Brian Rodgers Jr. Indiana Commercial Photographer

Why Professional Portraits Are Important In Today's Digital Marketplace | Digital Art That Rocks LLC | Mishawaka, IN

 Why Professional Portraits Are Important In Today's Digital Marketplace | Digital Art That Rocks LLC | Mishawaka, IN

WHY ARE PROFESSIONAL PORTRAITS IMPORTANT? 

In todays world, a large majority of "first impressions" are often digital. Both professional & business related interactions often start online whether it’s through a company website or social media. Your professional headshot goes a long way in delivering a consistent digital identity & personal brand across all platforms that you choose to utilize. A professional headshot can help you establish credibility & trust when you’re connecting with other professionals on social media networks like Linkedin. Approach these digital interactions as you would any first impression.

PERSONAL BRANDING 

People don’t buy from companies, they buy from brands. Everyone has their own personal brand. Even if you work for a large company, sales are often generated as a direct result of a one on one interaction with a personal brand within that company. Whether you’re happy in your current position or you’re looking for new career opportunities, your personal brand is the catalyst for professional growth.

Midwest Commercial Advertising, Product & beverage Photography | Digital Art That Rocks LLC | Brian Rodgers Jr.

Happy New Year from Digital Art That Rocks LLC!  Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe 2016!

You path to better imagery starts here! If you're looking to integrate award winning commercial advertising photography into your marketing and advertising budget for 2016, you've come to the right place.

Digital Art That Rocks LLC is a commercial photography studio based out of Mishawaka Indiana. Great advertising starts with great imagery. Digital Art That Rocks produces high end commercial advertising photography, creative retouching, composite imagery and video services that help businesses connect with their customers. Because at Digital Art That Rocks, it's all in the details.

Specializing in Product Photography, Beverage Photography, Architectural Photography

Brian Rodgers Jr. | Commercial Photographer/Digital Artist | Digital Art that Rocks LLC
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How To Create Realistic Steam in Photoshop | Brian Rodgers Jr. | Digital Art That Rocks™

Brian Rodgers Jr. of Digital Art That Rocks™ shows you how to create realistic looking steam from scratch, right inside of Photoshop CC! His unique approach will have you creating realistic steam in no time!

As a retoucher, one of the things that I love about Photoshop is the ability to create things from scratch. Recently I was shooting a commercial product assignment and I had a cup of coffee in the background as a prop. It really added to the image, but it was by no means the focal point of the image. By the time I had everything right where I wanted it on set, the coffee was cold and no longer had real steam. Instead of brewing more coffee, as I had drank enough already that day, I decided it would be best to create it in Photoshop. I tried a few a few things first before ultimately coming up with a really cool and repeatable technique. I tried creating some custom brushes, and I got some pretty good results, but it was taking way too long to do it with the brush tool. So after about 10 minutes of experimenting, I developed a really cool technique that allows you to create realistic looking steam in just minutes! It utilizes one of Photoshop CC's new features. Check out the video to see how it works! 

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

Photographing Live Music at the Elkhart Jazz Festival | South Bend Indiana Commercial Photographer Brian Rodgers Jr.

In celebration of this years annual Elkhart Jazz Festival, I wanted to share some images that I shot at Elkhart Jazz Festival of jazz legend Tony Monaco and the Tony Monaco Trio. I had been hired to document the performance of this historic night and I think the shots turned out great! It couldn't have been a better evening, perfect summer temperatures, the smell of food, and the smooth sounds of jazz. I also think the fact that the stage was built in the middle of Main Street made for some really interesting and dynamic shots.