FESTIVE FANS: MODEL AND APPAREL PHOTOSHOOT

Santa knows what the Indresano team loves- a jam-packed day of apparel and model photography! This festive shoot for the winter was certainly full of excitement- and lots of fun lights! Check out some behind the scenes of shots like this one below:

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With a shoot like this, more variety is better! We had a set builder design and construct two 8 foot by 8-foot backgrounds to use during the shoot.

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The builder carefully burned one background to provide a unique texture and rustic feel to the set.

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After we set up the backgrounds, our set stylist went to work making them into fully decked out environments- down to the last plant arrangement. 🙂

We started the day out without models, and so for the apparel shots we got in a bit closer to really play with the props and lighting.

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Looks like Raider’s fans are getting a little more than coal in their stocking this year! It was so much fun to play with the textures in this shot.

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As they say, a good wardrobe stylist always bring 3 times as much as you need! With racks lining the entire hall, that was definitely the case for this shoot.

As we started working with the models, everyone had to make sure the composition of the shot looked correct. The downtime, while everyone is reviewing, is the perfect time for a quick makeup check!

After a quick touch up, the models are back on set and getting playful to show off the products.

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Our prop stylist worked to carefully wrap the lights around a skull for one of the more intricate hero shots of the day.

The final result of the skull looked perfect, and our model helped create the perfect frame for the shot.

Want to see more of Michael and the team’s work? Check out indresano.com to see it all!

HAZY DAYS: VIDEO AND PHOTOSHOOT WITH COLORED SMOKE

We always love a client that comes to us with a new approach, and this Limited Release Timberland photography and video shoot was exactly that. What better way to showcase a purple boot than with beautiful photo smoke!

When shooting photo and video with colored smoke, it’s important to be in a well ventilated area. And what’s more ventilated than shooting outside! We built our own little set right in our parking lot, which certainly had heads turing on the sidewalk.

While overcast skies can be great for lighting, the Sony camera is not a fan of the possible rain that comes along with it. Fortunately, our team created the perfect umbrella attachment to keep the Sony dry and happy!

The team worked with the shifting winds in order to capture the perfect shot of the smoke engulfing the boot. We ended up with some truly amazing images and video clips.

Close up, you can see the colors blending right at the point of ignition before billowing out in the wind. The saturation and movement of the smoke amazed us, it was almost like ink in water!

To help balance out some of the red in the smoke, we counteracted it with a blue light, leading to the perfect shade of purple.

After covering the block in a faint purple haze, it was time to edit! The goal was a seamlessly looped video, and our client was impressed with what we put together. Check it out below!

IT’S NEVER TOO COLD FOR ICE CREAM (Part II)

With the winter refusing to give up, we’re trying to move on and warm up to something more exciting than the snow. And what’s better than some melty ICE CREAM! Let that insatiable appetite for luscious flavors and creamy textures stimulate your imagination. You will forget the cold in no time when the sensations explode, popping like fireworks from your taste buds. Your brain will instantly fall in love, as all you can think about is “ICE CREAM!” You have just been ice-creamatized!

We created these animated GIFs to illustrate that exact point – the love for ice cream never ends.

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Drip, drip, drip…

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IT’S NEVER TOO COLD FOR ICE CREAM

As a Boston Food Photographer studio, it’s no surprise we like ICE CREAM around here! Just take a look through our website indresano.com and you will notice we are obsessed with ice cream! Some people love cat videos, we LOVE ice cream. We photograph ice cream, we video ice cream. If the sun were a ginormous scoop of tiramisu gelato we would be a sunflower basking in its delicious ice creamy rays. And we would take the ice cream on exciting adventures too. Like this recent project where we made cool melty looks from a few of our favorite flavors.

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Nothing looks more tasty than melting vanilla ice cream.

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Except melting chocolate ice cream!

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Imagine doing a double twister triple somersault dive straight into this scoop Olympic style?

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We are such enthusiasts, we even create our own homemade vanilla bean ice cream!

EXPLOSIVE VIDEOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

We always love an adventure, and when we were preparing for a recent photo shoot and full video production, we know we had one! We were all blown away by the final product:

To go along with the video series, the client also wanted some photography work done. The goal was dramatic and sleek looking images to promote a health care leadership program. Check out some of the images from the series below!

