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Monday, 09 November 2015 16:16

All That Remains

One of the more common questions that new photographers ask is, how many pictures can I fit on my memory card? There are two answers to this, the easy one, which is to quote a specific number or the accurate one. The accurate answer is, there is no way of telling. The reason this answer is not often used is because explaining it can be complicated. Its complication stems from the fact that the most popular image file format used by photographers today, is of course, the JPEG, and JPEG files rarely have a fixed file size. Today we are going to attempt to explain the mysteries of the JPEG and why it is important to understand them.

What is JPEG?

The name JPEG, often abbreviated to the tune of one letter to JPG is an acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group and has a history that reaches all the way back to 1992. JPEG is a standard that defines how an image is compressed into bytes and re-translated back into a usable image. The RAW data from a camera’s sensor, or indeed any digital imaging device contains huge amounts of data. Although we now routinely shoot RAW files, in the early days of digital imaging there was often nowhere near enough storage space or processing power to store these relatively huge images. For this reason, the JPEG file was born, as a way to dramatically reduce file sizes and allow cameras to process images in real time.

JPEG File Size Varies With the Scene You’re Photographing

So why can you not work out how many Jpeg images will fit on a 16gb memory card? Well, if you were shooting RAW files, this figure would be pretty easy to work out. That is because the data for each file is pretty much identical. However, when you shoot a JPEG, as we have said the image is compressed. It is the way the image is compressed that can give us drastically different file sizes. JPEG compression basically works by eliminating the small differences in color and brightness that are indiscernible to the eye and keeping the most important data.

To put this in perspective, let’s imagine you took a picture that included a huge amount of uniformly blue sky. Because much of the color and brightness is very similar, the JPEG algorithm, would be able to compress that data into a very small file size, eliminating a lot of irrelevant data. Now, if your next shot was to be, for example, a forest scene in autumn, you would find that the file size would be much larger. This is because the scene would have large and complicated variations in both color and brightness. The JPEG algorithm would not be able to find much data to discard. So while you blue sky shot may only be 1.5MB on your card, the autumn forest may well be double or even more the size.

JPEG Image Quality and File Size

The other useful thing to know about JPEGs, is that we have control over how much they compress the image. In our cameras, you will find that under the image quality settings for JPEG, we have will have FINE, NORMAL, and BASIC. These define how much compression is applied to an image when it is saved to the memory card. In reality, these settings would be better served by using the worlds, HIGH, NORMAL and LOW quality, but no camera company is going to suggest it’s camera is capable of taking low-quality images.

The FINE quality will apply the least compression to an image and the BASIC quality the highest compression. Unless you are extremely restricted by storage space or have a very old computer, there is really no reason to use anything less than the FINE setting for compression. Incidentally, if a photographer tells you he only ever shoots RAW, you can gently remind him that that is not entirely true. The image he sees on the camera’s LCD screen, is a JPEG preview file that is embedded into the RAW file. So in reality he always shoots both RAW and JPEG.

Editing and Saving JPEG Files on Your Computer

Another area that can cause confusion is what happens when you copy your JPEG files to a computer. Some people think that the act of copying the files can compress them further. This is not the case. When you copy the files from your card to computer or to different locations, you copy the entire intact JPEG file. However, if you open that JPEG in a photographic editing app, then save it again as a JPEG, you are applying further compression to the image. It is for this reason that you should always shoot your JPEGS in the FINE mode, the better the quality of the original image the more you can work with it. When editing JPEGs, in post production, you should always work on a copy of the original, not the original itself.

JPEGs can seem to the beginner to be a daunting subject. In reality for most photographers need, the rules are simple, shoot the highest quality, lowest compression in camera, work only on copies of originals in post production and decide on which compression for the final image based on what it will be used for. Keep those rules in mind and you will get along just fine with JPEGs.

