The new year always brings a sense of optimism and excitement for a clean slate moving forward. We have big plans for 2014 and look forward to sharing them with you.
The new year is also a great time to reflect on the past 365 days. 2013 was an incredible year for us at Hayman Studio. Jim handed the reigns over to Ryan, we welcomed Gary onto the team, officially announced the addition of video to our list of services, and had many new and existing clients invest in their image.
We’d like to look back now on 2013 with some of our favorite images we’ve created. This will be a two part post with images from January-June in this post, and July-December coming next week.
Please leave a comment and let us know which one you like the best.
In January we took a trip to Bogey Macaws for some food photography. Imagine Ryan behind the camera while his favorite sandwich, The Waffle Club, teased and tantalized him. He could not wait to get his hands on this sandwich. It’s a good thing he is devoted to getting what the client wants and made this photograph before devouring the sandwich.
February took us to the Utz plant in Hanover, PA to document the process of turning whole potatoes into wonderfully light and crisp potato chips. The transformation was incredible to witness and we highly recommend doing the factory tour.
One of our favorite images of March was made in Lititz, PA at the Wilbur Chocolate Factory. Here, Joe Sofia, Wilbur’s head chocolatier shows off some of his delicious confections. Wilbur also gives a factory tour that you should check out.
It may be coincidence that our first three photographs were all food photography, or we may just like to eat. However, in April our favorite photograph was this one made for York Building Products. In an effort to shoot stone, sand and gravel in a unique way, we came up with the idea of shooting straight in at the product instead of straight down. To do this we developed a custom tabletop set that allowed us to shoot many variations of stone in a very consistent way – necessary for consistent representation in the York Building Products catalog. Please don’t try to eat these.
Lighting is one of the keys to any great photograph, and some of our favorite things to light are shiny metal objects. They are also one of the more challenging things to light, as most metal products are basically a mirror. Knowing how to, and where to place and set the lights allows us to produce beautiful images, like the one below. This photograph, made in May, utilized colored gels on our lights to achieve an artistic look to the aluminum extrusions made by Pennex.
Ok, back to food photography. In June, Rutter’s Farm Store came to the studio for new photography for their in-store ordering kiosks, in advertising, and online. This image was created to showcase some of their burgers offered on their fresh food menu.
Stay tuned for our favorite photographs from July-December and Happy New Year!
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