Title: MikesRightBrain | Ellis Island

Capture Date/Time: July 4 2008 12:10
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Sigma
Focal Length: 30mm
ISO: 200
Flash: None

Friend and fellow photoblogger Michael Chu gave me the challenge (and honor) of doing some presentation stills of his beautifully composed photography book which he did for his kid's second grade class. The second grade class did an Ellis Island simulation where all of the kids dress up in clothing similar to the time period (between 1892 and 1945) and pretend to undergo the hardships of immigration that were faced at those times. Mike volunteered to shoot portraits of every single student and put together this keepsake book for the parents.

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07.08.08/10:09 PM MikesRightBrain said:

Archie- thank you for the plug! These "product shots" came out great!

Mike

07.09.08/10:39 AM Bob Eddings said:

I agree, product shots like this are *much* harder than they might appear. The lighting and (lack of) reflectivity is perfectly controlled.

And ultimate props to Mike for what seems to be a great concept and execution. The gate-fold panorama is truly an amazing piece of art! What a keepsake for all involved.

07.15.08/08:12 AM garghe said:

Well done :D Where can I find this book ?