Minnesota commercial photography

Agriculture Check-Offs

We recently traveled to Ohio and Michigan making videos to help farmers understand what Farming Checkoffs are. We interviewed two farmers about their experiences and the benefits they have gained from their checkoff dollars.

 

Agency-FLMH
Assistant- Rob Prochnow

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Rasmussen School of Health Science

Some shoots require crazy call times. Our shoot with Rasmussen College was no exception. We were brought in to shoot new collateral for the School of Health Science. Given the clinic and pharmacy settings we shot in, we had to work around their schedules. With that, we shot the clinic images at night until after 11:00 pm. We brough enough lights to shoot through the lobby windows, creating a daylight look well after sunset.

The next morning, we had a call time at 5:00am at the pharmacy, with a hard out by 8am so they could open to the public. Working quickly, we shot 3 different scenes. We used the battery powered Profoto B1 lights which allowed us to shoot quickly and not waste time hiding cords or looking for power sources.

Our team worked like a well oiled machine. We got in, set up, shot, and packed out without missing a beat. The final images can be seen on the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences website, social media, and web advertisements.

 

Producer: Tanya Silver
First Assistant: Greg Shaal
Second Assistant: Alyssa Justice
Digi Tech: Peter Hunner
Stylist: Ann Marshik
Stylist Assistant: Anna K Olson
Craft Services: Amy Lovestrand
Hair/MUA: Ashlee Ellert
Location Scout: Charlotte Ariss

As always here are a few BTS shots as well.

 

 

Exploration of Film

Exploration is a key component to photography constantly looking for new techniques or gear. In that evolution sometimes things will come full circle, making a return to film photography is just that. There is something romantic about shooting film, the unknown until it’s developed, the grain and the way different films render colors. Shooting with digital it's easy to trust the screen and not your own intuitions and your skill to make a good image. It was a fun challenge to slow down, think a bit more before pressing the shutter and having to wait to see the final outcome. The hardest part about shooting film is taking the time to scan it all in. Using an Epson v800 to scan 180 images to make final selects took a few days, but the results were worth the effort.

Gear- Canon EOS 3, Kodak Portra 400 film

Talent- Julia and Josie from Moore Creative

Lakes and Legends: From Minneapolis With Rural Minnesota Roots

Last summer we teamed up with Lakes and Legends Brewing Company to create a library of stills for their website, print and social media. Their brand focuses on farm to table beers, working with local farmers whenever possible to get supplies for their brews. 

We spent the day on two farms in Western Minnesota capturing iconic farm images, textures and other details that would tie into their brand. The shoot was very relaxed, the Lakes and Legends crew trusting us, let us just shoot away all day. By dusk we had a wide variety of images for them to work with, so we kicked back and raised a glass to a successful days work.

Goodbye Winter

There is something calm and beautiful about winter in Minnesota.  Now that the weather is getting into the 60's and most of the snow has long melted away we reflect back on a shoot along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. The day could not have been better, cool over cast skies and fresh snow on the ground gave the imagery a peaceful and tranquil quality. Once the shoot wrapped the crew headed over to Mickeys Diner for breakfast and conversation.