Frohtography

Photography by Robert Frohne

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March 9, 2015 Recap

I posted a picture of the sun shining this morning, what a great start to a Monday.

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A correct guess as to what this weeks #MicroPhotoMonday is, afforded an opportunity to save on the Easter photo shoot…

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After I did some Spring cleaning, I rigged up a trial of the “Cat Cam”

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Then I collaborated with my business partners to take care of some office work.
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I also posed this question…
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I watched the sunset with a buddy of mine
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But best of all, I had the pleasure of reading all of your guesses as to what this is…
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Read more to find out if you guessed right, and to see the final (2) photo(s) before shop hours are over :)

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Balloon Manor 2015

Balloon Manor 2015 was assembled at the Sibley Building in downtown Rochester, NY. An “under-sea” sculpture, nearly 5 stories tall, involving 45,000 balloons, created by 70 artists from around the world, organized by Airigami. It took 5 days to build, and 1.5 hours to pop.

View photos of the sculpture, and hundreds of people destroying it here, in the gallery.

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Easter 2015 Photo Sessions

Frohtography is offering Easter Photo Sessions! Book a 30 minute studio session now until March 29, 2015 and receive a custom CD with full print release, plus your own online gallery to share with friends and family! These sessions are intended for children, though I will include 1 sitting family photo during the session.

To book your session, call Robert at 585.267.5539 or email Robert@Frohtography.com

Please see the schedule below for hours of operation and dates/times that have already been reserved. Thank you!

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Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 5pm – 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm; 5pm – 7pm

 

Reserved Time Slots:

March 21, 2015 : 2pm – 4pm – Reserved

March 22, 2015 : 11am – 1pm – Reserved

March 28, 2015 : 12pm – 5pm – Reserved

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Masterpiece Painting Portrait

While digging through some photos, I found this piece of work that I created a few years back as part of a school assignment to recreate a masterpiece painting as a photograph. Thanks to my dad for modeling with a pillow case for a hat and a window curtain for a robe. College kid budget!

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Andres Rivera

Electric bassist, Andre Rivera (The English Project) has updated his website recently. It now features a photo that I took during Homegrown!

Check him out at http://www.dreriveramusic.com.

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Thanks Limo Service Buffalo

Limo Service Buffalo has written an wedding guide on their website, and has featured Frohtography as one of four wedding photographers that they recommend on your special day! Next time you’re out in Buffalo, NY and you need a limo, give them a call and tell them I sent ya!

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“The Ice Volcano” & Niagara Falls

I took a trip to Letchworth State Park yesterday to get some pictures of the “Ice Volcano”, located in front of the Glen Iris Inn, which has recently made national news.

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To see the full Letchworth collection in Hi Res, and to order prints, check out the gallery here.

After leaving Letchworth, I headed to Niagara Falls for some photos of the almost frozen falls.

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To see the full Niagara Falls collection in Hi Res, and to order prints, check out the gallery here.

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“The Dress” AKA “Why White Balance Is So Important.”

I would like to take a moment and do something a little different here. I would like to talk about the photo of “The Dress” that we all so famously now know about after it went viral yesterday. I would like to bring up the importance of camera White Balance (WB).

Humans perceive color as light is reflected off an object. Without getting too much in to the science of this, our eyes automatically compensate for tungsten, halogen, cloudy, and other temperature variants in the spectrum of light. When you take a photograph, sometimes the camera will attempt to Auto White Balance (AWB) by averaging the color in the scene and apply a color correction to each pixel. Many times, such as the case of “The Dress”, this is inaccurate.

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The left frame above shows the original photo, a washed out blue with sort of muddy brown accents. The center is a photo that I color corrected, to accurately show what you would see in person. A blue and black dress. The frame on the right may help to explain why some people see the dress as white and gold. It is overexposed to the point that the blue is reflecting an incredible amount of light (almost to the point of total detail loss) and appears white. The lines on the dress appear as gold because the scene is lit with a tungsten bulb, (as evident by surveying the background items in the original photo) the overexposure is causing a gold tone.

I cannot explain why some people are seeing the colors switch while looking at the same image. Also, I am only able to see it as Black and Blue.

“The Dress” (which is in fact Black and Blue) is the best example and most heated debate I’ve seen of why it is important to custom white balance!

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Frohtography on TV!

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On February 17th, one of the photos from the “Coastal View” album was featured by Scott Hetsko on the local news, WROC, during his weather segment. Thanks Scott!

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Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why w/MoChester

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Last night, I braved the brutal cold of western NY to go see my pals MoChester playing with Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why at Water Street Music Hall. MoChester took the stage first and treated us to some new stuff that has just come out of the basement, as well as some favorites. Quincy and his band followed, bringing a rock and funk style that made you move your feet.

It was an intimate crowd and I wanted to capture that feeling in the photos so I tried something a little different on the post processing this time around, let me know if you dig it!

Check out the photos on Facebook here.

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You can order prints in the gallery by clicking here.

 

P.S. Thanks for the CD, Quincy!

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