Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde: Blog https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog en-us Fotoset by James Luedde (Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:34:00 GMT Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:34:00 GMT https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/img/s/v-12/u263207256-o679047221-50.jpg Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde: Blog https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog 120 90 Events and those key elements https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2019/7/events-and-those-key-elements Some recent commercial event work with Adventhealth and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with those little details that make it memorable.

 

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Dropping Knowledge on The Dos Cocos Locos Podcast https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2019/6/dropping-knowledge-on-the-dos-cocos-locos-podcast Honored to have met the Dos Cocos Locos this past year. True hustlers in this world of self employed creatives. I sat down with them recently and talked about photography, the creative process and some topics that I hope to share more on in the near future. Check it out!

 

 

 

"Hey what up PEEPS! We are super excited to have you stop by and listen to our SIXTEENTH podcast and drop some FRESH #CoconutFIRE (knowledge bombs for those of you who are new)! In our sixteenth episode, we had the pleasure to sit down with James who we consider one of our close photography mentors. We first met James while selling stuff at an art market, then grabbed some coffee a few days later at The Blind Tiger and well-you know how the rest goes. James talks about his 12+ years of experience in the photography game, the law of attraction and dives into some of the stories behind some of his favorite photos. Thank you James once again for taking the time hang out with us and also for sharing some flaming hot #CoconutFIRE! Enjoy! If you want to get to know more information about James, check out the following links: Instagram: @fotosetbyjames Website: fotosetbyjames.com and tampa-photographer.com"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent College Softball with HCC Athletics https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2019/3/recent-college-softball-action-with-hcc-athletics Each year I challenge myself to get a fresh perspective. I've had some fun shooting with some old manual lenses to give a different feel during those candid moments in between.  Sometimes it's those that matter most. 

 

 

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Kicking off 2019 - Documenting Monumental Moments for Organizations through Photography https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2019/2/kicking-off-2019---documenting-monumental-moments-for-organizations-through-photography If I had to pick a theme to start off 2019 it would be documentary event photography. A beautiful thing happens.. as I grow so do my clients. Through milestone points in history, special events or through major branding campaigns a need exists to provide compelling photographs to document these great moments for clients. The photos below range from work with Advent Health, Patel Conservatory at The Straz and Hillsborough Community College who happens to be celebrating their 50 year anniversary!

 

 

 

 

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Street Photography Mini Photo Books - A Unique Gift - Limited Time for the Holidays https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/11/photo-gifts---limited-time-holiday-sales Get an on-the-go, unique photo-sharing gift with Accordion Mini Photo Books from The Thin Line Project. 

 

For a limited time you can purchase select gifts with your favorite “Thin Line Project” photographs including the fun size mini accordion photo books. These gift options give you a unique gift giving opportunity for the upcoming holidays.

Want to select your own photos from the project and configure the book? Simply
click here to visit the ordering page and use the quick shop list or select a few of your favorite photos and click the buy option to walk through the intuitive online creation and secure ordering process.

Prefer my personal artistic touch? This is a faster option for you...
Click here to go straight to the pre-order checkout page, place your order and I will send you or yours a mini photo book customized with my favorite picks from The Thin Line Project.

Have questions or need help? Email or call me and I will be happy to assist! -   James Luedde

The Thin LIne - Mini Photo BooksThe Thin Line Project, mini photo books. A limited sales run for the holidays. The Thin LIne - Mini Photo BooksThe Thin Line Project, mini photo books. A limited sales run for the holidays.

 

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Portraits and Looks at NYFW September 2018 https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/9/portraits-and-looks-at-nyfw-september-2018

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The Thin Line - Street Photography Exhibit at the Portico Tampa by James Luedde https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/7/the-thin-line---street-photography-exhibit-at-the-portico-tampa-by-james-luedde My second installment of The Thin Line, a street photography exhibit, is up at the Portico in Downtown Tampa, FL through September 2018. I will hold an artist talk as part of Tampa's 4th Friday events on August 24, 2018 starting at 6pm. The Portico also holds their open mic event at the same time which makes it a nice interactive environment. I hope you can join me. More information on the project can be found at www.thethinlineproject.com .

