Bavarian World

Last week Digiman Studio had the opportunity to work with a new client, Sara McDaniel from Clear Channel Outdoor. We went on location to Bavarian World, a local restaurant, bakery, and deli right in the heart of Reno and we had so much fun working on this project. Our mission was to photograph for a new billboard that will be placed on HWY 395 in the center of Reno promoting this local business. Owner of Bavarian World, Klaus Ginschel, has had this business for many years and was such a great person to work with. He truely had a vision for this billboard and was a great asset in helping us produce this work. Along with photographing some of the many delicious goodies at Bavarian world, we were able to work with local talent models, Misty Dunlap and Carl Eismann, who did such a great job and were also fun to work with. Christa was our make up artist for the day, she also is from the Reno, NV area and we really appreciated her help in making this photo shoot run smoothly and look wonderful.

 

Bread

 

Frank Haxton

Frank Haxton

Photographer Frank Haxton and Account Executive for Clear Channel Outdoor, Sara McDaniel

Frank Haxton

This is the owner of Bavarian World, Klaus Ginschel. He continued to bring us mounds and mounds of product that looked and smelled wonderful! We were sold.

Meat

 

Meat Set Up 1

 

Meat Set Up 2

 For each set up we changed lighting arrangements but you can get a good idea from these photos what we did with the two product shots. It always takes more lights then you would think to create a great photograph.

Carl Eismann

 

Misty Dunlap

 

A huge thanks to Sarah McDaniel, Klaus Ginschel, Christa, Misty Dunlap, and Carl Eismann for all of their hard work in making this photo shoot a success! Watch for the billboard along HWY 395 and stop by Bavarian World for a great meal or goodie made by a Reno, NV local, you won’t be disapointed.

Jimmy Beans Wool

Digiman Studio photographed at Jimmy Beans Wool, an internationally recognized yarn and knitting supply distributor located in Reno, NV. We where there to photograph founder and owner Laura Zander, and her husband Doug, for an upcoming Forbes Magazine Article. Laura started this business in the Truckee area with her husband Doug in 2002 but with their success and rapid growth, mostly through online buyers, they moved to a 20,000 sq. ft. location, complete with warehouse and retail outlet in Reno, NV. Laura has a great story about becoming such a successful business women, check out the Forbes article here. We again were able to work with stylist Gaynel Lynn who we seriously love working with. She knows just how to get the clients to relax and look and feel good about their photo shoot. Gaynel is also a great help with wardrobe selection and posing when we are on set. Thanks Gaynel!

 

Laura & Doug Zander

 

Laura Zander

 

We started photographing Laura and her husband Doug in their main show room to really capture all that colorful yarn in it’s different varieties. We used Norman strobe lights for this assignment, one medium sized soft box for our subjects and one fill light in the background to help illuminate the product on the shelves. Just being there and seeing all that yarn made us want to take up knitting, but we will leave that to the seasoned professionals.

 

Jimmy Beans Wool Warehouse

 

After taking portraits in the showroom we went out to the warehouse to set up our next photograph. We really wanted to capture this enormous space in a fun and creative way, so we took a pile of existing pallets and stacked them up for Laura and Doug to stand on. Photographer Frank Haxton had a 16 ft. ladder that he climbed to the top of to get above our clients and the pallets to get this shot. We used a large soft box to light the clients and a smaller grid light behind to create a rim lighting effect.

 

Jimmy Beans Wool Warehouse

 

And of course, what would any company be without the team and a friendly pet? Frank again climbed the ladder to take this photograph and we loved it. Below is the full view of the set up, taken with our trusty iphone on yet another ladder on the opposite side of the warehouse.

 

Frank Haxton

 

Frank Haxton

 

What a fun project to be apart of. Thanks to everyone at Jimmy Beans Wool to help make this photo shoot such a great experience. Again, check out their website and the Forbes article and we promise that you will be as inspired by Laura Zander and her team as much as we were. Thanks everyone!!

 

Legends Outlet Spring Fashion

Recently we had the opportunity here at Digiman Studio to photograph for the Legends Outlet Mall in Reno Nevada for their spring shopping campaign, which included 5 billboards to be added along the Reno Hwy 80 cooridor. We worked with Marketing Director Samantha Ravo at Legends Outlet, who contacted models for us through the ‘Strike a Pose’ model search. These models were the winners of this event that was held in May at the Legends Outlet and they have been recruited for several other add campaigns for Legends as well. Samantha not only located the models for us, but she also doubled as the fashion coordinator and stylist and she did a fabulous job. It is always great to work with people like her.

There is a lot of work that goes into creating a project of this magnitude but the results turned out great and we are excited to see this project in its completed form. We were outside for three of the four locations, with 2 photography assistants, eight different models, Samantha as the director and Frank Haxton as the photographer. To say that it was a busy day would be an understatement!

 

Legends Outlet Location 1

 

Legends Outlet Location 1

 

With each location we used strobe lights and tethered the camera to out laptop in order to do a rough crop right there to show the client before moving on to the next location. This particular shot we used one large soft box in the two front models and a smaller soft box for the girls looking the window on the right.

 

Legends Outlet Location 2

 

Legends Outlet Location 2

 

For this set up we had lights all over the place! The large soft box was again on the two front models, and a medium soft box was used on the two models that were walking towards the stairs. We had to bring out a second strobe pack and light for the two models in the back. We tired to do without it at first, but it made such a difference when we added that extra light back there. Little things can make a big difference.

 

Legends Outlet Location 3

 

Legends Outlet Location 3

 

This location was a little tricky because at this point the sun was starting to go down on the west side, (left of the camera), and it was also popping in and out of the clouds. We had the large soft box in the front, with the power amped up enough to cover the two models on the left and the right, and our second soft box was set up on the left to light the two models shopping in the back.

 

Legends Outlet Location 4

 

Legends Outlet Location 4

 

The last location was indoors and we used mostly ambient light, and a handheld flash to fill the subjects. The area was a lot tighter then it looks but both of these shots also turned out great. In all four locations while considering the backgrounds and placement of the subjects, we had to leave room in the photographs for the advertising logos that would later be added for the campaign. Whenever we are doing work that will later be adjusted for final advertising production, we always work closely with the marketing director to coordinate our vision with theirs.

This was a great group of models to work with and everything flowed smoothly with all the help of the assistants, and of course Samantha as the main director. These are the days that we really love what we do. Thanks to everyone at Legends Outlet and Strike a Pose model search for your help and hard work, the results are outstanding!

 

 

Copper Cat Studio – March 12, 2012

Today we had the opportunity to photograph Reno Nevada Mosaic Artist Katie Packham in her studio. Katie has been working in the Reno area for about 15 years and her work is stunning and very unique. Her studio was great and full of so much color and tons of ongoing projects. Check out her website, you will love it. Once again our favorite make up artist, Gaynel Wadsworth who we have been working with for years here in Reno was such a great help and Katie looked amazing, (not like that was unusual or out of the ordinary). All these photographs were taken with a Canon 5D Mark II, 135 wide angle lens.

 

Katie_652.jpg

For this shot we used a medium soft box, and an ambient fill light with a warm gel. We added another light with a course grid to light the mosaic pieces in the foreground.

Mosaic Jars

Mosaic Jars

Mosaic Jars

These jars were so fun

Mosaics

Copper Cat Creations

Mosaics

Copper Cat Creations

Mosaic Sink

Inspiration Wall

This was Katie’s inspiration wall

Mosaic Studio

Katie

Thanks Katie for allowing us to photograph you and your studio and for inspiring us today here at Digiman Studio, we all had fun!