The Hero Shot - Commercial Photographer And Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr

The Hero Shot - Commercial Photographer And Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr
In 2016 Brian became a part-time writer for Fstoppers.com and within just a few months became the highest rated product photographer on the Fstoppers Community

Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist and product photography expert Brian Rodgers Jr. teamed up with the crew at Fstoppers late last fall to produce a comprehensive tutorial on all things product photography. This tutorial is over 13 hours long and provides an incredible value for anyone looking to develop their skills in product photography. In this tutorial, Brian teaches a wealth of knowledge through his years of experience specializing in commercial product photography. 

We've worked with a lot of world-class photographers over the years but I am confident in saying that Brian Rodgers Jr is by far the hardest working photography instructor I've worked with. He worked at least 15 hours every single day preparing, filming, and then post-processing each of the shots for this tutorial without a single day off. We filmed this tutorial in in just seven days but it's taken us months to finish editing it. - Lee Morris

Brian Rodgers Jr of Digital Art That Rocks Teams Up With Fstoppers

 In Charleston South Carolina on the beautiful Atlantic Coast doing some product photography tutorials with www.fstoppers.com Left to Right: Patrick Hall (Fstoppers), Elia Locardi (World Travel Photographer), Brian Rodgers Jr. (Digital Art That Rocks), Lee Morris (Fstoppers), David Strauss (Fstoppers)

In Charleston South Carolina on the beautiful Atlantic Coast doing some product photography tutorials with www.fstoppers.com Left to Right: Patrick Hall (Fstoppers), Elia Locardi (World Travel Photographer), Brian Rodgers Jr. (Digital Art That Rocks), Lee Morris (Fstoppers), David Strauss (Fstoppers)

Fstoppers recently invited Mishawaka/South Bend, Indiana Commercial Advertising Photographer & Digital Artist Brian Rodgers Jr. of Digital Art That Rocks to Fstoppers headquarters in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Fstoppers produced and filmed some upcoming video tutorials with Brian sharing some of his knowledge & expertise on product photography and photoshop techniques. 

These videos will be published and featured on the official fstoppers.com website as well as their youtube channel. Videos will be released soon, so keep an eye out. And if you're not already, be sure to check out some of Brian's articles on fstoppers.com and give him a follow by clicking on his Fstoppers Profile

 Brian Rodgers Jr. on set at Fstoppers headquarters doing a studio lighting demonstration for product photography

Brian Rodgers Jr. on set at Fstoppers headquarters doing a studio lighting demonstration for product photography

 Behind the Scenese with Brian Rodgers Jr. on set at Fstoppers headquarters recording a video tutorial on Photoshop Retouching & Compositing

Behind the Scenese with Brian Rodgers Jr. on set at Fstoppers headquarters recording a video tutorial on Photoshop Retouching & Compositing

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!

South Bend Indiana Commercial /Editorial Portrait & Headshot Photography | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks LLC

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Though Brian Rodgers Jr. of Digital Art That Rocks LLC is most known for his product and beverage photography work, he also produces some of the most compelling commercial portraits and headshot photography in the South Bend/Michiana Indiana area. Whether you need a professional headshot for Linkedin, a commercial/editorial portrait for publication or syndication, or simply a corporate portrait with style, Digital Art That Rocks LLC has you covered!

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art that Rocks LLC | South Bend Indiana Commercial Advertising Photography

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
— Steve Jobs

I don't typically get all philosophical on my blog, but I just wanted to simply say, find something in life that you love doing, and just go for it! Put your heart and soul into it. Could you imagine, if everyone in the world could do what they love for a living, the world would be a much better place.

If you're in a job right now, dreaming of bigger things, go out and make your dreams a reality! Start today! You can't wait for things to happen, you have to make things happen. It's going to take some time, maybe even years. It's going to be a lot of hard work to get there. Through struggle comes strength.

This is just me having fun testing some lighting before photographing some executive portraits on location. Did you know that smiles are contagious? I kid you not, when you smile, other people smile, imagine that...the camera looks both ways