High Impact Creations LLC Photography in Janesville, WI: Blog http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog en-us High Impact Creations LLC jay@highimpactcreations.com (High Impact Creations LLC Photography in Janesville, WI) Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:27:00 GMT Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:27:00 GMT http://www.highimpactcreations.com/img/s/v-5/u531496898-o777315203-50.jpg High Impact Creations LLC Photography in Janesville, WI: Blog http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog 80 120 Boot Race on Crutches http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog/2017/6/boot-race-on-crutches

This is a photo from the Big Hat Rodeo in Union Grove last night immediately after the boot race. The boot race is an event where all the kids come down to the center of the arena. Each kid tosses one boot in the pile then proceeds down to the beginning line, which is at the end of the arena. The first 3 kids to run back to the center, put their shoe back on, and run back to the starting line, are the winners. At any rate, this young man comes down wearing a cast and crutches knowing there was no way he was going to place in that race. But he did it anyway and he stuck to his guns.

That really sums up the spirit of the rodeo competitor--at least as far as my observations go. I've seen bronc riders get on a bronc with broken ankles or broken ribs and still give it their best. Barrel racers sometimes get out to the first barrel only to find out their horse has other plans but they still work through and complete the ride. That's the attitude: get in there, give it your best shot, stick with it until the job is done. 

The kid in this photo was just given a rope by the one of the calf roping competitors as a souvenir. Perhaps some day this kid will compete in the rodeo!

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Shooting Video at the 2016 Rock County Thresheree http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog/2016/9/shooting-video-at-the-2016-rock-county-thresheree I have always enjoyed the Rock County Thresheree. Some of the equipment reminds me of the days of my youth. I grew up in the country and worked at various farms. Something about mechanical farm machinery fascinated me then and it still fascinates me now. I think that is what eventually led me into a technical career. Yes, I realize that many of my readers know me as a photographer but I am also very technically oriented--I have a degree in electronic engineering technology and spent 22 years as a broadcast engineer. Now days I work in the IT world but I still provide technical services to the broadcast industry as well. 

Okay, back to the post. Earlier this year I added to the High Impact Creations camera arsenal with the purchase of a Canon 1Dx Mark II. This is the flagship camera in the Canon lineup, it is the same camera you'll see on the NFL sidelines attached to a massive lens. The purchasing decision for this camera was driven by the rodeo photography work I do during the rodeo season. My previous goto camera was the Canon 5D Mark III. At 6 frames per second, it wasn't quite fast enough to catch broncos in a full extended buck. The Canon 1Dx Mark II, on the other hand, is able to capture 14 frames per second! Needless to say, the rodeo photo galleries are far bigger this year than in previous years! 

The Canon 1Dx Mark II is also the first camera in the Canon lineup to shoot 4K video. I've shot several HD quality videos with the 1Dx but I haven't had a chance to test out the 4K. This is where the Thresheree comes in. The Thresheree is the perfect venue for testing out 4K video, and that's what I did on Sunday! The video here is a collection of raw clips from that shoot. Obviously, the video isn't streaming at 4K. My web host provider also limits videos to 20 minutes so I had to trim this back a bit. But, if you enjoy mechanical things and you missed the fun, stare at this for a bit. 

A few technical notes: This was shot at 1/50s shutter speed using various apertures and ISO settings. The opening sequence shot in the metal buildings was shot at ISO 4000 f2.8. Outside shots were about ISO 100 f16 just like the sunny 16 rule. The frame rate is 23.98 fps. Audio was passed through a shotgun mic to a Tascam DR-60DMKII recorder. Although the Tascam's audio track is mixed in here, it is buried underneath the audio track from the camera, which was taken from a line out of the Tascam DR-60DMKII. No effects were applied to this video, everything is straight out of the camera.

 

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Elkhorn Friday Night Rodeo http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog/2016/8/elkhorn-friday-night-rodeo High Impact Creations is the official photographer for the Big Hat Rodeo series. Big Hat Rodeos take place all over the Midwest. We're fortunate to have them close to use for this weekend at Elkhorn, WI. Here is a quick look at the highlights from last night's show. The photos will be posted and available for purchase later this week.

