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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

Time to put our money where our mouth is…

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Get out and Vote

It’s time for a little revolution.  Every 2 years we get to choose our government.  Keep it, or start anew.  Through the billions of dollars, months of advertising we finally get to choose.  I’m not advocating whom to choose, just that it’s important that you choose.  If you don’t choose, you give up the right to complain or even boast about the people in our government. Drive, walk, ride,swim, run, hobble, fly, crawl…just get out and VOTE.  Just remember, if you don’t like who wins, you get to throw THEM out in 2 years.  Don’t ya’ just love America.

Note: No animals, flags, or ties where hurt during this production.

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Red,White and Blue

I can never get enough of neon signs and marquees. Especially when the sign has been dark for many years and someone comes along and refurbishes a great theater like this.  This is the place where I saw Star Wars for the first time.  I was a senior in high school.  Do the math. In 1987, it closed down.  It had survived 50 years.  You can read more here.  A lot of businesses on the “avenue” closed down during that time and this small town in south jersey is very different from when I lived there.  But then again, what hasn’t!

In case you’re wondering, this was shot handheld with my old Canon G5 camera while I was resting against a lightpole.  I turned off the flash and just relaxed into the exposure.

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ML

Independence Day 2011-Flags in Celebration

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Patriot American Flags in Charlotte NC

This holiday weekend, I wanted to share an image I took a few years ago.  My then assistant Ann Lamb and I were riding in the truck through Charlotte near the court house and we were headed back to the studio after a morning shoot, and I turned the corner to see this display of flags on the grass.  Parking were I shouldn’t have (Ann was vigilant) I spent about 30 minutes on my belly shooting from every angle.  Folks from Charlotte will recognize the building in the background and how much the Charlotte skyline has changed.  We don’t know who put the flags out, but it was very moving to see this overt display of patriotism so publicly displayed on the city’s streets.

It’s because of these chance discoveries that most professional photographers and a lot of amateurs carry camera’s with them all the time.  This was  shot with a Canon 1Ds with a wide-angle lens but could have been just as easily shot with any camera with manual controls.  Yes, I did post production in Lightroom which is a program I love and has great color.

So, have a hamburger or hot dog this weekend, watch Wimbledon, catch a ballgame, go for a swim.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Go pursue some happiness.

More later.

ML