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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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More later…ML

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.

More later…ML

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…

More later, ML…

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

Architectural Photography – Now’s the time

Photo by Michael LoBiondo Photography

Architectural Photography

We are doing a lot of Architectural Photography now and put together this little piece.  We’re always looking for an interesting angle to photograph when interpreting the architect’s design.  Also, shooting at dusk gives us a unique perspective on the building,the lighting and space around it.

It’s also great to photograph the architects, developers or designers.  We also photograph the real workmen/women on the job but that’s for another blog post.

ML

Editorial Photography: One man’s trash (or scrap)…

Photography by Michael LoBiondo

Scrap Magazine: L. Gordon Iron & Metal Company

This image represents the 3rd and 5th generations in the family business of L. Gordon Iron and Metal.  Saul and Zack (grandson) are both active in the business which has been operating in Statesville since 1917.  They do the usual things a scrap yard does: Crush cars (very cool), sort metals, etc. and then ship them out to smelts locally and regionally.

We got asked to do some editorial photography for Scrap Magazine representing all the generations now working at the yard and after satisfying the magazines needs, I wanted to get just these 2 together so show the contrast in generations.

A scrap yard is a dirty, dangerous, place with lots of sharp edges and we had just had some rain so it was also muddy (sound familiar Charlotte).  Lots of blues and greys and this 1 large copper block of about 2000 pounds of copper.  With the mound of steel, aluminum, and other metals in the background plus the copper block, this became a very expensive set!

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”

More next week…ML

Luck or Patience…

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Luck or Patience…

To quote a great golfer, “The more I practice, the luckier I get” (Lee Travino, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jerry Barber…who knows).  I use this to illustrate that what looks like luck is sometimes just patience.  It’s like when you “know” you have the shot in the camera.  The ability to wait for the right moment to click the shutter involves anticipation of what’s coming and having patience.

This image was for the Charlotte Convention Center and Visitors Bureau.  We were shooting simultaneously from this angle and 90degrees from this angle across the street.  Here’s the catch: we couldn’t have any people in the shot and there was a convention going on with over 10,000 people at the same time.  We weren’t allowed to approach anyone at the convention to ask them to move or to stop any flow of people leaving or entering the building.  Being a dusk shot, you only have a few minutes with the perfect light.  We had to wait until there wasn’t anyone on the sidewalk because post would have been difficult.  So we waited and watched.  It was like the place had a pulse…hundreds of people could be at the doors in seconds.  There are actually a bunch of people to the left of the frame.

We took MANY exposures and bracketed all along the way.  There was 1 perfect shot.  No people.  Post production for spotting and the usual stuff.

To see more of our architecture images, go HERE. If you have questions about any of our images, drop me a line and we will use it in a future post.

Was it “luck” or “patience”?

More later

ML

In search of the ocean…

Photographer Michael LoBiondo

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So, we are off to our annual trip to the beach.  The beach and boardwalk are the places that my heart gravitates to and I always find something interesting to photograph, and this photographer always has his camera at the beach.  I grew up 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean City New Jersey so being in Charlotte and being 3+ hours from the water makes me appreciate it even more.  I take my little old Canon point and shoot camera and become a tourist which let’s me get shots that I might not get with a big rig around my neck.

In a couple of weeks, I will share what I find this trip.  More later…

ML