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jay@highimpactcreations.com (High Impact Creations LLC Photography in Janesville, WI) Rodeo barrels broncos bulls calf clowns cowboy horses spurs http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog/2016/8/elkhorn-friday-night-rodeo Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:56:58 GMT
The Dog Days of Summer http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog/2016/8/the-dog-days-of-summer Once again, I let entirely too much time go by between making blog posts here. I suppose I can make a promise to update it more frequently--but past is prologue! At any rate, most of my updates have been on the High Impact Creations Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/highimpactcreations. I'll recap some of the major events I've been involved in this year in this post and then elaborate on some of the more exciting events in later posts (I promise!) 

I try to share some of my photographic philosophy in these posts--I do not position them as a marketing strategy. High Impact Creations customers see the work and decide for themselves if High Impact Creations is the right fit for their needs. So these posts are for anyone that would like to know my philosophy on photography, modeling, hanging curtains, or just about anything else. 

Here's a quick recap of some of the major events this year. I had a couple of major pageant contestants stop in for pageant head shots. Pageant head shots require an entirely different approach than your typical, garden variety, head shot. The High Impact pageant look is glamour and big hair! Finding the right angle and styling is extremely important to me. I will take hundreds of head shots until I think I have the right one. Of course, the client is going to be the final judge of that! 

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Speaking of pageants, I actually had the opportunity to volunteer as a judge in a couple of Illinois pageants in the past few months. I have some thoughts to share in that regard so keep looking back here. 

I was on the Beloit Fine Art Incubator annual photo contest jury again this year. This was the second year for me. Judging photos can be pretty tough. Some of the rules specify the photo has to have a minimum amount of post processing. Color adjustments and such are fine--but pixel manipulation is a mouse stroke too far! While judging images I really had to pose the question time and again: is it possible to take this image and then apply basic adjustments to it to get this effect? As a judge I really wanted to be sure I was fair and applied the same standard to every photo. In the end, the winners really had some good stuff--I actually wish I had more time to do the same time of photography they were doing: landscapes, fields, and such. There's plenty of good photographers in the Midwest that can produce those types of images. I'll throw the name Derek Ace out there as a photographer to check out if you like desert landscapes and Route 66 or South Dakota ghost town inspired images. He's one of the best at that genre. 

Along those same lines, if you like weather photography, Janesville's own Tom Purdy is the master at it. Check out his work. To get those images, he had to spend quite a bit of time studying weather and clouds. He had to learn where to be and when. I'd hate to guess how many miles he puts on his vehicles each year gathering those images. But he is also another photographer to check out if you are into that sort photography. 

I guess in the same way, I've spent quite a bit of time studying lighting, studying and perfecting fashion/glamour editing techniques, and, of course posing. Photography is never about just having a great camera, it is the combination of posing, lighting, and energy. Yes, believe it or not, the right energy on the set will make or break a shoot! The photographer is responsible for setting that tone and maintaining the energy on the set. I guess that's a tip I'll throw out there for anyone looking at getting into photography: your attitude will be reflected an amplified by your subjects in their final photos. Make it count!

This post is going to go long so here's a few other highlights from this year that I'll be talking about more in the near future, promise: I had the opportunity to cover the Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association annual awards dinner, the Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association annual Hall of Fame induction, then Vetsroll.org portraits of many WWII and Korean vets, the 2017 105.9 rock Girl Calendar, Speaker Ryan's sports calendar, the Indy Race up at Road America, the US Surgeon General at the Rockford University Commencement Ceremony, rodeos, and so much more! 

I'll try to cover some of those adventures in future ramblings. Until then, keep your batteries charged and your lens cap off!

Jason Mielke

High Impact Creations LLC

 

 

 

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Results From the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator Photo Competition http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog/2015/3/results-from-the-beloit-fine-arts-incubator-photo-competition Well I really do neglect this blog. I think it is a procrastination issue. That combined with being a Libra that ends up with a tortured, deadlocked mind on just about any decision I guess. But if I am not attentive here, it certainly isn’t because I haven’t been busy! I’ve had several projects in the works. One of these projects I shot the photographs in the fall and most of the work is in post-production (Photoshop.)

I met several area photographers on Friday night at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator. This year I was asked to judge the 4th Annual Photography Show with the theme of, “People, places, and things.” Judging another photographer’s photos is a tough gig! As a photographer I know everything that went into capturing the photo, editing it, and then making a decision to submit that photo to a juried photo competition. The harsh reality is: juried photo competitions are going to be absolutely honest with what they think of your photos! Let’s face it, photographers are passionate about their art and are encouraged by family and friends—people that want to be supportive and who don’t necessarily know anything about photography. So, for many, this is the first time they might actually receive honest feedback on their work.

