BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Commercial Photography & Video That Set You Apart

Want your business to exude quality and stand out from your competition?

 

Want to have a powerful business image and message?

 

I offer a full range of contemporary high-quality visual media to do just that!

 

I can help you cross the bridge from “good” to WOW!!!

Commercial Photography

Offering a wide variety of product, editorial and corporate photography: Food & beverage shots for menus and advertising; Product and Employee action shots of what you’re selling or servicing; Still-Life images; Architectural and Site photographs; Editorial Images for covers, stories, ads, magazines, brochures, posters, promo cards and online stories; Professional head-shots and portraits that you will be proud to use in your marketing. Shooting to your layout, template, and your specific needs are my priority! Images for print, website, social media or ANY marketing need is available.

Video, Cinema & Motion

I produce, direct, film and edit documentaries, short movies, advertisements, business promotions and videos for Television, Web, social media or other distribution and media that are creatively planned in pre-production, and then filmed and produced to suit the need. I can also cover any event: promotions, educational lectures, special speakers, or special occasions. Dynamic motion-control equipment can be utilized for unique and emotionally powerful footage. Corporate profile ad-spots that feature your business with quality, professionalism and uniqueness are my specialty.

Web Design & Graphic Design

I utilize industry leading content management systems & themes such as WordPress and DIVI to setup and design your website to stand out from the crowd. I build it, then you can take over and update the content and pricing as you need. Or, I can manage it for you. With in-house photo & video capability, the option to tailor your site with the exact images you need are right at our fingertips. I also utilize cutting edge computers & software to deliver Graphic Design services using Adobe’s full suite of applications. I can help you design a social media or ad campaign to grow your business!

FOOD & BEVERAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

I can help you take your product from ordinary … to amazing. Whether for a menu, promo card, magazine ad, online magazine, poster, social media, or brochure … let’s make your servings pop!

Natchez Coffee Company

Natchez, Mississippi

“Nettie Cake”

Coffee Shop & Bakery

Sharon Brown, Owner

Commercial Photography & Videography

King’s Tavern

Natchez, Mississippi

Food & Drink Menu Items

Three offerings on the food & beverage menu at Natchez’s oldest Restaurant/Tavern.

Regina Charboneau, Owner/Chef

EDITORIAL, COVERS & LANDING PAGES

I can shoot to layout for your template, provide your editorial images for stories, covers, online articles, images for apps, or whatever illustration or idea you need to convey. I also can write your copy (see “Stories” on the Main navigation bar). Whatever your need for editorial is, I can deliver on time and on budget.

Brandon McCranie

Artist & Entertainer 

Ann Gabrielle Richardson

Opera & Performance Vocalist 

Aimee Guido

Ceramic Artist & Painter 

Pat & Lisa Miller

Natchez Brewing Company 

Cover Image for LIVABILITY NATCHEZ Magazine

Cover of LIVABILITY NATCHEZ Magazine

Home page image for the UMB Online Banking App

Cover image for the first edition of The Vidalian magazine – January 2016

2017 Calendar for the Adam’s County Sheriff’s Department – Staff & Officer Photos

PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

AWAKE: Living the Photo-Artistic Life

My piece “American Queen” made inclusion in this highly respected online magazine featuring work by photo-artists from all over the world.

April 2015

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

“Bridge of Sighs”

for DOZER, INC.

 

Natchez, Mississippi

VIEW THE SLIDESHOW

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VIDEO, CINEMATIC MOVIES & AD “SHORTS”

Video for Ads or Business Profiles

Need an ad spot for TV or your website … a 3 minute business profile that tells potential customers what you’re about? We offer quality video/audio that goes beyond the boring “pan & zoom,” and includes dynamic motion that people are used to seeing today. We use motion-control such as a slider, a jib/crane, and a camera stabilizer, all of which produce amazing, eye-catching video. Set yourself apart!

Above: One example of a political campaign advertisement that was produced for a local politician.

[NOTICE: Work for any political campaign, party or politician should not be construed as support! We work with everyone.]

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

Selling a product? I can make it shine.

A product image of a GoPro Camera

Camera is 2.5″ wide x 1.5″ tall

The photograph at right is a combination of more than 18 photographs combined in two Adobe Photoshop software programs in a process known as “focus-stacking.” This is often done in product macro-photography to ensure that every tiny part of the product is in extremely sharp focus. This particular shot also required an elaborate lighting setup for even, diffused lighting. A blue gel and background light was used to give the image depth and make the product stand out.

Image of an Art Piece

Metal Sculpture by Artist Mitch Ballard

Mitch sells his pieces, which can serve as tables if glass is placed over them, at his location on US 61 North, in Natchez.

PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS PORTRAITURE

HEADSHOTS

Whether you’re going for a professional look or a more casual look … get the headshot you’ve always wanted.

Use as your work photo, social media cover, or LinkedIn profile shot … whatever your need is, invest in a great portrait that portrays the image you wish to convey to the world. 

Examples on the right: Any look you want, and I can vary the edit from a realistic look, to a more dreamy, soft look, and anywhere in between. The photos on the right are just three examples. Basic packages begin at 5 images in different poses or expressions, taken in studio, for $125.