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Local Men's Ice Hockey Photos - Team and Action Wesley Chapel https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/7/local-mens-ice-hockey-photos---team-and-action-wesley-chapel Andrew from the Banana Hammocks called to have me help memorialize their season with a team photo and some action photos at The Florida Hospital Centre Ice complex in Wesley Chapel, FL. A classic run for the cup in the old fellas league. 

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Building Photo Assets for The Patel Conservatory https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/6/building-photo-assets-for-the-patel-conservatory A few years ago I started working with The Patel Conservatory at The Straz Center for The Performing Arts in Downtown Tampa, FL. Part of the work has been capturing their talented students in action during class, camps, summer intensive programs and performances. The assests obtained help give The Patel Conservatory's Advertising and Marketing Departments plenty of options to support their brand in their yearly brochures and other media to promote their brand.

 

 

 

 

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MLB Tampa Bay Rays https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/6/mlb-tampa-bay-rays Recently I had an opportunity to cover a couple Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball Games. I have many years of experience shooting sports but this would be my first time on the field during a MLB Baseball game. Images shot for www.garysheltonsports.com

Duffy makes a play at third for the Rays facing Seattle in St. Petersburg, FL. June 10, 2018, James Luedde/Garysheltonsports.com Bauers hitting for the Rays facing Seattle in St. Petersburg, FL. June 10, 2018, James Luedde/Garysheltonsports.com Diego Castillo closes against the Blue Jays./James Luedde Matt Andriese ptiches against the Blue Jays./James Luedde Willy Adames makes a stop on a double play./James Luedde Christian Arroyo throws to first on a double play./James Luedde Players celebrate in the win against the Blue Jays./James Luedde

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Tampa 24 Hours https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/4/tampa-24-hours Tampa, FL. April 7, 2018: James Luedde, Tampa Bay area Photographer, represented Tampa in The World’s Largest Street Photography Event April 7, 2018. The24HourProject began at 12:01am where over 2500 participants from over 700 cities and 150 countries set out in their city to create and share one photo per hour during twenty four hours. On one single day we get to see the world from a different point of view, humanity documented by local photographers. Through the 24HourProject’s mission, values and global exhibitions, the project reaches millions of individuals annually showcasing the human connection of images and real live stories. In addition to documenting humanity throughout the Tampa Bay area James also documented stories of women in concert with the project’s additional theme in 2018, documenting stories of women around the world. As a way to empower women, this year the 24HourProject is collaborating with Shakti Vahini, a non-profit organization in India which empowers, educates and defends women and their human rights. More information about the project can be found at http://24hourproject.org/ or via Instagram @24hourproject.


“Prior to the project start date I was excited and nervous at the same time. Spending 24 consecutive hours on the street shooting brings challenges in itself. My personal “Thin Line Project” thethinlineproject.com where street photography and my personal feelings and emotions intersect have given me a comfort level in doing this type of work. However, there is a level of fear, vulnerability and challenge to create that swirls up a nervous but exciting feeling. I hoped to just let go and see where the 24 hours would take me. I did it once in New York City and always wanted to shoot for 24 hours here in my hometown. Seems meant to be in some way. I have to say I was not let down. I made connections with strangers, challenged my ability to create and pushed my comfort limit while documenting what I felt and saw.” – James Luedde

The photos in the gallery represent a selection of photos over the 24 hour period. Some were shared as part of the actual project representing an hour in Tampa Bay at any given time. There are a few select photos that were interesting enough to include in the gallery after the fact.

The selection of hourly photos can be seen on Instagram at @fotosetbyjames

 

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James Luedde to represent Tampa in The World’s Largest Street Photography Event https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2018/4/tampa-bay-area-photographer-james-luedde-to-represent-tampa

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Tampa Bay area Photographer James Luedde to represent Tampa in The World’s Largest Street Photography Event April 7, 2018.

James Luedde to represent Tampa as part of the 24HourProject April 7th, 2018.

