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Comm Row

What a fun shoot! This week Digiman Studio went to downtown Reno to photograph for Comm Row, Reno’s newest non-gaming hotel adventure destination. Inside there are five bars and unique eateries, a dance club and a live concert venue, and there is a 7000 sq. ft. indoor climbing gym. Comm Row also has the world’s largest climbing walls attached to the outside of the building, standing at 164 ft. Mike Robertson, the new marketing director came prepared with a great group of models and I, as the photographer, had the vision to put it all together. These shots may look like they were easy, but it took a lot of work to put them all together between placing the models, setting up the lighting, filling drinks and all the other minor details to make the photos look natural and fun. We started out with a few different sets at the Orela Bar and then moved upstairs to the Base Camp to photograph some climbers on the boulders.

Comm Row

 Michelle, Scott, Caroline, and Katilyn

Comm Row

Mike, Megan, Shawna, Matt, and Caroline

Comm Row

 

Frank HaxtonOn the scene of our second set. We were using three main lights for this set, one medium soft box on one model and another soft box on the opposite side as a light for the other model. In the back ground we had our third light which gave us that extra punch that we needed to light up everyone behind our main models.

Frank Haxton

 

Frank Haxton

Myself & Dax Victorino, who also works at Comm Row and helped us out for the day.

Frank Haxton

I loved the looks on everyone’s faces here, I must have made a silly comment. I have been told I am good with people and making everyone feel relaxed and have fun on set; we all had fun this day.

Base Camp at Comm Row

Frank Haxton

Our second location for Comm Row, Base Camp. We had four main lights for this set and one huge ladder to get a better perspective of our climbers. You can see the umbrella on the left, and behind that we also had a large soft box to light our subjects. Behind the boulder on the right we had a background strobe to light the bar behind a little, and across from the umbrella we had our fourth light aimed at our subjects below the climbers. This was intense, but worth it in the end.

Frank Haxton

…and no this is not camera dust, this is chalk dust in the air….

Frank Haxton

 

Base Camp at Comm Row

 

Base Camp at Comm Row

 

This was such a great project to work on. We couldn’t have done it without the help of Mike Robertson, Dax Victorino, and all of our outstanding models. Thanks Comm Row for working with Digiman Studio and we hope to work with you again soon!

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Wilborn Guitars

We really do love our job here at Digiman Studio. This week we photographed guitars! Ben Wilborn, owner of Wilborn Guitars, has been building custom guitars for years locally here in Reno, NV. His craftsmanship and skills are phenomenal; he really knows how to make guitars that look great and sound amazing as well. A seasoned musician himself, he is also the lead guitarist and one of the vocalists/songwriters in one of the most popular bands of Northern Nevada “The Fantods”.  Ben takes great care of the work that he produces for others. We were able to compliment his talents by providing photographs that really capture the details of Ben’s work. The following samples are the results of a great shoot.

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

Although we started out with a basic lighting set up, it changed throughout the photo shoot so much. To give you all those details would be boring, let’s just say it was a lot of work but it was also a lot of fun!

Amy Hunter & Ben Wilborn

Assistant Amy Hunter and owner of Wilborn Guitars, Ben Wilborn

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Wilborn Guitars

 

Frank Haxton & Ben Wilborn

Of course, we couldn’t help but test a few out at the end of the day. Thanks to Ben for another great photo shoot here at Digiman Studio. Rock on!

Safer Moto

We love being busy here at Digiman Studio and this week was no exception. Larry DeVicenzi and Smart Brand, one of our favorite and long time friends to Digiman Studio, hired us to photograph for a new product that is now being distributed here in the US. Safer Moto is a company located in Reno, NV that provides airbag equipped jackets and vests for motorcycle riders to make riding more safe wherever you go. Owner Alan Cunningham and his wife Beth came to our studio and brought with them several of their vests for us to photograph and showed us how to use them with the motorcycles. They were a great team to work with and we know that they truly believe in their product since they both ride and wear Safer Moto gear.

 

Safer Moto

Owner of Safer Moto Alan Cunningham

Safer Moto

Photographer Frank Haxton on set at Digiman Studio

Safer Moto

 

Safer Moto

 

Safer Moto

Some close ups to get more detail of the product

Safer Moto

 

Safer Moto

For this photo shoot we used four background lights, two on each side, one small soft box from behind as a rim light, one medium softbox for a front light that we moved around on occasion depending on the different angles we were shooting from, and one large soft box from above as an over head light. It may seem like a bit much but lighting is always key and can make or break any shot.

Safer Moto

 

Safer Moto

Beth and Alan Cunningham

Safer Moto

 

What a fun pair to work with, we all had a great time and the results were just what the team at Safer Moto were looking for. Thanks to Alan, Beth, and Larry for making our job at Digiman Studio easy and fun!