Commercial Photography in Natchez, MS

A Food Shot of the famous “Nettie Cake” at Natchez Coffee Company on Franklin Street in Natchez!

Commercial Photography in Natchez, MS

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Providing Commercial photography in Natchez presents a wide array of interesting opportunities. For example, food, beverage, product, event, real estate and architectural, and even editorial photography (as well as videography) are but a few of these. Interestingly, they are among the many services we offer our clients and business customers. Furthermore, these and more are ways we help Natchez & Vidalia area businesses, corporations, industries and organizations with their imaging needs with the quality needed to help them expand and grow their market.

A core principle of ours is to offer truly unique images! Ultimately, this is done in order to help promote your business or organization more effectively. Finally, to accomplish this we focus on quality and creativity throughout the entire image-making process.

Additionally, by image making, we also mean videography and not just still photography. Truly, we are dedicated to offering Natchez area businesses outstanding quality and value!

Commercial photography ranges from headshot / staff portraits of owners and employees to images of products or services. Our unique talent is to capture product photos in a way that bring out the best of a particular product line. Similarly, our images of your products will capture the attention of your target market. Give us a call for a free consult!

An Image for Maker’s Mark Whiskey & Visit Natchez in an Ad Campaign they pitched in New York City to promote our area. They hired us at our day-rate and working together with an Art Director we produced this image, shot on the porch of antebellum Dunleith.

 

Event & Editorial Photography

Editorial Cover for the Vidalian Magazine. We also provided the Inside Story Cover and several other images for Mr. Huhn’s article.

Another common category of commercial (also known as corporate) photography is “Event” photography. To that end, we have covered many, many events too numerous to mention! These include Food & Wine Festivals for Visit Natchez, Balloon Races for the City of Vidalia, numerous Open Houses, Ribbon Cuttings, and anniversaries for area businesses, industries, corporations, and organizations… even the 50th Jubilee of a Catholic Priest! Just a small sampling of our Commercial clients include well-known area businesses such as Natchez, Inc; Visit Natchez; Makers Mark Whiskey; United Mississippi Bank; Waters Trucking; Vidalia Mills USA Denim & BASF; Delta Fuels; Natchez Railway; Bayou Fuels/Velocys; Crye-Leike Realty; Century 21; the City of Vidalia; the Adams County Sheriffs Office; Dozer, Inc; Miss-Lou Eye Care; Southern Designs; and many, many more! We have delivered services to Organizations and Churches, Non-Profits, Businesses, Corporations, Industries, and Government Entities. We’ve shot still photography and video for local small businesses such as The Natchez Ballet Academy… to multi-national corporations, such as Orlando Media, located in the U.K. We know what it takes to get “the shot in the moment,” fulfill strict file types, codecs, and compressions, and can catalog your event or deliver your photos and video in stunning fashion – the right way, the first time. No one is more experienced than Mike in our area for this type of photography!

Editorial photography is one of our favorite styles of photography. If you have a story you wish to have illustrated with images, we can deliver – whether for a print publication or an online one. We know what it means to shoot to a layout, aspect ratio, and leave whatever empty space you need for your text or masthead. We speak the language of Editors, Assistant Editors, and Art Directors. Have a cover that needs to be shot? No problem, we can make a stunning cover image for your story. We have shot for numerous online and print magazines for local, regional, and national publications such as The Vidalian Magazine, Good Grit Magazine, and Mercedes-Benz Magazine.

Our passion is to provide unique images and angles that others often overlook. To that end, one unique piece of image gear we have invested in is a professional level drone. Furthermore, this drone captures high definition images from elevated angles to give your image an edge that your competitors don’t have! Of course, it’s just one tool among many in our image making arsenal.

Ultimately, whenever you need a commercial photographer in Natchez MS, contact us and we will deliver!

Architectural Photographer in Natchez

Architectural & Real Estate Photography in Natchez

When it comes to photographing and videoing architecture, properties and structures, no one is more qualified than us!

 

The Cedars Plantation in Church Hill, MS. We provided both stills and video of the interior and exterior of the home and the property.

Uniquely Qualified!

As someone involved in the building and remodeling trades for five decades, Mike is uniquely qualified. Growing up around uncles and a parent who was skilled at carpentry, he excelled in the trade. In high school, Mike won architectural drawing awards in his Junior and Senior years. After high school, he majored in architecture at LSU. Accordingly, his first major project was to design a Church sanctuary in Natchez. Mike completed the design, and also helped to build it. As a result, today it sits at the corner of Melrose-Montebello Parkway and Fatherland Road. He was nineteen years old at the time.

