Posts Tagged ‘Newsome’s Studio of Photography’

Problem:

Some industries are more transient than others. Some companies have a higher turnover rate than others. Some businesses hire/fire/promote faster than others. This issue leads to one expensive problem… the staff or team photo that might appear on their website, ad pieces, or brochures. It’s often outdated almost as soon as it’s been taken.

Solution:

Suppose your team photo could be interchangeable. Suppose that group of eight, ten, or even twenty, was never outdated. Suppose you could remove an individual or two, rearrange the group composition, then add one or two new people to the same photo – all without having to shut the office down for the day, just to re-photograph the entire group.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE??

At Newsome’s Studio of Photography, we’ve perfected what has been dubbed by our clients as “the living photo.” Finally, an inexpensive and convenient way to maintain an updated photo no matter many of, or how often, the team changes players!

Newsome’s Studio will photograph each individual team member in a variety of poses, then select the best expression and body angle on each person to complete a composite of the group. Expertly blended, the final product is an incredibly believable group photo, where everyone looks their absolute best!

When the time comes that changes in personnel require the removal of someone in the group, simply contact the studio and allow us to remove the selected individual and rearrange the group to send you a new version. When a replacement or new team member is hired, send them to the studio to be photographed and we can add them to the group composite!

No longer do you need to shut the office down to create a new group photo, saving you time, money, and aggravation!

For more information on “the living photo,” contact the studio at 813-968-2810 and let us assist you in keeping your team photo as up-to-date as possible.

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Copy & Restoration

Finding a photographer in the Tampa area who can restore an old photo in need of repair isn’t easy. There aren’t many commercially-located retail studios left in the Tampa market. Newsome’s Studio of Photography, has not only had a commercially-located retail location for the last three decades, but it has been in the photo restoration business since the very beginning.

Imagine rummaging through your grandparent’s shoe box of old photos and finding treasures you never knew existed. They may be faded, torn, wrinkled, or literally withered into pieces. Bring them to us and allow Newsome’s to advise you on how to restore that old photograph, and bring new life to it so future generations can enjoy.

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Newsome’s Studio is located in North Tampa (Carrollwood) in Cypress Point Office Park, 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa. It’s behind Starbucks at the corner of Linebaugh and N. Dale Mabry Hwy, just north of Busch Blvd. Call 813-968-2810 for more info.

All my professional life, I’ve been taught to refer to them as “senior portraits.” Google informed me that today’s kids never use that search term, they use “senior pictures,” a far less stuffy and informal term. Well, fine. Whatever you want to call them, just remember… these are NOT your parent’s high school senior photos.

Today’s senior had a bit of fun with the camera, as did I.

Thank you, Conner! It was truly a pleasure! Expect your SNL bumper shot series to be all the bait you need for Lorne Michaels to be calling soon.

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My Veterinarian, Dr Farid Saleh, of Ehrlich Animal Hospital, hosted a “Paw Fest” this weekend. Any proceeds raised benefitted their “Angel Fund” which helps to pay for treatment of animals when the owners cannot afford it. We assisted by creating pet portraits, set up in a very tight exam room (if you’ve ever been there with your dog or cat, you know how small those rooms are!).

The pets were all fantastic (how could they not be, right?). These are just two of my favorite images taken.

Sadly, my studio location only allows service dogs to come through the building, so most of my pet work is done either at the homes of the owners, or outdoors, but if you’re interested in information regarding having your pet’s portraits made, please give us a call at 813-968-2810 and we can discuss the deets.

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This is Rosie!

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Meet Finn.

I LOVE Nashville! Fortunately, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting there several times over the past few years, and have always enjoyed myself.

This trip was to document a three day event for Interior Design Magazine. It was a gathering of some of the country’s top designers and suppliers who are actively designing hotels and restaurants across the country. Programming is often followed by bus tours of local hotels and restaurants that have been designed as boutique/chic/hip, or have become local icons for their designs.

Dinner music at the Ryman was supplied a country music trio, who played every song you already know the words to!

Dinner music at the Ryman was supplied a country music trio, who played every song you already know the words to!

Nashville designer, Hannah Crowell (daughter of Roseanne Cash) presented "Little Known Facts About Nashville" to the attendees.

Nashville designer, Hannah Crowell (daughter of Rosanne Cash) presented “Little Known Facts About Nashville” to the attendees.

