Category Archives: Wildlife

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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Happy Mothers Day

Wishing everyone and their families a very Happy Mothers Day!

Our good friend Diane Bauman shared a special occasion with us — one of her sheep giving birth to not one, but TWO beautiful little ones.   We were fortunate enough to have a camera handy as the proud mama delivered the babies one after the other.
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The whole sheep family then came by to congratulate and welcome the new additions!

 The lambs were quickly up on their feet, walking around and exploring.  Soon after, they cozied up to their (exhausted!) mother and took a restful nap!

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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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Cemeteries aren’t always grave places

Recently, Linda Bohm was contacted by a woman from New Zealand requesting a quote for an unusual photography job. The inquiry was regarding a headstone of a long lost relative to be photographed. This headstone happened to be located only 5 minutes from our studio in Montclair, NJ at the Rosedale Cemetery. Needless to say, Linda accepted the job and set off on the adventure of finding this headstone.The Rosedale Cemetery is extremely large in size and also very beautiful. Acres and acres of beautiful trees and winding paths make a wonderful home for not only souls at rest, but also an abundance of wildlife. Families of deer freely prance through the park with safety from cars and hunters. Although photographing a headstone may seem like a strange request, the job turned out to be extremely interesting and beautiful. Using available light, Bohm-Marrazzo Photography captured the wonderful environment of the resting place.

Yet another interesting genre of work to add to the repertoire. 🙂

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Gecko Portrait Photography Tips

We’ve all seen the Geico Gecko commercials. However, in real life Gecko’s are not quite so charismatic. They take some work to get their portrait! This gecko seen in Bermuda was a great model, (who has likely had some freelance experience modeling for tourists).
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Don’t fret! You can get a great Gecko portrait too! Here’s how:
  1. Don’t worry about a gecko blinking while taking the photo. Most geckos don’t have eyelids and therefore never blink!
  2. Don’t pose your Gecko subject on anything made of Teflon. It’s the only known surface a gecko’s feet can’t stick to so your model will be sliding all over.
  3. Gecko’s are the only lizards that can vocalize! So don’t be afraid to talk to them while they strut their stuff, they can talk back!
  4. Try to choose a sunny location for your Gecko supermodel. They are coldblooded and need the sun to stay warm!

Happy Shooting!

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