Elain, of The House of Mews, holds a Paul Edelstein painting that will be auctioned at the Meowathon, coming this Saturday, Nov. 20th, at Overton Park. There will also be a 5K run. Elain keeps these little ones healthy and happy till they are adopted.
The kids have their game faces on at the start of the Sugar Run 5K in Johnson Park. The race is sponsored by A M Diabetic Center and benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Business Visuals was the official photographer.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "2010 Walk to Cure Diabetes" was held at Shelby Farms on Saturday, Oct. 2nd. The event raised over $350,000 and gave everybody a chance to get off the couch. Business Visuals photographed the event for the second year in a row.
Pat Ryan had another aerial photo job today. Here he is in front of the Cessna. He took off from downtown Memphis from the General DeWitt Spain Airport. The wind was calm; the humidity was average for an August day. Pat photographed a large apartment complex with its surrounding landmarks. The clouds looked like cotton balls.
Here's a photo of the landing. Pat used a 1/2000th shutter speed which freezes the propeller.
At one of the better looking stadiums in America, the new tailgate spaces are coming along at the Liberty Bowl. A dramatic transformation of the former fairgrounds is underway including turning Libertyland into meadows; keeping the mature trees.
"It Ain't A Juke Joint Without The Blues" video featuring Carl Sims (Ecko Records) recently surpassed the 43,000 hits mark on YouTube. The video was shot by Business Visuals and directed by Pat Ryan. The location was the "Boss Club" on Jackson Ave. in Memphis. Everyone had a great time.
Steve Conley emcees the Silent Auction at the 2010 Promise Ball in Memphis, TN for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Gail Churinetz, Viking Cooking School Chef, smiles as her culinary services are up for bid. She is the Food Network's "Ultimate Food Challenge" winner.
Knox Phillips is high-bid and Jack Soden congratulates at the JDRF Promise Ball 2010. Business Visuals donated photography of the event to JDRF for use on its website.
I saw this in Millington, TN a few years ago and knew immediately (like a lot of you) what it was. I snapped a photo of it and got to work. It is embarrassing how many hours I spent retouching this. The image on the right is how the Merry Mobile looked in my memories. Can you remember what you bought? Did your mom leave ice cream money for you by the front door? Did you ever miss the Merry Mobile and chase it down the street? I hope this brings back memories for you.
Here is the Business Visuals logo. I originally created it in black & white. I then put this photo of a piece of glass on a second layer behind the logo. Then I deleted the white rounded border from the first layer. This gave me the turquoise border. I bought the glass from a guy sitting under a tree on the side of the road in Arkansas.
NIKON D90, METZ 45CL4: PROBLEM
I recently switched from a Nikon D200 to a Nikon D90 to get the larger image size and larger viewing screen. The D90 is great, and costs less than the D300 (successor to the D200).
When I attached my Metz 45CL4 to the D90 (using the SCA 3045 cord and the SCA 3402 dedicated TTL module) it would not work. Actually, it would work for about 10 seconds and then not fire. So, I had to turn off my D90 and turn it back on again every time I wanted to take a shot.
HERE'S THE SOLUTION:
The problem turned out to be that my SCA 3402 dedicated TTL module (labeled M7) worked with the D200, but did not work with the D90. You have to buy the new one, labeled M8, to use the Metz with the D90.
I hope I have saved you some frustration. This was a challenging experience but an easy fix: all I had to do was buy my way out of it.
The photography business never fails to be interesting. We will take you along on some of our adventures. My name is Pat Ryan and I have been doing commercial photography in Memphis for decades.
My photography company is named Business Visuals. Be sure to visit our website, www.businessvisuals.net to see more examples of our work.
Here is an aerial view of Humphreys Blvd. and Walnut Grove in Memphis. Baptist Hospital is visible at the center and Christian Brothers High School is at the top right.
When you open the window of the Cessna to shoot on a winter day, your hands freeze instantly from the propeller wash. That is why you have to have the camera tethered to your belt. In future blogs, I will tell of the extremes of the photo business.
Also, I have lots of cat stories for you. Thanks, Pat Ryan