Dinner one evening was held on stage at the Ryman Auditorium.

Dinner one evening was held on stage at the Ryman Auditorium.

Designer Andrew Dent presented on how technology is employed into futuristic designs.

Designer Andrew Dent presented on how technology is employed into futuristic designs.

An exercise room on steroids.... get it?

An exercise room on steroids…. get it?

My third trip to California this year placed me in the heart of San Francisco to photograph another corporate event for Interior Design Magazine. As is customary with their events, a bus tour was arranged to visit several corporate offices of “tech” companies. This year visits were made to admire the office designs for Visa, Wired Magazine, Yelp, Weebly, Luminosity, ZenDesk, and NeuStar. The tour guides were the architects and designers who created these playgrounds for the millennial generation. Some of the most innovative ideas, designed to attract and keep happy, the 20-somethings that currently rule the world! Here’s just a very small taste of designs/features/benefits of working in one of these incredible office spaces…

This was very apropos for their staff.

This was very apropos for their staff.

The Campbells Wall for Tiny Plants. Employees plant their own.

The Campbells Wall for Tiny Plants. Employees plant their own.

This is set up just as you walk into the cafeteria in one company. Employees grab them on the way in and oddly, look just like they're playing on their iPhones... but they're not. :-)

This is set up just as you walk into the cafeteria in one company. Employees grab them on the way in and oddly, look just like they’re playing on their iPhones… but they’re not. 🙂

The Landry Room. Now why doesn't EVERY company have one of these?

The Laundry Room. Now why doesn’t EVERY company have one of these?

For, I don’t know, maybe the last six years or so, I’ve had the honor of documenting the Awards and Installation Banquet of the Carrollwood Area Business Association in North Tampa. My job consists of creating business portraits of each of the eleven or twelve board members, a group photo of the board, a group photo of The Gavel Club (the Past Presidents), candids of the event, and the awards presentation throughout the evening.

This year’s banquet was an incredible display of patience, understanding, perseverance, and rolling with the punches like the troopers these business owners are. As an event photographer, I’ve seen my share of events and things that can “go wrong.” As a result, I’ve also seen how people react when confronted with the unexpected-particularly when the unexpected is unwelcomed. It’s often not very pretty.

This year, as Florida weather often has it, a nearby transformer was hit by lightning just a few hours before the event was to begin. I arrived early to set up a portable studio to create the board photos. I have battery backup lighting equipment for just such emergencies, but oddly enough, the part of the building I was set up in still had limited electrical power (there was more than one line into the building). We didn’t have A/C, only emergency lights overhead, and the kitchen was completely without power.

Everything moved forward with the hope and expectation that power would  be restored in time for the food to be prepped and the A/C to cool the place down before the main body of 100 guests began arriving. The owner of the venue (Paula DeBlasio, Hollywood Venue), was calm, collected, and had more class than you could ever expect from someone in her unfortunate position. When it became evident that power would not be restored in time to prep dinner, she did what a great member of the Carrollwood Area Business Association does… she called another CABA member, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, and ordered dinner for 100!

Dinner arrived shortly, after which, we adjourned to the back patio (where there was a bit more light), and continued with the awards presentation. You know what? It was hot and somewhat muggy, but no one complained. CABA is made up entrepreneurs, business owners who deal with uncontrolled set backs every day. They know it wasn’t anyone’s fault, and they know it could happen to them. Being that Tampa is prone to lightning storms, there’s a good chance it already has!

By the end of the evening, every task assigned to that banquet was completed. Kudos to Paula, Anthony’s, the CABA Board and membership, and the patience and understanding that was on stage all evening. I’m honored to not only be a member, but to know each and every one of you.

The new Board of Directors of the Carrollwood Area Business Association.

The new Board of Directors of the Carrollwood Area Business Association.

Immediate Past President, Kristen Votta of Fitness Tek.

Immediate Past President, Kristin Votta of Fitness Tek.

Incoming President Rob Cunningham of ADT.

Incoming President Rob Cunningham of ADT.

Anthony Brooks of Capital Finance Advisors.

Anthony Brooks of Capital Finance Advisors.

Board Members, Sean Dimas of Elmcroft Senior Living, and Kristen Votta of Fitness Tek.

Board Members, Sean Dimas of Elmcroft Senior Living, and Kristin Votta of Fitness Tek.