Rui Bandeira’s “Endangered Jobs” Project

Rui Bandeira’s “Endangered Jobs” Project

I saw this work today by one of the Project 52 photographers. It began as one of our assignments: Photograph a Stranger.

Rui jumped in and not only photographed some strangers… he is developing it into a very cool project.

I will let Rui describe it in his own words:

Jobs with art or endangered …

Every day, on my way home, I see a shoemaker who works in his small space, and every day I want to stop to take a photo…

The will and the idea was following me for some time, and was progressing, I thought it would be fun to do a survey of those professions where you have to have art …
professions where experience is the best teacher… and also those professions for some reason are endangered, although some of them seem to want to resurface because of the crisis.

This is a project without end, because whenever possible I will add more artists.

The pictures were all taken with 50mm and with a on camera flash mounted on the camera, always tried to interfere as little as possible with the work of those portrayed.

This idea has no artistic pretensions, aesthetic or otherwise, and serves only to make a record of these noble professions.

In this project, the most important are the professions and professionals and not the photographic techniques.

Thanks to all who allowed me to photograph them.

Thanks for sharing the images, Rui.

Find Rui at these places:

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/ruibandeirafoto
Telm.: 963384743
Site:  www.imagememarca.com
Facebook:www.facebook.com/Imagememarca
MSN: geral@imagememarca.com

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New Webinar: ” Up Your Game – One Assignment at a Time”

New Webinar: ” Up Your Game – One Assignment at a Time”

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL WHO HAVE REGISTERED:
You will be receiving an email newsletter from me on Tuesday, January 22. It will come from me through Mail Chimp. If you do not receive the email on Tuesday (check your Spam folder), let me know IMMEDIATELY. The newsletter will be where many of the important topics will be discussed, and a notification of the newsletter will be made on the private site we are setting up for P52 PRO.

The email will contain important information regarding image sizes for critiques, where to put them, how to get into the private page and more.

Thanks to each who have signed up. We are nearly ready to close registration – only a handful of seats remain. This is YOUR year. Let’s make some noise!

Project 52 is a fascinating, intense, creative, portfolio building experience for serious photographers, emerging photographers, pro-am’s and any photographer who is wanting to be more professional in their work. We cover idea development, planning a shoot, lighting for style, creating unique visuals and presenting them in a professional manner. No matter what you are currently doing photographically, this online workshop will kick your butt, challenge you to be better and provide a safe and encouraging community for helping you to grow.

You may have heard about Project 52 and seen some of the amazing images that came from the photographers, and now is your chance to get questions answered, find out more about it and get involved. And it costs you nothing to be involved in the FREE version and only $15 per month for the PRO.


We are full for this group.

If you would like to be notified of the next group starting up (if there is one) drop me a note at don.giannatti@gmail.com with the subject line “P52 Notification” – please use that subject line so I can keep the emails together.


Here is the First Webinar: Enjoy. If this doesn’t answer your questions, let me know what you need. I will note that we are not too far away from closing it for this session.

Second Webinar (Saturday Edition)

Project 52 PRO is a very exciting way for a photographer to challenge themselves, be challenged and learn to shoot to commercial standards.

-52 weeks of instruction.
-52 weekly assignments
-52 weekly reviews and critiques
-52 hours of reviews to keep for your own to listen to again
-52 weekly informational videos for you to keep

We cover shooting, lighting, bidding jobs, finding work, marketing and portfolio building.

North America / Europe / Mid East / Asia: this year with the PRO group, we will be having two different critique shows, so photographers from Europe and Asia will have a decent choice of times for their area.

Whether you want to become a professional photographer, a pro-am weekend shooter or simply be a better photographer, Project 52 is the place to be.

We are currently full for this group. If you would like to be notified of our next group, send a note to me at don.giannatti@gmail.com with the subject line “P52


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Shooting Shiny Stuff at P52

Shooting Shiny Stuff at P52

Sometimes photographers have to shoot shiny stuff. Lighting works very differently on things that are shiny compared to how light works on more diffused subject matter. The shinier the object, the more it will be reflecting the light sources – both main and secondary.

Controlling these ‘specular’ parts of the light – as it is reflected from the subject – can be the greatest challenge.

Highlights give clues to our subjects. They tell us if the surface is smooth or not, and they can aid in showing us the dimension and shape of the object or subject.

The P52′ers had a blast with a “Shoot Something Shiny” assignment, and here is what they came up with.

Cup
Rui Bandeira (And featured image above)

Reflective action
Jorge R

Honey spoons [Explored]
Rasmus Hald

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Gerry DAc

301/365 Shiny
David Travis

shiny handmade mercury glass coral vase
Virginia Smith

Faucet
Cindy Kopp

Shiny
Unfounded Stu

Bogle Petite Sirah
Irene Liebler

something shiney
Dan Berry

Shiny Knife
Bryan Lawler

Pen on Typewriter
Arni Freidling

Project 52: Shiny Object
Lily Dale

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Tim Lester

The Veins of my Heart
Grey Gibbs

Glass Clock_MG_7639-2
Photoartel

Red Vase
Barbara Tozier

Lots of ‘behind the scenes’ setup shots at the Flickr Page.

