Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Passion 4 Sound

Winona Kamman in 'Passion 4 Sound', Copyright 2012 Robert Giordano

My friend Winona came over at 5am because neither of us could sleep. She brought her headphones.

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 manual focus lens. Exposure: f/11 1/125 ISO 200

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!!

If Edgar Allan Poe lived in the 70's, Copyright 2007 Robert Giordano

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809, the same year as Abraham Lincoln. He is best known for his poem, The Raven, and short stories like The Tell Tale Heart. In 2005 I built the educational web site, Poestories.com so anyone could learn about Poe and read his stories and poems. I've always wondered what Edgar would have written, had he lived in the 70's and 80's of the 20th century. Would he have listened to death metal?

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Las Olas Boulevard at 2am

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL at night, Copyright 2012 Robert Giordano

I was working late and all of the regular restaurants were closed. I went to Rocco's Tacos on Las Olas and had some of their amazing guacamole. Its raw, its good for you, and it tastes really good too. When I finished, it was almost 2am and I was the last patron in the restaurant. I've had a lot on my mind lately and I didn't feel like going home just yet so I went for a walk. I love empty city streets in the middle of the night.

Nikon D7000 with Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens. Exposure: f/2.8 1/30 ISO 1600, handheld.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Wakeboarding

Eddie Meyers, Team Rider for Exceed Wetsuits, having fun with friends, photo by Robert Giordano

Here's my nephew, Eddie, wakeboarding with some friends. Eddie is a Team Rider for Exceed Wetsuits. Although I've done Exceed's catalog photography and magazine ads, this wasn't a commercial shoot. We were just out having fun on a Saturday. Eddie asked me to get a shot where he and his friends were all in the same picture. This is the result. =)

Nikon D7000 with Nikon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens. Exposure: f/8 1/640 ISO 800. Weather: overcast.

Friday, January 13, 2012

I can haz Tumblr?

photo of an old typewriter, Copyright 2011 Robert Giordano

Yes, I have a Tumblr. Please Follow me. Thanks =)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2010 Ultra Music Festival Photos

Ultra Music Festival, Copyright 2010 Robert Giordano

I just finished posting all of my best Official Ultra Music Festival photos from 2010. Over the next few weeks, I'll be uploading my best pictures from previous years, back to 2005. The entire collection will be a visual history of Ultra. I've posted many pictures over the years but they were always in different places- MySpace, Flickr, and so on. This new collection is well organized, uses friendly URLs, and each photo has its own link. If you didn't make it to Ultra last year, you can also view my best Official Ultra Music Festival photos from 2011.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Free Facebook Timeline Cover Photos

FREE Facebook Cover Photos by Robert Giordano

FREE Facebook Cover Photos by Robert Giordano

FREE Facebook Cover Photos by Robert Giordano

Recently, I switched to Facebook's new Timeline Layout. While I certainly don't like everything about it, I LOVE being able to put a big, panoramic image at the top of my page! What photographer wouldn't like that? I started going through all of my favorite photos and cropping them to 850 x 315, which is the exact size they need to be if you don't want any weird cropping or resizing when you upload them to Facebook.

After I made a bunch of cover photos for myself, some of my Facebook friends asked me if they could use a couple of them on their pages. I said, "Sure! Why not?" All of my cover photos have my credit in the bottom right corner so really, its free advertising for me. A few more people asked me if I had specific images of this or that, and I went back through my archives and made a couple of custom covers for them. Finally, I added a section to my web site where you can download ALL of my Free Facebook Cover Photos that I've made so far. If you have an idea for a Cover Photo you'd like to see, send me a message on Facebook and I'll see what I can do. =)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Scarlett's New Year's Party

Scarlett's Cabaret in Hallandale Beach, Florida, New Year's Eve Party, Photos Copyright 2011 Robert Giordano

For the second year in a row, I was hired to photograph the New Year's Party at Scarlett's Cabaret in Hallandale, Florida. It was a crazy night and I had a lot of fun. Yes, Scarlett's is a strip club, but during their New Year's Party, there are no strippers. Instead, there are go-go dancers, fire dancers, stilt walkers, midgets, and people in crazy costumes mingling with the crowd. The photo above is an example of one of the costumes. Although I did a little post processing to this image, I took the photo at the club, shortly after midnight.

If you want to see more of my photos from this event, try this link to Scarlett's Facebook album. If that link doesn't work, you could visit Scarlett's Facebook page and look for the album.