Tampa, FL. April 2, 2018:  James Luedde, Tampa Bay area Photographer, will represent Tampa in The World’s Largest Street Photography Event April 7, 2018. The24HourProject begins April 7th, 2018 where over 2500 participants from over 700 cities and 150 countries create and share one photo per hour during twenty four hours. On one single day we get to see the world from a different point of view, humanity documented by local photographers. Through the 24HourProject’s mission, values and global exhibitions, the project reaches millions of individuals annually showcasing the human connection of images and real live stories. In addition to documenting humanity throughout the Tampa Bay area James will also be documenting stories of women in concert with the project’s additional theme in 2018, documenting stories of women around the world. As a way to empower women, this year the 24HourProject is collaborating with Shakti Vahini, a non-profit organization in India which empowers, educates and defends women and their human rights. More information about the project can be found at http://24hourproject.org/ or via Instagram @24hourproject.

“I am excited and nervous at the same time. Spending 24 consecutive hours on the street shooting brings challenges in itself. My personal “Thin Line Project” thethinlineproject.com where street photography and my personal feelings and emotions intersect have given me a comfort level in doing this type of work. However, there is a level of fear, vulnerability and challenge to create that swirls up a nervous but exciting feeling. I hope to just let go and see where the 24 hours takes me. I did it once in New York City and always wanted to shoot for 24 hours here in my hometown. Seems meant to be in some way.” – James Luedde

James Luedde - Fotoset Photography, a self-taught Florida based photographer who adds a creative, journalistic approach to event, sports, portrait and commercial photography. Recipient of the 2013 CL Visions Award, commissioned for photography projects for a wide range of companies and mediums. Commercially James offers creative photography services including event photography, individual & action sports photography, commercial advertising & marketing photography along with lifestyle photography services. Artistically James finds passion and a connection with Street Photography as seen in his recent work, The Thin Line, which explores transparency and mental health.

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Street Style Portraits New York Fashion Week 2017 https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2017/10/street-style-portraits-new-york-fashion-week-2017 Shooting street style is where it's at during Fashion Week. The rush of getting some magic photographs while connecting with models, fashion fans, other influencers and pretty much anyone with a look is rewarding. Constantly working with available light as it bounces around on the city streets makes for some amazing photographs if used to your advantage.

A few to share..

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NYC 24 Hours https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2017/9/nyc-24-hours

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James Luedde in New York City for New York Fashion Week 2017 September https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2017/8/james-luedde-in-new-york-city-for-new-york-fashion-week-2017-september Excited to travel to NYC in September for a mix of personal time and business in the streets of NY during New York Fashion Week in September 2017. I still have some availability for freelance assignments (email fotosetbyjames@gmail.com) and also carved out some time for plenty of street style shooting. I look forward to taking in the excitement, sounds and people of NYC during this exciting time. Let's link up!

Here's a small mix of some street style and studio and of course what I've come to be so passionate about.. street photography from the past:

 

A women waits for traffic to pass while crossing the street in Times Square, New York City, NY., May 19, 2011, James Luedde

 

 

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5th Year - Commercial Athletics Photography for Hillsborough Community College https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2017/8/5th-year---commercial-athletics-photography-for-hillsborough-community-college This season and year will be my 5th year working with Hillsborough Community College Athletics. With reaching such an important personal milestone I was excited to partner with HCC's Marketing Team to try some different, more creative approaches with the photography than in years past. I am excited to see what HCC's designers come up with integrating the photography assets into their branding for HCC Athletics.

 

 

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Art of The Brick - Nathan Sawaya's First Pitch at The Rays https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2017/6/art-of-the-brick---nathan-sawayas-first-pitch-at-the-rays A couple weeks ago I was contacted by one of Nathan's associates and hired to help document his expereince leading up to and throwing the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game on June 21st 2017. It was a great time and experience to hang with Nathan and his team. The impact of his work using Legos as a medium really appeals to all ages and if different ways.. a beautiful thing about art. The Art of The Brick exhibit runs through September 2nd in Tampa and was made possible by the Vinik Family Foundation. Be sure to check it out!

