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Posts Tagged ‘my photo biz’

A Hand to The Netherlands

by Blake Robinson

November 28th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Professional photographers have their pictures stolen at an alarming rate. And it’s virtually impossible to protect any photographs that are posted online.  So I’m surprised when someone asks permission to use one of my images. But it does happen – this is the third time a company from Europe has asked for a photograph of mine.

Some years ago I took photos for a hand model. A design firm in The Netherlands, Clever Franke, found my image online and asked if they could use it in their own marketing. We agreed on a price for a license fee to use the image and the firm paid me through PayPal.

A big “hand” of thanks to Clever Franke for their honesty! My original image appears below.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

 “Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Connecting through Images Online

(Click on any image in this post to see in a LARGER size.)

The internet continues to amaze me, even after all these years.

Last week, a designer and university professor at Northern  Kentucky University, Hans Schellhas, sent me an email and asked if he could use one of my photographs for a design competition he was entering. I said “yes.”  The photo, of a ballet dancer, is incorporated into Hans’ design for a street poster, above.

There are over 200,000 images uploaded, just to Facebook, every MINUTE. I forgot to ask Hans how he found my image – I’m guessing he Googled “ballet images” and chose it out of a dizzying multitude of pictures.

Of course, Hans could have just lifted my picture without asking permission – this happens all the time to photographers. I appreciated his honesty in coming to me for permission.

Others from the US and foreign countries have found my work online. A man who writes a blog about clocks asked permission to use an image of mine of the famous clock over the information counter at Grand Central Station. Another gentleman from England saw some images I’d taken of Philip Johnson’s Glass House and hired me to go back to the Glass House and shoot a specific view from the interior of the house for a commercial project.  Increasingly, new clients come to me, have searched online for photographers in our local area here in Connecticut.

We’re connecting more and more with one another through the internet. We take it for granted now, but it still amazes me. Good luck with your competition, Hans!

Here’s the original of my image of Kristen, the ballet dancer. 

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Fitness Modeling

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Last week, I did a photoshoot with Amelia, an experienced NYC-based actress and model, who needed fitness images for her agency.

(As a new feature of my blog, you can click on any of the images to see them appear in a larger size.)

We followed the traditional style of fitness images – clean and dramatic colors and flattering lighting that shows off the model’s figure.

In addition to using workout clothes, we did a few images in lingerie. These are not strictly fitness images, but could be used by the agency to present Amelia to potential advertising clients.

 

 

 

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Faithful readers will recognize Capture0010-5-Edit-sRGB-950px-2Amelia from some earlier blog posts. This was my fourth shoot with her.

Amelia is a joy to work with and I hope these photographs will help her land some terrific new modeling and/or acting gigs.

Amelia  also starred in a video we made about a year ago. If you haven’t seen it, please have a look, below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

 

 

 

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