Realistic & Elegant Retouch

Muted Color Retouch

Just three examples of retouching styles…

Soft & Dreamy Retouch

TESTIMONIALS – Business Clients

“Mike took my very first group of Amazing 12 client photos after the completion of their body transformations on January 2, 2015. Before the photos we discussed what was expected as far as outcome and how the photos needed to represent each woman and their personalities and their before and after photos needed to be as closely scaled as possible to show true representation. Mike delivered absolutely brilliant photos that Paul, the ladies and myself were thrilled with!

I am so thankful to have Mike on my team as our official “Amazing 12” photographer. His professionalism and attention to detail shows in his work and makes my job possible to do. It is such a relief to know that I can leave this part in Mike’s hands and it will be beautifully and professionally done.”

Amanda Hudson, Sfg II

Amazing 12 Coach

“Mike made photos, as well as recorded and produced a video for me during a grief workshop I held in Natchez. The setting presented some lighting and background challenges, but Mike did an excellent job and the final results were outstanding. He is very professional and it is obvious he has a gift to see light and shadows necessary to produce a great photograph and video. I have used Mike for visuals on several occasions and would highly recommend his work to anyone.” Bob Willis

Author, Sculptor, Grief & Loss Counselor

List of Recent Business & Corporate Clients:

City of Vidalia, Louisiana

Balloon Festival, other city events, and providing images going forward for their marketing department.

95 Country – WQNZ Radio Station

Providing images for their marketing and social media presence.

United MS Bank, Headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi

Licensed a photograph of the Mississippi River bridges to be used as the cover photo for their online banking app.

Photograph all of their bank branches and offices regionally, and take community shots for their marketing.

Bob Willis, author, sculptor, and grief & loss counselor

Shot and produced a video of one of Bob’s grief and loss speaking events, as well as provided promotional photos of the event for his marketing; provided specific shots of Natchez scenes that Bob needed for a sculpture proposal he was making.

St. Mary Basilica, Roman Catholic Parish

Shot and produced a photographic image of their St. Mary shrine for a pewter Christmas ornament. The assignment called for a straight-on image with all of the background clutter removed and the shrine simplified so that a company that makes pewter ornaments could convert the likeness of the Shrine onto the pewter medallion.

Aimee Guido, ceramic artist and painter

Produced promo shots of her with her pieces of art, as well as working at the wheel shots.

Trinity Episcopal Day School, Pre-School – 12th Grade Private School

Worked as the Director of Photography for two of their fund-raising movies.

Re-elect Sheriff Mayfield Campaign Committee, Candidate for Sheriff of Adams County, Mississippi

Shot and produced two videos for his campaign, specifically for his website and for social media.

Natchez Brewing Company, Brewers of a line of craft beers, Natchez, Mississippi

Shot environmental portraits and provided images for a brochure that is being used to promote their brewery.

The Amazing 12 of the Miss-Lou, 12-Week Intensive Fitness Program franchised out of Ireland

As their official photographer, I photograph their clients’ Before and After photos as part of a recurring 12 week fitness course they go through.

Dozer, Inc. – Highway & Bridge Construction Company, Natchez, Mississippi

Shot and produced architectural images of The Bridge of Sighs project that this construction company built in the historical reconstruction of a famous nineteenth century footbridge along the banks of the Mississippi River. Provided them with exclusive licensing of the images.

Visit Natchez, Official Tourism Agency for Natchez and Adams County, Mississippi

Hired by the city’s tourism agency to shoot the events of the Food & Wine Festival of 2015 and provide them with one hundred images for their agency’s photo library.

Likeability Natchez Magazine, Online magazine promoting Natchez & Adams County, Mississippi 

Produced a cover image for their online magazine.

Natchez Friends of the Riverfront, Private organization promoting the development of Natchez’ riverfront

Provided images for their social media, website, and print brochure.

BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL, PRODUCT, EVENT & EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Corporate & Business Portraits
  • Professional Headshots
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Product
  • Still Life / Tabletop
  • Architectural / Site
  • Editorial & Covers
  • Events Coverage
  • Advertising/Marketing/Promo Shots

VIDEO, CINEMA, MOTION & ANIMATION

  • Video for Social Media & Web Ads
  • Corporate & Business Profile Stories
  • Videos of Events & Speaking Engagements
  • Cinematic Movies (shorts)
  • Advertisements
  • Animation memes for Web/Social Media
  • Drone aerial photo/video & inspections
  • Documentaries
  • Music Videos
  • Basic Animation

WEBSITE DESIGN & GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Website Design & Setup
  • Website Management 
  • WordPress CMS
  • DIVI / Elegant Themes Sitebuilder
  • Woocommerce Plugin for Online Sales
  • Graphic Design
  • Posters, Brochures, Cards, Promos
  • Ad & Marketing Campaign direction & help
  • Business Image & Corporate Profile development

The image at top is one of a series of architectural images taken for DOZER, INC, the construction firm awarded the contract to reconstruct the historic “Bridge of Sighs” over Roth’s Hill Road in Natchez, Mississippi. Copyright: Dozer, Inc. & Michael Chapman – All Rights Reserved, 2015.

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