Image Accepted into “America” Gallery Show


The image below was accepted into the “America” Show at A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.   Juried by D. Clarke Evans
Exhibition dates: June 24 to August 21, 2011.  Opening reception: July 2, 2011, 4 to 7 PM.  You can see all the accepted images here:  Accepted Images  Of the 392 submitted images, 50 were selected for the show.  I feel very honored to be a part of  the “America” show! 

BTW this is the 3rd open call show in a row that I have been accepted into at A. Smith Gallery!  🙂  It’s the 7th gallery show in which I have had fine art images accepted. 

A special shout out and thanks to Judith Farber and all my friends at Photoworkshop.com for all the help you have given me throughout the years.   I have learned so much from all of you!  🙂   

American Girl

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Autism Walk 2011


On Saturday, April 30, 2011 I photographed the Autism Walk at Westdale Mall for the 4th year now.  I love working with these kids and their families! 

Autism is on the rise in this country, there is a reason for this and we need to find what is causing this rise.  If you can, please make a donation here.   http://www.eciautismsociety.org/ 

While I was taking care of photographing the different teams, Stubby Webb was busy taking candids of the walk itself and the kids being themselves just having fun.   All the candid shots in the slide show and below were photographed by Stubby. 

If you would like to purchase one of these or other candid images from this event you can do so by going HERE.    All profits from any sales will go right back to the East Central Iowa Autism Society. 

Ok, now for the pictures….I’m trying something a little different on this post. 

All of the images I included in this post could be considered “snapshots” and they are definitely “candid images”, but in my opinion they go beyond just ordinary snapshots and candids.   I believe that a photograph is much more than a snapshot, or at least it should be, if it is to have any meaning to it.   I believe photographs should have meaning, they should tell a story, pose a question, they should make you FEEL!  All of these “ingrediants” are recognized and captured by a photographer in a split second.  These ingrediants, the FEELINGS, the memories of times past, are what truly adds “VALUE” to a photograph!  The emotions, the feelings, and the memories!  🙂 

Below some of the images, I wrote a description of the image, my interpretation if you will of what I personally “feel” when viewing them. 

Please let me know what you think of the descriptions by leaving a comment or subscribing to my blog.   If you like, I may just be persuaded to include it in future posts.   🙂

There is also a short slide show at the bottom of this post, take a few minutes to check it out also! 

One last thing, a special thanks to Stubby Webb for helping me out with this event! 

I love the mood in this image of this little girl!  This image leaves me wondering a bit, what is she concentrating on?  If you dig deeper into the image you can see some symbolism in it also.  There is light behind her, soft and cuddly and warm in the middle and very sweet, all which are part of  her personality, but there is a dark wall in front of her also.  Ahhhh the POWER of photography!  🙂 

This little guy just came right up to me while I was doing team pictures.  Fun little guy full of personality!  🙂  I love the look on his face! 

Yes in a crowd, but feeling a bit alone or isolated?

What child can resist these things! 

Love the look on this little guys face, but beyond that I like the three hands merging together in the bottom right corner.

I really love the interaction in this image, you can tell there is fun as well as love between these two.  Love the girls little hands holding on to the wrist at the bottom.   It’s just one of those images where you can “feel the love”.

Doing what a toddler does best, give me, I want!!!!!  LoL

Fun image, love the contrast in expressions between the little girl and the Kernals mascot. 

Yes this image may be a little “busy”, lots of people in it, but the way it was shot the viewers eye goes straight to the little boy with the balloon and that devilish look of his!  Then your eye starts to wonder a little bit, you see the faces of the different people and you start to wonder what is on each persons mind. 

     

How more symbolic can you get?  Reaching toward the light!  or maybe a cure? 

Nothing like a little “attitude”, this one just makes me smile!  🙂 

There just is no substiute for the look of “wonderment” on a childs face!  Taking it all in, learning so much while doing so!

  

Love that BIG smile on his face, but I also love that “secure” feeling of him holding the adults hand! 

Just one of those “awww” moments!  🙂  Both the image above and the one below.

Just plain old cute!   What a great natural smile!   And what kid doesn’t have something on their shirt!  🙂 LoL

So, that’s it!  Like I say let me know what you think of the descriptions, and while you are here, take a few more minutes and enjoy the slideshow also! 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Recent Randomness


In addition to working with clients and producing images that go beyond ordinary images for them, I really enjoy getting out and doing personal work.  I find it is great practice for improving how I “see” things and it really helps me to constantly improve my photography skills!  LoL in other words I have my camera with me just about anywhere I go!  🙂 

 These first two images are from the big snowstorm we had the first of Feb, just two months ago.  I’m sooo happy the “white stuff” is gone for a while!  🙂  I like these two images because they also show my mural that Stubby Webb did for me last November.  🙂  Thank you Miss Stubby! 

I love the challenge of Street Shooting also.  A couple of weeks ago Claire McGranahan, Greg Frieden, and myself went exploring in downtown Cedar Rapids.   The thing I like about street shooting is there is always a picture waiting around just about any corner, a blank canvas so to speak!  It’s great practice on the art of “seeing”   These next 4 are just some playing around with window reflections.

The image below is a shot of Claire shooting straight up the building.  🙂  Sorry Claire, I couldn’t resist!  🙂

I loved this wall!  A couple of stencils of a flag and Statue of Liberty. 

A random boot left in a parking lot, you just know there is a story behind this, but not sure I want to know what it really is!  LoL  🙂

This was taken inside a parking garage, I liked the way the sunshine was pouring in. 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Orchestra Iowa – Verdi Requiem


On March 19, 2011 I once again had the honor of photographing one of Orchestra Iowa’s performances!  Words can’t really describe how much I enjoy these events and working with the great people and musicians that make up Orchestra Iowa! 

I arrive and talk specifics with Christy Frost and Robert Massey on what they are looking for.  We scope out my “spots” which varies with the different venues.  This venue was the Concert Hall at College Community which  has some of the best acoustics in this area. 

The musicians start their warmup which gives a subtle hint of the great performance about to unfold.  Then silence for a few minutes until maestro Timothy Hankewich comes on stage and takes charge.  The music starts….

It’s hard for me to describe what happens next, but I’m gonna try!  🙂  Once the music starts the best way I can describe it is I just zone out.  I see the faces on the musicians, hear the music, the music inspires me, and that just multiplies on itself throughout the performance. 

A special Thank You to Orchestra Iowa for placing your trust in me and allowing me to photograph their events!

Thank you to Claire McGranahan also for helping out at this event!  Great job and great eye! 

 

photo by 2nd photographer Claire McGranahan

photo by 2nd photographer Claire McGranahan

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As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Emma and Thomas


 Two really awesome kids, so FULL of personality!

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 
 
 
 
 

ADDY Awards – Feb 18, 2011


Last Friday night I had a great time photographing the ADDY awards at Theater Cedar Rapids.  Made some new friends and saw a couple old friends.  They even had a red carpet for the attendees, complete with paparazzi!  THAT was a lot of fun! 

A special thanks to Elyse Fletcher for contacting  me to photograph this event! 

 

  I LOVED this image by Kirk Murray! 

  Maddie presented the award to Kirk.

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Sterling’s Senior Portraits


Sterling and friends drove up from Iowa City in snow last Saturday for his senior portraits.  Hope you like them Sterling and thanks for choosing Visions Photography! 

Special thanks to Curtis Harris for telling you about me, Curtis owns the best, most personable limo service in the area….Savvy Excursions.  http://www.facebook.com/curtis.l.harris

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483