Monthly Archives: September 2012

Accent!

Color can be used as an accent to any photograph to bring it to life! In this head shot that you see here, we used and sea foam green guitar with the green accents in the  background to create a very coherent image. The combination of the soft green with the earthy dark brown hues in the image is key in the success of the photograph and really works well with the subject’s look!

Try planning your colors when you’re doing a shoot! Making few elements coordinate in color is a successful way to bring everything together to make the image feel complete.

Happy Shooting.

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BFFAEAE

What is BFFAEAE, you ask?  Well, the five-year old inside of this puppy-loving blogger claims it to mean “Best Friends Forever And Ever And Ever“!

Meet Sophia, a delicious Boston Terrier, who lives happily in our little town of Montclair.   She is the proud Best Friend of our friend and restauranteur, Ilson.

 

Finding the perfect best friend can be a big task.  There are hundreds of ways to adopt, rescue, breed and love a new pup, but finding the right one for your lifestyle is key to a successful and lasting friendship.

Make sure that you are choosing a dog that is right for you and your lifestyle  –

Having a 130-lb pupster, think Great Dane or Mastiff,  in a teeny-tiny apartment is no fun for anyone.

Wanting to run and be active with your canine companion, perhaps you should be staying away from Bulldogs and Chihuahuas (although they enjoy a good walk, they definitely won’t be able to keep up with any marathon training!)

Dogs can also be quite expensive! Think food, toys, accessories, vet bills, training, medication, grooming and of course, Halloween costumes!

They are a big responsibility, but when done right, these lovable creatures will become your lifelong friends!

 

 

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Bento Box

Seriously, what did we eat before sushi??

Maki, Sushi & Sashimi.  Edamame, Tempura & Miso.  Bento Boxes full with Chicken Teryaki and Wasabi!!mmm… sounds delicious! I’ll have them all!

We had the pleasure of dining at Toro Sushi, a local sushi bar located in Upper Montclair.   The experience, food and atmosphere inspired yet another blog about the hungry tummy!

Being a sushi lover, we have made our own in the comfort of our home…. it’s definitely not as pretty, but tastes fantastic!  Here’s what you need…

*Sushi Rice

*Fresh Sushi Grade Fish

*Any combination of veggies (Cucumbers, Scallions, Baby Corn, etc)

*Any combination of textures from your favorite rolls or pieces (Cream Cheese, Tempura Flakes, Sesame Seeds, etc)

*Don’t forget the Wasabi and Ginger!!!

Sushi is definitely an art form.  Creating the perfect roll, a combination of tastes and textures is key.

Itadakimasu!

 

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Tech-Savvy

So, our tech-savvy Pyrenean Shepard, Whoopee wants to know, who has the new iPhone 5? This new piece of technology was released this week, and has some significant improvements with the photography aspect. It’s been reported that there are improvements in low-light captures, repetitive shooting without delay, and increased quality in the front camera. With technology improving it is becoming easier and easier to get good quality photos. Having the iPhone is great for capturing nice pictures on the go!

However, it’s important to remember that technology doesn’t make the photo, it’s the photographer behind the camera who makes or breaks an image. Technology can’t hold a candle to exceptional lighting and an interesting composition! That’s why there are still professionals. 🙂

 

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The flight of the monarch

Monarch butterflies are amazing creatures. Fall is the time when monarchs begin their migration. Unlike other butterflies North American Monarchs travel up to 3,000 miles in migration each year. They make the round trip voyage once in their lives, and then their children and grandchildren follow the same migration root in the future, often returning to the same trees as their ancestors to avoid bitter winters. However, only the fourth generation monarchs migrate each year; the first three generations die after only six weeks of being out of their cocoons, whereas the fourth generation can live for 6-8 months.

As you can see these creatures are extremely delicate and beautiful. Preserved butterflies make for a beautiful natural prop in photography.

 

As fall breezes in, watch for monarchs in your area! Track the flight of the monarchs and when you should be able to see them here: http://www.monarchwatch.org/tagmig/peak.html

 

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Bet you can’t read this post without yawning…

It’s that time of the week! Wacky Wednesday is here. This week we’re celebrating with the lovely Afghan hound Reine.

Seeing someone else yawn, it may be impossible to resist the urge to yawn yourself. Even reading about yawning can cause the impulse to be irresistible. Here are some fun facts about yawning:

  • Almost all creatures on the planet yawn, including snakes, fish, and dogs!
  • The purpose of yawning is to cool brain temperature and actually keep you awake.
  • Contagious yawning is an ancient ritual that evolve to help groups stay alert to detect any threats and danger.
  • Dogs yawn to stay calm in certain situations.
  • Read more facts about yawning on : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6270036.stm

Hopefully this post makes you yawn, and helps you stay awake on this wacky Wednesday!

Thanks to Diane Bauman for the beautiful Reine starting this chain reaction!

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Texture and Color

Texture and color palette are both important elements of composing a photograph. The combination of texture and color palette can be  what makes an image. For example, this photograph taken for Exquisicat cat litter packaging is successful because of the monochromatic color scheme that contrasts with the bright colors of the box. Also, the complimentary textures of the blanket and the cats fur are aesthetically pleasing.

Things to consider:

  • Color schemes to try:  Complimentary, analogous, triadic, and yes, even monochromatic color schemes have their place!
  • Texture combinations:  Using different textures in combination with one another can create interesting visual patterns and enhance different parts of the image.
  •  Synchronize these two: Using a busy patterned texture  with monochromatic colors works well, whereas these textures with bright and varying colors may be too overwhelming and distracting. Pair these elements with care to create a successful image.

Happy Shooting.

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Gimme Paw!

At Bohm-Marrazzo Photography we  do animal photography of all types! We’ve photographed ferrets, cats, dogs, turtles, you name it! Photographing animals is a lot of fun and we get the privilege to meet all sorts of fun critters!

From animal head shots for casting to photographing pets for Petsmart product packaging, we specialize in all kinds of animal photography. For your animal needs, check out our studio in Montclair, NJ !

Happy Friday! 🙂

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Bon Apetit!

 

Cooking is an art. The many elements that go into creating a dish combine to become a delicious recipe. Al dente pasta cooked to perfection, bathed in a special sauce, and topped off with a sprinkling garnish of herbs is truly a work of art.

Photographing food is no less an art that preparing it. Here are some tips and tricks for successful food photography:

  1. Place Setting. Set your food up in a visually pleasing setting that accents the food well. As with this ravioli photograph, the red plate highlights the tender lobster on the inside.
  2. Decorate! Add garnishes and spices to enhance the dish.
  3. Use tricks. Wetting the food to add a shine and other techniques can make the food look more appealing.
  4. Accessorize. Adding in other elements to the photo, such as the fork in this image adds interest and persuasion.

So this weekend when you’re cooking up a fantastic meal, why not try photographing your food with some of these helpful tips.

Happy Shooting (and Eating)! 

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Wacky Wednesday

Sometimes you just need to laugh! Especially on those Wednesdays where it seems you’ve got a lot more of the week left than has already passed. To get you over that hump, Bohm-Marrazzo Photography has some funny pictures to share with you that will surely bring a smile to your face.

Say cheese! Gunner, the yellow lab sticks his tongue out at the camera during a photo shoot for Frontline last year. Sometimes the outtakes of a photoshoot are just as golden as the intended shot. So don’t delete those “in-between” images; take a look there may be something of value in there!

Thanks to Sue Johnson for the ever-charming Gunner.

Happy Wednesday!

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