The competition received well over 200 photos! We could only take 100 photos so quite a few photos did not make it into the show. Of the photos that made it in, every one of them was amazing! The theme, “peoples, places, and things,” was quite broad, which made the judging all the more difficult. The top three winners were totally different in their themes and styles. Neither I nor the other judge had any knowledge of who the photographers of these photos were. The names were revealed to us only after all of the judging was done. We awarded the winners at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator reception on Friday night. The third place winner won with a photo of the Rockford Times building. Yeah, I know that seems kind of simple but the photographer only photographed a portion of the building and framed in such a way that geometry grabbed the viewers’ attention and held it! Second place went to a 17 year girl still in high school! She captured an image of a dancer in an ally and framed it in such a panoramic style that juxtapositions the dancer with a missing brick in the wall behind her. Words really fail to convey this here. The 1st place winner went to Bill Eklund for his image, “Peaceable Kingdom,” which was taken at the Belvidere Park. Several of Bill’s landscape images made it into the competition and I enjoyed chatting with him and learning how he captured them.

All of these images will be on display at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator for some time. This is definitely a gallery worth checking out. I believe this is an annual competition that is starting to build nicely as well—the reception was packed should to shoulder Friday night. This is yet another feather in the cap for Beloit’s arts community. If you are a photographer that submits to contests such as these, keep this one in mind next year.  

My next blog posting will include some specific comments about pictures and what makes a good picture—at least in my humble opinion. 

Jay

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Picture a Day #165, July 10th, 2014

I headed out this evening thinking I would catch a photo of the sun setting over a wheat field. I expect farmers to start harvesting any day now so I wanted to get that shot. Unfortunately, a rather uninspiring group of clouds blocked that shot so I had to go in a different direction.

This is a couple of photos taken at Gibbs Lake in Rock County. The photos are stacked one on another and blended to get this tone. The moon looks kinda small in the distance because of the wide angle lens I used. Saturday night will be a full moon, by the way.

At any rate, it was a beautiful night out in the country tonight. I saw several deer, a fox, and oh yeah: plenty of cows! Seriously, we have a week of excellent weather coming up, try to find the time to wander into the Wisconsin countryside as the sun is heading down, there really isn't anything like it! 

--jay

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Picture a Day #164, July 09th, 2014

This is a quick shot taken with my Samsung Galaxy 5. What a beautiful night it is--the kind of night that is perfect for a backyard fire, even if it is a Wednesday night! Summer flies by pretty fast and I don't want to waste one night of it! I hope you don't either.

jay

 

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Picture a Day #163, July 8th, 2014

Summer is flying by pretty fast and High Impact Creations has been busy with all kinds of photography assignments from weddings to event coverage. This weekend I'll be working with a Rockford client on a 2015 fitness calendar, the following week kicks off a series of shoots in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois that I'll be announcing in a separate post, then I'll be into more event coverage and high school senior shoots. 

This is a huge contrast to the first and much of the second quarter of this year where my schedule was heavily loaded with model portfolio shoots. The difference between a model portfolio shoot and an event shoot, like a wedding or 5k race, or anything of that nature is dramatic as far as editing goes. Whenever I produce a modeling portfolio, each image that I release from that shoot is fully beauty edited. Beauty editing means removing flaws from the skin, stray hairs, sharpening the eyes, adjusting skin tones, and on and on. I will typically spend a minimum of 30 minutes on each image that I produce for a modeling portfolio. Keep in mind that when I talk about modeling portfolio I am not necessarily talking about agency submission photos. Agency submission photos receive very little editing as agencies would rather see the model they are working with rather than the skills of the photographer or retoucher. Sometimes, however, they are one in the same--it all depends on the situation.

So I haven't been spending much time this summer with beauty retouching and I wanted to try out some new techniques. This is a photo of Jada Marie taken during a photo shoot in March. The new techniques I used on her are simply a different way of editing skin than the methods I normally employ--not that there is anything wrong with her skin, but producing a beauty shot means going beyond the simple capture of the camera.

I am posting this image this morning because I had several computer problems last night. While editing this image, my computer completely locked up and I lost part of the work I had done. So I had to perform some of the edits multiple times.

Enjoy!!

