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Earl & Sedor Productions goes “inside” the internet for this shoot

Not long ago we had the pleasure of photographing Paul Quick, Senior Vice President of Frontier Communications. Based in Dallas, PA, Frontier is a leading telecommunications company employing over 14,000 nationwide.  We were pleased to be trusted with such an important role of photographing Mr Quick in an internet data switch room.

Paul was photographed for African-American Career World Magazine, which In addition to direct subscribers, is distributed by direct request in bulk to all 1,400 four-year universities, 34 top graduate schools, and all 296 accredited engineering schools at their placement offices.

Since we are no strangers in location photography, we were set for the task.  Our many years working in industrial and technical locations gives us the edge in understanding what is important, what is delicate and where NOT to plug in a light fixture. We are keenly aware of issues such as radio interference and voltage draws that may get other less knowledgeable photographers kicked out fast.
This set was lit by four strobes-battery and AC powered and was captured with a Canon DSLR with 100mm f/2 Canon glass.
Also, being able to work quickly and adapt to changing events as the “talent” arrives on set is important.  Combine all these issues and the challenge could be daunting.
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Jay McCarroll goes to Kingston…

Well actually, Jay has come back to Kingston from his current life in Philadelphia.  You may remember Jay as the winner of the inaugural season of Project Runway.

Jay is an NEPA native and currently running his website,  jaymccarrollonline.com as well as teaching at Philadelphia University He is also in the process of designing new fabrics and tote bags for his company.

As a matter of fact, some of the the fabrics used in the shoot were designed and produced by Jay.

He was a blast to work with…..  He turned out to be quite the comedian and he certainly brought an air of levity to the shoot.  We enjoy shooting celebrities, but Jay took the top honors with his quick wit and flamboyant persona.

JB and I pulled out all the stops on this one.  We even brought out the high end fake snow.  Of course, neither our Mac nor our Canon EOS 5D Mark II  camera flinched under the rigorous shoot.  We captured over a thousand images during the shoot and even managed to get in one ourselves.

Oh Yeah…  and no blue M&M’s were requested for the green room- just Coke Zero! 🙂

We are glad that Jay chose Earl & Sedor for his new series of photographs.

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Up on the housetop… photographers pause?

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jb-john-on-rooftop-in-wilkes-barreAnd yes…….. I am scared of heights!!! (I’d make a lousy Santa Claus.)

The best thing about having a great business partner is not just that we are diversified in our skill sets and not just that we can shoot people to products or aerials to architecture. Of course, those are all great assets for a modern professional photography studio. The best part for me is that JB will guilt me into doing things that I normally wouldn’t – like climbing onto a rooftop in downtown Wilkes-Barre to get the perfect image of the Frontier Communications building.  AND Although this isn’t the first time JB has guilted me into getting onto a roof, it doesn’t get any easier!

I guess JB had a good reason to push me to my limit. He guilted me into going on my first aerial photography flight more than 20 years ago – in a little aluminum tube that weighed less than my car! Long story short…. Now, I do most of the aerial photography(over 350 hours to date) for clients as diverse and race tracks, real estate giants and your average person looking for that perfect gift- a picture of their home.

Thanks JB… now, just don’t look down… right?

The end result…

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