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Next up was the video, which required a lot of components working together in synch. We had to make custom props,  hire pyrotechnicians and  find the highest caliber slo-mo camera to make the shot look just right.

We started our day with the preparation: our pyrotechnician drilled into the back of the mercury staffs  in order to make room for the explosives.

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Back inside, his son (and partner), was gluing in the detonation cord, or det cord for short. It might look like harmless laces or rope, but it packs some serious power!

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The finished product was prepped for the shoot by being strung up in midair.

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In order to capture all the details of the blast, we needed a camera with a very high frame per second, like the Phantom Flex shown below.

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Explosions are messy; we had to make sure we protected the camera behind some plexy! Cleaning between takes definitely took some time but the final product was well worth it.

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After the explosive shots, we needed some shots of the aftermath as well. After switching the Phantom to the dolly we were ready for action!

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Before breaking down our explosive set, we couldn’t help but experiment with a few other products. Check out the video below!

BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER: LEADING BOSTON’S FINEST

Boston’s Finest needs a strong leader, and that’s exactly what Police Commissioner William B. Evans is. Our team recently had the opportunity to photograph the Commissioner for the cover of SCENE magazine.  Rather than photographing him in the studio, we wanted to showcase him out in the city he protects.

First thing was getting the set ready. We picked a location with a city skyline, and added in the police cars to set the mood.

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Michael and the team worked quickly in the cold to get all the lighting and setup ready for when Commissioner Evans arrived.

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Our team member Jayna set up the camera and took some test shots. We lucked out with some beautiful skies!

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SCENE Magazine’s Publisher and Creative Director Bobby DiMarzo chatted with the police offers on location to give them direction for the photoshoot.

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When the Commissioner arrived, Michael and Bobby gave him a warm welcome before quickly diving into the details and getting the Commissioner groomed by our stylist Krystle Feher.

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Michael went over the image inspiration with the Boston Police Commissioner before beginning the photoshoot to make sure that the mood was just right.

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Commissioner Evans and a few of Boston’s Finest got into their places and received a few last minute pointers and tips from Michael before starting.

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All that was left to do was to shoot! The team had to work quick to get the perfect image with the time that Commissioner Bill Evans had available in his busy schedule!

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Everything went smoothly, and the image only needed a few lines of copy before gracing the cover of SCENE magazine!

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF ICE CREAM

It might be getting cold outside, but that won’t stop us from having fun with our favorite dessert: ice cream! Our team spent some time recently creating some very appetizing treats and showing them off in a lively way. Check it out below!

Scooping up ice cream for the whole studio!

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Don’t leave the sandwich by the window too long!

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Make sure to eat it before it all melts!

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Ice cream scoops not your thing? What about a nice cappuccino milkshake?

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Top it off with with some cinnamon and whipped cream and who could resist!

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All ice cream tastes better with some hot fudge!

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Even though it’s winter, there’s still room for some summery raspberry ice cream in our studio!

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With all these delicious treats tempting us, we had just as much fun eating it as we did shooting it!

TAKING THE NEXT STEP WITH NxSTAGE

Our recent project with NxStage for a home dialysis machine was a rewarding experience! We had a great opportunity to be part of a creative process that will benefit those that require kidney care. On casting day, over 60 people came in to audition for a few different roles. We hit the ground running on the shoot day by creating a set that really told the story and communicated the product message. The images represent the freedom of using home dialysis. Check out the tear sheets from the shoot below!

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There’s no need to fish around for the right dialysis product.

A SEXIER WAY TO CLEAN

Sleek, beautiful, and efficient. What more could you ask for? Check out the stunning photos and the final video below from a fun project for our client iRobot!

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See the dramatic lighting in the shots below!

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GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KARYN POLITO VISIT THE INDRESANO STUDIO

Things were quite exciting at the studio last week when the Governor Charlie Baker stopped by! Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito also made an appearance so Michael could photograph the two for the Spring cover of Scene Magazine. The Indresano team was honored to have both high-profile public officials take some time out of their busy schedules to visit the studio. State Troopers came to the studio the day prior to conduct a site survey and they also assessed the area twice during the day of the shoot to ensure everything was safe and ready for the Governor’s arrival! Check out some pictures from the shoot below as well as an exclusive behind the scenes video!

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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito ready for her close up.
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