Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's Never Too Late To Say Thank You

This past week I had the honor of photographing a gentleman in his mid 90s who had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He flew PBY aircraft over the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, protecting the United States from a Japanese attack from the north. He was very proud of his service and was one of the most polite, sincere men I've ever met. As a "thank you" for his service which occurred almost 30 years before I was born, I created a collage for him to surprise him when he came back to the studio to pick up his head shot.  When I presented it to him, he was extremely moved as was I from hearing his story. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Syracuse Nationals

A few years ago we set up a booth at Syracuse Nationals, one of the largest classic car shows in the northeast with over 8,000 cars at the Syracuse Fairgrounds. We tried to book sessions to photograph cars. It wasn't very successful since many of the cars were too far from Canandaigua.

We did a booth again this year with a different approach and that was to show the cool designs and products that we use with our car photography and let people choose whether we use our photos or theirs. The results were much more promising, so much so that we're toying with the idea of going to the Adirondack Nationals in Lake George in September.

We set up a new section to our website to explain how to submit their own images for the products as well as tips on how to photograph their cars for the best results with the products.

Here are some of the images we created for posters, shirts and blankets from images we shot during the show.

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