Thursday, October 16, 2014

Robb Long Imaging shoots image library for DelaGet in Minneapolis, MN

DelaGet, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN is an established company designed to help multi-unit restaurants operate at their optimal best. I was honored to be contacted by the Delaget Marketing Director for a custom library of photography, targeted specifically for their website, blog and collateral promotional efforts.
Director of Product Innovation & Marketing, Aaron Engler honestly stated their desire to consign a specific type of photographer for a more custom look overall. As he put it, "we've grown tired of using stock photography." 
 Aaron Engler put me in touch with their website agency, Hard Candy Shell, NYC, NY. They shared the necessary details as to what type of image content they were after. Overall, Hard Candy Shell and DelaGet needed a story telling approach utilizing my talents with making images look natural along with a touch of a documentary feel. They were all for me using as much available natural light as possible, and they asked that I follow my instincts as a story teller. 
As a proud Minnesotan, my thoughts were – what better location to shoot than Minneapolis? 
The production crew and I shot imagery over a 3 day production in Eden Prairie, shooting at various local Minneapolis restaurants. As with many retail locations, we needed to work within narrow timelines in order to avoid disturbances to their regular operating hours.This precision timing was made possible by my Producer, Jo Wagner, and my Photo Assistant, Bryce Bordenkecher. 
After wrapping up our shoot in Eden Prairie, we shifted over to the DelaGet offices, where we set up for corporate head shots of selected personnel. As luck would have it, this night also had the perfect conditions for an epic Minneapoolis skyline, which of course I shot, and it's now being used for the "" blog.
I love to shoot image libraries for clients and agencies especially when working with an engaged client and team. DelaGet and Hard Candy Shell gave me the freedom to go in and do what I do best with just the right amount of direction. By entrusting me with my talents, I felt fantastic knowing they were confident I would deliver great shots!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Robb Long Imaging shoots Holiday Inn Express Start Breakfast

I was contacted by a local Holiday Inn Express to come in and shoot a few images that help promote it's new Holiday Inn Express, Express Start Breakfast. The Hotel wanted to use real people and actually chose the family they wanted to have in their marketing photos which was so much fun directing them on their first photo shoot. The staff did a wonderful job getting it all set up and yes the breakfast is very tasty as I got to try just about everything. The coffee was fresh brewed and a great pick me up for the shoot and I loved the pancakes as did the little boy in the picture ;)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Custer State Park Buffalo "An Aerial Perspective" personal project by Robb Long

This personal project I created at Custer State Park, SD in July, 2014. It was, by far, a once in a lifetime experience that i'll take with me the rest of my life. Not only did I get to film right next to these gigantic magnificent buffalo, but I got front row seats from my guide/family friend Chad the Herd Manager for Custer State Park. After driving out into the park to search for the herd we spotted them along a high ridge quite a distance from the pavement. Luckily, like me he's a jeep guy and we headed out onto a pretty rough 'official use only' trail ride on a set of 37' tall tires! As we bounced around and worked our way closer to the herd I received a crash course on Bull Buffalo behavior so I didn't end up getting chased down. Just as the beefed up LJ that had a personalized plate reading "JeepBuf" crawled over a steep ridge we saw the herd. There they were, hundreds of Buffalo roaming and grazing the beautiful grasses of the prairie as far as the eye could see. This was by far one of the most amazing sites I'd ever seen. The view was so amazing I felt myself getting emotional over the sheer beauty of these once endangered species.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Robb Long shoots aerial footage with his DJI Phantom 2 of the flood of 2014

Had the opportunity to really put my DJI Phantom 2 to the test when I decided to head down to the Southeast part of South Dakota to capture some footage of the Flood of 2014. I decided to keep to a small town so I could get footage of how the flooding took hold of Brandon, SD damaging property from roadways, farms, the golf course and a race track.

This was tons of fun but difficult at the same time as I was flying blind because I didn't have my FPV set up quite yet. Technology used was the Phantom 2 drone, Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal, GoPro Hero 3+ Black 2.7K @30P Protune, 3 stop ND Filter and of course mounted some anti-vibration pads under the props and to the back of the camera. I graded all this in GoPro's Studio.

Thanks and hope you enjoy!

2014 Flood in Brandon, SD "From Above" "LET BUFFER FIRST FOR BEST PLAYBACK" from Robb Long Imaging on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Robb Long shoots extensive healthcare library of real people for Minneapolis Hospital!

I was brought in to shoot an extensive photography library of real people, real physician/patient interaction, for HCMC Hospital in downtown Minneapolis, MN. The client wanted to utilize my talents at capturing real people in decisive moments, no camera awareness, and both the client and I feel we captured just that. These are just a few out of the hundreds of images created for the hospital’s library.

I love Library shoots especially when they are for hospitals, as it's a much faster pace, taking me back to when I was a photojournalist for many years and under tons of pressure racing around with just me and my camera. I love the challenge and speed required. These are real physicians that can't give up too much time to get photographed. There is no waiting around for the lighting to be right or hair and makeup to step in to make adjustments. I’m grateful that I know how to adjust for the lighting and composition in split seconds. It truly is a rush that I thrive in, and I look forward to more hospital shoots in the future". To view more of Robb's work visit

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Making Sugar Beet Sugar" by Robb Long Imaging

"Making Sugar Beet Sugar", one of my favorites, I photographed this factory worker at a rural North Dakota Beet Factory about to pour a quality test sample of sugar beet sugar!!! Yes people, there are other sources than just sugar cane

Tuesday, April 22, 2014