Category Archives: Commercial Photography

New Projects Abound This Spring

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New photography projects are coming from all directions and in all flavors these days.
Stay tuned for a snippet of a new video project about a local artisan. Stay tuned for a comprehensive editorial project expected to last several years, and a third project that is completely off the wall in every way.

The most interesting and commercial project comes attached to a UNT Ad Design student who did a fantastic job on her concept and getting everything lined up as far as the three photo shoots on three locations in the Denton, Texas, area.

I will wait for the final product to show you how the photography and typography turned out … I bet it will be great.

Drought Photography Project Taking Shape

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Whether times are good or bad, it’s always good to get out and work on projects that keep the juices flowing. I’ve been writing about the water situation in Texas for more than a year now, on another website, but with the continuing drought, I decided it is time to actually get moving on this visually.

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VIDEO – McCombs School of Business

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McCombs School of Business

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VIDEO – McCombs School of Business Video 2

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This is a video for the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas Austin. While the visual subject matter is pretty straight forward, the information in this series of videos is extremely prescient. Sound and lighting can always be a challenge in venues unaccustomed to the needs of videography, Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO – Richard Davis Sculpture – Foundry Processes

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Finally finished production on a new video for The beginning just lent itself to being a black-and-white segment, and the audio on the furnace and production work seems to work nicely in the background of the spoken audio. The foundry process is incredibly loud and dramatic, so balancing things out took a little while.

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North Carolina Bound

North Carolina Factory Photography

You never know. I leave tomorrow to do a shoot in a factory in Shelby, North Carolina. It’s a gear heavy shoot, so I am driving there! It just so happens Shelby is not too far from Asheville, NC, and that’s a place I’ve wanted to see for quite some time. We will have to see if I can get away and make that happen.

Needless to say, the trip out should be scenic, and weather appears to be cooperating.

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Here and There

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Environmental photography by Shannon Drawe Photography

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.

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Dallas Headshots and Business Photography

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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.


Looking For Love In All The Right Places

Targeting Dallas Marketing Agencies

Get ready, because I may be knocking on your door, cubicle wall, or other human container very soon.

The search for viable targets in the Dallas marketing agencies category certainly leads to … some exceptional marketing of the marketing agencies. I may be a bit slow on the uptake, but I am certainly impressed to the point of reading further – articles like “The End of Link Building as We’ve Known and Loved It” brings to light changes I observed in my website creation last year. The Google formula has changed for the better – incredibly better. That article is published by SQ1, an agency that, while it doesn’t appear to employ photographers, is an important read for those of us in the website design and marketing of those sites on a micro scale.

I would have to be living under a rock to not know the size, scope and power of The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas. Although I have been in to talk to art buyers there, it was during the dark times of 2008-2009, when new dynamics were sweeping through the entire US ad media landscape. Frightening was the general vibe. What a great place with a site that opens with my mantra, “Let’s Go Have Fun.”

Digging into the search further, and the focus is definitely on marketing via web > social networking > blogging and e mail marketing. Whether or not an agency like Agency Entourage is interested in integrating photography / video into their overall plans, it would seem like a logical step in adding value and services. So many people don’t have the first clue about how to feed their beast of a site for the benefit of themselves and others.

It certainly is creatively refreshing to peruse sites like Duncan Day and the sidebar in their blog contains plenty of great retweets related to the business of media.

Somewhere else along the spectrum is ACC Agency, which definitely has a more modest look, but certainly delivers on the creative side. Anyone who takes the time to consider the ramifications of the Weinermobile has to be good.

So many agencies seem to be short-changing their clients, with the generic stock images these days. It’s not like the clients can’t afford quality photography, if they can afford quality agencies! I have plenty of stock images that sell, but they have always been in pretty innocuous categories. Live by the sword. Die by the sword.

I do like the diversity and realism of the imaged Triad Business Marketing uses for their clients like Alcoa, Huck and LeTourneau.

These agencies talk a lot about targeting, and it makes me wonder just how often they are targeted – by photographers. It certainly is a worthwhile exercise in search and targeting for the new year. I will be taking a look at the smaller markets, and drilling down to the smallest market right here in the home town. Dallas is certainly next door, but I wonder what Houston has to offer?

All I know for sure is, every day is a winding road.

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A Good Day

Photo - Courtesy Jerry Goodale Dark Horse Productions
Sight casting for Louisiana redfish. Photo Courtesy Jerry Goodale / Dark Horse Productions

Every day working is a good day, but when one of your clients treats you to a full day fly fishing in the New Orleans marshes, for giant redfish, I just have to give a shout out – WHAT A GREAT DAY! Thanks to Jerry Goodale, owner Dark Horse Productions, for the great trip and camaraderie.

Redfish Courtesy Jerry Goodale / Dark Horse Productions


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