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South Mountain Community Church

The Batten & Shaw corporate office from Nashville, TN recently hired Digiman Studio for an out of town assignment. We traveled to Salt Lake City, UT to photograph the South Mountain Community Church, a 40,000 square foot non-denominational church. This building was designed by Illinois based architecture firm, The Pasma Group, and we worked directly with Doug Pasma for this assignment.

We met with the staff and facilities manager of South Mountain Community Church on Friday afternoon to scout out locations and plan how we were going to do the night shots, as well as other architecture aspects without people. It’s always challenging to photograph architecture in a facility that is so open to the public most of the time. We began Friday night at 9:30pm for the night shots and then returned the next morning at 6:30am to get some daylight views of the exterior. It was a fun weekend, here are some of the finished products.

 

SMCC Exterior Daytime

 

SMCC Exterior Night

The great thing about going on a long assignment like this, besides the fact that we can get away, is the fact that you know the client truly believes in your work if they are willing to send you anywhere to get their job done. This was our 4th assignment with Batten and Shaw Inc. We’ve also done work for this company at the Ogden Medical Center in Ogden, UT, the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID, the St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, and the Willow Springs Center here in Reno, NV. Check out these and our other architecture shots for Batten and Shaw Inc. here.

SMCC Interior Cafe

For the lobby shot we used 6 strobe lights and had to replace all the windows to feature Lone Peak in the background, giving you a better visual location for the SMCC.

SMCC Interior

 

SMCC Church Service

I ended up staying for the Sunday services with Pastor Paul to take some extra shots with people in the service.

Brian and Kelly Fogleberg

 I was also excited to see Brian Fogleberg, my former computer artist who worked with Digiman Studio for over three years. He and his wife Kelly live in Provo, UT, just a short 20 min drive so he was able to come and help out for this assignment. It was great to see him and Kelly and we had a lot of fun working together again.

Thank you to everyone from the Batten and Shaw group, Doug Pasma and everyone at The Pasma Group, the staff from South Mountain Community Church, Brian Fogleberg, and everyone else who helped us make this assignment an amazing success!

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Ricotti Saddle Company

Digiman Studio photographed Rick Ricotti, owner of Ricotti Saddle Company located in Clements, CA for an lifestyle portrait assignment in his custom leather and silver shop last Friday. Rick and Ricotti Saddles have been working with the Younger Agency, located in Reno, NV, for their advertising and marketing needs for several years and we were contacted by Account Executive Amy Mager, who coordinated this photo shoot. We were excited to meet Rick at his shop in the late afternoon along with his wife Susan, and their granddaughter Cassidy. Rick’s shop was just what you would expect a saddle and silver shop to be like, full of tools and the smell of leather, buckles and belts along every shelf, and yes, plenty of character. Here are just a few of the portraits that we took, along with some details of all those tools that we found so fascinating!

Rick Ricotti

Founder of Ricotti Saddle, Rick Ricotti

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Rick and Cassidy

Rick and his grand daughter Cassidy. She took the behind the scenes photos. (Side note; Cassidy is a stunt double and has been in movies such as Cowboys and Aliens, True Grit, and just recently, The Avengers! We always get to meet fun people.) Thanks Cassidy!

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Ricotti Saddle Company

 

Frank Haxton and Rick Ricotti

Photographer Frank Haxton and Rick Ricotti

Frank Haxton and Rick Ricotti

Only one soft box was used for these portraits. Sometimes simplicity works best.

Rick Ricotti

 

Special thanks to Amy Mager for getting this assignment for us, along with everyone at the Younger Agency, Rick Ricotti, Susan, Cassidy, and everyone else at Ricotti Saddle Company. Your products are outstanding and we feel lucky to photograph the great work that you do. Look for some of these images soon at Ricotti Saddle Company!

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Attorney Tammy Riggs

Last week we had the opportunity of photographing Attorney Tammy Riggs from Reno, NV on the courthouse steps located downtown on Virginia St. We were contacted by Kevin Jones who is a designer at KPS3, an integrated marketing and advertising communication company also located here in Reno, NV. This was our first assignment working directly with Kevin, but we have been working with KPS3 for several years which has been a great experience for us in meeting new contacts and making successful images where everyone is pleased with the end results. Tammy practices in the Northern Nevada region and you can check out her website, Attorney Tammy Riggs. These photos will be used for some new updates to Tammy’s website. Our makeup stylist Gaynel Wadsworth also contributed to the days’ events and we appreciate all the hard work that she does for us and our clients as well. Here is what our morning consisted of.

Gaynel Wadsworth

Make up prep, Gaynel, the stylist and Tamy Riggs, our client

Digiman Crew

Like with all set ups, nothing is really simple. We had Tammy standing on a box, on top of a bench, in order to get the effect that we wanted. We used one strobe light powered by Paul Buff power supply, and had our assistant Halen holding a scrim to diffuse some of the direct light.

Halen Haxton

Halen Haxton and Tammy Riggs

Tammy Riggs

Tammy Riggs

Digiman Crew

We changed our angle slightly to get a different look.

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Photographer Frank Haxton

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Halen Haxton and Tammy Riggs

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Final un-retouched shot, Attorney Tammy Riggs

Frank Haxton, Tammy Riggs

For our second location we went up on the steps of the courthouse. The nice thing about photographing on this day was that all judges in Northern Nevada were at a conference in Las Vegas, leaving the grounds almost vacant. We used two lights for this set up, a soft box for foreground lighting and a rim light from behind.

Digiman Crew

The Digiman gang! Minus Amy Hunter, who was taking these pictures for the blog.

Tammy Riggs

We loved the end results for this set up. All of the lighting seemed to mold together to create a beautiful natural lighting effect that was pleasing for our subject and the surrounding location.

 

Tammy Riggs

 

Tammy Riggs

Thanks to Tammy Riggs, Gaynel Wadsworth, Kevin Jones, Halen Haxton, and Amy Hunter for a successful photo shoot and a fun day. You made our job at Digiman Studio fun!