How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn't have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you decide on a location:

Holiday Pet Portraits In December

Come see us at Mann's Best Friend on December 3rd and December 17th. Bring those furry friends and we'll take their portrait and print a 5x7 for you to take home with you. Give us your name and email and we will send you a link to the photos after the event.

We have a blast getting to meet all the different breeds of dogs and whatever else shows up.

SEE YOU THERE!

 

Video of me setting up my New SpeedBox A-100 in my Home Studio

I’m writing this post on Thanksgiving day and I should be getting ready to go to my mom’s house for the family gathering. But I’m waiting for clothes to dry in the dryer.

I wanted a larger softbox. Since I love the XPPhotoGear Speedbox Diffusers, I went with the SpeedBox Diffuser A-100. It’s just like the smaller versions of the SpeedBox. I have a SpeedBox Diffuser 70 and the SpeedBox Diffuser 47

I purchased the A-100 from Bedford Camera & Video in Oklahoma City. Thank you Jeff Moore! 

In this video I open the box and start setting up the Diffuser. I used my iPhone 6s and a light stand. I mounted the iPhone to a Articulating Magic Arm+Large Super Clamp that was mounted to the light stand. I was using a selfie stick clamp for the iPhone. I also used an app called AirBeam both on iPhone and on the iPad. I was using the app on the iPad to monitor the video on the iPhone. I wanted to make sure everything was in the frame. The last video I created, I used the self facing camera which is a lower resolution result. So I used the front camera to get the higher resolution.

Why did I feel the need to tell you how I created this video? Heck I don’t know. Maybe so I could have more copy in the blog post? Sure. 

So let me know in the comments of this blog post or on the social media site this shows up on. Let me know first what you think about the video…be nice. Also if you have any questions.

Don’t forget ot follow me and my good friend Robert Trawick on our Photography Podcast, “FotoFacts Podcast”. We have fun talking to each other as well as when we have a guest on the show. 

New Embroidered Business Shirts for Jim Felder

LurePromo came by today and dropped off my 3 embroidered shirts that I ordered with my logo on them. They look really good. The quality of stitching is great.

Doug McClure is the owner of LurePromo. We are both members of the NWOKC Chamber of Commerce and also members of one of the Chamber's referral groups. LurePromo offers lots of promotional items and can print on just about anything you can think of for promoting your business. LurePromo offers corporate apparel and even golf tournament services.

I've told Doug for a few months that I was going to order some shirts from him. I finally did and they look great. I wanted to have a few shirts to wear when I'm out and about or with a client. 

If you need anything as a giveaway for a trade show, client gifts, employee gifts or whatever, consider giving Doug McClure a call at 405-664-3415 or send him a message from his website here Contact Doug McClure.

Jim Felder gets some new shirts embroidered by @LurePromo!

Fall Pet Portraits at Mann's Best Friend Pet Store

Each year I am privileged to be able to set up a studio inside the super pet store in Moore, Oklahoma, "Mann's Best Friend". Lisa Jensen is very generous with her time and space. 

We usually attend Barktoberfest where the pets come in dressed in their costumes ready for portraits. This is a blast and just hilarious. This year I wasn't able to be there for that event, but I did get to create an event called "Fall Paws 2016". This was just as fun! Vanessa Wells from Vanessa Wells Images and my sweet daughter Savannah was there to help out. Savannah was using my iPhone on a Gimbal to record most of the video in the video above. Vanessa is always a HUGE help with editing and printing the photos. We print 5x7 photos on-site and put in nice sleeves with my business card.

We look forward to December where we will be photographing more, or some of the same, fluffies in their favorite Christmas attire.

Follow our social media for details or Like Mann’s Best Friend Facebook page.

Here is a link to view the gallery of images we came away with.