Photographing artists in Denton at TWU
Seldom to I feel so at home in my photography as when I am lucky enough to photograph artists, art classes and in artistic environments.
Candid journalism for TWU Promotions
As you can see from my already existing work on shannondrawe.com, there’s a lot of work demanded and delivered to Texas Woman’s University. The university photography thing comes as second nature to me having worked as “The University Photographer” for the University of North Texas right before graduating from there, and both schools have called on me over the years. UNT is chock full of photography staff now, so there is no reason for them to call (that’s were all the big buck tuition goes these days – faculty and staff expenses), but TWU has been steady for something like seventeen years.
Anyway, this is the first of at least twenty photo posts showing the photography work that has been going on with TWU in the past few weeks.
Photographing Maya Angelou TWU
Some people just give you goose bumps. When Maya Angelou took the time to ask my first and last name, phonetically sounding out the last, that was one of those times. Words. Words … names … have meaning.
Texas CEO photography Nature photography project
Work is still going on – stronger this month than the previous two. I am also managing to do some artwork as it finds its way to me and my awareness. The first image above is from a shoot last night for Texas CEO Magazine in Carrollton, Texas – Glazer’s.
The second image is from a new series that I started working on this year on Lake Ray Roberts. It’s an interesting place where everything is almost pristine – the shorelines, the park facilities – everything. Thing is, we all know it won’t be that way forever.
Click on either image for a larger view.
Peterbilt Seattle Washington Photo Shoot
It was a quick trip to Seattle, Washington, and back last week, one that came about due to an assignment to do some photography for PACCAR – maker of Peterbilt trucks.
Peterbilt trucks are made right here in Denton, Texas, and their location in Mount Vernon, Washington, is for testing their trucks. There are engineers in that location that put their trucks through the rigors of a million miles (the typical life of a Peterbilt) compressed into a scientifically calculated few months of truck torture.
This week has been much more quiet leading up to another shoot for TEXAS CEO Magazine next week. That shoot will be the CEO of Glazer, Shelly Stein. Maybe I can get some free samples while in their bar?
Fashion photography with favorite ring light
This one is as good as sold! Available at www.cimarrona.com. A vintage sweater photographed with ring light.
My fashion roots run deep and long (thanks, you know who you are), and here I find myself into it on a local, as in the house, level. Here are some fantastic sweaters I shot for www.cimarrona.com this evening using my ring light. It’s hard to escape just how good clothes, and edgy fashion photographs look using ring lights. Sure, it goes in and out of style, but after ten years of occasionally using this light, I still like whipping it out now and then!
Another vintage sweater saved from the cutting table at www.cimarrona.com
This sweater just sings with ring light lighting, looking almost like an X-Ray or ghost image. Available at www.cimarrona.com.
#clothingphotography #fashionphotographer +Shannon Drawe
The value of a good solid website
I always appreciate a client who knows the value of good (website) design – www.bolivarstreetgallery.com, and also realizes the value good photography plays in the overall look of their website. Here are some images of art available at the Bolivar Street Gallery in Sanger, Texas.
I made these off the cuff – natural light, while doing the website orientation for the gallery owner at the same time. Studio quality copy work of artwork, looks and feels quite a bit different than this, but it works to show what the gallery is all about.
Dallas location headshot photography
Don’t forget to check in with me via the contact page, if you are in need of location headshots – that is headshots for your business at your location, or environmental photography of your business and people at work. I make special arrangements for companies needing to revamp their entire staff head shot artwork, and my rates are still extremely competitive – even at your location. Save time and money by contacting Shannon Drawe Photography today.
I’ve been doing it for years, and with the upswing in the economy, you want to be ready to bring new business to yourself with exciting FRESH and creative new images for your assets.
RA Miller folk artist photograph
I have been passively looking for an image I made of RA Miller, a Georgia folk artist, around about 2002 or 2003. It was the “good old days” of square shooting Hasselblad, and darkroom printing. If you are unfamiliar with either, well then you youngsters may have just missed an important ingredient in your ed-u-cation.
Mr. Miller is long gone, but you can see his work in all kinds of places. There was a treasure trove of his work at a place in Dallas (Lakewood), Texas, called Curiosities. Count yourself lucky if you have some of his folk art.
There is this great new gallery in Sanger, Texas, called the Bolivar Street Gallery, and I am working on their website now. It’s at www.bolivarstreetgallery.com. Take a look now, and keep an eye on it as we slowly put the meat on the bones of this site.
I am amazed at how few good site designers there are working in Denton! It’s really a wide open market from what I can see, and this year is going to be great for website building as well as photography.
Research continues into just who the stars are in the Dallas advertising, marketing and public relations markets are. It looks like a subscription to Dallas Business Journal is in order.