For the uninitiated, flash photography can be scary. There’s all this talk about lighting ratios and sync speed and…it gets to a point where some people just check out of the conversation and carry on using their pop-up flash, despite less than stellar results. But even those who have made the courageous move to at least experiment with off camera flash often find themselves hating the way their photos look. The most common cause of this unhappiness is due to using bare flash. It won’t matter if your settings are perfect, aiming a bare flash at your subject is sure to stand between you and photographic satisfaction. The good news is bare flash syndrome is easily averted — all you need to do is modify the light.

The tools below will assist you in shaping and controlling the harsh light produced by your flash, allowing you to avoid those unflattering shadows.

Basic Flash Bounce Diffuser

This simple apparatus is deceptively effective. Sure, it’s nothing more than a translucent plastic cap but it’s an affordable, portable method of softening the flash light. Just place it on your speedlight, tilt and swivel the head to your desired position and you’ll notice a marked improvement in the quality of lighting. Given how small and light these diffusers are, you can easily keep one with you anywhere you are; in fact, you might just keep it attached to your flash full time. When purchasing a diffuser, be sure to get the one molded to fit your specific flash head. This is a gadget that shouldn’t cost you more than $12USD. But if you’re looking for a DIY solution, you can always cover your flash head with just about any translucent material you’ve got at home — parchment paper, a section of an old white bed sheet, or even a coffee filter.

Bounce Card

Another simplistic method of controlling flash lighting, some flash units have a built in bounce card that you can extend anytime you need it. It may not be as effective as more elaborate modifiers but a bounce card serves its purpose admirably, especially in a pinch. The main drawback of a bounce card, however, is its lack of versatility — it can bounce perfectly well, but that’s about it. Luckily, Rogue make a line of modifiers known as FlashBenders that attach to a flash unit with velcro and allow to you direct light however you want; it can act as a reflector to bounce light onto a subject (the white/reflective side) or act as a flag to block light from a subject (the black side). And its flexible frame can be bent into any shape you want. Unsurprisingly, Rogue’s FlashBenders are going to cost you more than a basic bounce card will; depending on which incarnation you select you will pay anywhere from $25 – $100USD.

Reflector

A reflector, in short, allows you to direct light onto your subject. Reflectors come in a large variety of sizes and shapes; they can also be had in a few different colors — typically silver, white, gold, and black. If you are looking for soft fill light, the white reflector will be your best option. The silver reflector will obviously reflector more light than the white, while the gold will cast some warmth onto your subject. When choosing a reflector size, remember that the larger a light source is relative to the subject, the softer the light will be. A big 42-inch reflector doesn’t sound like it would be easily portable, but a collapsible reflector can fold down to about 1/3 of its full size. You can find 5-in-1 reflector sets starting at approximately $20USD. If you need a white reflector, white foamcore stands in perfectly.

Softbox

A staple amongst those who work with flash regularly, a softbox is a shoot-through diffuser typically attached to larger strobes. There are, however, smaller more portable versions that fasten to standard flash units. Still, one potential problem with such modifiers is that the bigger diffusion surface will block the flash’s AF assist sensor, in which case you will have to use manual mode. One of the most popular softboxes is made by LumiQuest; on average you will pay around $40USD for one. Alternatively, you can use items ranging from a lampshade to a t-shirt to a coat hanger to craft a softbox for yourself.

Don’t let flash photography get you down; it’s all about controlling the light and, as you’ve seen, there are plenty of gadgets available to help you achieve that end.

Friday, 16 January 2015 18:24

Weddings

MRP_9634Wedding photography is an art form in itself. It’s a very emotional time for everyone involved and that emotion is what I strive to capture. My goal is to provide you with a visual story of your special day in true photojournalistic style. I place myself where the action is and anticipate the next move. It’s known as reactionary photography and it results in natural, realistic images…not staged, say “cheese” shots. Weddings are such an important and happy time in a person’s life. It is truly an honor when someone trusts us with his or her once in a lifetime event. Our objective is not merely to document the event but to capture the emotion behind it. After all, the images you cherish should be just as powerful and exciting as the love you share with each other.

