Alure Salon Commercial Photography – Business Services, Location, & Employee Portraits

Photographing for Alure Salon in Lancaster, PA, is the perfect example of how a growing small business can maximize professional commercial photography. Alure had hired a number of new employees and never had professional portraits made in the past. They also recently moved to a new location, which served as yet another catalyst for needing new visual content.

After a day of photographing, their quality services are now updated for their website, Facebook page, Instagram feed, email newsletters. Customers are more informed about where to physically go at their new location, the staff who will be there to assist them, what to expect, and the types of services available to them. Promotions and updates have a professional, upscale look, better reflecting Alure’s brand. As you can imagine, having a team of stylists to photograph was wonderful, but even when that isn’t the case, these images represent the quality communication I would expect to achieve.

On the technical side, I used a two light setup to create these headshots using a wide variety of light modifiers. A Nikon D4 with an 85mm f/1.4 lens was hand held. The lights themselves were Nikon SB900 flashes triggered by Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 radio transceivers.

Capture One Pro Ten Blog

2016 was the year I finally jumped head first into Capture One Pro as my primary workflow management and color correction software. It’s been fantastic and one of my focuses has been on educating photographs of the many benefits this software can provide. My clients have seen a noticeable improvement in image quality at a very high level. When travel is not a factor, my wedding turnaround over the last few years is about a week (you read that right) and has been held pretty close to that standard despite the learning curve and while having deeper adjustment control for each image. Disclaimer: I never quote that duration, but consistently that is my personal goal without cutting quality.

Jordan-Bush-Photography-Capture-One-Pro-10-Tutorial-Aperture-Switch-Blog-1024x576 Capture One Pro Ten BlogCapture One asked me to write a couple of posts for their blog on the experiences shifting from Aperture to Capture One Pro, as well as beta testing the latest features available in Capture One Pro 10. Coming from Apple, not only as a pro photographer, but formerly an Apple Trainer with Pro Certifications including Aperture, it took a lot for me to let go of what I knew to learn something truly better. These resources will hopefully help you and others learn more about photography workflows and color corrections:

Switching to Capture One Pro From Aperture – Photography Workflow can be found here.

 

Confessions of a Beta Tester: Capture One Pro 10 Review can be found here.

Another resource that made transition simpler are the Capture One webinars hosted by the incredibly knowledgable David Grover. I have the opportunity to present a Maximizing Catalog Organization webinar along with David on Thursday, January 14, 2017 at 4:30 AM and 11 AM ET (European & American audiences alike). This is a topic I live in and am quite passionate about in Capture One Pro 10, always learning more and hoping to share some of what I’ve picked up over the years teaching photography workflow concepts to photographers, as well as managing my own.

You can sign up for the free webinar here. Hope to see you there!

 

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Best Photographs of 2015 – Jordan Bush Photography

At the start of 2016, a new year approaches, which will be sure to bring new adventures, stories, challenges, and photographs. Throughout the year, I’m always looking closely at individual images and projects, and find tremendous value in looking back at the greater picture, considering the forrest and not only the trees. It helps to get a sense of what I’m most proud of, the work that has been accomplished, lives that have been touched, the stories that have been captured, and where I can improve. Perhaps most of all, it underscores the amazing people and places I’ve gotten to visit throughout the year. 2016 will have just as many of those, and for that I’m grateful. Thanks to all who made 2015 a great year, and to those along for the ride this year!

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6th Annual Men Cooking From the Heart – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County is hosting their 6th Annual Men Cooking From the Heart event on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 6 to 9 PM, at the Heritage Ballroom – Lancaster Convention Center.

This evening is described as a “grand tasting event where guests sample variety of gourmet dishes prepared by local celebrities- elected officials, business owners and professionals.” Jere Gish of WGAL Channel 8 is the emcee for the night and Jordan Bush Photography will be documenting the evening with friends at Deep Focus PicturesM&T Universal – Tech, Garber Metrology, Tait Towers, Turkey Hill are among many other great sponsors of the night. Tickets are $75 per person or $600/table of 10. Proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County, and registration can be found at the Men Cooking from the Heart webpage.

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Support in this night of culinary fun will have a lasting impact on the children of our community for years to come. Details: Volunteer chefs also face a fun and challenging competition as they battle for the coveted “Master Chef” title and trophy. When guests donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters in the honor of their favorite chef each dollar raised counts as 1 vote; the chef that raises the most “votes” wins the title while all the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster and children throughout Lancaster County. This event also features a silent auction that provides guests with an additional opportunity to support the agency. Auction items are donated by local businesses and organizations and include desirable items such as tickets to professional sporting or performance events; memberships to local fitness centers; jewelry; autographed sports memorabilia; travel packages; as well as some interesting items such as wine gift basket; a fitness floor; and even free pizza for a year!

“At the Intersection of Film & Digital” – Photography Seminar

What: “At the Intersection of Film & Digital” – Photography Seminar Where: Lancaster Camera Club, Brethren Village, FieldCrest Room. 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. When: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 7 PM For more information, click here. I will be discussing working professionally with digital and film formats. Topics will include equipment, hybrid Continue reading