 

 

 

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2016-2017 Hillsborough Community College Volleyball https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/11/2016-2017-hillsborough-community-college-volleyball Excited to continue work this year with the HCC Hawks! Here's a sample of what is done for each athletic team. The photos provide a comprehensive package of photos for promotion and marketing.

 

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More street wandering https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/11/more-street-wandering Street wandering in Tampa and DC.. my therapy. 

 

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Dance Candids for The Patel Conservatory at The Straz https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/8/dance-candids-for-the-patel-conservatory-at-the-straz Recently I had the opportunity to work with The Patel Conservatory here in Tampa, Florida. The Straz Center is one of the only performing arts centers in the nation with an on-site, accredited performing arts conservatory. The Patel Conservatory offers arts education courses and programs in dance, theater and music, allowing students to advance from discovery to mastery. The goals with my work here was to capture candids during the class setting for the following year's marketing materials.

 

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Dance Photography Workshop with HCC Dance https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/8/dance-photography-workshop-with-hcc-dance 2 weeks ago I had the opportunity to lead a workshop during the Hillsborough Community College's Dance Summer Intensive. The goal was to help educate the participants on topics relating to photography and it's intersection with dance. The workshop included an hour and a half presentation/discussion followed by an hour and a half photo shoot and feedback session. The positive feedback from the participants and the interaction was amazing!

Here are some photographs made during the second half of the workshop.

 

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Rodeo Action from Ft. Worth Stockyards https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/5/rodeo-action-from-ft-worth-stockyards Some work in Ft. Worth Texas earlier this year for TBRA. Published in the Rodeo News magazine.

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More street work around Tampa https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/5/more-street-work-around-tampa

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Event work with the Nikon Df https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/4/event-work-with-the-nikon-df For me the Nikon Df continues to fit in perfectly to my workflow and equipment lineup. It is starting to show some wear which I hope to detail in a long term review soon. For now here are some photos from recent event work.

 

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Boxing with Premier Boxing Champions https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2016/2/boxing-with-premier-boxing-champions I had an exciting opportunity to work for Haymon Sports shooting for Premier Boxing Champions January 30 and 31st.. great people, great event and great fighters. Some photos pulled from around the web.. the job involved both portrait work for live production and action photos.

 

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Street Work in Downtown Tampa https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/11/street-work-in-downtown-tampa

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Hillsborough Community College Men's Basketball https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/11/hillsborough-community-college-mens-basketball I have the opportunity of working with the HCC Hawks Athletics Department here in Tampa, FL. Each year we arrange for team and individual photos and sometimes have some extra time to play around. Here I had about 10 extra minutes so why not put down the heavy DLSR and pull out my recent pickup of a Nikon Coolpixa. Its really fun to play with and very strobe friendly with its electronic shutter! Not much post processing here.. just some tones and a crop.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tampa International Airport https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/9/tampa-international-airport

While waiting for a flight to Dominican Republic, James Luedde

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) 2015 Bat Mitzvah Dominican Republic Event Fotosetbyjames James Luedde On location Photography Punta Cana Tampabay airport TIA Tampa International Airport Travel https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/9/tampa-international-airport Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:40:31 GMT
Morning Light on an English Saddleseat Rider and Her Horse https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/9/morning-light-on-an-english-saddleseat-rider-and-her-horse

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) Avalon Avalon Stables Equine Florida Fotoset Fotoset by James Horse James Luedde Nikon Nikon Df Nikon USA Odessa Photography Rider Saddlebred Saddleseat Tampa Tampa Bay Wesley Chapel https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/9/morning-light-on-an-english-saddleseat-rider-and-her-horse Fri, 18 Sep 2015 01:36:05 GMT
Daytona Beach Pier https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/4/daytona-beach-pier

Daytona Beach Pier seen through the sea fog and haze.

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Missy Chandler in Downtown Tampa https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/1/missy-chandler-in-downtown-tampa

Missy Chandler in Downtown Tampa, FL., January 17, 2015, James Luedde.