We are now booking weddings for the 2016 season and we also have a few remaining dates for 2015. We would love to talk to you about your wedding plans and what you have envisioned to make your memories unforgettable. I'm Available for travel anywhere in the world!!  We can be reached at 207.990.3456. We look forward to meeting you!!

Recently, Real Maine Weddings magazine picked one of our images over hundreds of others to be showcased as a "Masterful Moment". We are honored to be recognized by such a fantastic magazine. It's always amazing to be appreciated and showcased. THANK YOU!!

More of our wedding image can be seen in our image galleries.

Friday, 16 January 2015 18:24

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Monday, 19 January 2015 12:41

Sports photography front page

Husson v Castleton 1399I appreciate you taking the time to look at my website. Here at Monty Rand Photography we take great pride in offering excellent photography and customer service at affordable prices. For over 25 years I've been perfecting my craft and that's why we have become a leader in the sports photo industry here in Maine. This isn't a hobby or part time job for us, we are a full time professional studio offering the highest level of products and services but at an affordable price.

We offer 2 types of sports photography services. The first being team and individual (T&I). This where we come to your team and shoot individual photos of all the players and then a team photo.

The second service is action photography. This is where we come out and photograph a game. Players, parents and coaches can then view and order images on-site or through our website. Many youth teams we work for hire us for both services. Monty Rand Photography is one of the first photographers in Maine to use an amazing digital photo set up that allows me to catch intense game action moments. We capture moments that most parents never even realize happen.

As a professional photographer, I've worked on assignment for Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, The NCAA, Hockey East, America East, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. I've photographed over 7 NCAA division I championship events and numerous other NCAA playoff and regular season games. I'm also the team photographer for Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Maine as well some of the states premier youth league teams. Bringing may professional experience to your teams games, allows me to offer best high-end sports action photography available in New England. As you can see, I do this full time, year round. This isn't a hobby for me.

We offer a full slate of products to showcase those game stopping moments you keep playing back in your head. Now, you can look at them again and again with our commemorative collages, posters, magazine covers, team photos, enhanced wallets and game day tickets.

With our one of a kind templates, you’re guaranteed an original keepsake, not a mass-produced item many sports photography sites use. We offer this service for all our products as we feel your precious memories deserve a unique display.

Customer service is a top priority at Monty Rand Photography.  We provide on-site viewing stations at select games and tournaments so you can see your child’s photos right away. Our experienced staff can accommodate large and small leagues and schools. It's not uncommon for us to photograph over 600 kids in one day. We also know how important it is to stretch your dollar in today’s economy.  Monty Rand Photography has a variety of packages offering quality, one of a kind treasures of your child’s winning moments at a price you can afford. And, because we are Maine residents, that money goes right back into our Maine community.

Make sure to like our Fan Page on Facebook where we have ticket giveaways to various Cross Insurance Center concerts, shows and events.

So before your next league game, tourney event or Picture Day, give us a call at 207-990-3456 and find out more about our unique services. It will be the best move you’ve ever made.




Sports leagues all over our area are having fantastic results with our Action Photography service!

Friday, 16 January 2015 18:24

Action Photos

Quality, experience, originality, professionalism and affordability..…these are the five trademarks of Monty Rand Photography. As New England’s largest youth sports studio, Monty Rand Photography uses state of the art equipment coupled with over 22 years of experience to capture that perfect action shot.

I love going to an event and capturing the excitement, the emotion and the intense concentration of athletes! You can enjoy a photograph of your athlete in action that looks like it came straight out of a sports magazine! We capture the intense moments of the game.

As a professional photographer, I've worked on assignment for Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, The NCAA, Hockey East, America East, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press to name just a few of my clients. I'm also the team photographer for Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Maine as well some of the states premier youth league teams. Bringing my professional experience to your games, allows me to offer the best high-end sports action photography available in New England.

