Francis Angelone Photography: Blog en-us (C) Francis Angelone Photography (Francis Angelone Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:07:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:07:00 GMT Francis Angelone Photography: Blog 120 80 Having Fun with the New Cleveland Signs

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Alanandkaliengagement I had a great time photographing this young couple yesterday!  They have so much lover for each other. 

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First Look at Kiel and Holly's Wedding I have a personal love this couple.  It's so great to photograph your friend's wedding and to be able to tell the story.  More pictures to follow, here's a sneak peak.  


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Kick It - For Child Cancer Research Great time photographing Kick It for Child Cancer Research!  They invited me back to their charity event after photographing Flashes of Hope for them last winter.  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) Flashes of Hope Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:41:05 GMT
Donia and Chris's Wedding Preview!!! I had a great time photographing this couple last Sunday.  Everything just turned out great with the couple, guests, music, weather, and the food!  More photos to follow.


]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2016 Cleveland photography wedding zoo Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:04:54 GMT
Walkabout Tremont Art Here's the process of my next installment for the Walkabout Tremont at Edison's Pub.  I'm still constantly changing everything up I've taught myself about wood transferring.  I want to focus on corporate art that can be seen in office buildings, hospitals, airports etc.  All that being said, I want each piece to be able to be sold separately as well.  

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The Cell Phone We are in a time where everyone now has a camera on them.  This can be a problem for some photographers.  My approach to this is to just let the guest have their fun.  Let them take the shots they want and most of the time, when their phones drop the pose is still there for me to get the photograph needed.  Trust me, if it's a time sensitive matter I'll force my way into the spot I need to be. Cell phones are putting a time and date on the image which I love.  Even if you see a selfie with a flip phone you think it's 2004!  Eventually a new technology will swoop in and put an end to this cell phone craze, but for right now, have at it!  


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Wood Prints I've recently been trying to perfect wood prints.  I mostly been updating my Facebook with the progress and decided to chime in on my blog to show a better look at the process.  This is all still a test for a much bigger piece.  I want to do a 7 panel panoramic of the city which will be over 20 feet long.  I need to perfect everything before I can hit that big job.


]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) Cleveland WoodPrint Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:46:05 GMT
Back to the Kitchen! Back cooking for my food portfolio.  Could have not done it with out the assistance from my food stylist, Carmen McHenning!  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) Cleveland chicken chocolate food grilled strawberries Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:19:20 GMT
Winter Storm I haven't posted in a bit since I've been busy with my book project but I had to go out tonight into the blizzard.  Cars on the freeway are only going 25 miles an hour!  I blew by them in my VW shoe box blazing a cool 35.  I'm bit of a rebel.  Anyways, here's the images, hope you enjoy!

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2016 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Winter Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:21:57 GMT
Behind the Scenes!!! Things that are snapped from my amazing production assistant Carmen.  I'm still getting her up to speed from behind the lens but she's doing a great job learning and is excited to keep growing!  Hashtag - she's the cat's meow

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Humans of Cleveland Started a new project with Carmen where we go up to people in Cleveland and ask to take their photo. This was a trial run. We are pushing into Film February and I'll probably do the entire thing on film. Let me know what you think!


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Production Assistant!!! Carmen became my production assistant today!  First thing we did was scout a location for Saturday's shoot.  We have a very beautiful and talented model working with us.  The idea is to get enough models together on our site to bring attention to future clients such as designers and clothing companies.  Carmen also douples as my stand in!  Enjoy a glimpse into Saturday.  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2016 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Winter fashion model modeling models Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:42:17 GMT
Magic Hour I said I was going to involve more people into my images and I guess I am not starting the new year off right!  Anyways, it was an amazing brisk day in Cleveland.  These images are for my obstructed Cleveland city view project that has been on going for the last 2 years. 

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2016 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Steelyard Winter Tue, 05 Jan 2016 23:40:57 GMT
Best Way to End a Year!!!

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cleveland Downtown NYE Tremont Sat, 02 Jan 2016 00:48:14 GMT
Cleveland Wires This is more for my obstructed cityview project.  I'm thinking power lines, man made objects that block our city skyline.  Then I want to add in a series of shopping carts that have been abandoned or in use but not anywhere close to the grocery store.  Top that with the remainder pay phones of Cleveland I got myself a little theme going on!

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Winter blue skies Thu, 24 Dec 2015 20:08:01 GMT
Rainy Nights It was really rainy all night, at least it was 62 the day before Christmas Eve rain so I can't complain much.  Of course Christmas night photos would look better with snow but whatchagoindo...

