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http://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/news/2014/mar/05/norcross8217-maloof-deshields-honored-by-atlanta/

http://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/news/2014/mar/05/norcross8217-maloof-deshields-honored-by-atlanta/

I had the opportunity to shoot the red carpet event at the Fox Theater. The 2014 Atlanta Sports Awards were given to some pretty talented athletes.  I got to meet some pretty cool people.  Everyone was very nice and this was a fun job.  Click on the link to view the article in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

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“Pink in the Rink”

“Pink in the Rink”

During my internship with the Gwinnett Daily Post I was able to visit the Gwinnett Arena and take a few shoots during the “Pink in the Rink” set up. This is the annual Hockey game played on pink ice in support of Cancer Awareness and is a fund raiser by the Gwinnett Gladiators. I got to learn and watch how the ice was transformed to a pretty pink.
Read the attached article in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

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Product Shot

Product Shot

My challenge was to shoot a spirit or wine. I chose to shoot beer, specifically Stella Artois. I had this great bar glass that has the Stella logo on it. I thought it would make a great shot with the beer overflowing the rim of the glass heading towards the label of the beer. I like how it turned out. Hope you enjoy it.

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A Baby Photo Shoot

A Baby Photo Shoot

I had the opportunity to have my first baby photo shoot. This little fellow was a darling to work with. I think the hardest thing to do was put him down. I am thankful that Brennan made this as easy as he could. I think he only woke up one time. It is a definite benefit working with a 5 day old.
This is something that I will be doing again.

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The Chain

The Chain

I had a good plan on how I wanted this photo to look, but could not seem to pull it off. It was just to busy in the background and just a boring photo and lacking color. Plan B was to make the photo as simple as possible, so it now is a single chain with the red pad lock attached. I managed to light the chain pretty well with little problem but when it came to the lock I could not get it bright enough. Mr. Petersen suggested using the light tent which really helped the situation. I had the lights on both sides of the tent and ended up using fill cards of the rest of the openings to bounce enough light on the lock so the center of the lock had enough light on it too.

Getting ready for your photo shoot-Children and Families

This is a to do list before your photo shoot.

Children

  • Just think Clean!  Check nails, feet and hands and the whole face taking special attention to the eyes, nose and mouth.  It would be a good idea to bring some wet wipes just in case.  The cleaner the kid, the better the photos.
  • Still in diapers?  No problem, just wear bloomers over them and make sure they are tucked in well. For girls, be creative in your bloom section, this could be an adorable element to your photo.
  • Make sure your child is well rested and you scheduled your shoot around nap time.
  • Think about brining a treat for your child, this will help keep them focused.  Make sure what ever you choose, it does not stain their teeth or mouth.  Avoid colorful drinks or lollypops within 24 hours of your shoot, don’t let them eat or drink anything that will stain their face, teeth or mouths.
  • What to wear?   For girls, cute dresses, rompers, dainty hats or headbands. For boys, jeans and polos or a button-up shirt, or a T-shirt with a button-up over it can be very cute.  For siblings, the children don’t have to match perfectly, just coordinate. If you want everyone to wear the same thing just a white tee shirt and jeans make a great photo.

Families

  • Dads – Have a fresh shave or trim, and use a new razor with shaving cream and a moisturizing after-shave lotion. Think clean–clean and trimmed nails, clean your shoes and remember to check your eyes, nose and mouth too.  For wardrobe, go for jeans or pants, tucked polo or dress shirt with a belt, or go casual with just a T-shirt or untucked polo, button-up short sleeve, etc. In general, whatever your wife tells you to wear. Again you don’t have to perfectly match the rest of the family, just wear something that coordinates.
  • Mom – Don’t forget your finger nails!  Give your nails a fresh coat of polish the day before your shoot, or just remove all polish.  TIP:  Unless you are extremely thin wearing a top that has long or 3/4 sleeves works well. Remember the accessories (jewelry) but aim for subtlety, and be aware of it twisting or turning.
  • Coordinate clothing.  Check that colors coordinate and styles also coordinate.  If Dad wears a T-shirt kids should not be put in dress shirts.  Find a common theme and carry it though out.