We offer a full slate of products to showcase those game stopping moments that you keep playing back in your head. Now, you can look at them again and again with our commemorative collages, posters, magazine covers, team photos, enhanced wallets and game day tickets.

With our one of a kind templates you’re guaranteed an original keepsake. Not a mass-produced item many sports photography sites use. We offer this service for all our products as we feel your precious memories deserve a unique display. We custom design all the products we offer.

Customer service is a top priority at Monty Rand Photography. Chances are very good when you call your going to get me, Monty, the owner. Unlike some other photo studios, this is what we do. This isn't a part time job for us. I'm a photographer year round. That's my one and only job and I love what I do!

We can provide on-site viewing stations at select games and tournaments so you can see your child’s photos right away. Our experienced staff can accommodate large and small leagues, schools and tournaments. It's not uncommon for us to photograph over 600 kids in one day. We also know how important it is to stretch your dollar in today’s economy. Monty Rand Photography has a variety of packages offering quality, one of a kind treasures of your child’s winning moments at a price you can afford and, because we are Maine residents, that money goes right back into our Maine community.

So before your next league game, tournament or picture day, give us a call at 207-990-3456 and find out more about our unique services. It will be the best move you’ve ever made.

Sports leagues all over our area are having fantastic results with our Action Photography service!

Friday, 16 January 2015 18:23

Sports Brochure

Having worked on assignment for Sports Illustrated and having covered numerous NCAA D1 championship events, I have the experience necessary to offer your teams and leagues exceptional sports photography. Customer service is very important to us. We're not weekend warriors who do photography part time. We are a full time studio who pride ourselves on providing great customer service and great images all at a great price! Photography is my passion and has been for 28 years. I started my business right out of high school. Monty Rand Photography can offer you and your athletes a better photography experience because this is what we do.

I'm currently the sports photographer at Husson University, The University of Maine as well as the House Photographer at the Cross Insurance Center. I photograph all the Waterfront concerts and work on assignment for various news organizations across the us and abroad.

Make sure to check out or Senior Banners at the end of our sports brochure. These are the hottest thing in sports photography and we're happy to be the only local studio currently offering this product!

After looking over my Sports Brochure and you still have questions, please call me at 207-990-3456 or I can be reached via E-Mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll be happy discuss any questions you have.

Make sure to like our Fan Page on Facebook where we have ticket giveaways to various Cross Insurance Center concerts, shows and events.

If you prefer, you can also download a 14MB PDF version of this brochure. Click here to download the brochure. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the brochure. If you need to download Acrobat, click here.

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Friday, 16 January 2015 18:23

Senior League World Series

Monty Rand Photography is proud to be the "official" photography studio for the Senior Leauge World Series. Players, parents, coaches and fans can go to our online storefront and purchase images from all the World Series games played at Mansfield Stadium. For over 10 years we have provided players, parents and coaches high quality images that will be treasured and provide a lasting memory of the players games played here at Mansfield Stadium.

Bangor, Maine’s Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium will continue its reign as the home of Little League Baseball’s Senior League Baseball World Series in 2015, Little League announced today. The series, for Little Leaguers ages 14 through 16, will be held Aug. 2nd through Aug. 8th.

Bangor has been home of the Senior League Baseball World Series since 2002.

The championship game will be broadcast live on ESPN U. The worldwide leader in sports began broadcasting the championship games in 2007.

Players, parents and coaches can purchase images from any of the years World Series by going here.

Make sure to like our Fan Page on Facebook where we have ticket giveaways to various Cross Insurance Center concerts, shows and events.

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Friday, 16 January 2015 18:23

Sportrait

The "Sportrait" is a concept born out of a love for sports photography and art.  "Sportrait" captures the raw passion of you or your athlete's love of a sport and celebrates commitment, effort and accomplishment through a completely unique and personal piece of artwork.  