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Winter Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:48:11 GMT
Depressing Day In Cleveland It was a really sad day for photos.  Now mind you, it is 60 degrees right before Christmas but the heat didn't do anything for the mugging, blown out, background.  So I just went vintage and added more photos to my Obstructed Cleveland Views series.  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:36:05 GMT
Christmas Cupcakes!!! Just having fun putting together my food portfolio.  There will be a big food reveal as soon as I have enough images.  Takes a lot of effort!  These cupcakes were from A Cookie and a Cupcake on W14th St in Tremont.  Enjoy!

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cleveland Cookieandacupcake cupcake cupcakes food Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:10:31 GMT
Tremont Holiday Hop 4th Annual Tremont Holiday Hop party was another success.  Every year 3 friends that live in Tremont host one huge party at each one of their homes.  So it's kinda like three 2 hour mini parties or one huge party that involves walking!  Anyways, enjoy the video.

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Christmas Cleveland Downtown Sat, 19 Dec 2015 19:17:50 GMT
Out and About It's finally getting cold outside, can't wait to get vivid white snow shots!  Right now I'm just doing some scouting around Cleveland that has a bit of urban in it along with the city skyline.  These are landscape images, portrait images with the skyline look completely different.  I need a model!!

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Winter Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:45:02 GMT
Christmas in Cleveland Christmas in ClevelandChristmas in Cleveland

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Trying to Shoot Winter but the Weather Ain't Helping

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First shots of Winter (It's winter right?)

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Cuyahoga Downtown Winter Wed, 02 Dec 2015 05:29:52 GMT
Fun With Food Part 2 I wanted to do another take on food but this time use a lot of colors and really do a different take on the same project.  Ill include my meat image below so you can let me know which is your favorite.  Thanks

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Killians colors food fruit lamb Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:44:50 GMT
Fun With HDR First time shooting in HDR.  HDR is an acronym that stands for High Dynamic Range. It is a technique in Photography to capture a greater dynamic range of Brightness, between the lightest and darkest area of a scene or an object being photographed.  Your cell phone will do this for you but to do it professionally takes a lot of skill.  Each photo has to be in the exact same spot.  The exposure has to be perfect then at one stop below and one stop above.  You take these three images and grab the best qualities out of them.  The top one is HDR and the bottom three images are the ones compressed into it. 

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Lake Sunny Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:03:49 GMT
New Product Photography This one was really difficult.  I chose to go with highly reflective objects and to make it more challenging, add in movement.

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Sunrise! This is what happens when I wake up at 5am and the weather is reporting sunshine with no clouds.

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]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Browns Cleveland Downtown Football PumpkinNation Tailgating Tue, 03 Nov 2015 01:12:04 GMT
Zombie Wedding!! Here's a few shots from the zombie wedding of Mike and Erin over Halloween!

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Halloween with the Kish's

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Mark and Rachel's Engagement Photos Congrats to the newly engaged couple Mark and Rachel!  Here's just a few, the rest are in the engagement gallery under weddings on my site.

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cleveland engagement fall strongsville wedding Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:36:04 GMT
Fun With Food I decided to try something new and this is my first crack at food photography.  I went to Home Depot yesterday and bought some raw wood to make a studio table top.  Then I went to Marshall's for some props.  This led me to Giant Eagle for meats.  I wasn't to happy with their steak selection and the butcher recommended the rack of lamb that wasn't on display.  They cut the rack into smaller pieces cause it's not common for people to buy all 8 attached from Giant Eagle.  And for good reasoning to, they cost 27 dollars.  Lastly I got some beer to go along with the photo.  I know red wine is the typical pairing but I prefer beer to go along with my natural wood table top.  Wine seems for more polish tops.  Here's the results, let me know what you think!


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Fun With Photoshop Not everyday in Cleveland is a beautiful day for photography.  Actually, take that back, most days in Cleveland aren't suitable for photography!  So until you make it, fake it.  Try to spot the only non edited photo here.

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Congrats Leah And Rudy! We had a great Sunday fall wedding at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse and Nighttown Restaurant for Leah & Rudy Samaniego's wedding!  More photos yet to come, here's just a sneak peak to tie you over.

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cleveland Downtown Fall Ohio Rockefeller Samaniego Wedding Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:55:09 GMT
Giovanis Wedding It was a great day for a wedding in downtown Cleveland at the Aloft.  Feels like the sun came out just for that moment! 

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Pay Phones Tonight I drove around the city in search for some of the last pay phones in town.  Most were attached to gas stataions.  One, a convenient store, but all places I didn't want to stay!

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Fall Nighttime Pay Phone Payphone Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:00:28 GMT
Baby James's First Time as an Alter Boy

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Playhouse District Just a quick stroll down the Playhouse District with a fellow photographer, Sarah.  Really nice colors being shined on the surrounding buildings.