--jay

 

 

High Impact Creations LLC provides photography services in Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee, West Bend, Stoughton, Edgerton, Milton, Delavan, Lake Geneva and most other places in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Photography services include corporate event photography, public figure photography, business head shots, modeling portfolios, commercial photography, wedding photography, boudoir, glamour, portrait, and high school seniors.

 

 

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Picture a Day #162, July 7th, 2014

The Lilies are blooming today so I took the macro lens out for some exercise. This was taken in my front garden. Fortunately, the extremely shallow depth of field hides all of the thistles that I've neglected to pull due to time constraints. 

--jay

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Picture a Day #161, July 6th, 2014

My second dog, Macy, was crashed out on the dog bed in my office as I edited photos. The temptation to add a Crown Royal bottle and take a shot was just too great. :) 

--jay

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Picture a Day #160, July 5th, 2014

I am catching up on editing photos this weekend. This is a edit from an earlier shoot with Madison Rynn Johnson.

--jay

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Picture a Day #159, July 4th, 2014

This is a "Reservoir Dogs" inspired shot taken by the second photographer at Ben and Stephanie's wedding on Saturday.

--jay

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Picture a Day #158, July 3rd, 2014

This is another wedding image from Ben and Stephanie's wedding this last Saturday. High Impact Creations LLC was chosen to capture their memories. 

Enjoy!!!

--jay

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Picture a Day #157, July 2nd, 2014

I took this picture back in August or September last year but I pulled this photo out for a fresh edit. This is the from the Footville Rodeo. High Impact Creations LLC provides photos for the Footville Rodeo's promotional usage and you'll find another photo from this event on the rodeo event posters for the 2014 rodeo, which will be held 8/15-8/17 just outside of Footville.

High Impact Creations LLC will be gathering photos once again at the Footville rodeo and at several other rodeos in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. 

--jay

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Picture a Day #156, July 1st, 2014

This is another photograph from the Ben and Stephanie's wedding on Saturday. This is the mother helping the bride with her dress.

--jay

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Picture a Day #155, June 30th, 2014

This is Alyssa Spangler--the photo is from an end of summer shoot High Impact Creations hosted in September. The shoot brought together many models, photographers, and makeup artists from Wisconsin and Illinois. Throughout the day, different themes were explored. Here, Alyssa poses in a classic pinup style.

--jay

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Picture a Day #154, June 29th, 2014

Picture a Day #154 is a new edited from a February shoot with Madison Rynn Johnson. 

--jay

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Congratulations Ben and Stephanie Pfeiffer http://www.highimpactcreations.com/blog/2014/6/congratulations-ben-and-stephanie-pfeiffer The wedding of Ben Pfeiffer and Stephanie Jacobson, June 28th, 2014

All Images Copyright (C) 2014 High Impact Creations LLC. Please do not copy.

I, along with my second shooter, Chuck Flynn, had the honor of capturing memories of Ben and Stephanie's beautiful wedding day yesterday. Here is a quick preview of the day!

--jay

 

 

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Picture a Day #153, June 28th, 2014

I was honored to photograph the wedding of Stephanie and Ben Pfieffer today. The weather made the day quite challenging, I almost, ALMOST, complained that winter was better. I know! I know! I know! This past winter was brutal. ;) But I said I almost complained, in the end I didn't.

This lovely couple wanted their pics taken at the gardens. We stopped by for a bit and took several. Here is one of them.

Enjoy!

--jay

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Picture a Day #152, June 27th, 2014

Admittedly, this is one heck of a cluttered photo and not particularly artistic or awe-inspiring. I got that. The significance of this photo is the new addition to my office: a Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer! I've pondered the purchase of a good printer for some time and I've always put off the purchase because I work with top of the line printing facilities and because these are rather pricey to operate. The drawback I always run into, though, is the ability to produce very small quantities of prints that need to get done fast but do not necessarily add up to meet the minimum order at some of the labs. Print prices at the labs have also crawled up significantly over the past couple of years. So, with a little big of prodding from some friends, I finally broke down and purchased the top of the line in Canon's professional desktop photo print line. The shipping weight on this was 79 pounds!

So I spent some time this afternoon experimenting with the various settings and papers to determine what looks best. That wedding couple image coming out of the printer is a 13"x19" print--which is the maximum print size this beast can handle. 

Off to the left is my gear case all opened up. I have all of my batteries rotating through the charges, getting ready for a wedding tomorrow in Janesville. 

Have a great weekend!

--jay

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