Category Archives: Skill

Emerson Fittipaldi

From the new series, “We Found Them In A Box” …

Photo #2:  Emerson Fittipaldi at Indy 500, March 1986.

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Finishing in 7th —

This happy blogger once wanted to be a race car driver — what did you want to be when you were a kid? Are you doing that now?

“In 1986, Marlboro increased its auto racing involvement,
sponsoring its first Indy Car entry . The Marlboro #20 March 86C,
prepared by Patrick Racing, was driven by two-time Formula One
World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi . Marlboro was Fittipaldi’s
sponsor in 1974 when he won his second Formula One World Title
with the Marlboro McLaren Team . Fittipaldi won his first Indy
Car race for Marlboro at Elkhart Lake .” –http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/documentStore/w/o/o/woo48c00/Swoo48c00.pdf

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Get Real!

Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture

Optical illusion? Or reality? We weren’t quite sure last Friday when we visited the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. What an amazing experience – amidst 43 acres of cultivated gardens we came upon life size “people” making love, picnicking in the nude – OMG – we didn’t know if we were interrupting an intimate moment or viewing the most prolific sculptor of the 21st century.

Whew…they weren’t living – Seward Johnson fooled us all with his mimicry of 19th century painter Edouard Manet’s works. Imagine, walking around a wall of cypress bushes and there is the 3-D version of paintings we learned about in art history class.

This is just one of many scenes “stolen” from the great masters.

Wonder what Manet would say if he saw his oils whimsically recreated into a real scene with bushes, water and seemingly “alive” but actually stone cold life size bronzes?

So here’s the gist – Manet painted in a 2-D Medium – fabulous – Johnson made it 3-D – haha – now we transformed it into a new 2-D format with the digital camera 150 years after Manet’s initial concept. Question – is this a portrait of friends in the woods like we show in our People Portfolio – or is it merely a fantasy – an optical illusion? A theft?

You decide.

Another thought:

Are we being a voyeur by watching these two?

Seward Johnson at Grounds for Sculpture

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Use Your Hands to Make Money

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Hand Modeling

Did you ever wonder who spreads I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter on that fresh blueberry muffin? Or who swipes the newest iPad to advertise its brilliant features? In other words, modeling isn’t just for the face. There are many models who earn a good living just using their hands to advertise products, both in print and film.

At Bohm-Marrazzo Photography, we’ve photographed many national consumer ads that needed a “hand” to humanize the product. But, this photograph was a comp shot for an aspiring hand model, not for the watch. This man is hoping that he gets the next iPad ad.

In order to be a hand model, you have to have a good looking hand. Then, it’s necessary to keep that good looking hand smooth and unblemished with clean nails that are evenly shaped. A little different for the women – fashion models have different looking hands than commercial models. A hand that’s advertising a toilet bowl cleaner is not going to have the same look as a hand that’s advertising a $50,000 diamond ring.

Hand models must be able to move gracefully and keep a relaxed pose, no matter how long it takes to get the shot… and sometimes that means hours! Scars? Skin discolorations? Bitten nails? Maybe think about a different career. Clearly, being a parts model – or what we call in advertising photography “anatomical modeling” – is not as easy as it looks!

Another tip…Protection! Remember that funny episode in Seinfeld when George Costanza’s hands get noticed for being soft and milky white? He starts wearing oven mits to preserve his possible hand modeling career and finds out it’s no easy task to keep your hands looking perfect.

But hey, no matter what your special talent may be, go for it – it’s always good to aim for the upper hand.

And if you need a comp card for your hands, or anything else, contact www.marrazzomorgan.com.

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On Pointe

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The New Jersey Ballet

Toes pointedTummy engaged. Back straight. Shoulders relaxedBottom tuckedLong neck…And this is why dancing is a fine art form.

The list of details to remember in ballet can go on and on, but it’s the way these details come together that really makes the magic happen. No matter what you’re doing, attention to detail must not be ignored. In photography, elements like texture, angle, depth of field, lighting, and pattern all join in to capture the perfect shot. Let’s take this image, for example. If you want to emphasize the shape of the ballerina’s feet, you might take an angle that shows the arch of her foot by the straight line of the stage floor. That way, you can wow your audience just as much as The NJ Ballet.