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Playhouse Theater Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:03:23 GMT
First Days of Fall First days of fall is upon us.  It's still a bit early but give it a week and all the reds, yellows and oranges will appear! 

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Silas Birthday Party 2015

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The Night Market Cleveland If you haven't checked out the night market this year, you'll have to get it next year!  It's a great combination of the Cleveland Flea meets Asian Fest.  Best part it's at night on a Friday!  What else to do in Cleveland on an amazing 70 degree night at the end of summer.

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Night Market Summer Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:03:44 GMT
The Selfie I'm not normally a selfie guy, at all.  I'm doing a lighting test for a senior shoot and a business head shot tomorrow.  I got way to much gear now and it's starting to get heavy!  

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Cleveland's Tremont Farmer's Market One of the last Tuesdays the farmers market in Tremont will be open but today was a beaut!  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cleveland Downtown Summer Sunny Tremont Tremont Farmers Market Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:17:32 GMT
NightTiming Nighttiming in the Cleve.  I wasn't planning on taking photos tonight but the sky was so clear I just had to.  I packed up my dog and on I went.  I shot a bit of the Cuyahoga County Court building which I rarely shoot cause it seems to easy.  But let me know what you think in my comment section or guestbook.  Thanks.

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Cuyahoga County Court Downtown Night Summer Mon, 14 Sep 2015 02:41:51 GMT
Cleveland Flea I had a fun time at the Cleveland Flea yesterday.  Sucks that it rained but everyone still was smiling and happy to sell their fun artsty products!

Thanks to: - Jodi - Taylor and Morgan - Liz - Mike - Mandy - Rebecca and Anthony for sheltering me from the rain! - the beautiful Phillip and Kelly - Ryan (coffee blows drink more tea!) thanks for the free bags - Lastly the very talented and Tri-C West ceramics teacher Lauren!  (also thanks for the rain shelter!)

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cleveland Cleveland Flea Downtown Flea Summer Sun, 13 Sep 2015 15:54:48 GMT
The Magic of Photo Editing Here are some examples of what I do in post production.  It's always very hard for me not to quickly post a shot I took since my Canon syncs with my iPhone.  Things that have been done in post are: color correction, white balancing, cropping, leveling, sharpening, noise reduction and some other tweaks. 

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) Cleveland Night Railroad Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:53:42 GMT
Niro's 50th Anniversary It was great getting a chance to capture the Niro's 50th anniversary celebration in Canton Ohio at Gervasi Vineyard.  If you haven't visited the vineyard I strongly recommend it and well before 50 years!  Here are a few of the images from today.  The rest can be found under the private events tab.  

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Cleveland Air Show Fun time at the Cleveland Airshow.  Was super hot but that didn't stop everyone from coming down (or up since it was on Lake Erie and only thing down is Canada).  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Airshow Cleveland Downtown Lake Summer Sunny Sat, 05 Sep 2015 20:47:58 GMT
My Willow Tree Project As everyone knows, I take a lot of pictures of the willow tree at Edgewater State Park in Cleveland over looking Lake Erie.  I'm going to make a sequence of images of this tree for each changing season.  I wanted to reshoot it today to capture other trees in the picture since the willow tree doesn't have a very colorful fall.  Here's the the first in the series.  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Edgewater Erie Lake Lake Erie Metroparks Summer Sunny View Willow blue skies Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:49:19 GMT
Photo Request Yesterday I put up a request form on my Instagram asking followers to tell me what they wanted to see.  They came back with Little Italy, Metroparks, Lake Erie, Abandoned Observatory, Browns Stadium, Norton Furniture, the Flats, William G. Mathew, Mills Creek Falls and Lake View Cemetary and with their specific building the background.  So I jumped on my Harley and here's the results.

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Browns Cemetery Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Erie Furniture Italy Lake Little Metroparks Norton Stadium Summer Sunny View blue skies Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:15:33 GMT
Blue Skies In Cleveland

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Last Days of Summer I've been shooting this exact tree for quite some time now.  It's at Edgewater State Park in the Cleveland city limits.  Its a willow tree and is always very vibrant in color.  It's the only one on the whole park so I'm guessing it was planted there.  You can see fisherman and a couple kids playing on the rocks.  

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Edgewater Edgewater State Park Summer Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:18:28 GMT
Downtown Cleveland Black and White Cityscape

]]> (Francis Angelone Photography) 2015 Cityscape Cleveland Downtown Summer Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:47:38 GMT
Browns Preseason I had a great time with my brother, Pumpkinhead at the preseason Browns vs Bills game.  

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First Blog on New Site If you have been previously following my blog of Cleveland and my photography I would like to say thank you.  I recently completely recreated my website from the ground up.  By doing this, I lost my previous blog.  I will keep striving to have a different post up each week.  

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