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It’s all in the Details

We had an amazing opportunity to photograph an Engagement Proposal – The soon to Bride and Groom were ecstatic as the sun set over the New York Skyline, and the stars came out to shine.

While everyone was looking up and out, your handy photographers were looking down, thrilled to catch the light hitting our man’s shoes.   It seemed to be the perfect chance to photograph the gorgeous ring, however, this was not our goal.  It was more about showing off the gentlemans style, rather than the details of the diamond.

As we like to say… “It’s all in the details”!

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How Do You Make A Great First Impression?

Both actors and models alike need a great headshot. It is the first thing any casting director will see from the agency. It is the piece of you that is left as a reminder after an interview or audition. It is your foot in the door. And it needs to be strong. Your headshot image should reflect the mental image you want to leave. Find a great photographer, and not necessarily the cheapest. This also doesn’t mean that a $5,000 photo shoot for one image is the best quality. Be reasonable, and do your homework. Make the best first impression you can -you only get one. _MG_7326

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Ektachromes

We’ve been doing some spring cleaning!  We opened our drawers, filing cabinets and trunks and started going through some old film, slides and negatives from back in the day when there were no digital cameras, and definitely no photoshop!

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We’ll keep you posted on any hidden gems we find!

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Ektachrome is a brand name owned by Kodak for a range of transparency, still, and motion picture films available in most formats, including 35 mm and sheet sizes to 11×14 inch size.  Ektachrome, initially developed in the early 1940s, allowed professionals and amateurs alike to process their own films. It also made color reversal film more practical in larger formats, and the Kodachrome Professional film in sheet sizes was later discontinued.   –Wikipedia

 

 

 

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PB&J

Alright everyone… it’s time to get real.  Peanut Butter and Jam sandies (otherwise known as PB&J) are maybe one of the worlds better inventions.  From its beginning, it was a match made in Heaven.    This magical union supposedly originated in the USA and according to Wikipedia, “A 2002 survey showed the average American will have eaten 2,500 of these sandwiches before graduating from high school.”  I believe I am one of those stats they are talking about.

You can make a PB&J without using real peanut butter – this we have learned from all of our allergy friends out there — cashew butter, almond butter or even no-nut peabutter – can still do the trick.

Now, we happened to stumble on the greatest Buzzfeed post — The most delicious pull we got from their take on PB&J’s came in the form of French Toast —- YUMMMMM!

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Once again… YUM.  

If you’ll all excuse me… I’m going to the kitchen.

 

To see the original hero that made this , please see the following… http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/2012/03/peanut-butter-jelly-french-toast-sandwich.html

For Buzzfeeds other amazing collection of PB&J delights…http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/better-peanut-butter-jelly-sandwich-hacks

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Happy Thursday!

Nobody ever really thinks about Thursday.  The ‘real’ middle child of the week.  Many would think that Wednesday has it the worst, but they are wrong.  Although it gets misspelled every now and again, good old Wednesday is the peak of many a week.  We know that we’ve made it through the dreary Mondays and the hopeful Tuesdays. We can look forward to the ever so casual Thursday and the excitement of Friday.    But Thursday on its own, well, it seldom gets the credit it deserves.

We like Thursdays because of its hype for the weekend. We like Thursdays for the fact that its different – we use an ‘R’ to abbreviate it.  It’s homey, its calming, its pub night, its Thursday.

So, Happy Thursday!, everyone!  Get out there and celebrate!

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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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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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Exteriors

Photographing architecture, both interior and exterior, can be a tricky task.  But when done properly, can result in a great image and perspective of what you’re trying to capture.

For exteriors, if possible, try to shoot on a day where the weather is to your benefit.  Photographing a children’s kindergarten school in the dead of winter with no sunlight and broken eerie tree branches… well let’s just say that might not be ideal.   A haunted house, on the other hand, will thrive in a spooky setting.

You will also need to learn how to do a basic edit in regards to proportion.  Have you ever tried to take a photo of a building and it comes out all wonky?  Trust me.. it was not built that way.  With a standard lens, you will always have some sort of distortion.

And of course, practice makes perfect.  So get out there! And happy shooting!

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