Saturday, April 30, 2011

Super Kids Having Fun In The Studio

Rainy weather has us pinned down in the studio these days and we are trying to make the best of it.  Today we had three really great kids to work with.  They were here at the "suggestion" of their grandparents.  After a little warming up time they really started to relax and have a fun experience.


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Raising Cane's Ad Released


The photoshoot we did a couple of months ago as part of the Louisiana-based national restaurant chain, Raising Cane's was recently released.  J&K Creative! was selected to photgraph Cody, the Stadium Village store manager.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Social Media Too - Monday, April 24th

Join Jon Wright and Bill Clark as they demonstrate how to build a practical "social media" presence for your small business.  This workshop is open to anyone wanting to find creative ways to maximize their blogging, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube efforts.

Call Bill Clark directly to reserve your spot today at 612-382-2837

Please bring a laptop, if possible, since WiFi is available. If you don't have access to a laptop you will still gain amazing new marketing strategies. The goal is to help you build your business! The class will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. We will break for lunch, then wrap by 2:30 pm or so.
Location: Bill Clark Studio, 5179 Domick Drive, Minnetonka, MN 5534
Workshop fee: $25.00 to TCPPA Charities

Call Bill for more information. 612-382-2837


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Friday, April 8, 2011

Froze N, my interpretation of "Nice"

Here's an image that I made in the studio recently.  I was very excited to win the April monthly challenge at TCPPA with this one.  It was a little crazy to set up.  First I had to purchase a carton of orange juice, which was trasferred to a pitcher so I had a form for the ice.  Kathy happened to have purchased dafodills that day and I incorporated one.  I also had to find the "N", which we ultimately bought at Michaels.  It all went into the freezer for a couple of days.

Next, I had to cut a 3 1/2" hole into black mat board, which I placed across two TV trays.  Underneath I used my boom arm with couterweight in the air and strobe with small softbox to aim up into the square.  Plexiglass completed the "table".  I used a black fleece background cloth with 4 foot rim softbox above to light the N and the water droplets.  45 degrees over and tight to the set I used a little strobe with snoot to further light just the "N".  Because the light from under could only be set to 1/4 power the exposure ultimately ended up around F28.


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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Awesome Presentation By Kevin Jairaj

Anastasiya and Kathy and I really enjoyed our monthly TCPPA seminar yesterday.  Noted wedding photographer, Kevin Jairaj put on a fantastic presentation that included an outdoor snow-seeking walkabout.  We learned about the equipment and techniques he uses to produce truly exciting bright day portraits, even when the sun is high in the sky.  Dan Davis was able to line up a terrific model, Lexi for Kevin's demonstration. Above is one of my on-camera flash efforts.


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Saturday, April 2, 2011

We really do photograph children sometimes.

This morning we had one of our Living Social sessions.  This little girl is the baby of the family - just don't tell her that!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Photoshop CS5 Refine Selection By Suzette Allen

Kathy and I were fortunate enough to attend Suzette Allen's presentation at WPPI this year.  One of the most amazing techniques she showed was on refining edges.  Here is a clip on the subject.

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