ask Krystel…she’ll set your compass straight…or north, south, east or west!!

More later…ML

A Visit to the Art Institute of Charlotte

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Art Institute of Charlotte

These are the students that greeted us at the Art Institute of Charlotte when we spoke this week in front of the Photography Business class taught by our dear friend, Joe Ciarlante.  Joe and I are from the same small town in NJ (Vineland) and we met in Charlotte.  I assisted Joe when I was just starting out and we eventually shared studio space together.  He loves teaching and he is great at it.  He is also a great architectural photographer. I learned many things about the craft of photography while assisting him and he is very generous with his knowledge.

My producer (and wife, Anne) talked about our work but mostly about the 20+ years of running a studio.  Our message was a lot about following your passion, never giving up, GOING FOR IT and when you work for yourself, “you eat what you kill!!” (I did not make that up).  We also invited the class to the studio and let them know we are always looking for new, energetic folks to assist.

At the end of our talk, this is how we left…

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Art Institute of Charlotte: Take 2

At least we didn’t put them to sleep.  Seriously, they were great and we loved visiting them.

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ML

 

Can you still swim?

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

at least they let you swim…

You get to the beach, you have your beach chairs, cooler, blankets, frisbee, lotion, radio (ipod with speakers?)…and you have to buy beach tags to play on the sand and all the other stuff has to go back in the car!  You can still swim and other….things (not on the sign! Besides, sand gets everywhere).  I remember the old days, where you could do all this and more as long as you were nice to your beach neighbors and picked up your trash (not on sign, either).

So have fun at the beach this holiday weekend.  The beaches are open, the water is still cool and the smell of the ocean is intoxicating.  Just make sure you pick up your trash and be home by dark:-)

More later….ML