Cincinnati Commercial Photographer – Rick Lohre https://www.ricklohre.com Specializing in Product Photography, Aerial Photography & Healthcare Photography Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:15:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.ricklohre.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cropped-RLP-FAVICO-32x32.png Cincinnati Commercial Photographer – Rick Lohre https://www.ricklohre.com 32 32 Palm Phone PVG100 and why I switched… https://www.ricklohre.com/palm-phone-pvg100-and-why-i-switched/ https://www.ricklohre.com/palm-phone-pvg100-and-why-i-switched/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:13:55 +0000 https://www.ricklohre.com/?p=2613 Palm PVG 100 Standalone Smartphone – Full disclosure, the link in this text is an affiliate link. If you are familiar with the brand Palm, you’re old enough to know ...

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Palm PVG 100 Standalone Smartphone – Full disclosure, the link in this text is an affiliate link.

If you are familiar with the brand Palm, you’re old enough to know the old days of a multi function digital device that isn’t a “smartphone”. And you probably still associate it with what we knew “back in the day” as a PDA. More specifically in the late ’90’s

In recent years, Palm (now a “brand” not the original company that manufactured Palm Pilots) is attempting a sort of comeback. Seeking relavency in this new tech laden era, Palm now has reinvented the mobile phone in the form of a credit card sized SmartPhone which it hopes will help you be more connected to your life instead of the digital realm through your phone.

When the Palm Phone first hit the market, many reviewers down-rated the device, which then only acted as a companion to your current smartphone. Who in the world wants to carry two phones around with them?

Now, the latest edition of the Palm Phone can completely function on its own thanks to a standard phone SIM slot. Palm’s now marketing itself as a device which provides the functionality of a smartphone with the convenience of a less intrusive device, or as the company itself puts it: “a compact but powerful device for active lifestyles, digital minimalists, and people who live their lives outside of the screen”.

Here’s my rundown of the phone as I investigated it late last year as a way to sack Apple and ditch the iPhone in my life…

Design

….still writing…

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Covington Catholic XC 2019 https://www.ricklohre.com/covington-catholic-xc-2019/ https://www.ricklohre.com/covington-catholic-xc-2019/#respond Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:02:58 +0000 https://www.ricklohre.com/?p=2603 Covington Catholic Cross Country Photo Galleries from 2019 Season Louisville St. X Meet- August 24 2019 Grant County Meet JV – August 31 2019 Grant County Meet Varsity – August ...

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Covington Catholic Cross Country Photo Galleries from 2019 Season

Louisville St. X Meet- August 24 2019

Grant County Meet JV – August 31 2019
Grant County Meet Varsity – August 31 2019

Mason OH Meet – September 7 2019

Scott HS Meet – September 14 2019

Midwest Catholic Championships Dayton – September 21 2019

Williamstown Invitational Meet – September 28 2019 (No Gallery)

Diocesan Championship Meet – October 1 2019

Greater Louisville Classic Varsity – October 5 2019
Greater Louisville Classic Open – October 5 2019

NKAC CC Championship – October 12 2019

Cave Lake Fall Classic – October 19 2019

Varsity Regional – October 26 2019 – (No Gallery)

State Championships – November 03 2019

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Photographs from Abroad – Happy Humans https://www.ricklohre.com/5795/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:39:52 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/?p=1106 I am currently in Orvieto Italy, a small hill town just about 1 ½ hours north of Rome.  I spent today meandering the streets and walkways of the town with ...

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I am currently in Orvieto Italy, a small hill town just about 1 ½ hours north of Rome.  I spent today meandering the streets and walkways of the town with my family meeting the locals, shop owners, and a few tourists mixed in.
I met Paolo (the man pictured here) just after lunch as we were heading back to the Duomo to photograph the facade as the late afternoon light was beginning to create some great shadows and contrast.  I introduced myself to Paolo and asked if I could take his photo.  Through the broken English/Italian exchange he set down his attache and iPhone on the street and reached for my camera.  I very quickly realized he thought I wanted him to take a photo of me!  We shared a laugh and when I could muster enough Italian to explain I wanted a portrait of him, he was lit up with pride.  He turned to Julie, my producer and wife, and asked “Sei serio?” (Are you serious?) As we talked he was more than happy to oblige and was very curious about this personal project.  We talked and I took some portraits as I explained.

What I explained to him and what I realize I may not have yet explained here is that I want to capture as many portraits of “Happy Humans” as I can over the next few months and build a small body of work.  This has grown from a passing idea to a full blown personal project while I’m on assignment in Europe over the next three months.  I was struggling a bit on how to utilize this time between assignments and stock photography captures.  More on that after Paolo’s portraits…

Meet Paolo: A designer and chef.  What a combo right?

Happy Humans - Fuji X Series

Paolo says to Julie, “Sei serio? Tu vuoi la mia foto?” // “Are you serious? You want my photo?

