Editorial Photography: Get on the ball…

Editorial Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Editorial Photography

This editorial photography assignment was about photographing patients of a physical therapy group while they were using specific equipment.  There is actually someone on the other end of these shoes! There is some really high-tech equipment being used these days but you can’t ever forget the tried and true rubber ball.  Plus it comes in very nice colors (I AM partial to green).



Industrial Photography: Why is this guy laughing??

Industrial Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Be Serious…

This is a popular reaction when I ask “Can you give me a serious look?”.  Most people then crack-up.  It’s all part of our customer service to get you laughing and lighten up the moment.  Relax…the camera loves’ you!!

More later…ML

Chairs by the seaside…

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Chairs by the seaside..

I have this fascination with taking photographs where ordinary things we see everyday from angles or perspectives that you don’t ordinarily see.  These chairs are standing (sitting?) at attention like they are waiting for something to emerge from the ocean or the far horizon.  What are they thinking, what do they see?  Are they just at rest while waiting for the next person to sit on them or have they already done their job and enjoying the gaze of the sunset  and the peace of the ocean.  Do they hear the rustle of the breeze or the crashing of the waves?  Maybe they are just chairs in the grass!

More later…


Walkabout in Cape May NJ

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Quiet booth in Cape May New Jersey

On the day after Christmas, I was on our family trek to Cape May NJ.  My sisters started this tradition many years ago to get the kids out of the house and away from their new electronic gizmos for at least a day.  Last year we didn’t get to go because of the “big” snow that hit the east coast so I was especially excited about the trip.  Usually, it’s very cold, overcast and dreary.  This year, it was cold and windy but very sunny.

I love the beach and beach towns in the winter.  They’re quiet and don’t have a lot of folks wandering around.  The beaches are desolate but you can hear the ocean in a way you can’t in the summer.

This image combines many things about photography that I love:  the quietness of a place, the ability to see something differently than you normally would, and the ability to shoot spontaneously.  Walking to the beach, we passed this restaurant that was closed.  I put my camera next to the window as close as I could and used my body to block out reflection in the glass.  Canon G5 (ancient, I know) set at aperture priority with the flash forced off.  Some photoshop post to reduce noise.

Happy New Year.  More later….