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The Fabulous Sandwich: Some Examples

The Fabulous Sandwich: Some Examples

Some shining examples of food shooting and shooting to layout from the Project 52 group.

The assignment:
Your assignment is to do a very interesting sandwich shot that fairly reeks of “high end cuisine sandwich” – and for this you will have a layout. The designer has already created two other brochures for the client, so the placement is pretty much set. He hired a photographer to do it, but unfortunately that photographer had never worked on any of the Project 52 stuff (probably didn’t have my book either) and totally, unconditionally failed to deliver the image.

Heh…

Anyway – you guys are up next. What will you do to make this shot so freeking awesome that people will want, no – NEED to buy a sandwich from his restaurant – and make the designer and client ecstatic.

The layout was given to them as a layered PSD, and these are terrific examples of what the photographers did with it.

Our cover shot is by Cindy Kopp

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Stephen Collins

P52: Assignment40-Sandwich
Bob Knill

308/365 The Amazing, Incredible Sandwich
David Travis

sandwich
Anna Gunn

P52 Sandwich Assignment #1

P52 Sandwich Assignment #2
John McAllister (2)

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proj52_assign_40_sandwich-4
Nikki Weidner (2)

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Mike Audleman

icecream sandwich
Dan Fenwick

Sandwich P52
Grey Gibbs

Sandwich1-vivid
Rob Worth

The Amazing Chicken Dilly Sandwich Layout
Bryan Lawler

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Tim Lester

P52-40 Sandwich
Irene Liebler

sandwhich-assign
David Moore

sandwich assignment
Virginia Smith

2012 P52 Week 40 - Sandwich
David Price

BLT Sandwich in Layout
Arni Freidling

The Incredible Sandwich
Stu

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Flora Cusi

Sandwich
Cindy Kopp

AdiTalwar_Sandwhich1
Adi Talwar

Sandwich Product Shot
Jerry OConnor

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OK, Now I’m Hungry… the Food Photography of Michele Drumm

OK, Now I’m Hungry… the Food Photography of Michele Drumm

Michele Drumm is a photographer in the Washington DC / Fredricksberg area of Virginia. Her work ranges from still life to environments, but one of her great loves is shooting food.

From meticulous studio shoots to on location editorial work, Michele brings a bit of whimsy and fun to each project she takes.

She has been a Project 52 member for two years and is now a Project 52 PRO, working on getting her book out and into the world.

We love her work and her commitment to making the image exactly as she sees it. Only problem is that every time I review her work, I gain a pound… heh.

Waygu Beef Burger

Highland Park Diner

Don

Blackened Shrimp Saute over Sweet Corn Pudding and Mache Salad

Turkey legs at the fair

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portabella mushroom

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You can see more of Michele’s work at her Flickr page. Just click on any image above and it will take you to her images.

Thanks for coming along today, but I gotta run off now. It’s lunch time!

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Project 52 PRO – Works

Project 52 PRO – Works

At the Project 52 PRO group, there are an astounding group of photographers all helping to boost each other into professionalism. Most of them have gotten a paying gig this year, and we are well on the way to making that happen for all of them.

The point of Project 52 has always been to introduce photographers into the ways and workings of commercial photography. We are not weddings and portrait oriented, although many of our shooters are indeed doing that kind of work.

To me, professionalism is not how much money you make or what kind of camera you shoot, it is an attitude that permeates all that you do. From the care and lighting of a photograph to working with clients to billing and marketing.

And anyone can learn to do that stuff.

The uniqueness of all of us in photography is in the eye/moment connection. What we see and when we decide to snap that shutter.

Below are shots from many of our Project 52 PROs. I hope you enjoy them.

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Eric Muerttities

Hurley Stick and Sliotar Ball
Steve Collins

John
William Cohea

Expecting-0295
Hiram Chee

Picnic table
Greg Kindred

Fish Pier #?
Alfred Kuypta

Mirtha - Beauty
Ed Yezekian

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Michelle Drumm

trumpet-1-2
Rob Davidson

San Luis Obispo
Nick Giron

Thomas, WV
Reed Waters

Haley
Don Fadel

Joe
Pete Hudeck

Thistles
Steve Pamp

Snifter Vase
Keith Knasiak

Day 184 - My model T - Sunset surprises
Terry Jacobson

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Bret Doss

House at Night
Anthony Dunn

Bouncy ball making a big splash
Charles Tibbs

Getting loaded
Ryan McGeehee

converse
Em Thomas

I will be posting some images from the Lighting Essentials group (non-Pro) next week.

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