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) nikon nikondf model photography editorial candid street photography fotoset fotosetbyjames tampa tampabay https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2015/1/missy-chandler-in-downtown-tampa Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:07:15 GMT
At the Boardr in Tampa.. https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/11/at-the-boardr-in-tampa Frontside Grind Tuesday at @theboardr in Tampa, FL., November 25, 2014, James Luedde. #skateboarding #theboardr #tampabay #igers #igerstampa #fotosetbyjames #nikondf #nikon

Frontside Grind Tuesday at @theboardr in Tampa, FL., November 25, 2014, James Luedde. #skateboarding #theboardr #tampabay #igers #igerstampa #fotosetbyjames #nikondf #nikon

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) theboardr Tampa florida James Luedde skateboarding theboardr tampabay #fotosetbyjames nikondf nikon https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/11/at-the-boardr-in-tampa Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:52:33 GMT
A plane on approach to TIA https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/10/a-plane-on-approach-to-tia A passenger plane overhead on approach to Tampa International Airport October 16, 2014 at Cypress Point Park in Tampa, FL. James Luedde. @igers_tampa #igers #igerstampa #planes #tampa #cypresspointpark #fotosetbyjames #silhoutte #nikondf #nikon

A passenger plane overhead on approach to Tampa International Airport October 16, 2014 at Cypress Point Park in Tampa, FL. James Luedde. @igers_tampa #igers #igerstampa #planes #tampa #cypresspointpark #fotosetbyjames #silhoutte #nikondf #nikon

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) planes plane overhead landing approach Tampa TIA silhouette sun Nikon df nikondf Tampa bay Fotoset fotosetbyjames james luedde https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/10/a-plane-on-approach-to-tia Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:21:12 GMT
The sun sets on Madeira Beach https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/10/the-sun-sets-on-madeira-beach And she kissed the day goodnight... Madeira Beach, FL., October 24, 2014, James Luedde. #sunset #igerstampa #igers #nikondf #beach #tampabay #fotosetbyjames

And she kissed the day goodnight... Madeira Beach, FL., October 24, 2014, James Luedde. #sunset #igerstampa #igers #nikondf #beach #tampabay #fotosetbyjames

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) sunset beach Madeira Beach seagulls Nikon df Nikon df Tampa bay Fotoset fotosetbyjames james luedde https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/10/the-sun-sets-on-madeira-beach Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:20:23 GMT
Jon & C2 Design's Widebody SL65 Build https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/8/jon-c2-designs-widebody-sl65-build Jon Razon's Mercedes Benz SL65 Widebody - photo work from the collection

Another one of Jon and C2 Design's epic builds, MB SL65 Widebody. It was like going back to school.. I was telling the client I was nervous to shoot in a parking garage again.. Much like the old days running around like we used to do. Felt I might have moved on trying to make photos more unique but I found this really refreshing to apply what I've learned over the years to something we used to do back in the day every weekend. #mbworld #mercedesbenz #sl65 #sl #sl65widebody #shootepic ##carporn #carswithoutlimits #iamspeedhunter #tampa #fotosetbyjames @rotiform_wheels #rotiformblq #advanceperformance

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) mbworld mercedesbenz sl65 sl sl65widebody shootepic carporn carswithoutlimits iamspeedhunter tampa fotosetbyjames rotiformwheels rotiformblq advanceperformance https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/8/jon-c2-designs-widebody-sl65-build Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:29:31 GMT
Tampa Comic Con 2014 https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/8/tampa-comic-con-2014

A few faces of Tampa Comic Con August 2, 2014, Tampa, FL., James Luedde.

