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….



Michael LoBiondo Photography has a new downloadable portfolio

Charlotte Photographer Michael LoBiondo Annual Reports

From an Annual Report Photoshoot…

We have been working diligently, working hard, working all night and all day, just plain doing what it takes to produce photography for our clients and we wanted to share some of the new work with you.  Now the images are here in our  new virtual portfolio.  How else can you market and get your work to the masses 24/7?  We are very pleased that this is now out in the world and on the web.  You can view it here and even download it.

Let’s talk about this image.  This was shot at the end of day 2 while shooting on location.  The art director didn’t ask for it, the client didn’t know about it, my assistant said “your focus is just a little off!!”.  Talk about your selective focus.  I shot it just for the fun of it.  I love the backlight through the windows with the verticals and horizontals and the reds that pop through.  We all know it’s four people standing there but isn’t it more interesting this way?

So, take a look at our new portfolio and send us some comments.

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