Get a grip

What is a grip, what makes a good grip and why have one? What is a grip? Whether you refer to a dictionary or the Director of Photography, the explanation is generally pretty simple: A grip is a technical/lighting assistant. They are generally responsible for the lighting, rigging, safety and tools of a set/scene/location. What […]

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Chaperone vs Assistant aka Grip

I find myself doing a lot of on-location shooting in remote and secluded environments. With those environment, it is always my preference that clients have a chaperone present. It helps provide a more comfortable environment for the model, and it helps reduce my liability/potential for headache. Unfortunately, the majority of “amateur” models that I have […]

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2013 Ferraro Valle Snow Day

The following is brought to you by: Ferraro Images and Marco Valle Photography.   Posing concepts: 1. Laying in snow, laying on faux bear rug in snow, similar 2. Standing in snow free form, use of skis or other props 3. standing next to and interacting with snowman 4. with tree as leaning prop 5. […]

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Please note: All pictures shown below are of my actual items. The pictures were taken on 8/20/2013. Nikon D200 Camera body ($100, haven’t checked actuations, but i will. Guessing between 80,000-120,000. Body is well worn-cosmetically. Hence the $100 price) and the following for sale: 4x Batteries for the Camera body, 2 batteries are about a […]

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Things I need to shoot

Corporate shots: Illustrate the many sides of modern business. Concepts and Visual Metaphors: Go beyond the literal, and help a designer explain something in a new way. Food and Beverages: Cuisines from around the globe. Groups & Teams: People working together. Holiday & Seasonal Themes: Show all the ways we celebrate. Include more than religious […]

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Casting Call – 2014 Calendar (boudoir)

Calendar – Theme details   January  Theme: Chinese New Year (31st) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no February Theme: boudoir – Valentines Day (14th) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no March Theme: St. Patricks Day (17th) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no April Theme: Easter (20th) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no May Theme: Cinco […]

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Casting Call 2014 Calendar

Calendar – Theme details   January  Theme: Chinese New Year (31st) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no February Theme: boudoir – Valentines Day (14th) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no March Theme: St. Patricks Day (17th) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no April Theme: Easter (20th) Prospective Location: Attire Details: Complete: yes/no May Theme: Cinco […]

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