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) tampa florida comic con tbcc tbcc2014 cosplay poa storm trooper dr. paul bearer 2014 faces costume portraits nikon df fotosetbyjames james luedde https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/8/tampa-comic-con-2014 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 03:29:40 GMT
A Palestinian man participates in.... https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/7/a-palestinian-man-participates-in A Palestinian man participates in an organized rally on the conflict between Palestine and Israel in Dallas, TX, July 20, 2014, James Luedde. #palestine #israel #conflict #dallas #texas #fotosetbyjames #igers #igersdallas

A Palestinian man participates in an organized rally on the conflict between Palestine and Israel in Dallas, TX, July 20, 2014, James Luedde. #palestine #israel #conflict #dallas #texas #fotosetbyjames #igers #igersdallas

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) Palestinian Gaza Israel conflict war rally Dallas TX texas July 20 2014 James Luedde Fotoset fotosetbyjames Nikon df https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/7/a-palestinian-man-participates-in Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:00:35 GMT
Action at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/7/action-at-the-stockyards-championship-rodeo-in-fort-worth-texas A rider competes at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo on Saturday July 19, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX, James Luedde. @stockyardsrodeo #FWRodeo #Rodeo #barrelracing #equine #equineexperience #fotosetbyjames

A rider competes at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo on Saturday July 19, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX, James Luedde. @stockyardsrodeo #FWRodeo #Rodeo #barrelracing #equine #equineexperience #fotosetbyjames

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) barrel racing equine sports rodeo horse riding fort worth Dallas fort worth stockyards speed agility nikondf df fotoset fotosetbyjames https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/7/action-at-the-stockyards-championship-rodeo-in-fort-worth-texas Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:42:54 GMT
Tampa Criterium March 2014 https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/7/tampa-criterium-march-2014

Riders compete during the Gasparilla Criterium in downtown Tampa, FL., March 29, 2014. Photos by James Luedde.

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) cycling sports tampa photographer criterium downtown action motion fotoset james luedde https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/7/tampa-criterium-march-2014 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:17:49 GMT
Nikon Df - No Regrets https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/2/nikon-df---no-regrets So I was one of the first people to jump on the Nikon Df getting my pre-order in and rushing delivery to put my hands on it. I held off on writing a review to give a fair shake and really put it through some paces. I was and maybe still am someone waiting on a D300 replacement. While I have had some success in photography as a business I account much of that to making smart spending choices when it comes to replacing and upgrading gear. I am sure some reading this might be saying "why the Df then?"

It was a mix of business and pleasure, probably my best description. When photography becomes work sometimes it's not as fun as you remember. That leads to less motivation to go out and shoot for yourself. Shooting for yourself is what got you to this point in the first place so lose that reference and I think you lose your creative edge. Lose your creative edge and you start to suck and won't get jobs. The Df is a camera that makes you want to grab it and go. It's fun, it gets attention, it's light and easy to carry around for the most part which I will explain. The cost also gives you a sensor capable of shooting in varying conditions at a price less than a D4. All the reviews talk about ergo and I agree, the ergonomics are a challenge for long periods of shooting. With the lack of battery grip it makes shooting sports or repetitive portrait sessions tough. It really shines for street work, editorial and events in my opinion. No need to get into the processors ability, there is plenty out there on that. I do shoot sports and have used it for the indoor gym work along with my D300s. I have no issue with AF speed shooting with a 50mm prime and 70-200 Vr1 indoor. The funky dials really don't become an issue as you can adjust most with the front and rear dials like most Nikon bodies. I set my auto ISO ranges prior so adjusting ISO is not an issue either in that shooting setting. The Df has also worked well with event work. On the lack of second memory card slot, I've been using WiFi while shooting to back up to my Android phone so no issue there. Battery life could be better so I quickly bought a backup.

There are plenty of reviews and write ups online. Overall, it's a fun camera to shoot with and it is capable of getting things done. I think it fits as a great backup in your bag if not a side by side primary camera to get different results on a single shoot (low light event work vs. flashed for example) for your client. I do hope to see a battery grip or bracket of some sort in the future. I also look forward to seeing how it holds up as I use it more in the field. So far so good..  Here are a few shots pushing the AF and ISO in low light or indoor action settings.

 

 

 

 

 

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) Action Athletics D300s Dancing Df Event James Luedde Nikon Nikon Df Nikon Df Review Photographer Photography Review Sports Tampa Wesley Chapel https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/2/nikon-df---no-regrets Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:19:04 GMT
Team Athletic Photos https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/2/team-and-individual-athletic-photos For the past two years I've been fortunate enough to work with Hillsborough Community College to provide the Athletics Department with Team, Individual and Action photos for all six of their sports. Students at HCC typically attend two years pursuing Associate Degrees in preparation for specialty careers or with the goal of transferring to a four year college. I took the same route and think there are some benefits to going this way. With athletics in mind, schools like HCC provide another layer of opportunity for players to compete and further develop as athletes. HCC is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and has success continuing to turn out players with athletic scholarships to big and small four year universities.

