Commercial photography involves shooting images for commercial use. Career opportunities exist for photographers who work with businesses and/or advertising agencies to produce product images for print, websites, menus and other promotional materials.
Maybe you have a product or service and want to best represent yourself and your product online. Rebecca Mohr and Penny Patterson are both local business owners who use their websites to promote and sell products. They will share information on types of product photography, shot set ups, workflows and resources that they each use to create the images for their businesses.
Rebecca Mohr’s first dive into photography was during graduate school in the early 1990’s where she was one of the first researchers to study metallic corrosion using atomic force microscopy. The images were digital but there was no way to print the pictures with the color and quality viewed from the monitor. So she bought a tripod and camera and took film photographs of the monitor that were glued into her thesis. Twenty years later, she found herself developing a small jewelry business and desperate to learn jewelry photography. So again, she bought a tripod, this time with an extension arm, and camera and set out on her journey to learn product and promotional photography. She is currently retired from her 22-year Chemical Engineering career and has started a full-time jewelry business, Mohr Designs. Needing quality promotional and product photographs to support her business website (www.mohrdesigns.com) she understands the needs of product photography and is still learning how to improve the original photographs, edit the images, and manage the workflow.
Penny Patterson is a self taught photographer who grew up in and around the business of commercial photography. Her father is a retired commercial photographer and Penny spent many hours as a child in his studio, watching him work and create images for catalogs and various corporate media clients. When she and her husband started Spices, Inc. (www.SpicesInc.com) in 2008 she became interested in using photography to promote their business. She has developed a unique style over 8 years of shooting and is specifically interested in food photography.
Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.
Dan will discuss what is macro photography and show macro photos he has taken. He will discuss different approaches to macro photography including how to do it cheaply. He will demonstrate the equipment he uses and show images taken using the different approaches. He will describe the techniques and issues for doing macro photography.
Dan will show that macro photography can be a lot of fun!
Abstract: The talk is simply an introduction to the Cyanotype process, a brief history, some shared images, and selecting images that make ideal negatives to expose for creating a cyanotype. I will also share tips on how to coat paper, the best places to find pre-coated paper, and how clean, store, and care for your art materials during this process. Come hear Jen discuss this old but interesting alternative process in photography.
Biography: Jennifer Sifnger is a professional photographer in the Mid-Atlantic region. She teaches workshops and classes and gives private photo lessons as well! She taught the Spring 2017 photography class "Exploring Digital Photographyâ for Lewisburgâs Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL). Ms. Singer majored in Photography, earning a BFA. at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, graduating cum laude in 2003. She earned a Masterâs Degree in Secondary Education, grades 7-12 at the University of Phoenix in December 2009.