Firearms images for S.H.O.T. Show in Las Vegas

Firearms images for S.H.O.T. Show in Las Vegas

It’s S.H.O.T. Show time again! I have a feeling many are running around trying to put the last minute touches on their marketing and display materials for this years show. With all the time, effort and monies wrapped up in creating a presence at the show please don’t scrimp on the photos. Please make sure you are happy with the images that will represent your company... Read More

Great PGA Lifestyle Shoot with professional group of kids and terrific adult talent!

Great PGA Lifestyle Shoot with professional group of kids and terrific adult talent!

Last week we gathered up the  crew and headed north to West Palm Beach. I have shot at PGA Golf Resort and Spa many times since they open many years ago. This time it was a little different.  What was different was that this time, I was given total creative freedom, which was good and bad. I did this shoot with only a shot list and some conversation as guidance. I is nice to be... Read More

Lifestyle photographer mixes Fashion and Furniture

Lifestyle photographer mixes Fashion and Furniture

As a commercial photographer, I’ve been looking to try something a little different and to expand the old creative boundaries. Sometimes things just fall into place and present themselves. A client suggested I call Robert at the BON Furniture showroom (Balance, Order, Nature) in Coral Gables as he needed some images for the showroom. After a trip to the showroom I knew it... Read More

Portraying jewelry as art is successful photography

Portraying jewelry as art is successful photography

“Successfully photographing jewelry all by itself is truly challenging. Portraying it as art is a whole other matter.” - Joyce K. Reynolds, jewelry artist and designer of JKR Jewels Collections When I arrived at George’s studio, I knew he could capture the beauty of my jewelry. That he could adequately portray the beauty, glitter and depth of the jewelry with a perfectly-lit... Read More

Shooting Sports without a Camera

Shooting Sports without a Camera

Our Way of Saying “Thank You” As a way of saying thank you, new catalog clients will receive up to a 30% discount for any last minute photo to dos for your catalog or trade show. Relax and allow our studio continue its tradition of helping your business thrive. Take advantage of this amazing offer today! Looking Back… I have been shooting pictures for a long time.... Read More

If it isn’t Green, it isn’t a Deere!

If it isn’t Green, it isn’t a Deere!

For the past ten years or so I have been working on special projects for John Deere. Last year’s project was to photograph a series of special interest, one of kind and innovative tractors. I traveled from Washington state to Florida and everywhere in between while on this assignment. Most of these have been meticulously restored. They each have their claim to fame. Some... Read More

The Power of Preproduction in commercial photography

The Power of Preproduction in commercial photography

Have you  ever wondered why some commercial photo shoots go more smoothly than others? Well, I have a theory that involves three reasons. The first is pre-production on the part of the commercial photographer, his crew and his producer. The second is pre-production on the part of the agency. The third is the pre-production on the part of the client. All these factions must work... Read More

Lifestyle Photographer, George Contorakes, handles Luxury Resort LXR Marina

Lifestyle Photographer, George Contorakes, handles Luxury Resort LXR Marina

The crew and I just finished a lifestyle photo shoot for LXR Marinas which is part of Luxury Resorts. We worked out of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Ft. Lauderdale and did a few photos in John Lloyd State Park. The weather was perfect and the shoot came off like a well oiled machine. This was one of those shoots where the Power of Pre-production held true again. We had... Read More

Food photographer, George Contorakes, captures the new menu being served at Doral Golf Resort Spa.

Food photographer, George Contorakes, captures the new menu being served at Doral Golf Resort Spa.

We just recently finished a shoot for Mesaluna in the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. The restaurant is newly renovated and their chefs have created a brand new menu. It was my job to capture the flavorful offerings and the chefs. The chefs there are real pros. I had never seen a filet mignon with the bone-in or a miniature ceasar salad in a flute. Oh, and the lunch was pretty good too! #gallery-7... Read More

How Corporate Culture affects the creative process – insights by commercial photographer

How Corporate Culture affects the creative process – insights by commercial photographer

Florida Commercial Photographer, George Contorakes was contacted by an agency to do a series of 3 testimonial photos for a very well known credit card company. The photos were to reflect the lifestyles of the individuals and how the credit card afforded them the convenience and ease with which to pursue their interest. Below are insights as to what evolved: My goal was to portray... Read More