When it comes to team photos specifically I tend to look at it as a great team building exercise and want to engage the players in the photo making process. What I've found to work best is having the players bring some ideas to the table, different team poses. I have my own ideas and we can mix things up this was. This can certainly provide a challenge for me to capture the ideas they bring but it works great and creates their buy-in and engagement. That some background.. here are some of the non-traditional, fun photos from this 2013-2014 season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) Athletics D300s Df HCC Hillsborough Community College James Luedde Nikon Nikon Df Photographer Photography Sports Tampa Team Team Photos Wesley Chapel https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2014/2/team-and-individual-athletic-photos Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:03:11 GMT
2013 Red Bull Illumne Photo Submissions https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2013/8/2013-red-bull-illumne-photo-submissions The Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the world's premier action and adventure sports photography competition. By browsing the top 250 selections your will get an idea what it takes to be considered the best in the action and adventure sports photo industry. For me this was a personal challenge that required me to think long and hard about my abilities to capture imagery at a higher level.

Currently I don't have any paid assignments that help get me exposure to action and adventure sports at a professional level. Either way that shouldn’t stop anyone. There is plenty of action in this great city of Tampa so I have no excuses. This competition doesn’t require special access to events, credentials and back stage passes. I feel it’s more about capturing the emotion, grit, and elements of the sport in a creative manner. Of course you have to impress the panel of judges to make it through and with over 30,000 entries you can expect a challenge that should push your abilities and gear to the limit. On August 29th, 2013 the winner will be announced in Hong Kong. While I wish I could say I was a finalist.. I was not. I am left with motivation and a taste that I want more exposure, at a professional level, to action and adventure sports with a goal to once again be included in the Red Bull Photographer Pool. Enough talk... I only entered a few photos and wanted to share.

The B-Boy action was all captured at Crowbar in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida over 2012-2013 while the Freestyle Soccer series was captured locally here in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

 

James Luedde, Fotoset Photography

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) Action Adventure B-boy Breaking Bull Challenge City Crowbar Dancing Florida Freestyle Illumne Image Imagequest Photographer Photography Quest Red Soccer Submissions Tampa Tampabay Top Ybor https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2013/8/2013-red-bull-illumne-photo-submissions Mon, 26 Aug 2013 02:04:04 GMT
James Luedde, Winner of the 2013 Creative Loafing Visions Photo Competition https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2013/4/james-luedde-winner-of-the-2013-creative-loafing-visions-photo-competition I was recently honored, humbled and motivated by some news that one of my photos was selected as the winner of the 2013 Creative Loafing Visions Photo Competition. This was the first time I took time to submit photos to a major competition and I am pleased at the outcome. What really pleased me most was that the photo selected as the winner was a photograph I took for no one else other than myself. I simply captured my own selfish feelings when I saw this "B-Boy" breaking it down on the bricks of Ybor City in Tampa, FL. . The photo represented a lot of what I recall growing up. It also captured some significant icons of my city. At the time I had no idea that the combination of the two would ultimately lend some kudos to my portfolio.

The photo and all the other great photos that made the list of finalists are currently on display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa. Be sure to check it out! The full article is here http://cltampa.com/blogs/CLVisions/#.UVuhxTeC38k .

 

 

James Luedde - Fotoset by James

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(Advertising, Editorial Commercial Photographer James Luedde) Action B-Boy Bay Break Breaking Chapel Dancing Fresh James Luedde Motion Sports Tampa Wesley Winner advertising branding club corporate events fotoset marketing media parties prints quality https://www.fotosetbyjames.com/blog/2013/4/james-luedde-winner-of-the-2013-creative-loafing-visions-photo-competition Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:46:01 GMT