Happy Humans - Fuji X Series

Happy Humans - Fuji X Series

Paolo says “It’s Okay!”

Where did this project come from??

It began with discussions Julie and I had about capturing some really impactful environmental portraits while we were abroad.  Similar to what I’ve done in years past.  Last year in particular I had been working on another personal project around portraits of religious and brought that to Europe with me and shot ~100x portraits of religious from Capri to Assisi to Rome.

This time, I really didn’t have a project set in mind beyond the assignments I brought and would be given while I was here.  Then I spoke with a good buddy back home one evening on the phone.  He and I talked about the photos of people that I was capturing.  We talked about the happiness factor in all of the images…tossed around a few ideas and then he suggested to me, “…you need to shoot 1,000x Happy Humans over the next 3 months”.  It immediately clicked.  Pun not intended.  I was going to shoot with a purpose of building out a Happy Humans body of work.  TD – Thanks brother!  You are my Ambassador of Quan! (He also happens to run an awesome blog Balance & Focused – Check it out)

As I started putting a plan together as to how to approach it, I initially thought this would be a great way to build on my portrait and conversational skills.  More than that though, as the idea simmered, I love the idea of showing people what it looks like to be happy.  I think so often we get caught up in all the tediousness that is “our life” and forget the one simple thing that makes it all worthwhile.  What we all want. What we can all have if we just let ourselves.

To be “Happy”.

Does that mean we have to have the perfect job?  Does that mean that we have to have perfectly behaved children?  Does that mean we need to have the perfect house?  No.  None of that means a shit unless we start out happy.

I was listening to a Tim Ferris podcast yesterday afternoon as I was driving back home to Orvieto and I heard a couple quotes that I thought resonated with happiness.  Neither is a perfect fit for where I’m going with this, but it does get across the main point.

“If you can’t be happy with what you have, nothing you ever get will make you happy.”  &
“Money, much like alcohol seems to exaggerate who they were already.”

WOW.  Marinate with that for a while.

So with that, I find that when I’m shooting street portraits abroad, I tend to seek out, purposefully albeit subconsciously, people who exude happiness.  They may not be the richest, the most affluent, the person with the perfect life, bud dog gone it, they are happy.

I’m now about capturing these portraits of Happy Humans in the moments I meet them.  It’s a project that has no real end game other than I hope that the photographs I share with you bring you some joy and realization that being happy is a state of mind.  A state of outlook, not a product of the things you have or do.  With that…enjoy!

 

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Great Drone Photography and Videography https://www.ricklohre.com/great-drone-photography-and-videography/ https://www.ricklohre.com/great-drone-photography-and-videography/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 18:14:10 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/?p=1738 Rick did a great job for me (as drone operator/ photographer). I’m in Los Angeles and he worked independently and delivered perfectly. Gordon Recht Gordon Recht Productions, Inc.

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Rick did a great job for me (as drone operator/ photographer). I’m in Los Angeles and he worked independently and delivered perfectly.

Gordon Recht
Gordon Recht Productions, Inc.

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10/10 would recommend to others in need of excellent product photogrpahy https://www.ricklohre.com/10-10-would-recommend-to-others-in-need-of-excellent-product-photogrpahy/ https://www.ricklohre.com/10-10-would-recommend-to-others-in-need-of-excellent-product-photogrpahy/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:41:53 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/?p=1732 Rick has always been a pleasure to work with! In addition to the phenomenal final artwork deliveries, he is always very mindful and accommodating to tight deadlines and restrictions my ...

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Rick has always been a pleasure to work with! In addition to the phenomenal final artwork deliveries, he is always very mindful and accommodating to tight deadlines and restrictions my company had.

10/10 would recommend Rick to others in need of excellent shots! He is very trustworthy and truly has an “eye” for what you’re looking for.

Cara Croley
Atkins & Pearce

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Friendly, professional, and a truly talented photography team https://www.ricklohre.com/friendly-professional-and-a-truly-talented-photography-team/ https://www.ricklohre.com/friendly-professional-and-a-truly-talented-photography-team/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:24:09 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/?p=1728 Rick and Julie are friendly, professional, and a truly talented team. They were great to work with and did an amazing job providing us with excellent photos to use beyond ...

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Rick and Julie are friendly, professional, and a truly talented team. They were great to work with and did an amazing job providing us with excellent photos to use beyond our expectations. They were respectful to all of our staff and clients while on-site. They even went above and beyond in their efforts and took a photo of a clients dog who was very sick at our 24-hour veterinary hospital receiving care. The photos turned out amazing – showing the true sweet personality of this special pet. Sadly, the pet passed away due to her medical condition, but the owners had this special photo from Rick and Julie to remember their beloved pet.

