Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dorm Room Photos - Choices

We have begun the arduous process of updating our site with fresh images from the past semester.. Better get moving, as the Fall Semester is right around the corner.. Arggh..

We have a total of 800gb of images to go through.. As of know I have gone through four days of shooting and have come up with 106 images that I like as possibles for the site.. We worked about 40 days this spring, so you do the math, I'm looking at upwards of a 1,000 possibles, obviously some major overkill... Not that having too much is a bad thing..

Here are three images of the same dorm room from Lynn University, As higher ed professionals and students (if there are any out there) I would love to hear what you think about them.. Which one do you like best? Or if you think they all stink, that's fine too..

Thanks so much



Monday, June 23, 2008

Personal Work

Well I don't usually post personal work on this site, but I had to post some images from this weekend..

This weekend was an exception, it was my niece's sixth birthday party, and she was having her party at a Merry-Go-Round, and I had to play around with a new lens...

Forget this higher education stuff, Primary education is the next venture :-), these kids were priceless... Enjoy..

To see our entire online portfolio of admissions marketing photography goto FJ GAYLOR Photography

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer Session - St. John's University, Queens, NY

Here’s some from Tuesday at St. John’s University in Queens.

I was a bit concerned going into today’s shoot, simply because my camera hadn’t left the bag since May 7th. It took a bit to get going, but had a productive day shooting some undergrad stuff and later on in the afternoon focusing on Graduate material.

Summer time shoots are always a huge challenge for me. As all of you know the activity on campus is sporadic at best.

It’s the time of year that the admissions office recruits kids from their office to play the part (arrgggggghhhhhhh)... This drives me absolutely NUTS.....

Curious to see what eveyone’s take on summer shoots...

To see our entire online portfolio of admissions marketing photography goto: FJ GAYLOR Photography

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Seamless Integration with Flickr and AirTight Interactive

After a BUSY Spring Semester, it's been real nice the last couple of weeks to not hop on an airplane and go to work!!

This is also the time of year, we usually like to go through our zillions of images and redo our website.. This is an extremely cumbersome task, and Web Designer, I'm not!

In comes Flickr, each and every night this spring, I tried to post here and also mirror the images on Flickr in a set titled Spring 2008

Next up, FlickrEdit a nifty little tool that allows you to make a backup of your Flickr account and save them as JPG's anywhere you choose.

Then using Adobe Lightroom and Airtight's Simpleviewer and Postcard Viewer, I was able to throw together a couple of neat little presentations of images from this past Spring..

Here they are: Simpleviewer and Postcard Viewer (postcard takes a bit to load, better with less than 170 images, I imagine)

Start to Finish: 15 minutes, pretty cool..

Now back to banging my head on a redesign, or keep it the same with all FRESH images from this Spring.. FJ GAYLOR Photography

I'd love to hear your thoughts