Forge Motorsport presents Southern Worthersee 7

For the 5th consecutive year, Forge Motorsport US has title sponsored the Southern Worthersee show in Helen, Georgia! This year was the 7th anniversary of the show, and was easily the largest to date! Here is just some of the footage we were able to capture from the long eventful weekend!

Lamin-x – Strong enough to lift a Toyota truck

Just a quick edit that one of my corporate customers needed the other day. I don’t often post in the blog section since work keeps me very very busy. But… since it was a very unorthodox demonstration I thought I would share. You can find more about this company @ www.lamin-x.com

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Green Gazelle Marketing

One of my most recent shoots was for my brother-in-law, who was looking for outdoor shots of he and his business partners for their newly founded company , Green Gazelle Marketing  (http://www.greengazellemarketing.com) for a magazine feature. Being an early-morning shoot, I packed my Nikon DSLR camera and “Holy Trinity” of lenses. Traditionally speaking these lenses (Nikon 14-24, 24-70, and 70-200) are very versatile.

Green Gazelle Marketing – Florida Golf Central Magazine

Some overlooked aspects of shooting outdoors can be…
the time of day (whether it is during the golden hours for photography).
whether the location is busy or free of distractions.
highlights / shadows.
when to use light modifiers.
checking the forecast ahead of time (especially Orlando photography during the summer).

We were able to shoot at Winter Pines Golf Club in Winter Park,  on the back 9 before early-morning players had arrived at the last few holes. Greg had designed the shot, where he and Nick Zazulia would be perched on the back of a golf cart, while Shakirra Meghjee would have focus in front of them.

We had a good-looking background, though the roof of a neighboring house interrupted the course’s foliage. This was a relatively easy fix in Photoshop 6, where I simply altered the image to allow the viewer’s eye to focus on the photographed subject instead.

Since there was still opportunity for taking advantage of the scenery, we decided to take some head shots for other use, near a Spanish moss-laden tree (one of the best nature backgrounds for photography in Orlando) on the front 9. For these captures I switched the lens to more of a standard portrait lens and pulled out my trusty Nikon 70-200 VRII 2.8, which I prefer for tighter portrait shots because of its ability to isolate the subject from the background. This in the photography world is referred to as bokeh.

Greg Golden – Nick Zazulia – Shakirra Meghjee

It was a good morning of shooting with Green Gazelle, and I’d recommend that you check out some of the fruits of our product at http://greengazellemarketing.com/in-the-press

Sometimes it just takes the right tools and knowledge of the fundamentals. Check back for more on my Orlando photography shoots and how they’re done!

-DJ Jazzy Jay

Rampant Design Tools Blog Six Videos that Will Inspire You – Rampant Design Tools Blog

I need to give credit where credit is due. Sean Mullen over at Rampant Design pulled together this list of videos that are meant to inspire. Please check out Rampant Design Tools www.rampantdesigntools.com or the original blog http://blog.rampantdesigntools.com/2012/06/13/six-videos-that-will-inspire-you/

SEAN MULLEN

Sean Mullen – Founder and CEO of Rampant Design – is an Emmy® award winning visual effects artist & supervisor with over 60 feature film and television credits including Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ally McBeal, ER, Nip/Tuck and many others. Additionally he has worked on hundreds of music videos for artists from Mariah Carey to Snoop Dogg and has worked for commercial clients like Disney, Universal, Busch Entertainment, and Sony. Sean’s feature work includes Any Given Sunday, Lake Placid, Idle Hands and Dude, Where’s My Car? When he’s not vanquishing demons or shooting VFX plates, you can find Sean and his wife at the nearest theme park, preferably Disney. You can see his theme park adventures at http://expertvacations.com