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Tis the Season…for Flu Shots!

It’s that time of year again! Sneezing, coughing, fevers….colds and viruses are going around. Combat against sickness and germs by following a few guidelines:

  • Remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap often.
  • When coughing and sneezing, use a tissue or your elbow! Keep your hands germ free.
  • Dress for the weather. Be prepared for chilly nights or rain showers that may sneak up on you. Pack a coat and small umbrella in your bag.
  • Get a flu vaccination. Either by nasal spray or shot, arm yourself against this year’s flu virus.
  • Make sure you get plenty of rest. Keep your immune system going strong by getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

Don’t let your health stand in the way of making photographs! Prevent illness so you can keep on keepin’ on, and do what you do best!

Stay healthy!

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Composition is Key

Composition controls many aspects of a photograph. When making an image the way the photographer frames the image is crucial. In this photograph taken for Saint Peter’s University Hospital, the way that the faces of the subjects are shown in the mirror, while still giving a hint of the rest of their figures in the foreground gives a sense of space and action. The viewer better understands what is going on being able to see that they are in fact standing in front of the mirror. The image captures a very intimate moment of a speech pathologist helping a patient re-learn to speak. Capturing the image in this way leads to a very successful double portrait in which there is a relationship built between the subjects and between the viewer and subjects.

Think about how the way you compose a photograph has an effect on the photographs message. Try to compose in such a way that the whole story is told. Remember to try different angles, distances and crops to find the perfect fit for your image!

Happy Shooting! :]

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On-Location!

Earlier this week we did a photo shoot for a local hospital, highlighting some of their doctors on staff. We composed interesting portraits of doctors that highlighted what these doctors do. There are lots of things to keep in mind when doing on location portraits of professionals. Here are some tips to having a successful on location shoot:

  • Be prepared; think ahead.
  • Work out the lighting before the subject comes by putting in a “stunt person”.
  • If you’re not early, you’re late.
  • Plan where you are going to shoot before you arrive at the location.
  • If you are doing more than one image, make sure you schedule enough time for the “unexpected“.
  • Professionals don’t typically like receiving a make-over at work, but no one has a problem with a dab of anti-shine, which is colorless and invisible. However, it really helps with those nasty forehead shines!
  • If you don’t have time or space to find a good background, don’t waste your subject’s time. Work fast and plan on a background in post-production. This doctor could only spare  5 minutes out of her busy schedule. We needed to show that she was a surgeon, so we asked her to dress in scrubs at her office. And this was the outcome of great post-production work of Gerry Marrazzo.

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medical

The team at Bohm-Marrazzo has definitely been keeping busy these past few weeks!  A few of our highlights have been the great opportunity to scrub in at some of the best hospitals in the state.

From professional portraits to an afternoon surgery in the OR, we love to have the ability to explore and communicate the wonders that these doctors and their incredible teams do everyday.

The experience alone of putting yourself in their shoes (or fancy blue shoe covers!) is truly amazing.

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Thinking outside the box

Be creative and use your imagination!

As the summer season approaches, so do the many opportunities to branch out and explore new things and ideas. We are constantly shooting different types of work to keep us on our feet – from pets to bank executives, hospitals and delicious desserts!

Happy Shooting!

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Billboards

A few weeks ago, we had the wonderful privilege of shooting two happy faces for The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peters University Hospital.

Photographing kids can be a great deal of fun, however there are a few tricks to getting the shots you want.

1. Make them feel comfortable from the very beginning.  Children sometimes need a few minutes to warm up, and on a shoot where time is of the essence, it is best not to push them and their emotions. The more relaxed, the better.

2. Be flexible! Not everything will go according to plan – The morning of the shoot happened to be a bit colder than anticipated but by running around the park to keep warm and positive energy, we had a successful shoot in no time.

3. Don’t forget to have fun!  We had a great team of “big kids” on set who seemed to be having more fun on the seesaw than our little ones.  By laughing and doing funny things, we were able to capture some great (and natural!) shots.

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