Commercial Photographer And Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr Featured On the Cover Of Photoshop User Magazine

Commercial Photographer And Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr Featured On the Cover Of Photoshop User Magazine

Commercial Photographer and Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr. Featured on the Cover of Photoshop User Magazine - February 2018 Issue

This issue's cover  is by Brian Rodgers Jr., an Addy Award winning commercial photographer and digital artist based out of South Bend, Indiana. He's the founder of Digital Art That Rocks and specializes in product and architectural photography with an emphasis on the post-production process. Brian has crafted commercial imagery for global companies and small businesses alike through his relentless work ethic, creative vision, and technical proficiency. His rock & roll roots run deep.

 

Photographer South Bend | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks

Photographer South Bend | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks

Looking for a photographer in South Bend? I get you...You're visiting this website because you have an appreciation for commercial advertising photography with meticulous detail. You want to work with someone who works as hard as you do. In a world full of noise, great work matters more than ever. Digital Art That Rocks LLC is committed to providing client's with exceptional imagery, creative vision & technical proficiency.

Whether you're looking to take your e-commerce game to the amazon level, engage your audience with the next big advertising campaign, or simply need professional headshots business networking, Digital Art That Rocks can create the visual assets you need to succeed in the marketplace. 

I'm Brian Rodgers Jr. Commercial Photographer / Digital Artist and founder of Digital Art That Rocks. Digital Art That Rocks, LLC. creates high end commercial advertising photography, retouching, composite imagery & video production for companies that understand & believe in the value of their visual identity in the marketplace.

Architectural Fine Art Bridge Series | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks

 Charleston Fine Art Bridge #1 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Charleston Fine Art Bridge #1 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

This is a three part architectural fine art series that I created recently while one location in Charleston, South Carolina. Though today I'm a working professional in the world commercial photography, I've been an artist my entire life. I've enjoyed creating art with many mediums over the years including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and music. This short series is an homage to those years of studying the elements and principles of design such as line, form, shape, repetition, space color, texture, and rhythm. 

 Charleston Fine Art Bridge #2 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Charleston Fine Art Bridge #2 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Truth be told, this series didn't happen intentionally. I didn't seek out the creation of these images, in fact they found me. I was traveling in South Carolina and had an opportunity to hop on a boat and spend a good portion of the day on the Atlantic ocean. While on the boat, I saw many things that caught my eye, including some nearby dolphins. But I've always been fascinated with bridges for some reason. They also bear many philosophical meanings. I photographed these bridges traveling at least 40 mph. With my camera in hand, I quickly composed and framed this series of bridge photographs capturing what naturally came to my mind's eye. I’m always intrigued by finding the simplicity in something so seemingly complex. 

 Charleston Fine Art Bridge #3 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

Charleston Fine Art Bridge #3 (Photographed in Charleston, SC)

This fine art bridge series isn't about technical approach. It's not about documenting the environment in which the bridge exists. It's about creating a mood, and a feeling. I think these images offer the viewer a haunting beauty. These images are desolate in the fact that there are no clouds floating around in the sky... as if everything is at a stand still. There are no moving cars. No people. Just metal structures in the sky with a lot of negative space, repetitive lines, shape and form. But deeper than that, a sense of mystery and alternate thinking. 

I think it's important that we don't always take things at face value. Many things in life have much deeper meanings. Look at the before and after of this architectural image. It may look like a pretty mundane image at first glance, however when meticulously processed in black and white the image takes on a completely different mood.  

Be sure to check out my architectural photography portfolio HERE. Some of my local markets include South Bend, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Lansing to name a few. Architectural Imagery from Digital Art That Rocks can help you advertise your space to fill it with customers, sell a client on your architectural/construction services or even help your marketing team furnish a hotel with large fine art prints. If my work resonates with you, please let me know how I can be of service.

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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 Outfield Lofts Daylight Exterior -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Outfield Lofts Daylight Exterior -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

I recently had the opportunity to photograph some architecture on location at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan for my friends at Jones Petrie Rafinski! This baseball stadium is home of the Lansing Lugnuts.

Photographing the architecture at this location was a really fun project that presented some unique challenges. The biggest challenge being that the architecture was to be photographed during a live baseball game to show the architecture and surrounding environment in use. 

As you can imagine, it can be hard to predict exactly how many people may or may not fill the stadium on any given evening. In addition to that, when photographing architectural exteriors, you are often times at the mercy of the weather. Luckily, it was a gorgeous day with plenty of interesting clouds providing really nice dappled pockets of light to work with. 

 Good Hops Daylight Exterior -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Good Hops Daylight Exterior -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Good Hops Craft Beer Bistro

This warm and inviting environmental exterior image features a hoppin' stadium-side view of Good Hops Craft Beer Bistro alongside the Outfield Lofts. The modern interior features contemporary brushed metal and brick aesthetics, perfect for any craft brew bistro accompanied by an amazing view of the stadium.

 Good Hops Interior -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Good Hops Interior -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Behind the Scenes with Brian Rodgers Jr on an architectural Photo shoot

Tailgate Terrace

 This is an exterior view of the Chevrolet Tailgate Terrace at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan 

This is an exterior view of the Chevrolet Tailgate Terrace at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan 

Pepsi Porch - Exterior Views

 Pepsi Porch Stadium View -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Pepsi Porch Stadium View -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

 Pepsi Porch Bar Side View -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Pepsi Porch Bar Side View -  Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan

Check out my architectural photography portfolio HERE & be sure to head over to the Jone Petrie Rafinski website for planning, surveying & other architectural services. Some of my local markets include South Bend, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Lansing to name a few. If you're an architecture firm or business looking for an architectural photographer, please let me know how I can help.

 

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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Indiana Architectural Photography | Digital Art That Rocks LLC

Take a behind the scenes look at a recent industrial architecture assignment that I shot! This image is slated to be the cover story image in Link Magazine May 2017.

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Where Architecture Meets Digital Art That Rocks!

 

As a commercial photographer and digital artist, I consider myself to be a painter of light. Knowing how sculpt light is essential for creating form, shape, texture and mood. This is a behind the scenes look at an industrial architectural interior that I photographed on assignment. As you can see from the video above, in order to light a space this large, attention to detail is crucial. Running machines and slick floors also presented it's own set of obstacles on set.  

Architectural photography is not simply about shooting with a wide angle lens and documenting a space. It's about creating a mood through nuance and detail, allowing the viewer to make an emotional connection to that space without physically being there.

Put yourself in the eyes of the consumer. Let's say you're taking your husband or wife on vacation and you're looking for a place to eat. You search the web and find images of various restaurants nearby. Based on your visual assessment, there's a 100% chance that you have a preconceived notion about the quality of that establishment based on the architectural photography of that space. 

If you're a business owner, this is something to think about. How do you want your clients, customers or guests to perceive your establishment when they search the web and find photos of your business online? Inviting? Warm? Clean? Professional?

Better architectural photography starts with creative vision and technical proficiency. This is where architecture meets Digital Art That Rocks. 

 

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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I also wanted want to give a shout out to my friends at Cosgrove Partners & Accurate Manufactured Products Group Inc for making this photo shoot possible!