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The Hobart Indiana Lakefront Festival 2023

Taking place at Hobart’s Festival Park (on the North Side of Lake George,) the party is on until Sunday night (August 20th). Any reason to spend time in the park on the lake is a good reason, but throw in food vendors, a beer garden, and live music? Seems like you’ll need to come up with a good excuse if you’re going to miss it! Admission and parking are free too!

I caught Rade Dukleski at the festival and forced him to pose in front of the big LED sign. Not pictured: People I wasn’t able to force.

Bonfire (a Tribute to AC/DC) played Thursday’s opening night. Member Peyton Walter wasn’t holding back early in the set despite presumably knowing that they were going to play for over Two hours!

With sunset coming earlier at this time of year, Lights of Fun is stepping into their season as a festival vendor. From glow sticks to light up swords, they’re definitely filling the shopping needs of little kids who’ve been allowed to stay out after dark.

Sunandha from Royalty Catering was keeping the grill busy Thursday night. Let me tell you, that smoke smells as good as the chicken looks!

The tent with the BAM sign features a wide variety of tie-dyed wares, including Hobart and Hobart Sports themed apparel.

Volunteers from the The Humane Society of Hobart will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets this weekend. Take a gamble and help some mammals!

An impressive row of bounce houses lines the Northwest shore of Lake George for the Festival.

Bagpipes are typically associated with funerals around these parts, but Hobart City Councilman Craig Brooks had the crowd dancing and twirling playing them with Bonfire.

He’s the one in the kilt, by the way.

Doris Stringer of Dori’s Elephant Ears wasted no time letting me know that I was welcome to tag her on social media but she’s booked way into October (she doesn’t need the press). If you’re looking for an Elephant Ear vendor, better ask her about next year!

She’s been doing this for 41 years, by the way. I think it’s safe to say she’s got her elephant ear operation dialed in pretty tight!

The Hobart Lakefront Festival, (and Festival Park itself,) are both exciting additions to Lake George but it’s always been a great place to take kids to see ducks. Let’s face it, ducks provide a ton of free entertainment for kids, and they’ve probably been doing so since our days in caves. Daffy and Donald number two for a rabbit and a mouse, but realistically neither of those species will just let you bring a three-year-old within 10 feet of them to be simply watched and possibly fed.

Product Photography for Water Eyes Wonders

We had an interesting challenge when the Water Eyes Wonders company approached us about product photography for their proof of concept model.

A box with a transparent bottom, their product is meant to allow people to see into lakes, oceans, and pools without being submerged. The client needed a white-background photograph of the product that could be used in print materials and digitally with a quick turn around time.

It quickly became apparent that showing the box’s transparent bottom was important to the project, which would be challenging because the requested format (a basic white background) would rob the subject of context that could provide that information. Further, one does not want noticeable shadow for this kind of product photograph.

To address the issue, we captured the product from two angles.

The first showed the client’s logo clearly and the product without distortion. This was taken with a long lens. We specifically worked to get some reflection and shine from the product’s glass bottom.

Our second photograph was taken at a closer distance with a wide-angle lens. This provides a more dramatic picture of the product for use in places where a more dynamic photo would add impact and and branding would be well established in context (fliers, websites, etc.)

To assure that we had a good “reflection” in the final image, photos were taken at the exact same angles with different lighting before any moving of the cameras or product. This allowed for masked enhancement of the glass bottom in final photos showcasing the reflection.

Finally, in addition to the white backdrop photos above, we provided transparent cut-out files of the product photos that allow the client to use the image in other contexts as needed.

From utilitarian and simple treatments such as these that provide a fully professional presentation of your product to slick and complex depictions of your product in use, we know how to shoot objects for branding and presentation.

Call us about product photography at (219) 689-3175 or reach out to contact@glassheron.com . The sooner your photos get professional, the sooner they’re being seen the way they should

Drone Video (Wind Farms, Indiana)

Put the drone up this afternoon on the way back home from a round of golf in the Lafayette area. Too long, not edited for impact, but I’ve always found the sight of all those windmills haunting and fascinating. It’s even better from the air when you can appreciate all the geometry of the fields and agriculture below them.

New Drone

Finally replaced my damaged drone after coming to grips with the fact that it will catch fire if I power it up.

Successfully flew a mission to capture footage of a local golf course for an upcoming event I’m filming and photographing for a local Little League fundraiser.

I have come to the conclusion that I am much happier after a successful landing than I am just after a successful launch.