I’ve been shooting for the athletic department at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay for 20 years. I’ve seen what I photograph change a little and how the photos get used change a lot. When I first started shooting for Green Bay athletics, the main usage of the photos was for their media guide. I […]
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Other than my hair not doing very well when I need to wear a hardhat all day, I love to shoot industrial photography. Here are shots from a recent commercial photography photo shoot I did for a corporate client to help them build a library of images for their web site and social media. We shot all of these […]
Being an alumni of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, the Green Bay Phoenix basketball programs have always been near and dear to me. I started covering the program as a students in the early 80s and have watched it go from a D3 program to D1. I was away from Green Bay in the mid 80s […]
One of my favorite corporate photography clients has a very strong visual corporate identity. Schneider, a Green Bay, Wisconsin based trucking company, is known for their orange trucks and trailers. As a photographer, I love having that orange truck as a background for portraits; that truck was my background for recent driver and executive portraits. As part of their associate appreciation week, Schneider wanted to open up the opportunity to the rest of their associates to have a portrait done with a truck. Here is a large sample of some of those portrait shots done in one day with the help of some great Wisconsin fall weather.
My assistant and I kept things simple with just two lights, a main and a hair light. We also kept the subjects in the shadow of a large scrim to reduce the effects of the harsh sunlight and to reduce squinting. When you shoot portraits of a 150 subjects in one day, you don’t have a lot of time to get to know the subjects and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera; with our limited time, I think we did a great job.
Schneider will be giving the photo files to the associates as a thank you to be used for things such as social media profile photos or Christmas card photos, as a few of the subjects mentioned. So if you get a holiday card this year with a big orange truck in the background, it may have come from this shoot.
For the past couple of years I have had the opportunity to work on a portrait project on the Green Bay Phoenix D1 basketball teams. The project has it’s constrains on time, location and budget, but other than that I can be as creative as time allows. I usually only get an hour for two […]