Since that time, he continued to build and remodel numerous homes and businesses in the Natchez area. Ultimately, Mike’s signature project was the total restoration of an antebellum plantation home in Jefferson County. Moreover, this restoration won the Heritage Award in 2010 for the State of Mississippi. Additionally, Laurietta Plantation was featured in Country Living magazine in 2010. Building upon that construction experience (pardon the pun!), and with his extensive understanding of structures and properties, he has photographed and provided video for numerous homes and properties over the years. He has worked with Real Estate Companies such as Century 21 and Crye Leike Realtors in photographing antebellum and high-end homes in the Natchez area. No one in our area has more experience than Mike in this kind of photography.

 

Professional Equipment Captures Architectural Photographs and Video

Our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) delivers stunning resolution in RAW image format and 4K video. FAA Certified & Licensed.

Obviously someone with that amount of in-depth knowledge of buildings and structures knows how to photograph them. Furthermore, our equipment is tailor-made for optimized architectural images. We use state-of-the-art DSLR and mirrorless professional cameras with high-quality stabilization equipment and the best lenses in the field to get you stunning images that you will be proud of. Additionally, we added a professional level aerial drone to our camera inventory. This allows us to further expand our capability to provide awesome photos and video. Recently, we’ve completed numerous projects involving architectural images. These include Dozer Inc, who contracted us to take their images after they built the Bridge of Sighs over Roth’s Hill Road. Second, Natchez, Inc. hired us to record a property they are helping to develop. Third, United Mississippi Bank contracted with us to take images of all of their branch locations for their new website. We have a long list of corporate entities that we have worked with to provide these kinds of images.

 

Exterior image of the back porch at antebellum D’Evereux. This is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) merge of five photographs into 1 final image.

 

GOT SKILLS? WE DO!

HDR – HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE TECHNIQUE

The technique of using HDR in Architectural and Real Estate Photography is commonplace among photographers. Mike is a master of this technique, and uses it on all of his projects. Basically it’s a way of taking several photographs of each scene (for example a Parlour of a home) and these photos in a range of exposures in order to blend them all together and getting the perfect single image of that scene. This results in the shadow and dark areas being lit and the highlighted areas (such as sunlight lighting up a window) to not be overexposed. Together with years and years of experience, knowing all the techniques and approaches, as well as equipment that others don’t have, Mike is able to provide you with images that no one else can.

When St. Mary Basilica was damaged in a recent ice storm, their sanctuary was damaged and had to be remodeled. Afterwards, the Construction Firm and Parish hired me to take photos of the work.

 

If you are looking for a local photographer to take still photos or video of interiors, exteriors or properties, there is no one better than us! You can reach Mike at 601-597-3762 to schedule a consultation.

 

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Corporate Drone Photography for Natchez, Inc.

CORPORATE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY IN NATCHEZ

 

Michael Chapman Studios (MCS) recently completed a corporate drone photography project for Natchez, Inc, that involved utilizing our professional imaging drone.

 

Natchez, Inc. exists as a public-private partnership established in 2010. They take very seriously their mission as “the dynamic organization in the economic development of Natchez-Adams County.” Accordingly, part of what they do entices commercial enterprises to invest their business future in our region. Naturally, they promote and market sites and properties in order to do so. For this reason, they recently assigned Michael Chapman Studios to provide aerial photographs and video of the former John Mansfield site here in the County. Due to the professional level imaging drone that we have in our equipment kit, we were able to accomplish that quickly, efficiently, and at far less expense than hiring a helicopter or airplane.

Full-Range of Motion Control Devices

Aerial drones provide a powerful level of motion control, known as “mo-co” in photo lingo. It also provides an angle of view to photography, videography & cinematography simply unmatched through any other form. We are excited to have such a piece of equipment. This is due to the fact that the drone gives us the ability to offer a wider range of services to businesses and enterprises such as Natchez, Inc. This allows us to be a great value to those in need of these services that help them enhance the successful accomplishment of their mission and goals. There’s nothing like powerful images, whether stills or video, to inform people intellectually and move them emotionally.

In addition to our drone, we also have several other dynamic pieces of “mo-co” that we use. These can combine to make video scenes much more impactful and impressive. These include a jib crane, a slider, and steady cam stabilizers. Of course we have what every videographer carries as well, which are monopods and video tripods. This full equipment range of motion-control gear allows us to truly get you the shots you need that will make your video and stills stand out from your competition.

 

Complete Control of Your Images & Video

The Nerdy Details: Our drone is capable of shooting still photography images in .dng file format (in addition to .jpeg). This simply means we are able to perform extensive image enhancement in Photoshop during retouching if we need to. One example of such enhancements includes bringing out shadows and details. This would not be available if we shot in jpeg images. As for video, the drone is capable of recording 4K at 30 frames per second, or 1080p (high resolution) at up to 120 fps. Both photography and videography can be done in full manual mode. This gives us flexibility in such things as shutter speed, ISO, aperture, white balance, picture control and so forth. All of which is controlled as needed while the drone is airborne! Therefore, we can provide stunning image quality and control exactly how they are shot!

 

If you have a need or desire for aerial images, contact us and we can make your needs a reality!

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