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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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Through The Looking Glass

The problem with shooting glass is the glass can act like a mirror; it  sees everything in the background, plus all of my production lights and sometimes me, behind the camera.

The cool thing about shooting glass is it can create fabulous reflections of your subject. It’s all a matter of angle or “perspective,” as I like to say.

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This client makes glass windshields for trucks and huge window panels for skyscrapers.  Both production locations afforded the opportunity to play off of the reflections of the surroundings and of the people working in the plant.

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We also got to photograph glass processes in a large plant in Texas where, as you know, everything is bigger (big plant, big sky, etc, etc!!)

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Adding Dynamic Color – Industrial Location Photography

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Blue filter added to background light during shooting

When I get to a location, I like to look around where I am and get a “feel” for the space and the people working there.  Then the question becomes, how can I enhance it?  On this location shoot, I wanted to add interest to a shot that was…ok, but needed a little a punch.  All right, a lot of punch.  Blue was a logical choice because of the company shirts.  I added a blue gel to the lights I was using.  This can’t be done after in post.

The color you add has to make sense, can’t conflict with the subject, and above all, can’t send the wrong message.  Red for instance, would have been like an emergency room!!  The original, more traditional lighting is below and it’s not bad, but the top one with the gels makes a much more emotional impact.  What do you think?

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

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Healthcare Education Shoot on Hospital Campus

 

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In the healthcare world, there are nurses and folks that take care of you before the doctor gets to you. They need training on all the various tests and things that the doctors use to treat you…how to draw blood, stick in an intravenous drip, check blood pressure and other things that take education and lots of practice.  Here are some images we did for The Cabarras College of Health Sciences…

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We went to Tampa for a wedding…

I was in Tampa a few weekends ago for a wedding and went for a little walk.  Here’s what I found….

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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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Industrial Portrait – Paper Box Manufacturing

 

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We did an industrial portrait in a box plant that pushes out thousands of feet of box material.  Our clients produce the glue that the plant uses so they have reps who constantly monitor the manufacturing to make sure that their product maintains the specs the manufacturer requires.

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At the end of the line, a piece of corrugated gets a quick test to check the adhesive…

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HEALTHCARE PHOTOGRAPHY- What is an Otoscope??!!

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You recognize these stoic “bird like” contraptions.  These things probe our ears, noses, and throats, and when standing alone, look like proud storks checking the way of the wind. Healthcare Photography takes me not only to the doctors who help us but to the equipment they use to check us out.  The Otoscope is “an instrument designed for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear, typically having a light and a set of lenses.” (see webster).

Oh, and a doctor.  Don’t want to forget he’s here, too!

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CareRing Photography, Charlotte Healthcare Photographer

Charlotte Healthcare Photographer Michael LoBiondo

Charlotte Healthcare Photographer Michael LoBiondo

We just finished photography for CareRing’s HOPE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 8th from 11:30 – 1:00 pm at the Westin Charlotte.  This is one of the non-profit projects we do every year or so. Care Ring is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing preventive health services for the uninsured, underinsured or those  otherwise lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. The organization annually serves more than 7,000 people in Mecklenburg County and is a leader in collaborative efforts to improve community health. (taken from their website).  As a charlotte healthcare photographer, we enjoy these projects because they give us a lot of room for creativity.  Check them out, they do great work in our community.

Editorial Photography: Summer’s Over

Tisha's Fine Dining: Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Tisha’s Fine Dining

Labor day is a celebration of the fruits of our labor.  It’s also the end of summer.  Resort areas close down and await next springs painting, repairing and cleanup.  Places show summer’s wear and tear, some more than others.  I’m just happy to get the sand out of our toes and the rugs in the car.

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