It’s all about what you’re trying to say

So, stay On Pointe!

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Yummmmm…

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Food can be art too!

This photo was taken for the North Jersey chapter of Slow Food USA, a movement that encourages consumers to buy locally grown food. Depicting the importance of staying fresh, the plates here are made from palm leaves– how fitting? Needless to say, this photo shoot was both intriguing and delicious for everyone on set!

Here’s a recipe for Italian Dumplings so you can try this dish yourself!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
6 tablespoons margarine
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 quarts water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

Directions: 

1 In a skillet, saute onion in butter till tender.
2 Add spinach, cook and stir over medium heat until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
3 Stir in ricotta; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
4 Transfer to a large bowl.
5 Add 3/4 cup of flour, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
6 Cool for 5 minutes.
7 Stir in eggs; mix well.
8 Place remaining flour in a bowl.
9 Drop batter by tabelspoonfuls into flour; roll gently to coat and shape each into an oval.
10 In a large saucepan; bring water and bouillion to a boil-reduce heat.
11 Add a third of the dumplings at a time, simmer, uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean.
12 Remove from the liquid with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
13 Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Show Your Stripes!

Creating an artistic illusion with body paint

DID YOU KNOW that when zebras stay close as a group, their wavy stripes blend together to protect any single zebra from being noticed by dangerous prey? Talk about the power of natural instinct. How will you use your stripes today?

See below for behind the scenes on this awesome body painting photo shoot for LifeStyles!

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Bon Voyage!

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Handsome aspiring model on a boat

With a shot like this to begin your modeling career, it’s all smoothing sailing from there. Bon Voyage!

We found a great website for you to see some examples of headshots and comp cards. Go to www.marrazzomorgan.com!

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BOHM-MARRAZZO WINS AGAIN!

Proudly showing off our two First Place awards from The New Jersey Ad Club 2012!

Proudly showing off our two First Place awards from The New Jersey Ad Club 2012!

3 Wins for Bohm-Marrazzo Studios!

We had a great time working with such wonderful teams to create some truly beautiful work. Thank you to the Bailey Group and Splash News for all the time and effort!

Keep reading to see the winning shots!

Dogs and cats as London Olympic Medalists

Dogs and cats as London Olympic Medalists

First Place: Photography Campaign “London Olympic Medalists”

Shot for Splash News, our furry friends helped us out to create this awesome campaign. Riplee The Boxer, Luca The Swimmer, and our three feline finalists Pippi, Riplee, and Bonnie.

Young boy and his dog playing in the mud for Suncast Ad

Young boy and his dog playing in the mud for Suncast Ad

First Place: Lifestyle and People “Suncast Ad”

Getting messy with this young boy and his dog helped us capture the essence of the outdoors for the Bailey Agency. What a great way to spend our Monday!

Little girl having fun playing with bubbles

Little girl having fun playing with bubbles

Second Place: Still Life/Miscellaneous “Let Me Try” 

The minute we pulled out these bubbles, this adorable little girl lit up the room with laughs. We had such a fun day working with her to get this gorgeous shot!

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Zoom

 

 

Zooming and  cropping are little edits that  can change the entire composition of your images.

When we zoom, we are able to see details in our images that we may not have noticed to the naked eye.  We see the grains, the pores, the dust.  We see the reflections, the shine and the wrinkles.  It is always very important to look at your entire image at 100% to make sure that you have captured your image in the best possible way that you intended — that 33.7% zoom is simply not good enough and more often than not, quite deceiving.

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By cropping, we are able to make our images much stronger.  We get rid of the extras, the excess and the distractions. We allow the audience to see the details that are the most important.  Here, you see a photo of some cute kittens on a bed.  Unless the cats got in the way of your pillow shot… start cropping and keep only the cats.  The pillows will always be pillows, but the eyes and expressions of those kittens will change faster than you can say ‘meow’.  
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Happy Zooming!  Happy Cropping!

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