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The creative director for Oldendorff contacted me and wanted to see if I could shoot some portraits for their website. He first had to make sure that I had the same equipment as they had in Germany, because they wanted all the images of all of the companies offices to look similar. First question, do you have a green screen, then do you have two soft boxes and finally, what about a 34 inch beauty dish. I was happy to say that yes, I had all of what he had and also the 34 inch beauty dish ( in fact, I just got the dish, and it is awesome) All perfect timing. The beauty dish is great for portraits and gives the subject soft light.

 

 

 

 

 

The key to shooting green screen is even background lighting. Of course getting the talent to act natural and approachable falls on the photographer as well. One of my specialties. The rest is up to the photo shop person. Above are the samples I had in photoshop and what these images would look like from samples of Oldendorff’s website.

 

 

 

 

Hiring a professional photographer will get you high quality images for your website and for all your branding material. It is the way to go.

 

 

 

 

Working with marketing companies is great because they come to you with specifics. They want a certain look or a certain feel for a shoot. Many marketing companies are focusing on branding and re branding for clients websites. Quinton from Element 8 Design approached me to photograph a local Psychiatrist and his team. He wanted a natural looking background so I photographed the team at his office.

 

Group office photograph Dialectical & Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center.

Usually on location shoots I bring  smaller more portable gear, but it depends on the situation. I like to tether up to a computer so the clients and myself can see the images as they are shot. This way we can make changes as we photograph. In some cases the time will not allow this and we find a quicker solution. I had maybe 5 minutes with each person so you have to find a way to make each person look approachable in a short amount of time.

 

 

Here are samples of the website. Individual portraits with a group image and I also took “detail” shots for background usage. I really enjoy photographing business portraits on location as well as in my studio in Westport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been over a year since I purchased my drone and I have found that my confidence in flying has greatly increased. I used to clear roof lines by 30 feet and thinking that was too close. Now I barely clear the roof in order to get great images. I also plan on my drone shoots longer and visualize what the client is looking for and how I will capture it. Architects and builders can use my drone photography and video to show before and afters – installation of new and exciting products – and finished work for their portfolios and website. Here is a sample of John Rountree’s solar panel installation on his house.

 

 

This  is a link to an article in Sabines New House that tells more about the construction and the thoughts going into the project.

 

 

If presenting your business as a well tuned media machine is your goal, then professional portraits are a must. Professional location portraiture is one of the many services that Videler Photography provides. We bring lighting and reflectors and a very creative approach  to capture high quality images. Most shoots are shot tethered to a computer so either the subject or the director can view and make changes as the shoot takes place. Companies use the images for website and marketing materials such as press releases, brochures and email announcements.

 

 

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Above is an example of a press release used by Media Horizons, an agency located in Norwalk, CT. Like all shoots that we do, it is very important to make the subject feel relaxed and approachable.

 

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Backgrounds and lighting are as important as making the subject feel relaxed. I always look for a unique background. But in some cases, depending on what the client asks for, we might have to use something simple, like a white wall.

 

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Another example of a press release with a professional portrait by Videler Photography.

 

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Every business should use a professional photographer to capture their people and showcase the work that they do. A beautiful portrait is the gateway to your companies brand and a well respected brand, should start with excellent photography.

 

 

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Just over a year ago I purchased a drone. I took this new wonder out of the box and started flying it immediately. The thrill of flying it was amazing. The images were fantastic too! Combined with video footage, this drone is an amazing sales tool for architects, builders, real estate people and many others who want to show case their business or sell a product

I even think people such as tree service, roofers can use aerial footage showcasing what they do. I even incorporated the drone into my wedding and event shoots and the response has been very good. It is easy to fly, but it took a good year to get all the turns and controlled spins down so the shoot would look appealing. Confidence is the key to droning and you must take chances to get the right shot. One of my favorite things to do is pick a spot and get a real nice image of it. I feel the artsy shots from the air would make real nice wall art for homes and or the office.

 

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I have just begun printing large format images from the aerial shots and will frame them for the client. I will talk to Dovecoat and a few other boutiques about selling these. I had a client reach out to me and asked if I could get a shot of the light house off Cockoene Island so special requests can be made. If interested in some aerial images of Westport or if you have a request, I would love to hear from you.

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Old Mill Westport, one of my favorite hangouts.

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Don’t worry. This is the way I dress when I am casual, I promise to honor the dress code.

 

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A drone shot from a recent wedding at Shorehaven Golf Club.