At Monty Rand Photography, We believe that the real heroes of sport sweat for free. No color commentators, not fans in face paint, no referees, umpires, or judges.  Just raw passion for the sport and competitive intensity.  We understand, this is how we see you ad this is how we want the rest of the world to see you.  

Sure, there are plenty of artworks celebrating professional athletes, but what about your athlete!?  Wouldn't you love to have a personalized piece of sports art?  If you are a parent of an athlete, an amateur athlete, of love someone who is, contact us today to learn more about the "Sportrait."

Make sure to like our Fan Page on Facebook where we have ticket giveaways to various Cross Insurance Center concerts, shows and events as well as Waterfront concert tickets.

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Friday, 16 January 2015 18:22

Team & Ind. Photography

Monty Rand Photography is Maine’s largest all digital sports studio providing services for some of the state’s premier college and youth teams. We offer team and individual photography along with stunning action shots and showcase them in popular digital products including customized Magazine Covers, Collages, Posters and Inspirational Prints. If your team or league is looking to make a change in your photography provider or if your a new league looking for photography, you've come to the right place.
 With our ever-growing list of benefits, we make it an easy choice - Monty Rand Photography handles all of your photographic needs.

Having been involved with youth sports both as a coach and a photographer, I have the advantage of understanding the scheduling and organization of team photo day from both sides. I believe that gives us a unique advantage in working with coaches, kids and team representatives. With 25+ years experience in photographing youth sports teams we can guarantee a worry free picture day that will run very smooth.

 Once we schedule a photo day, I will send down the order forms that will need to be handed out to the kids. Once the kids start showing up, I can start in on taking their photo. I don't need to do teams in any order as it's all number based which can help in getting photos done faster.

Sports at all levels, is our specialty. Having worked on assignment for Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated For Kids, the NCAA, Hockey East, America East and The Boston Globe, and The Associated Press I believe I have the skills and equipment necessary to provide you with exceptional youth sports photography. In addition to my sports photography, I'm also the House Photographer at the Cross Insurance Center where I photograph all the concerts, shows and events. I also photograph all the Waterfront concerts for various news and media outlets.

Make sure to like our Fan Page on Facebook where we have ticket giveaways to various Cross Insurance Center concerts, shows and events.

Don't delay, give us a call today at 207.990.3456 or E-Mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an informational packet and get your teams lined up for the upcoming season.

- Affordably priced photographs.

- Custom designed products for each organization.

- Your team logo can be incorporated into our products.

- Donation back to the league.

- Custom designed products using your team colors for a more personal look.

- Fast delivery of all orders.

- FREE 5x7 coach photos (limit 2 per team)

- FREE color 8x10 custom sponsor photo.

- FREE Digital team photo for use on your team or leagues website.

- Photos are uploaded to our website and can be ordered online. A password is required to access the gallery.

- We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, check or cash payment

- We also photograph every child on every team whether or not they are buying photos.

With Monty Rand Photography, no kid sits on the sidelines on photo day!!
Friday, 16 January 2015 18:22

Sports Photography

I appreciate you taking the time to look at my website. Here at Monty Rand Photography we take great pride in offering excellent photography and customer service at affordable prices. For over 25 years I've been perfecting my craft and that's why we have become a leader in the sports photo industry here in Maine.

We offer 2 types of sports photography services. The first being team and individual (T&I). This where we come to your team and shoot individual photos of all the players and then a team photo. We provide this service to numerous youth leagues throughout Maine as well as 4 of our local High Schools (Bangor, Brewer, John Bapst and Old Town). For teams or schools that are interested in our services, please call or E-Mail me for more detailed information. More on this service can be found here.

The second service is action photography. This is where we come out and photograph a game. Players, parents and coaches can then view and order images on-site or through our website. Many youth teams we work for hire us for both services. Monty Rand Photography was one of the first photographers in Maine to use a digital imaging system that allows me to catch intense game action moments. We capture moments that most parents never even realize happen.