Stephanie S

CARE CENTER

Medical Photography - Veterinary Medical Photography - Veterinary

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Aerial Imaging – Obliques vs Verticals https://www.ricklohre.com/category-aerial-imaging-obliques-vs-verticals/ https://www.ricklohre.com/category-aerial-imaging-obliques-vs-verticals/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:11:02 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/index.php/2018/08/08/category-aerial-imaging-obliques-vs-verticals/ Drone camera angular drawing to show difference in vertical vs oblique aerial photography. There are many applications for aerial photography all requiring a specific visual capture…construction progress, traffic and roadway ...

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 Drone camera angular drawing to show difference in vertical vs oblique aerial photography. Drone camera angular drawing to show difference in vertical vs oblique aerial photography.

There are many applications for aerial photography all requiring a specific visual capture…construction progress, traffic and roadway investigation, environmental impact surveys, accident occurence documentation, property development and land use studies, boundary disputes and mapping, agricultural and landscape recording.  Each benefits from one or another type of view or sometimes a combination of both.

I work with my clients to determine the use and scope of the aerial imagery they want to capture and provide the proper aerial perspective and that will aid in their project needs. The first step is determining whether the image should be Vertical or Oblique.

  • Construction progress

  • Traffic and roadway investigation

  • Environmental impact surveys

  • Accident occurence documentation

  • Property development and Land use studies

  • Boundary disputes and mapping

  • Agricultural and landscape recording

Here is the difference between these two types of aerial perspectives.

Vertical Aerial Photo

(taken from the air straight down onto the subject, aerial photo appears like a terrain view on a map)

Vertical aerial photographs show the placement of buildings, streets, land plots and open spaces.

 Covington Catholic High School construction aerial photo - Vertical Aerial Photograph Covington Catholic High School construction aerial photo – Vertical Aerial Photograph

Oblique Aerial Photo

(taken at an angular perspective showing sides of buildings often with horizon in view )

Oblique aerial photos are valuable in capturing the appearance of buildings or other vertical features that rise from the ground such as stadiums, topography, etc as they are shot from an angle and show perspective in relation to the ground and horizon.

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2018 Homestake Steep Creek move to Dowd Chute… https://www.ricklohre.com/category-2018-homestake-steep-creek-move-to-dowd-chute/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:05:27 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/index.php/2018/06/14/category-2018-homestake-steep-creek-move-to-dowd-chute/ WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS… When covering the GoPro Mountain Games one of my favorite events to capture is the Homestake Steep Creek Championship kayak race.  Due to lower water ...

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS…

When covering the GoPro Mountain Games one of my favorite events to capture is the Homestake Steep Creek Championship kayak race.  Due to lower water levels this year, the event was moved from its original location on Homestake Creek to Dowd Chute on the Eagle River, near Eagle-Vail.

Now aptly named the Oh Chute Kayak Challenge…here are a few shots from the event.

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IFSC World Cup https://www.ricklohre.com/category-ifsc-world-cup/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:43:54 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/index.php/2018/06/14/category-ifsc-world-cup/ I had the pleasure again to photograph this years Mountain Games and the IFSC World Cup in Vail Colorado this year.  Here are a few photos from the finals of ...

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I had the pleasure again to photograph this years Mountain Games and the IFSC World Cup in Vail Colorado this year.  Here are a few photos from the finals of the World Cup of Bouldering featuring this years winner Rei Sugimoto!

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Now offering Ortho Mosaic and Ortho Rectified Aerial Images https://www.ricklohre.com/category-now-offering-ortho-mosaic-and-ortho-rectified-aerial-images/ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:04:47 +0000 http://www.ricklohre.com/index.php/2018/04/24/category-now-offering-ortho-mosaic-and-ortho-rectified-aerial-images/ Excited to be now able to offer my aerial photography clients  Ortho Mosaic Aerial Photography We can now generate Ortho mosaic Maps, Digital Elevation Models, aerial 3D models, point clouds ...

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Excited to be now able to offer my aerial photography clients  Ortho Mosaic Aerial Photography

We can now generate Ortho mosaic Maps, Digital Elevation Models, aerial 3D models, point clouds and digital surface models (DSM) from aerial data.

For those who aren’t familiar, an ortho mosaic, orthophoto, orthophotograph or orthoimage is an aerial photograph geometrically corrected (“orthorectified”) such that the scale is uniform: the photo has the same lack of distortion as a map. Unlike an uncorrected aerial photograph, an orthophotograph can be used to measure true distances, because it is an accurate representation of the Earth’s surface, having been adjusted for topographic relief, lens distortion, and camera tilt.

Put simply, an orthomosaic map is a detailed, accurate photo representation of an area, created out of many photos that have been stitched together and geometrically corrected (“orthorectified”) so that it is as accurate as a map.

Here are a few examples of ortho rectified aerial surveys & 3D aerial models.

Contact us to see how we can help with your aerial mapping and photography survey needs.

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