Black Olive Photographic: Blog en-us (C) Black Olive Photographic (Black Olive Photographic) Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:30:00 GMT Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:30:00 GMT Black Olive Photographic: Blog 120 38 2018 Road Trip :: Personal Project Recently returned from a two week road trip through the heart of the United States: Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. While this trip was principally a recreational exercise, I didn't forget to document the adventure. In doing so, experimented and stretch myself making myself a better photographer and videographer. While I hadn't originally intended on sharing this publicly,  with it all said and done, I'm eager to share it with you. A humble glimpse inside my life.






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Barn // Home Conversion: Hoerr Building Group Hoerr Building Group brought us inside one of their recent projects. A true work of art. Utillizing the core structure of an old midwestern livestock barn they created a wonderful unique living space overlook the Mississippi River. There is a ton of expert craftsmanship on display within this home. I hope you enjoy this series as much I enjoy capturing it.

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Time: Product Photography Photographing this series of timepieces has been a fun exercise to advance me further in the world of commercial photography. There are things I would change about each photo, but they have each presented unique hurdles that have challenged my ability to adapt on demand. All photos were shot in my living room with a two strobe configuration. One strobe was modified with a homemade "softbox" which consists of an 11x14" mailing envelope filled with foil on one size. The other light was bare bones SB-600. I hope you enjoy the series.

SinobiThe complimentary film reel and canister were specifically selected to bring out the blue accents of the watch. Naviforce

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Whole Home Remodel - Design Insights Inc Design Insights Inc has outdone themselves again with a wonderful entire home remodel. I had the opportunity to glance at a few before and progress photos that Jereme shared with me and this house was practically torn down and rebuilt. I hope you enjoy virtually walking through it as I did capturing it all.

An open floor plan and simplistic navigation from room to room. So much daylight floods insides and bouncing around and filling every corner.

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The Way Down Wanderers I've been in touch with Collin Krause for several years now. If you don't know, he's the mandolin (among other instruments) player within the group. The Way Down Wanderers have an incredible folk sound that doesn't quite sound like anyone else... this is a good thing! Anyway, I don't want to steal their thunder so I'm only posting a couple images they've already used publicly. I hope that you will follow them and pick a CD or two. You honestly won't regret adding their sound to your collection.

The Way Down WanderersThese guys were troopers, They lugged out their instruments into a remote location just to grab this particular shot I wanted. The Way Down WanderersThe sun was beating down pretty hard and this spot was mainly an opportunity for the guys to cool off. Even though this photoshoot took place in IA, we happened to stumble across a tiny little cactus among these wooded sand dunes.

BTSThey were a lot of fun to hang out with and the best part was I received a private concert in the middle of nowhere Iowa. While I got everyone within the frame, that is about all that can be said for this selfie. I'm looking forward to see how they use their new photos.

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Published Client! It is always a great excitement to me when I hear of a commercial client receiving recognition for their hard work. In this case, Design Insights Inc. is well deserving of their praise! I a bit behind sharing this with you all, but good news is always welcome. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

>> 12 Featured ArchitectsDesign Insights Inc. was recognized for their stunning second story addition as seen in the upper right corner. As a photographer, it's always so much fun to see your work making others look great! However, I don't want to steal credit away from others, the photo in the bottom right (Modern Farmhouse) is the work of another photographer.

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Home Addition - Design Insights Inc More great architectural design by Jereme at Design Insights Inc.

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EHS Solutions | They just keep getting bigger My first assignment with EHS was a series of small material handler products. Their product line has grown and with it, the size of each product. It's great to see a local business thrive and play a tiny part in its success. Keep an eye on EHS, they will be around for many years to come.

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Illinois Home Photography | Creating the clearest window possible Photographing the homes, and masterpieces, of designers and architects has quickly become a favorite of mine. Being able to be a window for others to see their incredible work in a tremendous responsibility. I consider my job complete when the viewers forget they're looking at photos and feel the are in the room itself. That is my goal when approaching any home.

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Design Insights Inc | Chicago, IL Here's an absolutely elegant kitchen remodel by Jereme at Design Insights LLC. Enjoy!

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Precision Planting - 2014 Brochure Last year I spent a lot of time in the dirt and grime capturing images for Precision Planting. They are a Peoria local that designs and produces after-market agriculture planter parts. The culmination of a lot of this work is this 2014 Brochure piece. There is nothing quite like seeing ones own work in print.

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Hoerr Building Group - Kitchen Remodel They've done it again. I was extremely happy with how these images turned out. Windows are great, but all that light can make life difficult when trying to balance with interior lighting. I think you'll enjoy these images as much as the ones before.

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Nebraska Team Roping Last summer while touring the midwest for Precision Planting the crew drove past these Nebraska folks practicing their cattle roping technique. To them, this was not a sport, but their livelihood. They were preparing for a cattle drive. They graciously allowed us to grab some pix of them as this was definitely something not typical to Peoria, Illinois. Gotta love changing up the subject matter once in a while.

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Hoerr Building Group - Home Remodel There is nothing quite like walking through a recently built or remodeled home and photographing all the exquisite design elements throughout. Hoerr Building Group was my first builder client and I've absolutely loved his work. Located here in Central Illinois, he's got an eye for detail and all of his work is magnificent. But don't take my word for it, check out the images below of his most recent remodel job.

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New Client - EHS Solutions Late last year I had the opportunity to capture some product imagery for a company within a peculiar niche. EHS Solutions is a creator and manufacturer of industrial moving equipment designed specifically for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The primary "gotcha" to these products is their size. Getting them lit evenly and to my liking was a trick. The image below is a sample of the recent collection of images I've finished for them.

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Farm Progress Show 2013 Enjoyed my first Farm Progress experience. Having a client with a large booth with my work prominently on display was a big draw, but regardless, it was a great experience. Precision Planting has been a fantastic client for the past couple years. They've brought me on board for a number of creative projects and it was great to see all our work culminate together in their booth this year. Lot's of great stuff!

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Welcome Peoria, IL

This will be the new home of Black Olive Photographic. Looking forward to keeping you in the loop of all the great things happening in and out of studio. Welcome to the ride!

In Christ,
David Price
Photographer/Creative Director

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