As a professional photographer, I've worked on assignment for Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, The NCAA, Hockey East, America East, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. I've photographed over 7 NCAA division I championship events and numerous other NCAA playoff and regular season games. I'm also the team photographer for Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Maine as well some of the states premier youth league teams. Bringing my professional experience to your teams games, allows me to offer best high-end sports action photography available in New England. As you can see, I do this full time, year round. This isn't a hobby for me.

We offer a full slate of products to showcase those game stopping moments you keep playing back in your head. Now, you can look at them again and again. Our sports products are fully customized to give your a unique keepsake. For those wanting to get a very cool one of a kind portrait, check out our "Sportrait". A truly unique portrait of your favorite athlete.

With our one of a kind templates, you’re guaranteed an original keepsake, not a mass-produced item many sports photography sites use. We offer this service for all our products as we feel your precious memories deserve a unique display.

Customer service is a top priority at Monty Rand Photography.  We provide on-site viewing stations at select games and tournaments so you can see your child’s photos right away. Our experienced staff can accommodate large and small leagues and schools. It's not uncommon for us to photograph over 600 kids in one day. We also know how important it is to stretch your dollar in today’s economy.  Monty Rand Photography has a variety of packages offering quality, one of a kind treasures of your child’s winning moments at a price you can afford. And, because we are Maine residents, that money goes right back into our Maine community.

Make sure to like our Fan Page on Facebook where we have ticket giveaways to various Cross Insurance Center concerts, shows and events.

So before your next league game, tourney event or picture day, give us a call at 207-990-3456 and find out more about our unique services. It will be the best move you’ve ever made.




Sports leagues all over our area are having fantastic results with our Action Photography service!

Saturday, 09 May 2015 18:34

Rise Above Fest

Friday, 23 October 2015 11:39

My Experience

My photography career began at the Penobscot Times and with the University of Maine in 1989.  By 1992 I was UMaine’s only full-time photographer, handling campus-wide news and events as well as the University’s extensive athletics department, winning 27 Maine Press Association Awards for photographic journalism along the way.

My love of sports photography expanded.  I began to branch out into youth sports as well as collegiate athletics in addition to UMaine.  This work took me throughout the Northeast, working with numerous colleges, taking individual and team photos, as well capturing actions shots for regular season and championship play.

Currently I do freelance photography work for the University of Maine and am the sports photographer for Husson University.  I provide Husson with action photos, as well as team photos and athlete head shots, all types of which are used on the Husson University website and in University promotional materials.

Monty Rand photography also provided photography services for the Senior Little League World Series held here in Bangor in 2004.  During this exciting opportunity our business provided team photos, player photos and game action photos. Our operation was digitized with 6 computer stations for players, coaches and parents to immediately view, select and purchase those one-of-a-kind-World-Series moments.

My work with the World Series also created the opportunity for my business to provide photos for newspapers throughout the world.  Photos were transmitted onsite moment to moment to the Little League organization for their online photo galleries and daily press releases, along with countless news outlets throughout the world, including places like Hilo Hawaii, the Phillipines and multiple newspapers throughout the United States.  
   
In addition to my sports photography work, I am also the house photographer at the Cross Insurance Center, photographing all concerts and shows, as well as special events. Similarly, I provide images to Town Square Media for their online images gallery for the Waterfront Concert Series.  My photography is widely used by both entities in their online image galleries and promotions as well as in printed promotional and marketing materials. 

In addition I also provide photography services to:  Maine International Trade Center, GE (Bangor location), Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Sutherland & Weston Marketing, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Perry Banks, Northeast Loggers Expo, EMMC, America East Association, Maine Health Access Foundation, Little League and Penquis CAP.

Lastly, I do freelance work for the Associated Press, the Boston Globe and USA Today, being called on to photograph sporadic breaking local news and feature photography.