A good looking city!

Monday morning New Mexico greetings to one and all!

I’m out here in New Mexico this week spending some time with my folks. It’s always treasured to be able to do this and spend this time with them!

Jan and I had a fun shoot his past week. We were given an opportunity that most people never get to experience. This year is the 135 year of the Peoria Public Library and they are having a fundraiser in the middle of October to help supplement the public funding that they receive. As part of this fundraiser, we were asked to shoot some photos from the top of the Commerce Bank building in downtown Peoria showing the city of Peoria in a unique perspective. Part of the adventure was getting to the top of the building and it involved a series of three spiral staircases that are extremely tight and also very steep. The other fun is also getting all the camera gear up these staircases as well!

We had a great night to shoot the photos and that’s about 90% of the battle when it comes to this type of work! We did have one other challenge and that was the lights that are pointed at the top of the building and they were causing some major lens flare in the cameras for some of the photos! We were able to work around these challenges and came away with some interesting shots of the city!

Here’s a few of the photos that Jan and I got of downtown Peoria and it’s a good looking city indeed!!!!

Thanks as always for checking out our work and we hope that you have a great week to come!

Kev and Jan

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

We had another good week this past week with a lot of different shoots and projects! It’s always been great to have a variety of clients that we work for and I think that it helps us keep the creativity up so that we don’t get burned out photographing the same things or subjects all the time!

One of our fun shoots last week was down in Springfield, Illinois at the S & K Buick GMC car dealership. The dealership has undergone an extensive upgrade on the inside and the outside and it’s really looking good! We were contacted by Inform + Lightworks in Beacon, NY to photograph the inside of the S & K dealership. Inform + Lightworks is a lighting company and the S & K dealership used their LED lighting for the inside of the dealership. They wanted us to get a number of shots of the inside showroom to show how good and effective their lighting system is. We shot a number of angles in the showroom, but this image that we’re sharing today is my favorite from our shoot. It’s a 180 degree image of the entire showroom and you can see how well lit the showroom looks! I think we really nailed this and the client and S & K dealership were both very happy with how well everything turned out!

Here’s our photo of the S & K showroom in Springfield, Il.

We hope that you have a great week to come and thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work!

Kev and Jan

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Walking on the moon!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Well this past week we jumped right back into the fray after getting back from being out West the week before. It’s always nice to come back from a vacation and know that you’ve got work to do. I’ve had it happen the other way when there wasn’t anything to shoot when I got back and I’d start to wonder why I had come back home!

One of the places that Jan and I shot nature photography on this trip was Craters of the Moon National Monument in Arco, Idaho. When you’re at Craters of the Moon, if you didn’t know any better, you’d think that you were on the Big Island of Hawaii. There are lava fields that stretch out for 50 miles from the volcanos that were at Craters of the Moon and it’s amazing to see that and think that it’s here in the Western US. It’s also amazing to see some of the vegetation that has grown in some spots and then the lack of vegetation in other areas of the park. Part of the fun as a photographer is to show some of the areas and try to make creative photos of all that’s there!

Here’s a few photos from a day spent at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Thanks as always for checking out the photos and we hope that you have a great week to come!!!

Kev and Jan

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Jackson Hole, Wy.

Monday morning Colorado greetings to one and all!!!!

The 4th of July holiday weekend has come and gone and hopefully yours was a fun and safe one! Now it’s back to work and there’s lots to do!!!

Jan and I are on our way back from a trip out West this past week to get out and shoot some nature photography and get our creative batteries recharged. It’s always been something that I strongly believe in is being able to get out and shoot some personal photography that you are passionate about to help get those creative juices going. When you’re out shooting photos for yourself like we have been this past week, it’s about pleasing yourself as an artist. As a professional, you’ve got to make your clients happy first and foremost, so what they need and want has to be the top priority. When we’re out working on personal images like this, it’s seeing things that peak your interest and make you want to capture an image that conveys what you are seeing!

We’ll have some promos in the next few weeks with some of these images from this trip out West! We’re starting today with a couple of images from the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area and you’ll get a little taste of what we were shooting last week!

We hope that you have a great week to come and thanks again for taking the time to check out these images!!!!

Kev and Jan

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